World Heritage Delphi, the spiritual center of antiquity, has not lost its importance even today. The era of god cults, worship and oracle, which once decided here about war and peace, is over. But the impression and the mythical atmosphere are still attached to the ruin. Located on the slope of the Parnass Mountain, the cult site has a panoramic view of the valley of the Pleistos River. In addition to the fascinating landscape and the legendary Temple of Apollo, other well-preserved parts of the ruin are such as the stadium and the theatre, are also worth to see. World-famous testimonies from past cultures, such as the charioteer will be exhibited in the new Delphi museum.
The monuments of the site meet the criteria of authenticity, since they have undergone mild interventions with absolute respect to material, form and design. Furthermore, ancient building material was used for the restoration of certain monuments and offerings of the site. The site still preserves the authenticity of the landscape. Modern visitors arriving along the Holy Road from the Roman Market up to the Stadium can perceive the same feeling as the person who visited the area in the antiquity.
These consist of relocating ancient architectural material in its original place or of restoring the monuments by using mainly authentic material, in order to obtain their original plan.
The Archaeological Site of Delphi is protected under the provisions of Law No. 3028/2002 on the “Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in general”. Under Ministerial Decrees 13624/728/1991, 1266/1991 and 35829/1801/2012, the Archaeological Site of Delphi is part of a most extended geographical area of landscape and monuments under protection. Building is prohibited in the area of the slopes of Mt. Parnassus and the olive-grove, while there is also a protection zone, covering an area, which extends in two Regional units (Boeotia and Phocis).
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