Delphi and environs, the steps of Mt. Parnassus

Greece | historical, family, museum

Description

Delphi. Where a nymph purified her faithful in her spring water and where Pythia guided people with her oracles. Where Apollo and Dionysus threw their gaze onto the Pythian music and theater contests. Where two eagles once defined the center of the world.

Nea Odos is responsible for the study, design, construction, operation, management and maintenance of the concession project “Ionia Odos,” an ambitious road of a total length of 380 km.

8 sights

included in this tour

9 stories

for you to discover

team_image
CASTALIA SPRING

The water of poetry

The Castalia spring waters in Fedriades gorge tell the story of a nymph, the daughter of Achelous, who wanted to escape the sun god and so she transformed into clear water. The priests of Delphi built a tank to protect it and put lions in a paved patio to welcome the faithful who came to be cleansed, before they entered the threshold of Apollo's shrine.

team_image
TEMPLE OF APOLLO

Pythia of the oracles

Pythia, a woman in her 50s, from an aristocratic family of Delphi, was High Priestess of the god Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi. Apollo was revealing his prophesies on the seventh day of each month to his faithful who were seeking a sign to guide their family, the army, their city and their lives. But a Pythian oracle was not the only thing they were seeking. Every nine years initially, and later every four, the city of Delphi was organizing the famous Pythia festival, a big celebration in honor of Apollo and in commemoration of his victory in his battle against the terrible monster, Python, for the dominance of the land. The musical contests and later the athletic and equestrian competitions established the Pythian Games as one of the most important nationwide festivals after the Olympics.

team_image
STADIUM OF DELFI

Watching the Pythian contests

The impressive Mt. Parnassus gave the stone which dressed the seats of one of the best preserved theaters of Greece. 5,000 people were seated there to watch the music competitions in the beginning and later the performances given every four years in the Pythian Games. The orchestra of the theater of Delphi, flanked by the beautiful Delphic landscape, still resonates today the fighting spirit and fair play that inspired undying anthems for one of the greatest arts of Greek antiquity: music.

The map

Delphi and environs, the steps of Mt. Parnassus by Nea Odos & Clio Muse PC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Creative Commons License

Install Clio Muse on your smartphone or tablet and take a tour now!

appstore-1-300x109
playstore-1-300x102

Yiannis Nikolopoulos

Ο Γιάννης ίδρυσε την πρώτη του εταιρεία κατασκευής και εκμετάλλευσης φωτοβολταϊκών πάρκων το 2007 κατά τη διάρκεια του 3ου έτους του στους Ηλεκτρολόγους Μηχανικούς & Τεχνολογίας Υπολογιστών του Πανεπιστημίου της Πάτρας. Από το 2012 είναι συνιδρυτής και τεχνικός διευθυντής στην Clio Muse. Έχει πάθος με την οργάνωση και την πειθαρχία. Αγαπά το πράσινο και παίζει ακκορντεόν!