Sanctuary site in central Greece for the god Apollo, much favoured for dedications by colonial and foreign states. Famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Apollo, and as a place for receiving oracles (advice from the gods) and for the Pythian Games. It is a notable source for archaic (architectural, from Treasuries) and classical sculpture (dedications) despite comprehensive plundering in Roman times. Overlooked by Mount Parnassos.
Above left: Aerial view of Delphi. © Maass Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 133
Above right: Map of Greece and the Aegean. © Beazley Archive, Ian Hiley