Museum of Delphi
Tickets : Full: €6, Reduced: €3 ( Valid for museum)
Special ticket package: Full: €9, Reduced: €5 (Valid for museum and Archaeol. site)
Delphi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a paradise for travelers who are interested in culture, art and holidays. There are many interesting and beautiful places in Delphi which offers you a great time and recreation. For those who want to know more about culture and history of Delphi, city offers archaeological sites and museums for it’s tourists. Delphi comes highly recommended holiday destination especially for it’s museums. One of the most famous museums is Delphi Archaeological Museum which is not only is famous in Delphi, but in whole Greece too. Archaeological Museum is an historical museum dedicated to exploring the history and exhibiting artifacts from the nearby archeological site of ancient Delphi. It is one of the main attractions to the Delphi.
- Delphi Archaeological museum is the museum that houses the ancient artifacts that were found in Delphi long time ago. Museum has splendid collection of sculptures, rich collections, statues, vases and minor objects that dates back to the 5thcentury. It exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary and the site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle. This reflects its religious, political and artistic activities from its early years. You can feel the spirit of those old times and explore more about the culture of this magical century.
Archaeological Museum is the first museum in Delphi, which was built in 1903 based on the plans of the French architect Albert Tournaire. Later on, in 1938 this Delphi’s building was extended in order to accommodate the growing collection of antiquities. Furthermore in 1999 the earthquake damaged the museum and it was fully renovated and enlarged. Also a new modern facade, a new cafeteria, a new lobby and a gift shop with replicas of the antiquities were also created. This improved museum and also attracted much more tourists.
The Delphi Archaeological Museum prides itself for its exquisite 4th century nude statue of a handsome Greek youth Antinous who coincidentally was much loved by Emperor Hadrian. According to the great and illustrious Henry Miller, the statue of Antinous is symbolic of man’s dual nature. The statue has made the ordinary man look like god.
Delphi Archaeological Museum is not only the most interesting place in Delphi, but is also one of the most important museums in the whole Greece. Enjoy the history and culture of Delphi city and relax from your stressful routine at the same time.