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Yale Researchers Convene Olive Oil Symposium in Delphi

The ancient Greeks’ center of the universe recently attracted more than 100 researchers and professionals from seven countries to an area once dedicated to the oracle of Apollo. This time, the gathering did not focus on the prophecies of...

Large Fire Breaks out Near Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi

  A large fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon near the ancient archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece. A total of 39 fire fighters with 13 vehicles, two groups of firefighters who are on foot, six aircraft and one firefighting...

Olive Oil Tasting Day Follows Cultural Activities at Delphi

In April, the Zappeion Exhibition Hall in Athens hosted a unique tasting event featuring the 242 extra virgin olive oils that won medals at the Athena International Olive Oil Competition (ATHIOOC). Prominent chefs, diplomats, olive oil producers and exporters,...

Fly Over Delphi, the 'Navel of the World', in this Magnificent Video

Footage of the ancient Greek site of Delphi taken by a drone has captivated the country over the last few days. The video uploaded to YouTube by Greek drone enthusiasts Up Drone, captures the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the...

Ancient Site of Delphi Scaling Back Access on Tuesdays Due to Staff Shortages

The archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece will remain open on Tuesdays, but on a limited scale, the ministry of Culture announced on Monday. Faced with staff shortages, the ministry was considering shutting down the site and its museum...

German Philhellene Revives Ancient Delphic Games (video)

Philhellene Christian Kirsch is the founder of the International Delphic Council, an organization that revives the Pythian Games of Delphi -- or Delphic Games -- since 1997. Kirsch says that in Ancient Greece the Delphic Games were as important as...

Spine-Tingling Delphi: Exquisite Beauty From Above Going Viral [video]

Dimitris Mitropoulos, an avid traveler, was surprised when he brought his first drone in an effort to explore areas he hoped to visit before heading there by foot. The result was exquisite, and he found that there was an...

Economic Forum Opens on Friday in Delphi

The Delphi Economic Forum bringing together more than 140 speakers from Greece, Europe and the United States covering the fields of politics, academics, enterprises and journalism, will be held in the Delphi European Cultural Center February 26-28. The forum, held...

Free Wi-Fi in 19 Major Greek Archaeological Sites and Museums

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (CAS) gave the green light to Cosmote telecommunications company to provide free wi-fi to visitors of 19 major archaeological sites and museums. The highest advisory body on Greece's cultural heritage agreed that Cosmote will develop the...

City of Delphi Crowned the European Cultural Capital of 2021

The city of Delphi will submit a bid to be named European Capital of Culture for 2021 with the slogan "Metamorfosis," the mayor of Delphi Thanassis Panagiotopoulos said on Wednesday at a special event held at the National History...