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Delphi

After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. It is still in existence, with modern facilities which are 180 kilometers outside Athens. In the Ancient World, Delphi was sometimes considered as the center of the world, a special place where the heaven, earth, mortals and immortals met. According to legend, Delphi was a meeting place for Zeus' two eagles as they flew around the world. They supposedly met at Delphi marking the center of the world. On the exact spot where they met was a worship center for the god Apollo (http://www.magicaljourneys.com/Delphi/index.html).

Delphi is located on a plateau on the slope of Mount Parnassus at the following coordinates: 38° 29' 39" N 22° 29' 30 " E and 210 meters above sea level (http://www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/delphi.html).

Figure 5.1: The site of Delphi in relation with Europe and North Africa.

Figure 5.2: One Hundred and Eighty Kilometers separate Athens and Delphi

Figure 5.3: Delphi is located on a plateau on the slope of Mount Parnassus.

Figure 5.4: Closer view of Delphi on the slope of Mount Parnassus.