It was here that the Oracle of Delphi was situated, the most trusted oracle in the ancient world from which the spirit of Apollo gave advice on everything from domestic matters to wars. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, the monument of the Argive Kings, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea, plus a stadium and a theater.
The Delphi Archaeological Museum, housed in a two-floor building with a total surface area of 2,270 sq. m., with fourteen exhibition rooms, storerooms and conservation laboratories for pottery, metal objects and mosaics, was designed by renowned Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis. The museum displays spectacular exhibits found among the ruins, including the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games. It's exhibits reflect its religious, political and artistic activities from its early years in the eight century BC to its decline in Late Antiquity. A new lobby, cafeteria and gift shop were created during the museum's latest refurbishment.