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 oracle of Apollo spoke, in all its glory.

Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was a religious centre and symbol of unity in the ancient Greek world.

A place with a rich intangible heritage, Delphi was the centre of the world (omphalos) in the eyes of the ancient Greeks: according to myth, it was the meeting point of two eagles released by Zeus, one to the East and one in the West.

This UNESCO World Heritage site has not been altered for centuries. Any restoration projects which were undertaken were of limited scale and were carried out in accordance with the Charter of Venice provides international guidelines of preserving ancient sites.

Within the property, only an archaeological museum has been built, which is indispensable for the protection of the findings and for the adequate understanding of the sanctuary and its offerings.