10 May 2013

Dolphins near Delphi

Our dolphin research project in the Gulf of Corinth is based in the quiet historical village of Galaxidi, only a few km from the archeological site of Delphi.

After the Acropolis of Athens, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. Built on the slopes of Mount Parnassos amidst breathtaking scenery, the town and ancient site are as awe-inspiring now as they were three thousand years ago, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth and a valley filled with olive and cypress trees. In ancient times, Delphi was considered the centre of the known world, the place where heaven and earth would meet. This was the place where man was closest to god. Delphi is known as the centre of worship for the god Apollo, son of Zeus who embodied moral discipline and spiritual clarity. Even before the area was associated with Apollo, there were other deities worshipped there, including the earth goddess Gea and the god of the sea Poseidon.

Information about our study location can be found HERE. More about Delphi HERE.

(Photo S. Bonizzoni)

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