Ancient Stadium of Delphi

The stadium is directly connected to the history of the Pythian Games, where all the athletic events took place. Situated above the sanctuary of Apollo, at the highest part of the ancient city, it was built into the natural slope on one side and a manmade wall supported the opposite side, surrounded by the magnificent green landscape.

The original stadium was constructed in the 5th century B.C and was remodeled several times thru the ages till we reach its present form which was acquired in the 2nd century A.D. It had a seating capacity of around 6500 and a length of 177.55 metres and 25.5 metres wide. The start and finish lines were paved with stone slabs and holes for the wooden pegs used to separate the runners can still be seen.