European Cultural Centre of Delphi
Dating to 1960, the Conference Complex of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi is a typical example of architecture of the Modern Movement designed by Architecture Professor K. Kitsikis and architect A. Lambakis.
Spread over an area of 100,000 square metres, the complex is composed of a Conference Centre, a Guesthouse, and an Open-Air Theatre.
A Sculpture Park in the landscaped surroundings of the Conference Centre showcases works by contemporary European artists. Namely, George Zongolopoulos, Yannis Parmakelis, Takis, Theodoros Papadimitriou, Aristide Patsoglou, Costas Tsoklis, Stephen Antonakos, Lydia Venieri, Michel Gerard, Alfredo Romano, Theodoulos Gregoriou, Patrick Raynaud, Patrizia Molinari, Jason Molfesis, Masaaki Noda, Costas Varotsos.
Open Air Theatre
They said about their stay
When I arrived at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi for the first time, I was in awe of its natural beauty. From the architecture to its setting on the side of Mount Parnassos, the Center immediately overwhelmed me with a feeling of reverence…
Lexi Mealey, Harvard University
… The European Cultural Centre of Delphi offers everything a community of scholars might need: spacious rooms, a small library, great food, and a beautiful panorama. It is impossible to imagine a better place where to study the cultural and philosophical tradition of the European continent than in this small green corner of history in Greece.
Alberto Parisi, Harvard University
The experience has been unique, to begin with the location, the history, the natural beauty and the architecture of the setting to the accommodation, the dining, and the general hospitality…
Verena Conley, Professor, Harvard University
… The European Cultural Centre of Delphi not only provides superb food and accommodation, but it enables students and professors to fully immerse into an intense and rewarding communal experience.
Martino Kuntze, University of Bologna
For fifteen days, Delphi truly became the centre of the world, the omphalos of one’s own life. One cannot picture the experience of living, reading, and teaching here, in the beautiful park of the European Cultural Centre. The view is breath-taking and invites to meditation, as well as discussions with colleagues and students. Delphi means now what thinking and teaching should be: a moment out of time, at the cradle of all times and civilisation.
Johann Chapoutot, Professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne
.. The European Cultural Centre of Delphi is the perfect place for someone to find her/his inner peace, come closer to nature, and explore the ancient humanistic values from a modern perspective.
Eirini Pragia, University of Thrace
Room with a view over the olive grove leading to Itea in the Gulf of Corinth. … Magic and the feeling of elation are too commonplace expressions for the Delphic Landscape, but this is exactly what we experienced from the premises of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.
Stephanos Pesmazoglou, Professor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences