When the sunrise begins to touch the ancient columns and remaining facades of Temples and Theatres in ancient Delphi covering them with shadows, and a cool breeze touches the archaeological sites, it is as the old stones themselves that begin to tell their stories.
Delphi was considered in ancient times as the Centre of the world. It was there were almost 1000 years the Delphic (Pythian) Games took place a peaceful competition of the arts. Even if the former glory has ceased, the excavations of Delphi which was in 1987 declared as World Cultural Heritage of the UNESCO bear a significant testimony of the common cultural European heritage. SHARING HERITAGE. During the Delphic Games the little village in Greece was a place of peace, of encounter, of diversity. People made a pilgrimage to Delphi to prove their skills and to find their fortune. The games formed European history in a significant sustainable way.
Even today, people from Europe and the whole world go on a pilgrimage to Delphi. The distances in a globalized world became shorter, but the hopes and dreams of people remain, integrated in a ribbon of cultural diversity.
170 years after the declaration of Human Rights, 72 years after two World Wars and 60 years after the Treaties of Rome birth of Europe people are living together in peace.