Associated with the Oracle of Delphi
The Apollo Grotto
A pathway built into the stone leads through the fissured rock. The caves and cleaves in the rock reminded the gardeners of the most important place of worship in antiquity, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the legendary place of prophecy.
Formerly a wooden lyre adorned a crevice, inscribed with the phrase "Apollini Sanctum" (the Temple of Apollo). Apollo was the Greek god of light, spring, moral purity, healing, prophecy and art. A suspension bridge once ran alongside the rock walls.