1.         Archaeological Site of Delphi (Greece) (C 393)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/393/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1990-1990)
Total amount approved: USD 50,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/393/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/393/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

The Bureau was satisfied with the positive assessment of the state of conservation of the monuments and expressed its wish that the national authorities take measures to strengthen the protection of this site.

The Division of Classical Antiquities responsible for the management of the site has informed the World Heritage Centre that at present no major problems regarding the protection of Pronaea are foreseen, and that the "Tholos" has been entirely fenced around and tourists are not allowed to enter the temple. The restoration works in the Attalos-Stoa and the Athenian Treasury have also been completed and a buffer zone, between the site and inhabited areas, has been created by a Ministerial decree and the use of the surrounding land is regulated by law.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

N/A

Decision Adopted: 16 BUR VI.42

The Bureau was satisfied with the positive assessment of the state of conservation of the monuments and expressed its wish that the national authorities take measures to strengthen the protection of this site.

Decision Adopted: 16 COM VIII

Delos and Delphi (Greece)

The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre informed the Committee of the status of the site of Delos, over which the Bureau had expressed some concern in terms of the human resources required for its protection. Following the explanations provided by the Observer from Greece, the Committee took note of the willingness of the Greek authorities to increase the number of guards in spite of the problems involved in attracting employees to an island which is no longer inhabited. On the other hand, concerning the site of Delphi, the Greek Observer reminded the Committee of the protective measures taken as well as the restoration activities coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the excavation works of the Ecole Frangaise d'Athenes celebrated in 1992.