Greece is the Word travel blog


It is much cooler this morning than it has been, and not as sunny.

We had 1 ½ hours to visit the Museum of Delphi…it took most of us 30 minutes! You are allowed to take photos but not flash and no posing with the statues. There were some large statues here, you could photograph them, but no posing with them was allowed.

We then went to the archeological site. A village was once built on top of this site. This is the most famous oracle of the world. The sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi extends over a series of terraces in the foothills of Mt. Parnassos. Delphi was thought to be the center of the world. The Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena were built here at the end of 7th century BC. There is also a theater and stadium.

After lunch 3 people from our group left and several more were added, filling the bus up. Most of them were rather rude…and French!

A new experience in the restaurant. There was an elevator to get to the bathrooms…but you had to pull the door open to get in and push it open to get out! Fortunately someone at our table had the experience and thought he was stuck in the elevator and told us how to operate it. Apparent5ly his wife didn’t pay attention because as we opened the door to get in, his wife was standing in it waiting for the door to open!

We made a short stop in Thermopylae to photograph Leonida’s Monument.

Most of the drive to Kalambaka was rainy and the mountains are not visible because of the clouds. It is a bit chilly here.

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