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Jul 14, 2016 - Delphi

We had a long day of bus rides yesterday, one from Nafplion to Athens and another from Athens to Delphi. We finally arrived in Delphi around 6:00. Our hotel owner was super nice and let us know the archeological site was open until 8:00, which I hadn't realized so we decided to go see the museum last night and the Temple of Athena and then do the main archeological site this morning. The museum had a lot of the items they have dug up from the site of Delphi. Delphi, in ancient times, was considered the center of the world. Zeus sent two...

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Sep 21, 2015 - Consulting the Oracle at Delphi

Woke around 6am this morning although we could have slept in until 7ish. It had been raining overnight but was not at present. Went down to breakfast with the usual feast of Greek cheeses, breads, jams and pastes, lemon cake and heaps of coffee and cherry juice for all. Decided to walk around to the museum and archeological site as it was only at the end of the village. It was only shortly after 8 am but before long it was thundering quite loudly as we made our way down to the Museum. I have been really impressed with the museums we have...

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Sep 9, 2015 - No Posing

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....

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Greece is the Word

May 3, 2015 - Crossing the Finish Line

The morning was devoted to the Olympics. We started in the Olympia Archaeological Museum. Once again it was nice to see the artifacts and here the stories before heading off to the site. Our guide is full of so much information that it is easy to be overwhelmed. She explained the significance behind all of the big findings. This site and the collection date back to 480-450 BC. The excavation started in the last 30 years of the 1800s but continues on today. It finally became clear why it is so confusing as each God has two names - a Greek...

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Mamma Mia Tour

Nov 16, 2014 - Greece November 2014 - part 9

An early arrival into Delphi allowed us not only a park just outside the hotel but also enough daylight to take a photo from the balcony of the coastal town of Itea on the Gulf shores in the distance. We got the low down on a decent restaurant for dinner at one of two taverna that were still open at this time of year. They did a fabulous job on the parcel of feta with an incredibly flavourful tomato jam, followed by lamb with lemon and their Delphi Salad. All of this was washed down with a fantastic wine from the Argyriou Winery which was...

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Oct 15, 2014 - Day 3 - Delphi

Again, after a big breakfast at the hotel, we made our way by bus to the archiological site at Delphi. We visited the ruins first, which had a steep uphill climb on stairs. It was quite warm out, so I was glad we were there first thing in the morning. Our guide talked to us about the fact tha this place embodied the mind, body, soul concept which is gaining more significance today. It was all very fascinating and I could feel the passion of our guide. After the ruins, we stopped for quick snack and then continued on to the museum. Our stop...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Delphi

DELPHI: a bus ride from Athens brought us to a little town of Delphi. Deep gorges, rugged mountains & fertile valleys with the sea off in the distance. What pretty views!! The Museum is very interesting and the archaeological site is pretty extensive. The ancient Greeks viewed Delphi as the Center of the Earth & this is the home of the Oracle of Delphi. Went to Galaxidi, another tiny seaside village for a day. We walked along the water side of a park. There were many little coves which provided for almost private swimming area. It was...

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Apr 4, 2012 - Delphi, Greece

We flew into Athens, Greece yesterday and spent the afternoon resting. Today we take a bus tour to Delphi, Greece. We head north out of Athens on a multi-lane divided highway winding its way through hills covered with pine trees with occasional white stone outcroppings. We pass the city of Marathon where the idea of a running a marathon came about when a man ran from Olympic?????????? After about 2 hours, we stop for a short break. The snack shop has a lovely setting among pines trees but we will remember them best for the huge donut and...

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Sep 28, 2011 - Delphi

Because of a transit strike in Athens, we changed our itinerary a bit and visited the Archeological museum yesterday so we could leave Athens early this morning. Traffic out of the city was at a crawl and the city just seems to go on and on, miles upon miles of suburbs. Since we left Athens earlier than expected, David decided to make a slight detour and stop at the monastery of Osios Loukas, an old Greek orthodox monastery up in the hills. It was a beautiful, quiet spot and the tour members loved it. Afterwards, we proceeded on to the...

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Apr 29, 2011 - To Delphi

Spent the morning at the Ancient Olympic site - took lots and lots of photos - amazing how big this place was and the fact that modern Olympics still pretty much provide the same facilities. Ran one length of the running track - not flat out mind you as I was in possession of my camera at the time. Then recorded Sian and Lauren having a race - problem is that Lauren rolled her ankle so this mini athlete ended up in tears. After this site we paid the museum a visit - some of these artifacts are just amazing and I am so glad I have had the...

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We're off AGAIN 2011

Apr 14, 2011 - Ancient Delphi

Thursday is Delphi Day – pronounced del-fai in English and del-fee in Greek. Evidently both are acceptable. We started with an early morning wake-up call at 6:30AM (which is 11:30PM east coast and 8:30PM California time) – and breakfast at 7AM for a 7:30AM pick-up from the hotel. The time changes are affecting each of us differently – but we haven’t missed anything yet! Breakfast was the normal buffet and uneventful – other than they were working on the orange juice machine so there was a bit of a delay…. Our guide got us loaded on our bus...

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Feb 27, 2011 - Delphi - Feb 27

February 27, 2011 We had to drop the hire car back this afternoon so once again we got up early to have breakfast and to visit Delphi. This is supposed to be one of the major and most impressive sites in the whole of Greece so we were both looking forward to seeing it. We had planned to come here on a Sunday as it was free entry and we were pleased to find that was true! We started at the small museum and I went through it pretty quickly. The museums attached to all the different sites have been really well laid out and the descriptions...

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