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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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Oct 23, 2010 - The future was here

What can I say about Delphi except that there used to be an ether sniffing oracle housed deep beneath the Temple of Apollo who would tell you the future while completely high. Thanks to our knowledgeable guide Leila, this tidbit was only one of the incredible facts we learned today about the world’s most important city (as deemed by Zeus), Delphi. She explained how, after reading many ancient accounts of the famed prophet (and getting permission from the Greek government), scientists were able to first determine where the famed oracle...

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Aug 1, 2010 - CATT Galaxidi--the pulsating conclusion

DAY FIVE There is now a palpable sense of excitement and togetherness, even though there remain distinct groups: the Greeks and Ramona; Alex and Kat; and the three Canadian amigos, who have clearly become addicted to each other and are becoming younger and more irritatingly juvenile with each passing day. None of this affects the work or my sense of purpose. We are on a roll. Depi is working effectively, Kat and Alex are doing the best work I’ve ever seen them do, and the Greeks come up to me more than once to tell me how much they would...

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Jul 31, 2010 - CATT Galaxidi, 5

DAY FOUR Back to the regular routine, if two days can be a routine: after breakfast at the compound in the morning—Mr. Sotiris’ fare at Hotel Galaxidi being so execrable, and Ramona and Depi having already begun going there for breakfast, leaving me alone—I walk back to Galaxidi while Depi gets underway. The mood in the group is excellent, especially amongst the Greeks. Even Panos is starting to cheer up. I plan the day’s workshop at a café by the main square where the tourists don’t go. Today, I’m thinking, will be a big day for rhythm...

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Jul 30, 2010 - CATT Galaxidi, 4--Delphi

DAY THREE—DELPHI Day three dawns and it's time for the group to visit Delphi. Earlier in the week I didn’t know if we would be able to do it, given the costs and the fact that it was something extra in the programme, but both Depi and I are excited about introducing the group to the power and mystique of the site and the possibilities for personal revelation that it would offer. After Virginia has somehow managed to find enough cars to eliminate the transport cost I decide to pay for a tour guide to maximise the experience. Virginia gets a...

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Jul 29, 2010 - CATT Galaxidi, 3

DAY TWO Tuesday becomes the first day with the schedule we’d worked out: Depi in the morning, a long break, then me in the late afternoon. Monday had been crammed in because we hadn’t managed to book Sunday night for accommodation, necessitating a lot of emailing and facebooking to Alex and Virginia; Virginia took responsibility for the oversight. I’d spent hours with her in Athens and a bunch of other hours putting Depi’s fears at ease, and this turns out to be time well spent. On site Virginia is on top of everything, which turns out to...

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