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Apr 12, 2010 - Greece: Delphi

Circa 350 B.C.E. After being dragged by her hair by an irate Alexander, who was not yet 'Great', the Oracle of Delphi screamed "Alright, alright, you are unbeatable!". We got no such welcome but Delphi, the center of Ancient Greece, is small but remarkably well-preserved. An interesting stop before boarding the ferry from Patra to Venice.

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Feb 18, 2009 - Day 6 - Delphi - Athens

Day 6 - Delphi and onto Athens

Today we checked out of our hotel and left Patras. On the way back to Athens we stopped at Delphi and visited the museum and ruins.
The day started out cold and rainy, but as we drove up through the mountains it began to clear. After we left the museum, it became a beautiful sunny day. The trail through the ruins was steep at times, but the scenery was beautiful.
I don't have as many pictures of the kids today as they were all spread out over the trail, but I know they took a load of pictures...

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Nov 12, 2008 - Arachova and Delphi

We continued our trip to the mountain town of Arachova...so incredibley beautiful. The town is on a side of a huge mountain range, it's absolutely breathtaking. I bought two rugs and then Donna and I had appetizers and the local wine. I had sagonaki (fried cheese) yumm!!! We are now at Delphi, tomorrow we will tour the Temple of Apollo where the famous Oracle made many predictions. Today I drank from the Castilla Spring which is supposed to make you get married in the next year; I vowed it was marriage to mother earth and drank it anyway...

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Aug 31, 2008 - Delphi

Ancient Delphi, sitting on the slopes of Mt. Parnassos and overlooking the sea, is a magical place. In classical times, people traveled from all over the Mediterranean to visit the Delphic oracle at the Temple of Apollo. To the Greeks, Delphi represented the center of the earth and the universe. Inside the temple, the oracle, who was always a woman, sat at the mouth of a fume-emitting chasm and answered questions about the future. According to our guide, geologists have determined that a methane vent existed at the site during ancient times.

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May 25, 2008 - Day trip to Dephi

Greetings! Today we took a trip to the ancient site of Delphi (pronounced DEL-fee). It is located near the north shore of the Gulf of Corinth about a 3 hour drive NE of Athens. Our lovely and extremely knowledgeable tour guide, Eva, talked almost the whole time about the geographic countryside, past wars, some politics and a lot of Greek mythology. Everyone was very impressed! Now, for a bit of history (or what I can remember of it). Delphi is the site where the great temple to Apollo was built, about 1000 years before the Parthenon on the...

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May 6, 2005 - Greek Odyssey

Hello - I have just a short time before my bus leaves so this has to be short. And, I realize that these messages should have been more interactive. Therefore, all you get will be the nouns of the story. You get to add the verbs, adverbs, adjectives to construct your own version of our odyssey. Aegean, ferry, Samos, Greek coffee, Pythagaroa, beach, rocks, sea, tomatoes, feta, onion, olives, olive oil, sunset, balcony, ferry, Naxos, ferry, Santorini, villa, caldera, troglodyte, tomatoes, feta, onion, olives, olive oil, bread, Sunset Bar,...

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