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This morning we ventured out to the archaeological site
of Delphi. For centuries, this site was central to Ancient Greek religion and
culture. The Temple of Apollo, although little of the original structure
survives today, was said to be particularly magnificent. Further up the
mountain is the ancient theater. Originally built in the fourth century, this theater
can seat up to ...
... the same format as the original Olympic Games in that it started out only as singing, then the flute was added then a dance troupe but only song and dance - no athletics!
As we walked up the Sacred Way, we passed the small temples that had housed the "offerings" for the Oracle; finally we reached the Temple of Apollo, where the priestess advised the Greek people. Beyond was the amphitheatre, still intact, where dance troupes performed ...
... this turned out to be a wonderful hidden gem. What a find!
We had taken photos for a trio of tourists from Russia at the lion and we all arrived at this little building around the same time. A volunteer took our ridiculously small amount for entrance fee and opened up the building for us. She put on a video outlining the historical significance of this town, both as the site of the battle and as the birth place ...
... be....... OMG! It is still here!!!! I do not believe it!!! But..... it is closed!!! No -- this can not be!!!! We asked the neighboring restaurant, when the store ight be opened. He gave us a couple of suggestions....but really wasn't too sure, when, or if it would open while we were still here. Frustrated, and not yet totally disappointed, we went for a coffee down the street, and decided to wait for an hour or so. Jacques was walking down the ...
A little bit about our day:
Our original itinerary had us touring Athens on this day; however, once we had disembarked the ship, we boarded the bus and headed to Delphi. It was a beautiful drive and we were fascinated with the lovely ski resort village near Delphi that is situated on the mountain Parnassus. This was our first day with our Greece tour guide, James.