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... other cities in the north or on route to Athens.
Following my wandering I set on my way to the museum and archaeologic site itself which is about a 15 minute walk from the bus stop and along the ridge where all the nations flags hang. I think this set of flag poles is representative of the memory of Pythian Games. One of the four Panhellenic games that precursor the Modern Olympics. Delphi was set apart from the other games site as a result that it ...
We spent our morning exploring two monasteries high up in the mountains of Meteora, right next to Kalambaka. I'm...not a fan of heights, so the bus ride up was difficult for me to stomach, but I was much better on my own two feet. The bus takes us most of the way up the mountain, but the ...
... back about 500 years before Christ, there were FOUR Games, which together made up the Pan Hellenic Games. The most important one, even back then was the Olympic Games, held every four years in Olympia. The second most important was the Pythian Games, named after the python and also held every four years, in Delphi. The other two were the Nemean Games, held every two years in Nemea and the Isthmanian Games, held every two years in Corinth.
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.
After staying overnight in the small village of Delphi it was a pleasant start to the day to not have to drive anywhere. The sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi extends over a series of terraces in the foothills of Mount Parnassos. Delphi is the most famous oracle of ancient Greece, and was regarded as the centre of the world. According ...