Travel Blogs from Tolon
Picked up by a rental car service, he drove us almost out of town and gave me the keys and said... Turn right and then another right and you'll be on the road to Delphi. Once again I find myself driving a 5 speed, this time headed to Delphi. After quite a mountainous road and almost 3 hours later we are at the ancient ruins ...
We decided to rent a car and make a day trip out to Delphi and spend the night. We bought some apples and carrots the night before so we had those for breakfast and lunch in the 3 hour car ride over. It was a very mountainous drive on the way to see Apollo's sanctuary. This place literally sits on top of the mountain and was amazing. This was the place where the Pythian games happened. According to legend, Zeus let go of 2 eagles at opposite points of the ...
... and above the prepaid $3,000 rail pass.
In 60 days we visited 36 cities in 17 countries. We stayed in some places a few hours, but averaged 1-2 nights. We caught 58 trains including 4 overnight trains, most of which we ran to but never missed and occasionally very nearly forgot to get off. Although I cursed the Eurail pass daily, in the 59 days, we managed to cover 10,942km in 159 hours spent on trains!
Day 60 is tomorrow, we are using the last day to get to ...
... which is apparently delicious. I would've loved to have bought their hand-painted icons, but unfortunately I was a few hundred euros short. Another optional trip was this morning: a hike up to the summit of Mount Parnassus. Despite the fact that we left at 6 am and it was more strenuous than I expected, it was definitely worth it. The view was spectacular, and although it was too cloudy to see the sun rise, it was wonderful to see the ...
... the area. Delphi is also considered the "naval" or center of the Earth.
Every four years the Pythian Games were held in Delphi attracting athletes and musicians from all over the Greek world. The Pythian Games are considered one of the four panhellenic games which were the precursors for the Modern Olympics. These games differed from those in Olympia because they did have the musical competition and the city of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking