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... I had the pleasure of actually understanding the foreign languages that I was hearing (as opposed to my exposure to Greek).
We finished our day by driving out to another neighboring city, Amfissa, and making a small trek up a mountain to visit some sort of ancient cave. It was pretty cool (literally and figuratively) inside and a few of my pictures, in some odd way, remind me of ...
... Bay of Itea.
We then visited the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
We had lunch at the town of Itea on the Bay. It guards access to the sanctuary of
Delphi. We had real calamari which was
delicious. The ice cream was ...
We’re on the road again.
A very comfortable bus. We’re
driving through the huge mountain range through central Greece.
We stopped at a workshop where they make icons for the Greek
Orthodox Church. They first make the
canvas they paint on by using very fine cotton cloth and coat it with paste,
plaster and some other common ingredients.
They sand it till its smooth, ...
... religious ties to Delphi and we saw remains of a large temple to Apollo, the god of music and the arts, as well as a sanctuary to Athena which is a well-known symbol of Delphi since it is so well-preserved. A large amphitheatre and stadium also still exist, since performances, as well as games similar to the Olympics were held here. It can’t have been easy for those athletes. Despite the altitude, it was hot the day we were there, and we got tuckered out ...
What a beautiful day for a drive. It is 220ks to Delphi, and according to the GPS will take 4 hours. The route we are taking is the back roads. After a big breakfast and one of the best cappuccinos we have had so far, we leave Olympia to Delphi.
The winding roads make me feel that we are lucky to have the Saab. Most of the roads are like a race track. No long straights, just lots of corners. The trip involved crossing the Rion-Antirion ...