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A travel blog entry by mrsbradham


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 ...

Side trip to Delphi

A travel blog entry by pbradham


... is where they meant and is suppose to be the center of the earth. The stadium was insane. We toured the ruins for 2 hours and then the museum for another hour. After that we found our hotel (after getting lost) and took a quick snooze until dinner. We found a great little food joint with gyros and kebabs that were huge. We ended up having leftovers that were saving for the morning. We came back and showered up and then played cards for the rest of the ...

Mythology & Mountains

A travel blog entry by katelynthoresen


Last weekend we visited Delphi, which is a beautiful and historically impressive place. It's in the middle of a mountain range with the view of the sea in the distance so I felt like I was in Colorado. Until I saw the impressive ruins! A temple of Athena, the oracle, and the gymnasio. No big deal. The historical sites we saw formed a little town of their own, so it was awesome! It's crazy how much is preserved. It's really cool to ...

Centre of the Ancient World

A travel blog entry by dragonrider


... whole experience was the knowledge our guide had of the site and the history behind the various statues. She is truly remarkable and without her stories I don't know that it would have been as enjoyable. Sure, the sites would still have been amazing but the history and myths have added another dimension.

Our visit done we boarded the bus once again for another long drive this time to Kalembaka where ...

Go Tell the Spartans

A travel blog entry by turner72


... not sure how precisely I feel about the practice of icon veneration in the Orthodox Church (but no, it isn't idolatry, it really really isn't), but it was fascinating to see the process whereby they are made. The priest who hand paints them was also quite the crowd pleaser, first sticking gold leaf to a few of our girls' fingernails, second signing any icons you bought that he had made himself with an awesome and intricate signature. ...


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