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... route to take to see all that was uncovered. I luckily had brought a 1.5L bottle of water and only reaching the first of the many buildings had already drank a quarter of it. (Hat and walking shoes would be a strongly advised). The first of the sites at the sanctuary of Apollo was one of the many treasuries built. I learned in my clever eavesdropping that they are called "treasuries" as they held the offerings made to Apollo. The most impressive of them is the ...
Today was another long day of travel. We were up and on the road by 8:30, headed for Delphi. On the way we stopped at Thermopylae where some people recited historical speeches. Before long we were back on the road. We got to the quaint mountain town of Delphi and went straight to lunch at Restaurant Dion. Gosh I love Greek food. The bread isn't stale, the salad is incredible (it’s just fresh vegetables with feta cheese), and they eat ...
... I made it and view the stadium and could only think who would want to perform up here on a day like this, as the temperature was roasting and it was a tiring climb to get there. For all that it was in a spectacular location.
I then headed back down to the entrance of the site and proceeded to the Castalia Spring. The water from it was great and the cold waters were a relief when splashed on the face. This spring was used to purify people ...
... to today's modern Olympic Games. Athletes would have traveled from around the world to participate in that prestigious event.
More importantly, throughout ancient times, people journeyed here from far away to hear the wisdom of the oracle, the spokesperson of Apollo. By the 6th Century BC this had become such an important place that great leaders from near and far would actually send emissaries here to ask the oracle for advice before making big decisions. So ...
... Pythia any questions because we didn't know that was the site of the oracle. Every time I goggled the oracle of Delphi, it was always a picture of a circular builidng, the temple of Athena, on the south side across the road. Funny enough, we were running short on time b/c we wanted to catch the 4pm bus back so we quickly rushed from the temple of Apollo to the south side, the temple of Athena, where we had thought the oracle was. We did ask ...