Hotel Knossos

46-55, Aktis Street, Tolon, Peloponnese, 21056, Greece | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tolon

Delphi

A travel blog entry by mrsbradham

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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

8

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 ...

Days 164 - 174: Greece - A holiday in Tolo

A travel blog entry by djmorton

122

... we've ever had at their friends house, Bridget and Milto. On the Sunday we went out on a large ferry to two neighbouring Saronic Islands, Hydra and Spetses. Jenny and Uwe's friends are the owners of the ferry company and we were lucky enough to have them come out with us for the day and play tour guide. There are 2,000 Greek Islands all postcard perfect, but out of the two visited, Hydra was my favourite. This old village surrounds a crescent-shaped harbour. Steep ...

Selfies in Delphi

A travel blog entry by sp13rome

... gradually an the view become clearer and clearer as we ascended. Delphi (in Greek, Delfi) is a small town, and UD has a tradition of taking it over when we visit it. Both nights we were there, we descended on the local club en masse. The first night, a huge number of us were there, led by our fearless leader - our Lit Trad professor, Dr. Osborn. Needless to say, he crowdsurfed. A few of the RA's joined us, and it was "a sweaty ...

Apollo, mountains, and warm weather

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... not as dependent on the games as Olympia was on their games.

Now back to the Delphic oracle. The oracle at the sanctuary (temple) that was dedicated to Apollo has its origins in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. It was believed Apollo spoke through his oracle who was known as Pythia. The Pythia's had to be older blameless (a virgin) women chosen from the peasants in the area. They wore white gowns and had pony tails ...

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