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Travel Blogs from Delphi
On our way back to Athens, we caught the bus to historic Delphi. The trip through the mountains was very scenic, then we climbed switchbacks up the mountain to the little town perched on the top. Our hotel had a balcony with a great view down the valley to the village on the ocean, Itea.
After settling …
... could really appreciate the structures in the sunlight overlooking the distance views.Many Olympic activities were practiced at this site. The Archeological museum displayed many statues and that evolved through ancient Greek time. As Nena walked us through the museum you could see how the human figures advanced and became more reminiscent of the actual human body. Heading to our last destination, Athens, we stopped at ...
... people. Its elevated location provides audiences with a
lovely view of the whole site.
In addition to the other structures, I really liked
seeing the stadium. From the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D.,
Delphi was the home of the Pythian Games, a precursor to our modern Olympic
Games. Nena told us that the athletes would train at the bottom of the mountain,
and then competed ...
... more monks, but now there are only the few and they use only one of their two churches for worship. The body of St. Luke is in a glass container in between the two churches and his skeleton hand is visible from the end of a sleeve of his robe. Underneath is the Crypt of St. Barbara and the location of the monastery overlooks gorgeous rural landscape. After this stop we head to Athens for our last leg of the ...
... Next, we walked into the main part of the church which depicted on its walls the life of Jesus along with other pictures of angels, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and many other prominent early Christian figures. After touring the church, we got to sing The Lords Prayer, which was beautiful sounding in the church. We did this by ourselves with none of the other tourists to watch, so it was purely for our own benefit. I think we sounded pretty ...