Paradisiakos Xenonas Maria

Arachova, Central Greece, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arachova

Temple of Apollo

A travel blog entry by brisbird


... one possibly of Apollo, that was made from Ivory (which has since been blackened by fire) and adorned with pure gold. The visible parts of the statue were ivory - face, hands, feet, with the body made from wood and covered in gold. There was also a full sized bull made possibly from wood and covered in silver, with gold horns and testicles to show fertility and strength. The museum also has reconstructed parts of the pediments from the treasuries and ...

Ruins at Delphi

A travel blog entry by madtram93


... The majority of us chose to go see this optional site and enjoyed the view of the valley below. After visiting the ruins we went to the Museum at Delphi to look at some ancient artifacts from the dig site. While in the museum we saw many statues, including the Kouros statues from the 6th century B.C. These in particular are twins and have the distinct characteristic of hands always close to the body ...

Return from the Ionian to the Aegean Sea

A travel blog entry by lizd2013


This morning we started our day at the Delphi site. First we walked down many steps to the Athena tholos. A tholos is a round temple. We then crossed the road to the agora (market), then the spiritual road, then up many stairs (that's a kind description) to the temple of Apollo. In front of the temple is the navela, a stone marking the centre of the world, because Apollo released two eagles - one to the west and one to the east and where they met was the centre. The Delphi site is the ...

The Fearless Gummy Bear Goes to Delphi

A travel blog entry by amkozak


... 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 ...

Exploring Meteora

A travel blog entry by ukcat


... the rock formations. Apparently a hermit community (is that an oxymoron) of cave dwellers began to build and and in business parlance, the hermits merged and the first monastery evolved. The Megalo Meteoro was built in 1335 on top of a 1750 foot pinnacle. Subsequently 23 other monasteries were built and today 13 remain.

Meteora is described as "rocks in the air" and is ...


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