Ancient Delphi


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Europe
July 2nd 2011
Published: July 3rd 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

After 4 hours of travel and bus rides, we arrived at the ancient archeological site of Delphi.  Delphi is most famous for having an oracle in the temple of Apollo, who foretold the future accurately.  It is said that at one time Alexander the Great, frustrated from the Oracle withholding his future, dragging her outside where she admitted he was unbeatable.  The ancient sites (three in total) are spread close to each other and consist of a gymnasium, a Temple to Athena and the Temple of Apollo.  My favorite was the circular Temple to Athena.  All the sites were situated on the slope of a mountain with breathtaking partial sea views.  Included in the site to Apollo was Greece's most well kept ruins of a stadium.  After spending several hours going through each of the three sites, we headed to the museum to see all the artifacts that were once part of the ancient sites.  Before heading back on another bus ride to Athens, we enjoyed a good lunch at a restaurant with amazing views of the valley and sea (almost all restaurants in Delphi have gorgeous views.


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