Delphi 30 June 2013

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Delphi 30 June 2013

After the 30 minute ferry trip (6 Euros) from Rio near Patras to Antirio, we were on our way to Delphi. This was only a short drive and we found the site easily.

Delphi was believed to be ‘the centre of the earth’ in ancient times. It was known for its very famous place of Apollo hence the Temple of Apollo is the most notable structure on this site. In the late 8th century BC people used to come here to worship and to seek advice from the Gods.

With the political rise of Delphi in the 6th century BC, and the establishment of the Pythian Games – a cultural, religious and athletic festival – the site entered a golden age until the arrival of the Romans in 191 BC. The site has many remarkable monuments which date back to 4th Century BC.

The museum of Ancient Delphi houses an impressive collection of sculptures and architectural remains.

I will leave the photos to tell the story.

We then drove 160 kms to our next camping site which was Meteora Gardens in central Greece.

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