After my trip to Epidaurus and Mycenae on the previous day, I left Athens early again to visit yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site: Delphi.
In Ancient Greece, Delphi was the seat of a very famous oracle which was consulted by the rich and famous on important decisions determining even wars and alliances. Emperors such as Alexander the Great, Nero, and Hadrian came here to receive advice. Furthermore, Delphi was considered as the centre of the world with the exact point marked by a so-called omphalos (=navel). Due to its importance and fame, the city amassed considerable wealth and impressive buildings were constructed including the Temple of Apollo. Fantastic artwork of the ancient days can be seen in the Delphi Museum just next to the excavation site.
After everyone visited the ruins, the bus brought me to the tiny town of Arachova.
Oh how I enjoyed this visit to Delphi, Matthias. The ancient ruins are astounding and your photographs are much appreciated, including the time you took to label each one. Thank you very much.
Thank you for the compliments! 🙂 These posts are my way to relive everything – and sort the memories in my head too..
Nice photos. Hows greece nowadays? Couple years ago you hear about the riots and all that nonsesnse..hope its gotten better. I would love to visit greece!
Hello Choi! Thanks for your comment! 🙂 From the little experience I got, traveling in Greece is no problem – the people are friendly and welcoming. During my days in Athens, there were a few demonstrations around Syntagma Square, but from what I saw that was all peaceful. I talked with people working at the museums and they said money is lacking for employing enough people as guards and few exhibition rooms were therefore not accessible to the public. However, this will not hamper your experience!! I think you should go!! 🙂
Excellent! Yes I shall haha…just need to figure out that travel budget..yeah I really want to go to Athens….
I really liked it and think it is definitely worth the journey!! 🙂 good luck with the budget! 😉
Thanks for this beautiful and informative posting.
ihr hattet ganz schön bedecktes Wetter. Bei uns wars so richtig sonnig und alles in blaues Licht getaucht.
ja – an dem Tag war das Wetter leider nicht sooo schön… aber insgesamt hatte ich wohl Glück: während der Busfahrt hat es z.T. in Strömen geregnet und als wir bei den Ruinen waren, war es wenigstens trocken! 🙂
So this is Delphi… When I was a child I used to be very into Greek mythology, and Delphi filled my imagination. I wanted to go and ask questions about my future. Thank you for the post.
hehe – thank you for your comment!
I wonder if you would have received an useful answer from the oracle! It used to give riddles as answers which could be interpreted in a thousand different ways – hence it was always right! 😉
Haha, the oracle was onto something… Life itself can be a riddle sometimes.
very wise words!!! 😉 maybe you were an oracle in a previous life? How about that!? 😛
Haha, maybe I was 😉
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I love this!! Studying Alexander the Great at college has opened by eyes to all wonderful things in Ancient Greece!
thank you! I really enjoyed visiting Greece – I had never been there before and seeing all these sights and historic artefacts was superb!! 😊 have you ever been to Greece or Italy?
I haven’t actually! I want to but haven’t had the chance! Hopefully after university I can do some travelling and both of those are definitely on my list!
yes, i just read your travel bucket list!! you will love Rome, too! Maybe I can assemble a post on that as well some day!!!! good luck with your travel plans!!! 😊
Thank you so much! I hope I can tick everything off at some point!
! Haha, maybe I was 😉
! 😊 have you ever been to Greece or Italy?
yes – that’s why I could take the photos in this post on Greece…
! Haha, maybe I was 😉