Thursday 31 May 2018

May 31, 2018- Delphi

Up bright and early to start our three hour drive to Delphi. Delphi was once considered the navel center of the Ancient World. With our guides Sophia and Cassandra, we discovered how, in ancient times, the Oracle of Apollo was consulted for advice in decisions ranging from everyday business dilemmas to matters of war and peace.  We walked up the Sacred Way to see the Treasuries, the Theatre and the Temple of Apollo. We were shown how the business of asking advice happened from purchasing your sacrifice to progressing to the sacred place where a sacrifice was offered and then on to ask your question at the Oracle. The answers from the Oracle were not straight forward and the person would have to interpret the advice themselves.
The Oracle - Temple of Apollo
Ancient Greek Inscriptions on Marble

At the Amphitheatre
After the hike to see the Temple, our guides took us to the museum close by to show us all the artifacts recovered from the temple area. We were all in awe as to what was recovered from such an early era, around the year 5 BC!

Nite... we head to Nauplion tomorrow!

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