If you missed my post about Athens, Greece you can read about it here.
On our second day in Athens, we scheduled a sightseeing tour to Delphi. As we made our way down a street in the center of the city to a hotel pick-up spot, we noticed stray dogs lining the sidewalks. The dogs were all large breeds and looked well-fed and happy. At one point, we had two dog friends follow us for six blocks. Unlike dogs in the States (or Malcolm and Ollie, for that matter), these dogs were very careful and waited at the crosswalk until the light changed to scurry across the very busy street. I wanted to scoop them all up and take them to the tour bus but we kept walking.
When we found our bus, we noticed how large it looked and wondered how it was going to maneuver up in the mountains of Greece. Even though the ride was slightly terrifying, we made it to Delphi and appreciated the views we were able to experience.
Delphi was an important worship site and the location of the sacred Temple of Apollo. The Greeks believed it to be the center of the world and you’ll see a photo of the Omphalos or “navel of the world”. Aren’t the ruins breathtaking? It’s hard to grasp just how old they are.
This is one of my favorite photographs because I look so small in the center of the Greek Theater. Can you imagine five thousand spectators listening to music and poetry readings, and watching plays here?
Our day trip to Delphi also included a tour of the on-site museum. It was interesting to examine the sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle.
Have you ever taken a trip to Greece? I’d love to hear about it!
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