Delphi and the Temple of Poseidon

On our third day in Athens, we got up early to take a bus to Delphi. We decided not to take a tour but rather take a public bus, which was really straightforward and comfortable, and saved us about 60 Euros each!  We spent the day exploring the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Athena, as well as exploring the museum of Delphi. Delphi is interesting as the Sanctuary of Apollo is perched on a hill just outside the modern city, and you can walk through and see the ruins of various treasure houses where offerings were held, the stadium where some early Olympic events were carried out, and the theatre where performances were held. The views were stunning!

 

Looking up at the Sanctuary of Apollo
Ruins of the Temple

 

Reubs at the theatre

 

At the stadium

 

Looking down at the temple of Athena

 

Amazing bronze statue at the museum

 

On our last day in Athens, we visited some of the other famous ruins in town – the temple of Olympian  Zeus, Hadrian’s library, the Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora.  It was amazing to be strolling through town and come across one of these ruins.

 

Karen at the Temple of Olympian Zeus

 

Temple of Dionysus at the Ancient Agora

 

We really liked the feel of Athens – we loved the little places where you can buy souvlaki, cappuccino freddo (a cold cappuccino),  the local drinks Retsina and Ouzo, or the fresh grapes we picked up in the main square and then munched on for our afternoon adventure – taking the local bus right down the south coast to the Temple of Poseidon.  Perched on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, this ruin was a stunning place to watch the sunset and admire the views.

 

Us at the Temple of Poseidon

 

Waiting for the sunset with the temple in the background

 

Reuben entertaining himself by scrambling down the cliffs and paddling

 

Temple in the sunset

 

Watching the sun go down

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Cool pix! Lol, Reubs looks very theatrical 😀

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  2. Julie Bunnell says:

    Delphi looks amazing — I am sorry I never got there! And good on you for taking the public bus: your Gran would be proud of you. Your dad and I had a wonderful time in Athens nearly 40 years ago, and it feels great that you two enjoyed some of the same things that we did.

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