Day 134

Ancient Delphi Town.

What a nice little town Delphi is. It is up in the hills and very relaxing. We had a great breakfast in our hotel and then made our way out to the Delphi ruins approx. 1100.

It was hot and busy so we decided to do the museum first. Nice little museum with well-preserved artifacts. They depicted battles and had some graphic fight scenes, some actual events but most myths about the gods.

Battle scene in marble, Delphi Museum, Greece.

Battle scene in marble, Delphi Museum, Greece.

Again Autumn was in her element. There were heaps of scenes showing the ‘Labours of Heracles‘ we know him as Hercules. Autumn knew why he had these twelve tasks off by heart. Again we felt as though we had a personal guide talking us through the many exhibits.

After a couple of hours in the museum we headed over to the ruins.

We come across a big stone and read that this is where Zeus chose the centre of the world. It is interesting reading and seeing these places that have been used so many times in movies. The Temple of Apollo and views over the theatre to the mountain range were awesome.

View from the Delphi ruins were great.

View from the Delphi ruins were great.

The girls didn’t want to do the climb up to the ancient stadium because it was quite hot, I couldn’t resist so split from them as they made there way back down to have some lunch. Got to the top and it is a little over grown with weeds. Not too many people made the climb up.

What’s so interesting about this stadium is that it is the first used for the ancient olympics. So I have now seen the first olympic stadium and the modern olympic stadium. I should have made a list to tick off for this. Summer is rolling her eyes again.

Stadium Delphi.

Stadium Delphi.

I returned back to the girls, had some lunch and then made our way over to Loutraki.

We actually wanted to go to Korinthos and stay here, but couldn’t really find the Europcar dealer to extend the hire for 1 day, so drove around to the more tourist looking Loutraki and found the Europcar agent. Summer found a Penthouse apartment overlooking the beach for $50 euro a night including breakfast. Sold! We unpacked and stayed the night here. Even lashed out at dinner and had some seafood.

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