Posts Tagged "Delphi"

Greek Easter

On April12, 2015 we woke in our hotel room in Delphi, to the smell of smoke. Spit roasted lamb is part of the traditional Easter meal, so the town was filled with smoke from the fires that would soon turn to coals to prepare the lamb. We drove to Olympia Greece for a traditional Easter feast. To get to Olympia we had to cross the Antirio Bridge to get onto the Peloponnese Peninsula. Once in Olympia we had spit roasted lamb and other greek specialities along with music and greek dance. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture....

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Delphi, Greece

We started our second day, April 11, 2015, with a drive to Delphi, Greece. Once again we traveled through the scenic valleys and mountains until we reached the west face of Mount Parnassus, the site of Delphi which was built by the greeks in 510 to 323 BC, home to the ancient Delphi Oracle. Here we visited the Delphi Museum with some excellent sculptures of the era. We then walked to the ruins, which were on the slopes of the mountain. On the way up through the site you could look down in the valley and see the Temple of Athena. There were many ruins of different treasury buildings with one...

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