DELPHI
Facts on Delphi
Delphi, lying on the slopes of Mt Parnassus high above the Gulf of Corinth, is
one of the most famous cult sites in Greece, famed throughout the ancient
Greek world and beyond as the sanctuary of Apollo and the shrine of his
oracle. The site ranks with the Acropolis in Athens, Olympia and the island
of Delos as one of the most important sites of the classical period of Greece;
and the wealth of ancient remains combines with its magnificent mountain
setting to make Delphi one of the high points of a visit to Greece.
July 17:  
Our The cruise group joined up with the others again.  We travel to Delphi and ate lunch in the
villa restaurant.  Then we explore archaeological site of Delphi, and up to the Sacred Way to the
Temple of Apollo. Following your guide uphill you see the various treasuries, small temples
erected by the Greek city states to receive the offerings made by their citizens. Admire the
inscriptions from over 2.000 years ago, that can still be seen today. Continue the walk by the
ancient site of the Senate of Delphi and the oracle, which according to legend was guarded by
the snake Python. From here the tour visits the Delphi archaeological Museum where your guide
will point out some of the most important exhibitsThe heat was over awing so Donna and I didn’
t get quite as adventurous as most of the group and walk all the trails to the top of the hill. Then
we headed back to Patras for our return ferry trip.  This crossing was quieter and not so chilly.  I
guess we learned from our last trip.