Olympia, Delphi, Mountains

On our final days in the countryside before descending into the bedlam of Athens, we visited the ancient site of the first Olympic games and then, a day later, the spectacular Oracle of Delphi high up in the mountains.

  • JIm's favorite, Mystras Peloponnese
    JIm's favorite, Mystras Peloponnese
  • A mountain spring out of a tree in Mystras
    A mountain spring out of a tree in Mystras
  • Javelin toss, Olympia. The games were held here 1000 years!
    Javelin toss, Olympia. The games were held here 1000 years!
  • Recreated the pentathlon, Olympic Stadium, Ancient Olympia
    Recreated the pentathlon, Olympic Stadium, Ancient Olympia
  • Ancient Olympia, home to the first Olympic Games
    Ancient Olympia, home to the first Olympic Games
  • Hermes holding baby brother Dionysus, Ancient Olympia
    Hermes holding baby brother Dionysus, Ancient Olympia
  • Lunch stop, rainy day by the sea on route to the ruins of Delphi
    Lunch stop, rainy day by the sea on route to the ruins of Delphi
  • Athena's Temple Columns
    Athena's Temple Columns
  • Athena's Temple, Delphi
    Athena's Temple, Delphi
  • Each of the huge wall stones is carved with stories. Liam reading ancient Greek, Delphi
    Each of the huge wall stones is carved with stories. Liam reading ancient Greek, Delphi
  • A rainy day at Delphi
    A rainy day at Delphi
  • Convinced that this is shape-shifting Apollo
    Convinced that this is shape-shifting Apollo
  • Delphi with Athena's Temple far far below
    Delphi with Athena's Temple far far below
  • Selfie at Delphi. That rhymes!
    Selfie at Delphi. That rhymes!
  • The stadium at Delphi
    The stadium at Delphi
  • The gorge below, the mountains above, Delphi
    The gorge below, the mountains above, Delphi
  • The view from Apollo's Temple at the foot of Mount Parnassus
    The view from Apollo's Temple at the foot of Mount Parnassus
  • Columns of limestone, Apollo's Temple, Delphi
    Columns of limestone, Apollo's Temple, Delphi
  • Sunset on top of the Greek world
    Sunset on top of the Greek world
  • A chilly sunset in a ski resort town on Mt. Parnassus
    A chilly sunset in a ski resort town on Mt. Parnassus
  • above the clouds in Arakova, Mt. Parnassus
    above the clouds in Arakova, Mt. Parnassus
  • Driving under a cut out mountain hoping it holds for a few more seconds
    Driving under a cut out mountain hoping it holds for a few more seconds
  • Up in the mountains on some lonely roads
    Up in the mountains on some lonely roads
  • The biggest cable bridge in the world connecting Peloponnese with the mainland. 13.50 euro to cross. That's about 18 bucks. Think about that next time you squawk at the Bay Bridge!
    The biggest cable bridge in the world connecting Peloponnese with the mainland. 13.50 euro to cross. That's about 18 bucks. Think about that next time you squawk at the Bay Bridge!
  • I'll let you guess on this one
    I'll let you guess on this one
  • Athena's Temple, Delphi
    Athena's Temple, Delphi
  • Standing near where Zeus' 2 eagles collided to find the center of the world, Delphi
    Standing near where Zeus' 2 eagles collided to find the center of the world, Delphi
  • Impossibly steep place to build a huge temple complex, but we made the pilgrimage all the way from CA. Delphi
    Impossibly steep place to build a huge temple complex, but we made the pilgrimage all the way from CA. Delphi
  • Apollo's Temple at Delphi
    Apollo's Temple at Delphi
  • Liam's close up of a marble column at Delphi. Beautiful purple color running thru the stone
    Liam's close up of a marble column at Delphi. Beautiful purple color running thru the stone
  • The Oracle has spoken! Delphi
    The Oracle has spoken! Delphi
  • A chilly morning in rainy ski country, Greece. Yes, Greece.
    A chilly morning in rainy ski country, Greece. Yes, Greece.
  • in someone's garden near Mt. Parnassus
    in someone's garden near Mt. Parnassus
  • Liam high above the clouds, Mt. Parnassus
    Liam high above the clouds, Mt. Parnassus
  • Mountain ride from Mystras to Delphi.
    Mountain ride from Mystras to Delphi.
  • A fortuitous place to rest our heads for the night. A ski resort town in the mountains.
    A fortuitous place to rest our heads for the night. A ski resort town in the mountains.

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