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Apr 13, 2008 - Piraeus, (Athens), Greece

Phil's entry: Athens(Piraeus), Greece was an early arrival at about 6am. It was just as well because the day was a long stay and a lot of walking, sightseeing and picture taking for me. Ellie enjoyed the restful relaxation, catching up on her internet emails and phone calls back to home and elsewhere. I'll make this entry brief since most all of the time was spent at the Acropolis of ancient Athens. The Acropolis, according to many guests, hasn't changed except for the ongoing reconstruction and preservation efforts that will be taking...

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Mar 26, 2006 - Delphi

Been spending as much of the last four days as I could with Linda and Karlia, my granola west Aussie girls. ("Granola": a neologism/moley which refers to a girl for whom at least three of the following apply: vegan, neo-hippy, wearing clothes she sewed herself, offering you homemade hummus, is part of a food co-op, owns a tortoise, has real dreads, neo-pagan, yoga instructor, spent six months living in a tree fort in Scotland, carved jade for a year in New Zealand (where she bought a van and covered the interior with seashell mosaics),...

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Cognosce te Ipsum

Jul 28, 2005 - delphi

hay there hows it going ashlee, i think you r forgeting that greece is a day behind!!! have only just got to delphi and will continue on to meteora this arvo. the ruins at delphi r all right, theyre not very well marked out thought. have sent home a package yesterday with books on various sites, plus some tickets an stuff from buses,museums etc. hold off befor doing anything with them thought cos i was gonna do up a book with them an som photos etc. there are also some presents. dad com have the bottle of ouzo shaped like a jar, but the...

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Jul 23, 2005 - Delphi, Greece

Saturday, July 23. Delphi, Greece; Kardamyli. Delphi (del-fee) is considered one of the most spiritual places of all ancient Greek sites. Delphi, a UN World Heritage-listed site, is situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. According to Greek mythology, this was the center of the world where Zeus released two eagles at opposite ends of the world and they met here. Delphi is also home of the Delphic Oracle. During the 4th Century BC, pilgrims came to ask advice from the oracle, who was believed to speak for...

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Jul 8, 2005 - Drive from Athens to Port Pireaus for the day Island Cruise 1st stop Mykonos

Hot again. We woke early this morning and left our hotel in Athens to board the coach to make our way to Piraeus Port of Athens. We drove through Athens passing the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. High above us we could see the Acropolis with the Parthenon perched in all its glory. On through the city and arrived at the port. It is now very hot and only 11 am. We board our home for the next three nights - "the Perla". This is quite an old ferry. We have a clean cabin on the main deck - "the Atlantic". There are 800 passengers on this one...

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Apr 18, 2005 - Delfi

Started heading to Delfi on a fairly new freeway, and we soon realised why the death rate on Greek roads is so high. It is a 6 lane (3 eachway) Freeway with 120k/h speed limit. (We where siting on about 135km (sorry mum) and where over taken by almost every type of vehicle, they are nuts. Further along it started to rain. This was our first day of rain since we have been here so we have been lucky. This coresponded with the freeway finishing for a bit and it returning to a two lane road. But we soon learned to travel on the edge of the road...

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Nov 30, 2004 - Oracle of Delphi

Zoe (one of the Americans) and I setoff together towards the ancient Oracle of Delphi. Turns out the direct bus to Delphi wasn't direct at all, instead we were dropped side-of-road about 15 clicks from town. Who should also be dropped of the bus but my dear friend the Japanese guy. Lost again aye? Told to await "bus" (from where and when we were not sure), we instead opted to hitch. Easy as. According to myth, Zeus declared the Delphi the centre of the earth after he released two eagles from opposite sides of the world, and they collided...

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Nils Travels 2004

Nov 28, 2004 - Delphi, Greece

I checked into the Hotel Pan. Just what I needed after the bus fiasco from Kalambaka. Big bed, bathroom in the room and a small balcony where I could see out to the edges of the Gulf of Corinth. In the morning I walked the 1 km. to the ancient site. I spent about 3 hours touring the site and the museum in perfect weather and returned and found a restaurant. The English part of the menu had some spelling issues. I ordered the "lamp with potatos" and hoped for the best. The "lamb" was good and afterward I went back to the bus station to check...

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Sep 13, 2004 - Delphi

Extract from my e-mail journal: From Nafplio I drove to Delphi via Athens (lost) and Thebes (intentional). Delphi village is a bit like the Costa Brava in the mountains but fortunately ancient Delphi is separate so you don't have to admire the rebuilt Treasury of Athens to the strains Cocacabana (I can't be bothered to look it up). The View from my hotel room was spectacular though and I had lots of time to ponder the future, and the past. It's possible the Oracle spoke to me about the future while I was there but we will see.

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Andy's Wanderings

Apr 18, 2004 - Delphi

This morning we had an early start (after our late night yesterday) for our day trip to Delphi. This time we had a more interested tour guide who actually pointed out the sights along the way. We had a stop at the village of Livadia, and also Arachova - a village renowned for it's woven handcrafts. Arachova is situated on the slopes of Mt Parnassus. Unfortunately when we got to Delphi it was shrouded in mist but that didn't stop us enjoying the highlights. We saw the Temple of Apollo, famous for it's Oracle, and then we visited the Museum...

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Dot's Big OE 2004



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