May 15, 2009: Delphi
Today we started with a 4-hour bus ride on windy, curvy roads that led to Delphi. The view on the way there was very mountainous and pretty. Once we got into town we found that our bus barely fit down the narrow streets. In spite of this, we found our way to a nice restaurant for lunch. After lunch we went to visit the sites of upper and lower Delphi, along with the museum. Our day yet again included more hiking up and down hills to see the sites. Upper Delphi had the temple of Apollo which housed the Oracle. The stones used to build these sites were a cool red color. Also here we saw the theater and the stadium where athletic games were held. After a short break at the top we made our way to lower Delphi to see the temple of Athena. Then we headed for a short trip at the museum. When we were done with all of this, there was the option of climbing up the mountain behind Delphi. Chris, Dan, Stephen, and Dr. Anderson took on this challenge while the rest of the group enjoyed free time. We ended the night with another group dinner.
The groupís first look at upper Delphi.
Some of the pillars still standing at Delphi.
Lisa, Amy, and Kearina in front of the ruins.
Overview of the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
The theater at upper Delphi.
Amy, Chris, Michelle, Laura, and Stephen at the stadium of upper Delphi.
Temple of Athena Pronaia in lower Delphi.
Chris and Stephen hiking their way up the mountain.