Category: Greece

December 27, 2007

Shopping in Athens – Sculptures, paintings & jewellery – Greece

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Yanni Souvatzoglou is another artist whom we’ve come to know well during our visits to Athens.  According to his profile, he first exhibited his work of art at the age of 12 and received favourable reviews.  He then …

December 26, 2007

Shopping in Athens – Greek Sandals – Greece

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Athens is a shopping mecca that caters for all types of shoppers from the souvenir collectors and bargain hunters to the more serious buyers or artwork, jewellery or sculptures.  Since the Olympic Games, the city centre has been …

December 25, 2007

From Delphi to Athens – Greece

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From Delphi, it was a straight dash for Athens and we arrived quite late in the evening.  Tony had concerns about where our hotel for the next two nights would be as he suspected that it was quite …

December 23, 2007

Castalian Spring and Gymnasium – Delphi, Greece

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It was believed that before entering the Sacred area, everyone visiting Delphi for religious purposes, atheletes included, was required to purify themselves in the clear and icy waters of the Castalian Spring.  The process mainly involved the washing …

December 22, 2007

Theatre of Delphi – Delphi, Ancient Greece

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Climb up the hill from the Temple of Apollo and you’ll enjoy the magnificent view of the Theatre of Delphi.  Built in the

December 21, 2007

The Stadium – Delphi, Greece

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Delphi Stadium is one of the best preserved stadiums from the ancient Greece period. The Pythian Games were held here every

December 20, 2007

Temple of Apollo – Delphi

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The archaeological site of Delphi includes two sanctuaries, dedicated to Apollo and Athena, and other buildings, mainly intended for sports. The Temple of Apollo is the most important building in the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi.  This is …

December 19, 2007

Exploring Delphi – Greece

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Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. The magnitude of the Delphi contributions to the entire ancient civilization cannot be overstated. Many political decisions were taken after consultation of the Oracle.  As the functions …

December 18, 2007

Delphi Museum – Delphi, Greece

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The Delphi Museum is a modern building that holds a huge and very important collection of sculptures and artifacts from

December 17, 2007

In search of the Oracle – Delphi, Greece

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Today’s drive takes us to Delphi, the centre of classical Greek civilisation with its ancient ruins and intricate mythology.  The high point of Greek civilization was during the Classical period.  This was the time of great writing, creative …

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