Our first target after renting a car in Athens and hitting the road was Delphi. We stayed in the nearby quiet town of Itea, with a lovely hotel overlooking the coast, and spending the evening walking the boardwalk and eating local gyros. The next day we opened up with a visit to Delphi, with the temple of Apollo, home to the famous oracle. Dating back to 5th century BC, with well preserved stadiums and theaters, this is one impressive site, and the backdrop of the mountains and valley, unlike the more urban Athens, was definitely something new. It’s a bit of a hike up, but all along the way you’ll see wondrous ruins in pretty good shape, it’s not hard to picture what life might have been like back in the days.
Here’s a bit from our tour of the area…