Sunday, October 7, 2012

And the Oracle of Delphi says...

Day 17 Volos to Delphi with stop at Thermopolae

Delphi, of monumental importance in the ancient world is now a small town of hotels and restrauants serving the tourist trade. Delphi, Greece
All of us who go to visit the Temple of Opollo and the Temple of Athena at Delphi are still amazed at the structures and the monuments constructed so long ago. Also the long treck most travellers from Athens and all over the known world would make to seek guidance from the Oracle...the mouth piece of the ancients gods! Kings and politicians would consult her about the prudence of fighting a war or about how the city state would fare in an earthquake... and so on. Delphi
Our hotel Arion was great with a nice quiet little room over looking the valley with olive groves as far as the eye could see! Arion Hotel
We had a nice dinner perched on a balcony restrauant that slanted slightly unevenly when sitting down. It made me feel that this may not be the safest place during one of Greece's many earthquakes...and possibly why the floor slanted in the first place! Phivos Restaurant
But we were hungry and I was hoping for a fantastic view with the wonderful lemon pork we were promised. Yes, I said it...lemon pork...this will be included on any future menu as it was succlent, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth goodness that can only be proven by tasting.

Don had a moussaka (suprise!) and he rated it a clear 7.5 (I was getting worried at one point when he said he would definately order this moussaka again).

A green romaine lettuce salad with dill and green onions dressed lightly with oil and sweet vinigar completed it , and we topped it off with a creamy rich slice of Caramel pie!

So, the Oracle says there is good eating in Delphi! Pictures of Delphi

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