Delphi – Not Just Another Boring Historical Tourist Attraction

Wow!  I am so glad that we decided almost on a whim to turn left and visit Delphi today.  This morning we were bound directly for the Corinth Canal, but as we read more and more about Delphi, we decided that we had to slow down and visit this special place.

My family will tell you that I am not a lover of historical tourist attractions.  Growing up in New England, I visited way too many places with my parents where I was told that I should be absolutely amazed by the layers of paint on the walls of old houses, etc.  Williamsburg is a highlight on so many peoples Summer vacation agenda, but for me it was my worst nightmare.

Today however, I was absolutely blown away by Delphi, the temple of Apollo, the amphitheater, the stadium that ran the games that led to the Olympics that we know today, etc.  Everywhere I looked I was looking at things that were at least 2,000 years old.  That’s pretty hard to process, but its certainly far more impressive than 15 layers of paint on a 200 year old house!!


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