Monday, 17 November 2008

Macedonia is Greece

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

National Holiday celebration of 28.Oct.1940 in Delphi

























Monday, 27 October 2008

Temple of Apollo (close-up)-2




Temple of Apollo (close-up)-1


Sunday, 26 October 2008

Reconstruction of Delphi's ruins







Saturday, 25 October 2008

Delphi (Olive) Valley














Tuesday, 23 September 2008

È venuto il primo pezzo di marmi rubati

Ora restituito al posto di una porzione di marmi rubati il Partenone, grazie al professor Louis Godart, Consigliere del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana per la Cultura.

Il frammento appartiene alla sesta blocco del fregio orientale ha le dimensioni di 0,35 metri di lunghezza e 0,34 metri in larghezza. La parte rimanente di questo fregio è al British Museum.

Louis, è greco studenti presso l'Università di Napoli nel amore per la vostra generosità e il vostro amore per il nostro paese!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Going to Athena's Temple (Tholos), part 1

video

Monday, 15 September 2008

From Athens to Delphi (By car)- 180 Km, 2.5h


Προβολή μεγαλύτερου χάρτη

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Overview of Delphi's ruins

Stadium of Delphi (site)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Learn Greek fast!

http://fast-greek.blogspot.com

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Amazing view from the Pavilion!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Para nuestros amigos españoles

Aunque la lista de funcionarios seguramente no le resultará imprescindible, le presentamos los nombres de los que pueden contestar las preguntas que usted podría tener y que no están recogidas en nuestras páginas

(FRA) +30 22650 82900 (ENG) +30 22650 82311

You NEED to have this Delphi telephone list


LOCAL DATA

Delphi area telephone code: (+30) 22650

City is Providing:


  • - Information desk (82900)
  • - Delphi local medical center (82307)
  • - Chrisso local medical center (82004)
  • - Doctor (6942 583327)
  • - Ambulance
  • - Drugstore (82700)
  • - * Itea medical center in 15km (32224)
  • - * Amfissa medical center in 20km (22222)


  • - * Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Άμφισσας στα 20 χλμ. (22222)
  • Two banks and ATM machines
  • - National bank of Greece (82622)
  • - Commercial bank (82255)


  • - Post office (82376)


  • - Hellenic Telecommunications Center (82199)


  • - Taxis (82000)
  • - Bus & ticketing station (82317, 82880)
  • - Non organized heliport area


  • - International Press point (83072)


  • - Kiosks


  • - Internet cafes: (83212, 82321)

  • - Police station & Tourist Police (82222)
  • - Justice of the Peace (82259)

Вопрос:

Вопрос: Каков прогноз погоды, как в Delphi, скажем в марте?

: Существует ссылка на боковой панели (справа) в блоге, но так как вы читаете это,

попробуйте http://meteo.gr/cf.asp?city_id=100 за 48 часа прогноз (он работает большинство

время, поверьте мне) и не очень надежный прогноз 4-6 дней!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Delphi Greece- Ultimate video clip! (must see)



see us on Youtube account: delphigreeceblogspot

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Entering Delphi slideshow

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Sunctuary of Delphi (part 1)

The Sanctuary of Delphi is in a part of ancient Greece called Phokis, north across the Gulf of Corinth from Olympia and the Peloponnese. It was easily accesible from the Peloponnese by sea, and from the east (Veotia, Attica, Chalkis, Eretria) by road-the same road Oedipus took when he left Delphi after consulting the oracle-and it stood close to the north-south route that ran from the Peloponnese to Thessaly. It did not stand, like Olympia, on flat ground, but rose steeply from the precipitous slopes of Mount Parnassos.It faces south; springs crevices, and rocks around.


Like Olympia, it was not under the control of a major settlement but developed on the margins of established powers; so it was essesntially neutral. It was this character of neutrality that allowed Delphi and Olympia to become significant interurban sanctuaries, where poleis (cities) and elite individuals could compete in shows of strangth and wealth on an equal footing.

The Greeks themselves thought that Delphi was the center of the earth, and Pindar described it as the shared heart of Hellas (Greece). Legebd had it that Gaia (Mother Earth, the first prophetess) resided here with her son Python, the snake.; hence, the games here were called the Pythians games, and the priestess who delivered the oracles was known as the Pythia. It was only after Apollo had killed Python that he was able to take over from Gaia, and the sanctuary became his. However, even in the periods of greatest development of Apollo's sanctuary, a small area was always left uncluttered and revered: Python's Cave, Sibyl's Rock, and the spring called Cassotis.

(to be continued in part 2)






Friday, 29 August 2008

Aerial (Delphi, Valley and Itea)

Question:

Q: Is there any train service to Delphi?


A. NO! The nearest train station (line Thessaloniki-Athens) is in Livadeia, some 1 hour trip from

Delphi to the East. There is also a railway station in Lamia, but it's rather far away...

Question:

Q: How are the following written using Greek characters?

A:

  • Delphi (might see it as Delfi, or Delfoi!!)----> Δελφοί (caps :ΔΕΛΦΟΙ)
  • Athens---> Αθήνα (caps: ΑΘΗΝΑ)
  • Itea--> easy! Ιτέα
  • Amfissa---> Άμφισσα, caps: ΑΜΦΙΣΣΑ
  • Galaxidi---> Γαλαξ(ε)ίδι, caps: ΓΑΛΑΞ(Ε)ΙΔΙ
  • Patras--> Πάτρα, caps: ΠΑΤΡΑ
Enough?

Question:

Q: What is the weather like in Delphi, say in March?

A: There is a link on the sidebar (right) of the blog, but since you are reading this,

try
http://meteo.gr/cf.asp?city_id=100 for a 48 hours forecast (it works most of the

time,believe me) and a not-so-reliable 4-6 days forecast!

Question:

Q: Is there any public transport from Patras to Delphi?

A:
There is NO DIRECT from Patras to Delphi.You can take the bus to Itea/Amfissa (the Patras-Amfissa bus stops in Itea too-it's on the way) and change buses there for Delphi.

Itea is near 20Km from Delphi


Delphi's excavation photo collection (will be updated)

Taken from the book

The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets

by William J. Broad

















AMAZING Pictures in Winter Delphi...


Thursday, 28 August 2008

AMAZING, Breathtaking Aerial pictures of Delphi (rare)







Just click to enlarge!

Transportation to Delphi



Venizelos Airport --> Athens (35Km approx)

Basically you have 2 cheap options get to Athens center once you landed in Venizelos. Either take the Subway, or by public bus(es).

Suburban



It might be a little bit confusing, with the changes you have to make, so it is better to take a bus. Please note that the last train to Athens is on 23:39, so if arriving near this time you can forget it.

Airport Bus (ticket= €3.20/person)

If you are heading to Delphi directly, catch the BUS NUMBER X93 and get out to stop named "Stathmos LIOSION". There you have it, you are to the Bus station!! For the Routes, see the relevant posting at the top of the blog!


BTW, Greek fonts! http://www.oasa.gr/pdf/fonts.zip



Athens --> Delphi (180Km approx)
  • Buses to Delphi

See the posting at the top of the blog.

The trip takes about three hours and will cost around €14 (2008)


  • Rent a Taxi Driver

Most travel agents offer tours to Delphi which are fine if you like tours, the problem being if you are adventerous or irritated by the slow pace, since a tour can only go as quickly as its slowest member. Many people combine Delphi with Meteora for a two-day trip.


  • Renting a Car

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  • Tours to Delphi

Many travel agencies in Greece include Delphi in their organized land tours. It is included in the three and four day classical tour and also as an overnight trip with Meteora. It can also be done as a day trip.The bus picks you up at your hotel in the morning and drops you off after the tour (unless your hotel is nowhere near the route the bus takes).




Kastalia Spring (or "Crene") -Fontaine Castalie



Kastalia Sping (Crene)-Not accesible today
due to rock falling around...see below.