27 Vassileos Pavlou & Friderikis ST, Delphi, 330 54, Greece
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JumpingCLAUS, VTer cachaseiro, Delphi, Greece 2010
The new town of Delphi.
Everyone wanted to see the Charoteer at Delphi
Map of Fokida with Delphi
Transportation from Delphi to Lefkada
Hello the community!
Did they have anybody who could give me some information & advice to join Lefkadas from Delphi?
I would like to know which coach we could get there.
We will do Athens-Delphi. And after we would like to go directly to Lefkadas.
I couldn't found any real information about KTEL buses about that.
So any kind of help will be great!
THKS in advance!
Enjoy your ride!
Re: Transportation from Delphi to Lefkada
When in Delphi, maybe its best to travel to Tríkala and from here to Ioánnina. Then go to Préveza and take the bridge to Lefkas.
I don't think there will be a direct bus, you will have to change busses.
There seem to be 4 daily busses to Tríkala from Delphi, and two to Ioánnina from Tríkala. From Ioánina's second busstation, busses leave for Préveza.
So maybe you can do it in one day, ore stay the night in Ioánnina.
Beware that Ioánnina has two busstations !!!
have a good trip !! (ps near Tríkala are the Metéora-monasteries)
Travel Tips for Delphi
Take your time to enjoy the beauty
A good advice is to come early and check the time table for when the museum is open. We spend around 4 hours on seeing the upper site going down we planed to see the museum. But the museum was closed at that time we got down. Well then we had a nice time chatting with the warden, at the lower site with the gymnasium and the Tholos.
Missing to visit the museum, makes a good excuse to do a revisit of Delphi.
Back in the past...
You need many hours to see all the places in this well renovated and large archaeological site. There are ruins from many temples and buildings, it is said that in antiquity there were about 3.000 statues-offerings from different cities...
The oracle of Delphi became more rich especially between 6th-2nd c. BC, people were consulting Apollo, who was replying by using the mouth of Pythia - as it was believed. She was an old priestess and her replies were often ambiguous, after being in ecstasy (because probably of fumes from the ground, she was standing on a tripod over it)... Visitors were also offering sacrifices.
Ancient Delphi History Background
Excavations reveal that Delphi was first inhabited in late Mycenaean times (as early as the 15th century BC), and that priests from Knossos on Crete brought the cult of Apollo to Delphi in the 8th century BC.
Regarded as the center of the world and the dwelling place of Apollo, Delphi attracted pilgrims from across the ancient world. The oracle of Delphi was a spiritual experience whereby the spirit of Apollo was asked for advice on critical matters relating to people's lives or affairs of the state. Questions were asked to the Pythia, or priestess who 'channeled' the spirit of the God.
Generals, kings, and individuals of all ranks came to the Oracle of Delphi to ask Apollo's advice on the best course to take in war, politics, love and family. After the inquirer made a sacrifice the Pythia uttered cryptic pronouncements which were then translated by a priest.
As the reputation of the oracle at Delphi grew, the sanctuary began to develop into an international center as the Greek city-states brought offerings.
In Roman times, the sanctuary was favored by some emperors and plundered by others, including Sulla in 86 BC.
The Byzantine emperor Theodosius finally abolished the oracle and the Slavs destroyed the precinct in 394 BC. With the advent of Christianity, Delphi became an episcopal see, but was abandoned in the sixth-seventh centuries AD. Soon after, in the seventh century AD, a new village, Kastri, grew over the ruins of the ancient sanctuary.
You may watch 6 min 49 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Delphi Sanctuary Slide-show out of my YouTube Channel with popular Greek music by Vangelis.
You may watch the Sanctuary reconstruction at my first photo and how this place looks like now (second and third photos). You may learn more olympia-greece.org/delphi
The Archaeological Museum
The museum has been bigger during the last years, it contains finds from the site of Delphi. You can admire inside its rooms statues (like Kouroi), offerings-treasures, the Omphalos, the "column of the dancers", the charioteer and many others...
Arahova (or Rahova as it was known during the Turkish occupation) is a beautiful village that is built on five hills. These hills are Coumoula, Sfalaki, Countrouli, Ai-Giorgi and finally Afano, which is the highest area of Mount Parnassos that is inhabited.
It's located just 12 kilometers from Delphi and is famous for its handwoven textiles with folk motifs, local cheese formaella, honey, good wine and... a lively night life.
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