Posted at 1:03 pm
On a hilltop over looking olive groves is where the famous Oracle of Delphi resided. Pilgrims would travel from all over the Mediterranean to get her sage prophecies on their future from the god Apollo. It is said that Pythia would sit above a chasm in the earth and breath in deeply the fumes emitted. The fumes were said to be hallucinogenic and Pythia would slip into a trance where she would speak forth the prophecies she received from Apollo. The Oracle of Delphi was the most feared window into the will of the gods. The Oracle waited for her pilgrims in a cavern hollowed down in the depths of the hillside, underneath the great Temple of Apollo.
On our visit to Greece we got a chance to see the Temple of Apollo and hear the story of The Oracle of Delphi. Here are some pictures of our visit.
Posted at 9:15 am
Choo, Choo… Today we travel to Greece to the magnificent Monasteries of Meteora. A location were some scenes for the James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” were filmed.
No, you cannot take pictures inside. However, you can take pictures while you are outside.
“One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom.” – Socrates
Posted at 1:54 pm
The best tasting olives come from Greece.
So when we were in Greece we had a chance to visit an olive farm. While there we learned about old and new techniques to grow and harvest the precious crop.
While at the farm we also saw a 1000 year old olive tree that still produces.
In addition, the best tasting salad we ever had was also the simplest. It was a tomato salad with onions, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, and dressed with an amazing Greek olive oil.
Posted at 3:08 pm
Choo, choo… Today we travel to Athens Greece.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates