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How to Get to Delphi from Athens

How to Get to Delphi from Athens

[pinit] Once the meeting grounds of gods, king, and prophets, Delphi sits on a mountain’s edge within Greece, and definitely worth a visit. Delphi is a little tricky to get to, and if you travel like Jeff and I, then you’re saving pennies, and planning at the last minute! Jeff and I were staying in Athens for just 3 days and the hostel we were staying at hosted day trips to Delphi (for a steep price, and unfortunate days for us), so we decided after thumbing through the brochures, to plan our own day trip. From Athens you need to catch the bus that will get you to the bus station, and the bus station isn’t that obvious to find, but we found it, so trust me you can too. Warning: you CANNOT buy tickets early, you must buy them at the bus stop the day you are leaving…strange I know, I’ll get to this in a bit. 1.Catch the city bus 024 from Syntagma Square or Panepistimiou Street and you will need to take it to bus terminal B. The busses run every 20 minutes. 2.Get inside as soon as possible to buy your ticket. We were an hour early before departure and the tickets were all sold out, which meant that we had to wait nearly 2 hours for the next bus, so don’t make our mistake. Go as early as you can! 3.Keep note that Greece is prone to strikes, which means cancelations, so be prepared and plan Delphi as one of your first activities, just in case you need to push it back a day....
Greece Spotlight: Delphi

Greece Spotlight: Delphi

[pinit] Delphi is the second most visited archaeological site in Greece after the Acropolis and is rightfully so! Once known as the center of the Earth and home to prophets, kings, and scholars, Delphi is a mystical place, not to be missed! The myth says that Zeus sent down two eagles to find the center of the world, and both met, here, at Delphi. If you’ve ever read Socrates or Geek mythology, or even seen movies based in Greece (erm 300?), then you know that Delphi  is where the Delphic Oracle lived and professed. Situated at the base of Mount Parnassus and above the Pleistos Valley, the location gives a dramatic backdrop to any photo you may take of the sites. You do have to pay a small fee to see the Temple of Apollo, but it is very worth it. The little hike to the top leads to an amphitheater and the stadium, which are very worth checking out! Stand up top for awhile with the mountain breeze and views of all the sites and valley below for some relaxation and meditation. A few things to keep in mind: Depending on when you visit the Delphi museum can have short hours. Plan on the museum closing at around 4 just to be safe. But if you find that the museum is closing and so is the archaeological sites, then definitely pick the archaeological sites! Buy water at one of the local stores where the bus drops you off before heading to the sites, with the altitude, the heat can be intense and the altitude can contribute to dehydration. But don’t worry the hike will be suitable for all levels...