Greece Travelogue 2: The Journey from Olympia to Delphi

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After a not-very-restful night of sleep (still not used to the timezone), we checked out of the hotel and went to see the famed Olympia archaeological site.

I would not really recommend the site if you do not have a guide. As it was, it was hard to envision how it used to be like with the explanation from the guide and the ruins that were left. That aside, the area was vast and good for taking snapshots.

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Above is the stadium. Fun fact: did you know that at the beginning a stadium did not use to be a place? Rather, it was a measurement of 192.27m, was also known as a foot race.

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Following that, we made our way to the museum, which was near the site. It was a great opportunity to get our of the scorching sun, and admire the artefacts and statues up close. I also got to try this extremely sweet dessert (I would appreciate if someone could identify it).

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We had lunch at Touris Club, which had a swimming pool next to the dining area and looked really enticing! The buffet here cost 12 euro and was a tad better than the food we had the day before.

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We then took a four hour bus ride to Delphi. It was quite a scenic route!

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We passed this olive tree farm and our guide mentioned that thieves were rather common here. They would come in the dark of the night, dig up a tree (roots and all) and sell it elsewhere. Apparently the old trees, like the one above, can fetch quite a high sum!

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We spotted Delphi from quite far away. It is the second settlement on the mountains.

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The beautiful view, refreshing mountain air, as well as the cooler climate, were greeted by us with open arms. Immediately after taking some pictures, we decided to walk along the main street, where we bought many cheap souvenirs.

I think this place is a great area to buy souvenirs as they are very affordable here. The other place which had cheap souvenirs was Plaka in Athens.

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We had dinner just a few shops down from our hotel. I cannot say much for the food but the view more than made up for it.

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