May 7, 2022
At 10.30am we hopped a bus for Delphi which arrived in the town center at 1. We hadn’t known that our hotel, the Arion, was on top a fairly steep hill. It was a relief that the hotel owner met us at the bus stop and drove us to the hotel. The view from our terrace was outstanding.
Lunch was at To Patriko Mas. We were so impressed by the service, the ambiance and the meal we reserved for dinner as well.
After lunch we walked a short distance to the main attraction, the archaeological site where oracles once directed the political life of ancient Greece. The ruins include the Temple of Apollo, an amphitheatre and an outdoor “gymnasium” for competitive sports.
Set at the foot of Mount Parnassus with sweeping views over the region, the site would have been worth the trip even without the evocative reminders of ancient Greece. It was perfect to be there off-season to avoid crowds and sweltering heat.