We left Athens on the third day, joining an overnight group tour that would first take us to Delphi. Delphi was thought of by the ancient Greeks as the middle of the entire Earth. Our guide mentioned that Delphi is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo. She also added ancient Greeks believed Apollo spoke through his oracle, a sort of priestess of the oracle. They were known as the Pythia; usually chosen from among the peasants of the area, with a minimum requirement of being an older woman of blameless life. I just thought “wow” *insert jaw drop moment here. Looking at the ruins where some structures are still standing, it blows my mind that I’m kicking the sands of what was a bustling metropolis that began around 1600–1100 BC.

Temple of Apollo

What remains of the Temple of Apollo

Athenian Treasury

Athenian Treasury | Delphi

Monument to the Kings of Argos

Monument to the Kings | Delphi

Ruins of Delphi

Ruins of Delphi

If ruins could talk

If ruins could talk | This one just said *Do not touch please