First CYA Field Trip: Delphi
Our long bus ride to Delphi began with a visit to the Hosios Loukas monastery.
After this we drove to a beautiful lodge resort. After a good nap in my cabin my roommates and I decided to join the others for snacks, ice breakers, and some swimming in the indoor pool. After the buffet dinner we watched the movie "Mama Mia" on a projector under the night skies.
In the morning we woke up at 7:30 for breakfast and then headed to Delphi. Our exploration started at the bottom of the hill and ended at the top. Here our professors told us about the pithias and their oracles, the meanings behind the buildings and inscriptions on wall. Next, we saw the Museum of Delphi where beautiful artifact of the past are kept. There we saw the remains of the "Center of the world," as marked by Zeus; a sculpture of the Sphinx; remains of statues representing the war against the Amazons; and many more artifacts having to do with the athletics that took place here.
We left for lunch at 13:30. In Parnassos, I ate some delicious pastitio and walked around the town. From here we drove back to Athens.