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Delphi and Olympia The Grandeur of Ancient Greece

My pursuit of Greek mythology as a hobby in my childhood has inculcated an inexorable fascination for the Oracle of Delphi as well as the origin of the Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Beholding the remains of the Temple of Apollo presided by the Oracle at Delphi as well as the first Olympic Village in the World (that housed the chryselephantine statue of Zeus one of the Seven Wonders of the World) at ancient Olympia where the Olympic torch is lit to this day, were sublime yet powerful experiences that I have persevered to capture with the photographs below. As well, the sylvan surroundings truly served to rejuvenate the mind, body, spirit and soul in anticipation of the New Year!

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The city of Delphi perched lovingly in the lap of Mount Parnassus.
The city of Delphi perched lovingly in the lap of Mount Parnassus.
Delphi Main Street with the Orthodox Greek Church as the centerpiece.
Delphi Main Street with the Orthodox Greek Church as the centerpiece.
Delphi in the lap of Mount Parnassus overlooking the Amfissa valley.
Delphi in the lap of Mount Parnassus overlooking the Amfissa valley.
Cafe Astra with a spectacular view of the Delphi countryside and the Amfissa valley below.
Cafe Astra with a spectacular view of the Delphi countryside and the Amfissa valley below.
The City of Delphi in the lap of Mount Parnassus overlooking the Amfissa valley with its olive orchards.
The City of Delphi in the lap of Mount Parnassus overlooking the Amfissa valley with its olive orchards.
Apollo the Greek God of Music excavated from the Temple
Apollo the Greek God of Music excavated from the Temple
Remains of the The Temple of Apollo presided by The Oracle of Delphi.
Remains of the The Temple of Apollo presided by The Oracle of Delphi.
The Sphinx of the Naxians, 570 BC
The Sphinx of the Naxians, 570 BC
Remains of the ancient Temple of Apollo.
Remains of the ancient Temple of Apollo.
The marble Delphic Ompalos from the Temple of Apollo symbolizing the center of the Earth
The marble Delphic Ompalos from the Temple of Apollo symbolizing the center of the Earth
The Stadium of Apollo seen from the base of the Sanctuary.
The Stadium of Apollo seen from the base of the Sanctuary.
Ornate floral sculpture from the Temple of Apollo.
Ornate floral sculpture from the Temple of Apollo.
Panoramic view of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi.
Panoramic view of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi.
One of the Caryatids (Priestesses) from the Erechtheion in Athens.
One of the Caryatids (Priestesses) from the Erechtheion in Athens.
Artifacts from the Temple of Apollo circa 300 BC.
Artifacts from the Temple of Apollo circa 300 BC.
Ornate sculpture in Pentelic Marble 300-400 BC.
Ornate sculpture in Pentelic Marble 300-400 BC.
Christmas illumination accentuating the haunting beauty of the Delphi Main Street in December.
Christmas illumination accentuating the haunting beauty of the Delphi Main Street in December.
A classic Mediterranean landscape reminiscent of Haifa in Israel, on the way from Delphi to Olympia.
A classic Mediterranean landscape reminiscent of Haifa in Israel, on the way from Delphi to Olympia.
Another view of Main Street Delphi on a December night.
Another view of Main Street Delphi on a December night.
Orthodox Greek church with a medieval character, on the way to Olympia from Delphi.
Orthodox Greek church with a medieval character, on the way to Olympia from Delphi.
The spectacular suspension bridge connecting Central Greece (Delphi) to the Peloponnese region (Olympia).
The spectacular suspension bridge connecting Central Greece (Delphi) to the Peloponnese region (Olympia).
Entering the City of Olympia from the Sanctuary of Ancient Olympia.
Entering the City of Olympia from the Sanctuary of Ancient Olympia.
Main Street Olympia with visitors eager to check it out.
Main Street Olympia with visitors eager to check it out.
Spiral roads reminiscent of San Fran in the city of Olympia.
Spiral roads reminiscent of San Fran in the city of Olympia.
View of picturesque Olympia from the outskirts.
View of picturesque Olympia from the outskirts.
Zeus, the king of the Gods and Father of the Olympics with protege, circa 360 BC.
Zeus, the king of the Gods and Father of the Olympics with protege, circa 360 BC.
Bronze bust of young athlete from Ancient Olympia.
Bronze bust of young athlete from Ancient Olympia.
Entrance to the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia.
Entrance to the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia.
Ceramic pots with ornate motifs of track and field events from the ancient Olympic games.
Ceramic pots with ornate motifs of track and field events from the ancient Olympic games.
Well preserved remains of an ornate Corinthian column near the first ever Olympic Village in the World.
Well preserved remains of an ornate Corinthian column near the first ever Olympic Village in the World.
Bust of Zeus in pentelic marble excavated from the Sanctuary at Olympia.
Bust of Zeus in pentelic marble excavated from the Sanctuary at Olympia.
The Philippion commenced by Phillippe II of Macedonia and completed by his son, Alexander the Great to commemorate his forebears
The Philippion commenced by Phillippe II of Macedonia and completed by his son, Alexander the Great to commemorate his forebears
Bronze helmets crafted for the gladiators that fought at the Olympics
Bronze helmets crafted for the gladiators that fought at the Olympics
Bronze shield used in the ancient Olympics
Bronze shield used in the ancient Olympics
Bust of Zeus in Bronze circa 400 BC excavated from the Sanctuary at Olympia.
Bust of Zeus in Bronze circa 400 BC excavated from the Sanctuary at Olympia.
Columns from the Palaestra at the Olympic village where athletes trained for the Games.
Columns from the Palaestra at the Olympic village where athletes trained for the Games.
Griffin like creature with human features rendered in Bronze.
Griffin like creature with human features rendered in Bronze.
Corinthian columns from the Palaestra at the Olympic village where athletes trained for the Games.
Corinthian columns from the Palaestra at the Olympic village where athletes trained for the Games.
Discus thrower in pentelic marble circa 370 BC.
Discus thrower in pentelic marble circa 370 BC.
Elegant lion's head rendered in Pentelic Marble from the Olympic Village at Olympia.
Elegant lion's head rendered in Pentelic Marble from the Olympic Village at Olympia.
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