Passengers, prepare for landing in Greece!
We had a very long plane ride from South Africa, but it was awesome! We flew on Emirates, the number one airline in the world!
Once we got to the hotel from the airport, we all totally crashed – no surprise, after sightseeing in Kruger for a half a day, driving 5 hours to Jo-burg airport, and traveling 24 hours…..but it was totally worth it! Although we did venture out for some greek salads and gyros – Yummy!
The next day, we took an excursion to the ruins of Delphi.
We went to Delphi because Apollo, my favorite Greek God, the God of music, creativity, the sun, health, poetry, and prophecy, is the patron God of Delphi.
It was here that we met Anna, our tour guide. I was so excited that she knew so much about Greek mythology. She could answer all my questions!
There was also a theater with grass sprouting through the seat because of its age.
In a certain spot in the center of the amphitheater, you can say something and the sound will reverberate from all of the seats back into your ears. It was used to hear over the loud audience and make it easier for the performers to stay in tune.
Once we tore our eyes away from this awesome place, we had lunch at a local family’s restaurant up in the hills about an hour and a half outside of Athens. It had beautiful views, and I had a great steak! On the way back to Athens, we stopped in a town built into the side of a mountain for a quick break. And then, we drove back to the hotel on our tour bus after a very full itinerary — yes, we had more salads and gyros. BTW, the Greeks put their french fries in their gyros! Boy, what a day we had!