June - July 2016
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  • Day18

    The Oracle of Delphi

    July 11, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Second only to the Parthenon in Athens, the antiquities of Delphi are probably the most historically important in Greece. Located about a 3 hr bus ride from Athens, the ruins of Delphi are situated on Mount Parnassus, one of the tallest mountains in Greece.

  • Day18

    Arahova

    July 11, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Arahova is a beautiful mountain village on Mount Parnassus, a short distance from the Delphi archeological sight. It uses traditional architectural elements, such as red ceramic roofs and stone walls. The village is largely used during the winter months, as there is sking on the neighby mountain. 10 minutes until we reach Delphi!Read more

  • Day18

    En Route to Delphi, Livadia

    July 11, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

    Left Athens about an hour ago on our way to Delphi. It's my first organizes guided tour, but so far so good. We drove through agricultural areas of Attiki, and learned several interesting facts about Greece's industry and exports. Such as, Greece is the only European country that grows cotton, and its largest industries are shipping, tourism, and agriculture -in that order. 45 minutes to go!Read more

  • Day17

    Museum of Cycladic Art, continued

    July 10, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    The main mansion exhibition space is reserved for travelling exhibitions. The neighboring building is divided into 6 floors. Top two levels house a private gallery and an auditorium, which were not open to the public. The first floor houses Cycladic art. The second floor houses ancient Greek art. The third houses Cypriot art dating back from 4000BC. The fourth floor features artifacts sealing with daily life in antiquity.Read more

  • Day17

    Museum of Cycladic Art

    July 10, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    Amazing collection of artifacts dating as far back as 40O0 BC. The museum is state of the art and houses an impressive collection. Definitely worth the entry fee. The front of the building is a neoclassical mansion and it connects with a neighboring building from the interior. The collection focuses primarily on artifacts found in the Cycladic islands. There is also a floor devoted to artifacts from the island of Cyprus.Read more

  • Day17

    Ai Wei Wei @ Museum of Cycladic Art

    July 10, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

    I was lucky enough to be in Athens this summer during an Ai Wei Wei exhibit held at the Cycladic Art museum. His artwork was held in a private floor of the museum as well as being scattered among the permanent collection. His work is deeply political and his criticism of Chinese politics is clearly evident. His use of natural materiel, sucg as wood, marble, and glass makes his work a unique fit with the Cycladic antiquities.Read more

  • Day17

    Syntagma Metro

    July 10, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

    On my way to check out the Cycladic Museum, I used the opportunity to check out the artifacts at the Syntagma Metro stop. When the metro was being built in the 1990s, there were several delays because the excavation of the tunnel unearthed several antiquities. The most impressive being an ancient gravesight. Preserved being glass you can see a cross section of the ancient city below the modern one.Read more