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Mysteries Of Delphi & Taste Of The Greek Islands!

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As travelers, we’re all citizens of the same world – and while we’re on our own journeys, we can also make a difference for others. TripAdvisor and Lokai partnered together with insanely popular Instagrammer Jackson Groves (@jackson.groves) on a Balanced Trip to Greece. Read about Jackson’s Balanced Trip to Greece, which he booked on TripAdvisor. Travel guide provided by: Jackson Groves (@jackson.groves)

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  • Nature Lover
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Temple of Apollo

Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Delphi

Destinations

Delphi Ruins

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites

Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel

Hotels

Hydra

Destinations

Poros Beach

Beaches

Aegina Waterfront

Piers & Boardwalks

Temple of Aphaia

Historic Sites

LokaiBracelets's City Tips

  • A great and easy way to visit the different Greek Islands is by boat. Check out the boat tours from Athens on TripAdvisor for a unique and fun way to explore!
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    Temple of Apollo
    Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    The Temple of Apollo at ancient Delphi is arguably the most important historical site in Greece. It dates back to as early as 548 B.C. and was home to the Oracle, a High Priestess known as Pythia who prophesized the will of the god to the people. The most interesting part of the learning experience for me was hearing from our guide. She told us that prophets would collect information for hours from the individual about their homeland, job, current situation in their region, and so on. Then they would collate all of this data and ultimately they created a large database, which enabled them to make informed decisions. After exploring the Temple of Apollo for several hours we wandered into the museum. Here the finer details of the temples have been preserved. The intricate ornaments that once adorned the temples can be seen on the walls of the museum. I struggled to wrap my head around the good condition of some of the relics, which are thousands of years old.

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    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Check out the museum!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Delphi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lower site, open later than the main site 20/04/2018
    • A must in Greece. 11/04/2018
    • Temple of Apollo
    Phone:
    +30 2265 082312
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    Delphi
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    I had also used TripAdvisor to book a day tour to Delphi from Athens. It took just over two hours to get to Delphi, and along the way we enjoyed a guided tour through the bus windows thanks to our knowledgeable guide.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Book the Delphi Day Trip from Athens on TripAdvisor for a great day!
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    • Delphi
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    Delphi Ruins
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    Our final stop was a short drive to Tholos of Delphi, a structure that has perplexed historians for years due to its circular shape. I remember looking up at this temple in disbelief. How was this constructed thousands of years ago in such great detail? It made me feel like a speck on an incredibly long timeline of our existence. Delphi is a historian’s paradise and a mind-blowing experience. Unlike a standard museum, you are able to walk the same paths people used thousands of years ago. That is special and a feeling I will never forget.

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    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Delphi is for the true historian! Book the Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor to find the lowest prices for such an amazing boutique hotel experience!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Delphi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just as expected, history in front of you in a lovely setting 20/04/2018
    • Pictures don't do it justice 18/04/2018
    • Delphi Ruins
    Address:
    Delphi
    Delphi
    Greece
    Phone:
    +30 2265 082313
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    Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel
    Hotels
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    For the next part of my trip, I stayed at the Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique, which I booked on TripAdvisor. I stayed in one of the “graffiti rooms,” and as I opened my door a sea of red walls enveloped me before I noticed the details. Trees and woodlands covered the walls in a forest wonderland. A small balcony looked out over the neighboring buildings and streets, a perfect spot for me to people watch. Despite the graffiti style of the room, the amenities and bed were still luxurious.

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    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Book the Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor to find the lowest prices for such an amazing boutique hotel experience!
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 285 Hotels in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful place 18/04/2018
    • Best risotto I have tasted 18/04/2018
    • Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel
    Address:
    65 Athinas & Lykourgou Str.
    Athens 10551
    Greece
    Phone:
    011 30 21 0325 0900
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    Hydra
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    For the next day, I’d booked a day cruise on TripAdvisor to the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, each unique in their own way, which I was about to discover. After stepping off the boat in Hydra, my senses were overwhelmed. The car-less island uses donkeys to transport people and goods throughout the town. Dogs lay sleeping in doorways, and cats prowl throughout the winding alleys leading up the hills. It was lucky I wasn’t heading in any particular direction because it truly was a maze. The white buildings and orange roofs paint a beautiful sight from the scenic points atop the hill. After a long climb in the sun I finally made it to a small clearing, which overlooked a church on one side and the entire town and port on the other. Hydra was my favorite of the three islands. Running through the maze of alleys, streets and stairs led to new discoveries around each corner. I think the absence of cars added to the historic atmosphere in the town, which from the very first moment felt peaceful and slow-paced. This was an amazing way to get a small taste of some of the Greek islands. In one day we covered so much ground with ample time to relax on the boat in between stops. I could have spent a week on Hydra and maybe someday I will return.

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    • Must See
    Tips
    • Book the Hydra, Poros, and Aegina Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade on TripAdvisor for a taste of The Greek Islands!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    • Hydra
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    Poros Beach
    Beaches
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    After a brisk jog down the hill to make it back before the ship left we were on our way to the second destination of the day, Poros. My favorite part about Poros was cruising to the port while on the ship, admiring the town from the water. I’ve never experienced towns quite like those in Greece that seem to scale the entire hillside. It is probably not quite extraordinary for many Europeans, but having grown up in flat urban areas the tiered layout of the towns was something to marvel at. We had 45 minutes to explore the island so I set off into the maze of alleys once again. My favorite little scene from the adventure was a small blue car parked in the middle of nowhere, with no one around. It was a world away from the hustle of a big city.

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    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of Poros from the water!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Poros
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Poros 31/03/2018
    • nice beach 17/10/2017
    Phone:
    +30 697 724 9397
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    Aegina Waterfront
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    Arriving at Aegina, we had the option to buy a bus tour of the island scenery or a tour to the Temple of Aphaia and the monastery.

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    • Must See
    Tips
    • Lots to see, great taste of the Islands!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Aegina Town
    • Beautiful Island a short trip from Pireus 17/04/2018
    • Best place to get away from Athens 03/04/2018
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    Temple of Aphaia
    Historic Sites
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    LokaiBracelets Says:

    I decided to head to the Temple of Aphaia, which was the inspiration for the Parthenon. I’ve never stood in front of a structure in so much awe. The temple was built in 500 B.C. It is truly remarkable and makes you feel like a tiny dot on an incredibly long timeline.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • I opted for the Temple of Aphaia tour and the monastery!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Aegina
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The must see spot on Aegina 22/04/2018
    • Must see 16/04/2018
    • Temple of Aphaia
    Phone:
    +30 2297 032398
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