On our trip to Delphi, our daughter finds a soul mate in our philosopher-guide George, who we hired though ShoreTrips. He tells us that instead of ten commandments, the Greeks have one: Know yourself.
Delphi is set on a mountainside high above a valley holding three million olive trees. It is unspeakably beautiful and serene. Much of Delphi has been destroyed, looted by Romans (they loaded so many statues onto a ship that it sank, “The Romans were greedy shoppers,” observes George) or damaged by an earthquake.