If there’s one thing I learned in Nafplio, on my first day travelling in Greece, it was that a modern GPS navigation unit is no match for an ancient and medieval town plan full of castles.
So, you’ve built the world’s largest personal fortune, discovered and developed Saudi Arabia’s oil, married five times and haggled over the ransom to get your kidnapped grandson back. What do you do for an encore? Why, you build a Roman Villa in your backyard of course.
She was the most important person in the world for a thousand years, revered across empires, talked about in hushed tones and feared by the most mighty. She was the Sibyl, and this is Ancient Delphi, her home and the centre of the Ancient World.