- Duration: 1 DAY
- Location: Delphi
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At the foot of Mount Parnassos, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which was the most famous Oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi is the second-most important archeological site in Greece (after the Acropolis in Athens) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delphi, dates to the ninth century B.C. and whose allure includes an amazing hillside setting and ruins that will intrigue even the most skeptical among you.
According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles, sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world, met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the most trusted oracle in the ancient world from which the spirit of Apollo gave advice on everything from domestic matters to wars. Many believe the place to have a special magic and report being moved spiritually when visiting Delphi. Ancient engravings on the stone such as ‘Know Thyself’ and ‘Nothing in Excess’ could be a lesson for all generations to come.
Your tour itinerary
Depart from our terminal for one day trip from Athens to Delphi to explore one of the most famous archaelogical sites of Greece. Along the way, you will see the plain of Beotia, an agricultural center and you will also pass by the city of Theva, the birthplace of King Oedipus. You will continue your Delphi day tour towards Mt. Parnassos, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia.You will drive then to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. Pass by Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea andΒ the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle andΒ Delphi museum, with it’s spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
- Castalia spring
- Guided tour of the Temple of Apollo and the world famous Oracle
- See the Athenian Treasure
- Guided tour of Delphi Museum
- Optional lunch in a traditional family owned restaurant
- Wander around the picturesque village of Arachova
Days of operation: daily – April to October
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun – November to March
Departure: at 08:45 am, return aprox at 06:45pm
Courtesy pick up service from central Athens hotels