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Full day tour Delphi

Athens, Greece
Excellent

Duration

9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

18 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

Let us take you on a trip back in time by visiting the mythical center of the world, Delphi. A
place where gods, oracles, heroes and kings were part of our history. Let’s follow the steps
of ancient Greeks and visit the most important place of worship at ‘’ The Medieval Times’’.
Our excursion will start from your accommodation early in the morning (08:00-09:00). After
a short introduction from our driver we will start heading to northern Greece towards to
Delphi.
After 100 kilometers on the national highway we will get into the provincial road to
Parnassos Mountain. On our way we will pass through the birthplace of Hercules and
kingdom of Oedipus, (famous Oedipus complex) called Thebes or Thiva, where the green of
the countryside and the white from the cotton fields set an amazing scenery of colors.
Approximately after 1 ½ hour of driving we will reach the west slope of mount Helicon and
Osios Loukas monastery. It was founded in 945 A.D from the hermit Loukas and it has taken
its name after his death in 953 A.D. The monastery is listed as one of the UNESCO World
heritage sites because both churches inside represent the more severe and abstracted style
of the Middle Byzantine decorative art and it is dated from the first half of the 11 th century .
After our historical exploration in Orthodox religion we will continue to our next destination,
Delphi.
According to mythology it’s here where the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the end of the
universe to find the navel of the world. The sanctuary of Delphi sets within a most
spectacular landscape full of mountains and hills in a height of 960 meters. For many
centuries, it was a cultural and religious center and also a symbol of unity for the Hellenic
world. In the beginning, the site was sacred to Mother Earth and it was guarded by the
terrible serpent Python, who was later killed by Apollo.
Apollo sanctuary was built here by Cretans who arrived at Kirrha (port of Delphi),
accompanied by the god in the form of a dolphin. Between the 6 th and the 4 th century B.C,
Delphi city was known for the oracular powers of Pythia, who was delivering God Apollo’s
messages to humans through her.
The priestess, who was sitting on a tripod, muttered incomprehensible words that foretold
the future. Kings, crusaders and ordinary individuals were consulting the Delphic Oracle,
before taking important decisions for the future, and they were expressing their gratitude
with great gifts to honor the God Apollo. The oracle’s fame was spread to the depths of the
world as it was believed to have successfully predicted events like the Argonaut expedition,
the Trojan War and that Alexander the Great was going to be ‘’invincible’’ to his campaign.
There, you will visit the temple of Athena Pronaia, the Temple of Apollo, the old theater, the
sacred way, the treasury house of Athenians and the Gymnasium. In the Museum of Delphi
you will admire unique exhibits such as the world famous bronze Charioteer, a masterpiece
of Hellenic art, the navel of Delphi and Naxian Sphinx.
Closing up our day, 10 minutes away we will reach our final destination but most favorite,
the picturesque Arachova village.
There, you are going to have time for a walk at the mesmerizing alleys among the
traditionally stone-built houses and taste Greek cuisine and delicacies with a view at the
slope of mount Parnassos,

800 m. above the sea level. Arachova is known for the smoked cheese and the handmade
traditional carpets but it’s also one of the most famous Winter Resort among Ski Fans
because it’s 15 minutes away from the Ski Slopes of Mount Parnassos.
Then the only thing you have to do is to relax & enjoy our way back or get some rest until
our driver wakes you up!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1. HOSIOS LOUKAS MONASTERY
  • 2. DELPHI ARCHAIOLOGICAL SITE
  • 3. DELPHI ARCHAIOLOGICAL MUSEUM
  • 4. THE TEMPLE OF APPOLO
  • 5. ARACHOVA VILLAGE
  • 6. AUTHENTIC TAVERN

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Free wifi onboard
  • All taxes and fees
  • Water
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Athens, Greece

Reviews

4.9/5
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Orion Maal

05/07/2022
We had a wonderful day, our driver was very kind and explained everything to us.

Amaya Khan

16/06/2022
We enjoyed seeing the ruins of Delphi and our driver did a great job telling the history of the area.

Chun Steav

07/06/2022
The tour was packed with information and we got to see some fabulous sights and learn a lot about local culture, and history.

Jake Hadley

10/04/2022
Very good experience and Service. A magical trip we will always remember!

Tomas Novak

25/03/2022
We saw some incredible sites in Delphi. Would highly recommend it.

Bonni Verhine

07/02/2022
The trip through the city of Athens continued all of the ways to Delphi. Greece will forever live in our hearts. Thank you!

Azahra Putri

01/01/2022
We absolutely valued our time in Athens and this tour to Delphi was the highlight. Our tour guide was the best, he was very experienced, informative, punctual.

Jhen Guarin

18/12/2021
Dazzled, The monastery complex is artistically outstanding in peace and relaxation.

Sabrina Burns

06/11/2021

Beautiful sites

Beautiful sites. the city and its history are amazing.

Bien Flores

18/09/2021
We loved our guide, very knowledgeable about the city. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see and learn about all the Athens sights and have fun doing it!

Damo Murray

16/09/2021
Excellent experience on our trip to Delphi. The guides are excellent and the bus drivers too.

Jason Godden

30/07/2021
Delphi is a unique place in Greece, its an archaeological site with a great importance for the ancient Greeks, since this was the temple where the oracle predicted the future... Its worth to visit and spend some time also to the museum.
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