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Delphi: Private Day Tour from Athens

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Discover the history and beauty of Delphi with a knowledgeable local driver/guide on this day trip. Visit the navel of the world where the oracle of Apollo spoke and learn about the history and mythology of ancient Greece.

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Delphi Archaeological Site
  • Marvel at ancient statues of the Charioteer and the Sphinx of Naxos at the Delphi Archeological Museum
  • Visit the rare middle-byzantine monastery of Hosios Loukas
  • Discover the fairytale village of Arachova
  • See the Karakolithos Monument, a memorial for the 134 men from Karakolithos who were executed by the Nazis in 1944

Description

Enjoy a private full-day trip to Delphi, home of the famous Oracle of Delphi, with a local English-speaking driver/guide. On the way to Delphi, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO listed 11th-century Hosios Loukas Monastery and the picturesque village of Arachova. Arachova is situated on the slope of Mount Parnassus near the famous Parnassos Ski Center. Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or apartment anywhere in Athens at the beginning of your trip. You'll enjoy scenic views on the along the drive, passing through Thiva, Livadia, and Distomo on the way to the village of Steiri. Near Steiri you'll visit the Hosios Loukas Monastery. From the monastery, your tour will continue to Arachova and on through the majestic mountains and fertile valleys to Delphi. You'll visit the ancient city of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, home to the Oracle of Delphi. Delphi was inhabited since Mycenaean times and the worship of Apollo was established between the 11th and 9th century B.C. In the 8th century B.C. Delphi became internationally known for the Oracular powers of Pythia, the high priestess, who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gasses, and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. The ancient people of the Mediterranean had such faith in Pythia’s view of the future, that no major decision was made without consulting the Oracle of Delphi first. In ancient Delphi, you will also see the Stadium of Delphi, built around the 4th century B.C. and visit the Delphi Archeological Museum. Finally, your driver/guide will take you to the modern village of Delphi where you'll have time to purchase lunch at a scenic traditional tavern before the return drive back to Athens. Your driver'guide will drop you off at your hotel or apartment at the end of your trip.

Includes

Private driver/guide Local taxes, tolls, and baggage fees Fuel Parking fees Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees Food and drinks Gratuities

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.

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