Posted on 19/03/2019
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Delphi: One Day Private Tour from Athens - 2020

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overview

Take a one-day private tour from Athens to the famous Delphi on a luxury Mercedes Benz Black Edition and explore the most famous oracle of the ancient world. During your one day private tour to Delphi stop at the historic battlefield of Thermopylae and the actual place where Leonidas from Sparta with his 300 brave warriors fought the invading Persians.

DURATION: 10 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.00 am
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPENING SEASON: All year round, daily
WHO CAN COME: This is a private small group tour for up to 3 guests. (Price varies by group size)

Highlights

◾ Visit the ancient sanctuary of Apollo where the Oracle was once being performed by the high priestess Pythia at Delphi
◾ Drive-by Thebes, the Kingdom of Oedipus, the dancefloor of Ares
◾ Wander around the picturesque stone houses of Arachova
◾ Lunch/Dinner at an amazing family-run taverna serving authentic Greek food overlooking Itea and Amfissa
◾ Admire the statue of King Leonidas and visit the Battlefield of famous Thermopylae

What is included

✔ Port/ Airport and other designated meeting points pick up/drop off
✔ Round-trip transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
✔ Onboard WiFi
✔ Handmade candies
✔ Refreshment wipes
✔ Bottled water
✔ Coffee and tea
✖ Entry or admission fees
✖ Food & drinks

What to expect

Your full-day private tour to Delphi starts with a pick up from your hotel or other designated point in Athens area and a drive on the motorway towards Lamia. Your first stop is at the historic battlefield of Thermopylae and the actual place where Leonidas from Sparta with his 300 brave warriors fought the invading Persians. Visit the impressive statue of Leonidas and Thermopylae's museum where you can see with the reenactment of the battle of Thermopylae in 3D.

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the "navel" of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus to find the navel of the world met. Delphi was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre of the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.

Admire the Castalia Spring, visit the archaeological site and see the Theatre, the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle Pythia, the Navel of the Earth. You will have time to visit the Museum of Delphi with its spectacular collection of artefacts, including the Naxian Sphinx, the unique bronze Charioteer and the Statue of Antinoos.

Before you start your journey back to Athens visit the picturesque town of Arahova to admire its traditional mansions and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local family-run taverna serving authentic Greek food.

Where we will meet

Pick up points:
Athens International Airport
Centre of Athens
Piraeus port
Corinth Suburban Train Station (Proastiakos)
All Hotels, Airbnbs and apartments from the regions listed above

Cutoff time before activity

  • 2 days

Country

  • Greece
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