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Athens, Delfi, Athens

    Daily excursions to Athens, Pireus, Sounion, Delphi, Meteora Monasteries

Athens, Delfi, Athens

Athens, Delfi, Athens, 364 km/4h.27min

 

Delphi Greek: Δελφοί formerly also called Pytho (Πυθώ), is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical Hellenic world. The ancient Hellenes considered the centre of the world to be in Delphi, marked by the stone monument known as the omphalos (navel).

 

It occupies an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Hellenic city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.

 

Temple of Apollo!

This centre of the ancient Hellenic spirit is one of the most impressive parts that you will never meet, wherever you travel. The sacred shrine had an immense religious and spiritual influence throughout the classic Hellenic world: had reached as far as Central Asia, five thousand miles away, to the ellinobaktriano Kingdom founded by Alexander the great.

From the time of Homer, the Hellenes considered the Delphi sanctuary, where Jeus was speaking with the voice of Apollo, as the Earth nucleus.

GET READY

We recommend this tour to be started at any time after breakfast till evening time. You need to take with you sun glasses, a hat and sport shoes.

THINGS TO DO

  • Drive through the fertile plain of Veotia
  • Exploration of Delphi Archaeological site. Delphi was considered the center of the ancient world and there where “Omphalos” is located. Get the chance to see the Ancient Sanctuary,
  • Visit Castalia Spring,
  • Visit the Apollo Temple, where Pythia delivered her prophesies while sitting on her tripod,
  • Visit the Ancient theatre,
  • Engraving spots of well known sayings like “Know yourself” “Nothing in excess”,
  • Rare historical Treasures in Museum like “bronze charioteer”, “Sphinx of Naxos”,“Statue of Antinoos”, Treasury of the Athenians,
  • Visit of traditional Arachova village,
  • Wander around the picturesque stone houses,
  • Drive back to Athens passing through Levadia and Thieves cities.

THE RETURN

  • Can be done by the side of Sounion in order to wonder  the sun set from about 19.30-20.00. Come back to the hotel at 21.00

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • BENEFITS:  This is a private  tour customized on your time frame and interests.
  • MEETING POINT: The embarkation and the disembarkation point is the Hotel.
  • DURATION: Basically is 7-8 hours max, flexible to configuration on you.
  • INCLUDED: Basic English speaking driver, gas, tolls,  taxes. The price per pax depended on the number of the passengers or requested by you.
  • NOT INCLUDED: Professional Licensed Tourist Guide, Entrance fees, food, drinks.
  • EXTRA OPTIONS: Professional Licensed Tourist Guide is available if requested.
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