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A beautiful Delphi tour from Athens. Delphi is one of most famous sites of classical Greece. It is located in a breathtaking landscape spreading out at the foot Mt. Parnassus. It is a 229 miles (370 km) round trip from Athens city.
Arrival at ancient Delphi around noon after having taken a scenic drive through mountains and fertile valleys of olive trees and fields and pass traditional towns such as Levadia and Arachova enjoying breathtaking views of the Greek countryside. Delphi was the most famous oracle of the ancient world. It was regarded as the center of the world. Between the 6th and 4th centuries BC the Delphic oracle became internationally known for the oracular powers of Pythia, the priestess who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gases and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world.
We will visit the temple of Athena Pronaia, the Castalia Spring where Pythia and pilgrims used to wash in order to purify themselves,the Stadium where the athletes who competed in the Pythian Games used to train, the temple of the god Apollo, the sacred way, the treasury house of Athenians and the old theater. In the Museum of Delphi you can admire unique treasures such as the world famous bronze Charioteer,a masterpiece of classical Greek art. After ancient Delphi we’ll visit the modern city of Delphi where we stop for lunch in one of the traditional taverns with very scenic view in the Corinthian Golf and the city of Itea. After lunch we’ll drive back to Athens city.
- Duration: 9 hours
- Vehicle: Mercedes sedan – Capacity: 4 people + the driver
- Vehicle: Mercedes minivan – Capacity: 5-7 people + the driver
Museum & Archaeological Site Full: €12 / Reduced: €6
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: people under 18 years old, students from European Union