Delphi Tour From Athens
Visit one of the most popular Archaeological sites of Greece with our Delphi tour from Athens, a UNESCO world heritage site.
According to Greek mythology, Zeus let out 2 eagles in order to find the center of the earth. These eagles met each other at Delphi and he threw a rock to mark the center of the world. A huge snake was guarding the site until Apollo killed the Python that lived there. In order to honor Apollo, they organized the Pythian Games.The oracle of Delphi became the most famous and important of the ancient world which played a huge role for ancient Greece as they took precious information were to establish colonies and other important information.
With the day tour from Athens, we will drive through Levadia to reach the slopes of Mount Parnassus, where is the picturesque village of Arachova, famous for its bright multi-colored carpets and its ski center (shortstop). Continuing our Delphi tour from Athens, we will arrive at Delphi.
You will be able to see the unique Tholos temple, dedicated to Athena pronoia as well as the Gymnasium where athletes were trained, and the Castalia spring where every visitor had to drink water first before his visit. You will then see the temple of Apollo where Pythia was seated on her tripod, the theatre, the Stadium where Pythian games took place, buildings like the Athenian treasury, Siphnians, Naxians, etc.
Inside the Delphi museum, you will admire the charioteer of Delphi, the statue of 3 dancers, the Antinoos statue, the golden mask of Apollo, the huge Sphinx of Naxos, the friezes that describe famous themes from mythology, and much more. All (these were) offerings of Greek city-states to the oracle.
You can choose a restaurant for lunch(optional) in the village of Delphi, as well as free time to explore Delphi or for shopping. Driving back to Athens we can visit the Monastery of Osios Loukas. Founded in about 1011 AD, the monastery of Osios Loukas is dedicated to a local Greek holy man who endured much suffering at the hands of the Moors and Saracens and finally made his home in this remote area of central Greece.
Built upon the foundations of an earlier religious structure dating back to 944 AD this octagonal Byzantine structure is a hallmark of medieval church design. It is in excellent condition and contains many well-preserved mosaics and paintings. The splendid mosaics and the architecture make this monastery one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.
Driving north from Athens, approximately in 2,5 hours, we will reach Arahova village. After a shortstop, we will visit the Museum and the site of Delphi. Finally, after lunch we drive back to Athens.
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Temple of Apollo
Statue of Charioteer
The golden mask of Apollo
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