This tour will show you to the center of the ancient world as Delphi according to the ancient Greeks was ''the navel of the earth". This amazing site of extreme beauty will take your mind of the city for one day and will offer you another side of the Greek mythology hidden in the mountains.
The chosen tour starts with a two hours’ drive thought the Greek countryside along fields, lakes and mountains. The stories and the myths that our drivers and guides will tell you along the way will reveal the unique energy of the site. Not long before reaching Delphi we will drive through Arachova, a beautiful little town which is a ski resort but gives the impression that came from the past.Then in one of the slopes of mount Parnassus there is Delphi and the oracle. The oracle was a temple dedicated to god Apollo where people or even cities could consult the god about important decisions which the god was giving through his priestess.
The tholos of the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia visible from above is perhaps the most characteristic monument at Delphi and one of the most important buildings. This circular building that was built in 380 BC is of unknown purpose, a masterpiece of Classical architecture and the historians already from the ancient times do not refer to it as a temple. The whole area around it was part of the sacred site and you will be able to see the treasuries, where the gifts were kept, the sacred spring called Castalia, the theater and the stadium where the games to honor the god Apollo were taking place. In the museum the statues and the treasures found in the site will make your visit more special. Among the great jewelry and the ritual items you will admire Inioxos, a beautiful statue of a young boy which details force us to respect its creator. After your meal we will drive back to Athens.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The charge for the tours and transfers is based on the vehicle used, therefore is per vehicle and not per person.
The price includes the driver and the vehicle. Our drivers are very knowledgeable and can give you all the information about the archaeological sites, ancient history but also modern life and culture, although are forbidden by law to enter the sites with you. If you wish someone to enter the sites with you, we can arrange for you to have a licensed tour guide with an extra cost.
Our prices include the driver with the vehicle, fuel and in case of a trip outside of Athens it also includes the toll fair and the driver’s accommodation. The prices don’t include the fees to the sites, meals and in case of a trip outside of Athens your accommodation.
Tips are not mandatory, it is up to your discretion if you want to give and how much!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
The combination of the archaeology, the food and wine experiences, the swimming and the generally relaxed atmosphere made for a very enjoyable tour. There was a high attention to detail. Our main tour guide was very enthusiastic and highly qualified. Excellent.
The trip was fabulous. Stella and John provided us with a wealth of information. Each place we saw left a lasting impression. Everything had been organized soooo perfect!!! I have already recommended this trip to others. Thank you once again!
Many Thanks for organising my celebration trip in Greece for 40th Wedding Anniversary by lear jet. Excellent choice of Hotels, comfortable Day Trips not too strenuous, accompanied by an excellent, careful and knowledgeable Driver, Manos. Our Sincere Thanks to you and your team.
ITINERARY & PLANNING
ATHENS – GREEK COUNTRYSIDE ROAD TRIP – ARACHOVA – DEPLHI – ORACLE – CASTALIA (ANCIENT THEATER & STADIUM) – ATHENS