Full Day Tour to Delphi


 


 

The tour to Delphi departs from the hotel in the morning for what is considered on the most important archaeological sites of classical Greece.

The ride passes by colorful cliffs end route to the mountain village of Delphi, from which participants have a spectacular view of the olive groves in the valley below as they look out toward the sea. According to mythology, it was here in Delphi that Zeus released two eagles, one from the East and the other from the West.

 At the point where they met he threw a sacred stone, thus marking the center of the earth. Or the ‘Navel of the World’. Today the excavations at this site have revealed the impressive Sanctuary of Apollo, dating back to the 5th century B.C., with its numerous temple ruins, treasuries and monument foundations.

A Doric temple dedicated to Apollo, the god of Spirit and Music, dominates the center of the sanctuary. It was to this temple that ancient Greeks came to consult with one of the most important oracles of all antiquity – the famous Oracle of Delphi.

 The walk to the Temple of Apollo will follow the sacred way, a zigzagging path past the reconstructed treasury of the Athenians and the foundations of statues which once lined the entree route. Just above the temple is the well-preserved Theater, built in the 4th  - century B.C. and restored during the Roman period.

If you wish to climb a bit further, they can also see the ruins of the Stadium where 7,000 spectators could watch the ancient Python games.

Following the visit to the excavations, you will have time to visit the Delphi Museum, where all the fine objects on display have been discovered in or near Delphi.

Before returning to Athens, lunch will be served at a charming restaurant in Delphi.

The return to the hotel will be by the same route, with a sort rest stop as route at Arachova. 

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