On this private luxury tour from Athens, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delphi, located on the beautiful slopes of Mt. Parnassus, the center of the ancient world ... More info ›
On this private luxury tour from Athens, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delphi, located on the beautiful slopes of Mt. Parnassus, the center of the ancient world. Tour the archaeological site and museum at your leisure and then continue your day trip to the charming village of Arachova where you can soak up the mountain scenery over lunch. A stop is also made at the 10th Century St Lucas Monastery to visit & see the impressive Byzantine frescoes.
Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your hotel or cruise ship, this comprehensive and '
go at your own pace' tour aims to provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit. Suitable for small groups, couples, families & all ages.
From your hotel or cruise ship terminal head north out of Athens as your informative driver takes you through relaxing countryside for several hours before arriving at the archaeological site.
The history of Delphi stretches back in time to at least 1500 BC, before the classical Greek period. Famed throughout the ancient world, Delphi was acknowledged to be the center of the earth by Zeus but was also known because of its oracle. The eternal flame burned in the Temple of Apollo during the Pythian Games, a forerunner of the modern Olympics, and the city's role extended past Ancient Greece when Roman emperors protected the site and continued to send delegations to seek the oracle's advice.
During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. You will also have plenty of time to visit the impressive museum to see its many artifacts from as far back as the 15th century BC. Highlight include the Naxian Sphinx, statue of Antinoos, and the bronze sculpture of a charioteer.
Next we continue your tour to the pretty mountain village of Arachova, perched at 3,117 feet (950 meters) on the south slopes of Mt. Parnassus. You'll have time for lunch or a snack with many choices available (own expense), and wander the streets, visiting some of the many craft shops & enjoy the scenic views before the return trip to Athens.
Note: Your driver takes full care of you and provides a wealth of information to help you make the most of the places you will visit but is not allowed to accompany you into archaeological site of Delphi. We collaborate with professional licensed guides on-site & can provide these at extra cost & on request.