Private luxury tour combining two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sit back in one of our new full leather Mercedes models with WiFi as you set off to explore at your own pace the rich & extensive Archeological site of Delphi, center of the Ancient world, break for lunch with a panoramic view in the mountain village of Arachova & discover its cottage industries; & continue to the impressive walled monastery of st ... More info ›
Private luxury tour combining two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sit back in one of our new full leather Mercedes models with WiFi as you set off to explore at your own pace the rich & extensive Archeological site of Delphi, center of the Ancient world, break for lunch with a panoramic view in the mountain village of Arachova & discover its cottage industries; & continue to the impressive walled monastery of st. Lucas, one of the most important monuments of the Byzantine era with its unique art.
Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your hotel, cruise ship or Airport, travel in the company of a highly experienced & informative tour driver & let us 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.
After lunch continue to the walled monastery of St. Lucas. A world Heritage site, explore its notable Byzantine architecture, enjoy its tranquil location & view it wonderful preserved artwork.
For those wanting a greater depth of information & guiding inside the sites, the option of having an expert Private Licensed guide to accompany you inside the site & museum of Delphi and/or the monastery is available on request. Private guiding time for Delphi would be 70 Euro for the site alone & 120 Euro for the site + Museum.