• Duration: 10 hours
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Description

The Delphi day tour starts with a drive on the national highway towards northern Greece passing by the plane of Thieves and the city of Levadia. Then we will be on the slopes of Mount Parnassus before reaching Delphi. 

Our first stop is going to be the monastery of Hosios Loukas, which represents the second golden age of Byzantine art (11th -12th century) in particular its golden mosaic decoration and fine architecture.

After spending some time in this area of serenity we will drive to the site of Delphi, an ancient Greek sanctuary with a PanHellenic character dedicated to the God Apollo. It functioned as an Oracle and was considered ‘the navel’, the centre of the world and is today a symbol of Greek cultural unity. 

The scenic location allows you to have a view of the Greek mountains and two more sites the Gymnasium and the secondary sanctuary of Athena Pronea. In the site, you will visit the Temple of Apollo where Pythia spoke to the oracles, the theatre, and the stadium. While in the museum you will be able to see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues.

After the site we will have our lunch at the modern village of Delphi with a view of the mountains of Fokis and our last destination will be the village of Arachova. A mountainous village built on a cliff 900 m above sea level very close to the Parnassus ski resort. It’s the mainland’s answer to Mykonos. 

After some free time for shopping and wandering around we will have a pleasant drive back to Athens.

Top Visits:

  • Levadia
  • Distomo – Hosios Loukas
  • Arachova – Village of Delphi
  • The Oracle of Delphi
  • Museum of Delphi
  • Sanctuary Athena Pronea – Gymnasium 

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

Itinerary

Livadeia

Setting off with a drive along the national highway heading towards northern Greece and coming across the plane of Theves and the city of Levadia. Levadia is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the Boeotia regional district, it lies 90 km north-west of Athens.

Mount Parnassus

We will be on the slopes of Mount Parnassus before reaching Delphi. 

Hosios Loukas

Our first stop is going to be the monastery of Hosios Loukas. The monastery is located in a picturesque valley overflowing with olive trees. Worth noticing are its decorations and fine architecture, they are an excellent example of the second golden age of Byzantine art (11th -12th century). In particular its golden mosaic decoration and fine architecture are protected by UNESCO.  

Delphi

Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It's the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle.

Delphi Archaeological Museum

In the museum you will be able to see some splendid findings such as the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues.

Temple of Apollo

Called the centre of the world, Delphi was the most famous ancient Greek sanctuary with a Pan Hellenic character dedicated to the God Apollo. At the site you will visit the temple of Apollo where Pytheia spoke to the oracles, the theater, and the stadium, while a little farther lies the temple of Athena Pronea and the Gymnasium. 

Arachova

A stop at the village of Arachova, Mykonos of the Winter, as the Athenians call it, for come picturesque photos.

Athens

And after that we will drive back to Athens.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [16€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Bottled water  

What's excluded

  • Entrance Fees [16€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 250 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost) 
  • Lunch

What do I need to bring

  • Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort
  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended. 

Important information

  •  Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us.
  • We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs. 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY BREAK
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • PRIVATE CAR TOUR
  • PRIVATE ROUNDRIP
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • VIP AND EXCLUSIVE
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • CLASSIC CAR TOURS
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION

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