We start our Delphi One Day Trip to explorethe UNESCO-listed Archaeological Site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ and today one of the most famous archaeological sites of Greece
We start our Delphi One Day Trip to explorethe UNESCO-listed Archaeological Site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece and today one of the most famous archaeological sites of Greece.
Along the way we drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova.
After making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia , we arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
First stop is the Delphi archeological site – an Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the most important digs in Europe. Avoid and skip the lines of the archaeological site and walk around the evocative ruins with your guide, see famous monuments including the Treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo.
Second stop is the Delphi Archeological museum , that contains such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
After lunch break , we visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary , the most photographed spot in Delphi.
Please note: During winter season (1 November – 31 March): The visit to Athena Pronaia Sanctuary will not take place due to the limited opening hours of the exhibition area.
As our Delphi One Day Trip comes to an end we return to Athens passing by the picturesque village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short photo stop).
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