discover the sacred oracle of Delphi with its mountaintop villages
A day tour designed for those who love mountains and villages . It is a 2 hour drive away from Athens . Driving by the cotton fields of Thebes we reach the mountain top village of Arachova. We see the hundred year old houses built of stone with narrow sidestreets. The Site and museum of Delphi is half an hour away . Here one can taste the local cuisine in the picturesque village On our way back we visit the monastery of St. Luke built 1100AD on a mountain top with a unique panoramic view located an hour away . My knowledge of history and mythology is a guarantee for an enjoyable trip
Please note that I am not a licensed guide and cannot give explanations or accompany you inside the museums and historical monuments we visitj
A full day tour to the mountains of Parnassus with the picturesque village of Arahova (3000 ft elev) and the ancient site of the Delphi oracle. The village of Delphi offers a spectacular view of the Itea olive tree forest and the sea!!Driving by the cotton fields of Thebes we reach the mountain top village of Arachova. We see the hundred year old houses built of stone with narrow sidestreets. Shortly we arrive to Delphi the ancient navel of the world. We visit the site of the oracle the spring of kastalia the round monument of Athena Proneias. The museum houses unique exhibits such as the chariotter, the naxian sphinx the statue of Antinoos among others. The village of Delphi is an ideal place for lunch over looking the valley of olive trees of Itea. On our way back we visit the monastery of St. Luke built 1100AD on a mountain top with a unique panoramic view! day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I meet you at your Athens center Hotel,Piraeus cruise ship .i hold a paper sign with your name on it.
End location: I leave you at your Athens hotel or Piraeus seaport
Duration: 9 hours
Snow fall around January
We travel with my large E-CLASS Mercedes Benz taxi.Spacious,clean and air conditioned.
Transportation to the site of Delphi and surrounding villages (Arahova,Delphi) and return to your hotel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euro - Per Person admission fee of Site and Museum
admission fees to museum and site,restaurant meals,souvenirs
Please note that I am not a licensed guide and cannot give explanations or accompany you inside the museums and historical monuments we visit.
I offer a historical and mythological overview of the places we visit using media systems
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This was our second tour with Emmanuel and we were not disappointed. His knowledge of history and other aspects of Greece was superb. Once again, took us to a picturesque restaurant for lunch, nestled in the mountains, with excellent service and food. Would not hesitate to recommend him