The Oracle of Apollo
The oracle of Apollo , "the navel of the earth", had advised kings and cities for 1200 years. The mystery of this place is a challenge to the scientists.
Around the temple there is the dramatic landscape of mountain Parnassus. ,
The amphitheatrical Treasuries, the temple, the theatre and the Stadium overlook the valley and the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia.
The museum houses masterpieces such as the Charioteer, the Sphinx and pieces of gold and ivory.
Just 10 min. from Delphi, hanging on the mountain is the lovely village of Arachova, a favourite ski resort of the Greeks.
Hidden treasure: The mosaics of the byzantine monastery of Osios Loucas, a Unesco monument (optional)
The road goes by Thebes, the two lakes, the cotton fields and Livadia town.
After Livadia the road goes uphill on the slopes of Parnassus until the lovely village of Arachova.
In the archseological site we see Kastalia spring, the Treasury of the Athenians, the temple of Apollo, thd stoa of the Athenians, the theatre and the stadium.
In the museum we see the Sphinx, the Charioteer and the other highlights.
Lunch in Delphi or Arachova.
Optional, visit of the byzantine monastery of Osios Loucas.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your cruise ship terminal, airport, or at your hotel.
End location: The tour ends at your cruise ship terminal or at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
The duration is lonver if we add to the itinerary the monastery of Osios Loucas
Private transfer by taxi or mini van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - Coffee, lunch, a couple of souvenirs. Entrance fees are listed elsewhere. Credit cards accepted
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Nota was great. She worked with us to design this custom tour and was extremely knowledgeable about about both Ancient Greek history and modern Greece as well. Really enjoyed the tour.