Temple of Apollo - Delphi

Description

Our private full day tour in Delphi starts with driving towards Viotia Prefecture. We shall pass outside the well known – from ancient times – town of Theves & through the agricultural village of Orchomenos, where we shall have a short stop for some rest/refreshment. We continue passing outside the capital of Viotia prefecture, Livadia & with a stop/visit in the traditional village (and also a famous ski resort place) of Arachova, which is located at the foot of mount Parnassus.
We finally reach to "the center of the world" – as it was regarded by the ancients – the famous Sanctuary of Delphi with the worldwide known Oracle. You will wander through the archaeological area admiring the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Polygonal wall, the Treasury of the Siphnians, the Stoa of the Athenians, the ancient theater, the Sacred Way, the ancient Gymnasium, the Castalian Spring, the ancient Stadium & the Tholos of Athena Pronaia. Your knowledge will be complemented with the visit to the archaeological museum, where you will follow the history of the most famous ancient oracle & you will admire sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary.


Time for a traditional Greek lunch in the town of Delphi & our private tour continues with driving through the Mount Parnassus. We shall pass via traditional villages such as Gravia & Bralo (just outside of the village we shall have a short stop for admiring – and taking photos – the panoramic view of Maliakos Culf, the city of Lamia) & we finally reach to Thermopylae (hot gates) with the hot sulfur springs. You will visit the area where the famous battle between the Greeks & the Persians took place in 480 B.C. You will admire the marvelous statue of King of Sparta, Leonidas who, with 300 Spartans & 700 Thespians, faced numerous Persian forces under the command of King Xerxes A’. It was there that Leonidas told to Xerxes the famous phrase "Μολών Λαβέ (Molon Lave)" which means "Come & Get It". Finally you will visit the Centre of Historical Information of Thermopylae. Our private tour reaches to the end with our returning back to the starting point. Contact us for further details & info.

King Leonidas

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens, Piraeus port (Cruises terminal), Athens International Airport, etc...

Opening Hours

Delphi : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 20:00.

Thermopylae (Centre of Historical Information) : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 09:00 – 17:00, April 1st – Oct. 31st : 09:00 – 18:00.

Entrance Fees

Delphi : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Thermopylae (Centre of Historical Information) : 3€ per adult, free for EU students over 18 years old, for non EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Treasury of Athenians

Tour Duration

9 - 10 hours (approx).

More Info

Delphi

Thermopylae

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