Temple of Apollo - Delphi

Description

First Day : Our private tour 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 & 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).

After the city of Lamia, we continue with driving via Domokos & in the evening we arrive in Kalampaka which is located just in the shadow of Meteora Rocks (also known as "The Rocks of the God"). Time for dinner in the wonderful village of Kastraki & then you will spend your night in a charmy family run hotel.

Second Day : In the morning & after having your breakfast, we will "climp" to the imposing rock towers of Meteora with the unique phenomenon to have on their top Orthodox monasteries built since middle ages. The whole complex of the rocks with the monasteries has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. You shall have the opportunity to visit & admire the most important monasteries (at least five) such as the Monastery of Great Meteoron, the Monastery of Rousanou, the Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Triniti), the Varlaam Monastery, the Monastery of Saint Nikolaos Anapafsa & the Monastery of Saint Stephanos. After having lunch & during our way back to Athens we shall have our last stop in Thermopylae 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 world famous phrase "Μολών Λαβέ (Molon Labe)" which means "Come & Get It". Our two days adventure reaches to the end with our returning back to starting point. Contact us for further details & info.

Roussanou Monastery

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens, Athens International Airport, etc...

Opening Hours

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

Meteora Monasteries : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 09:00 – 15:00, April 1st – Oct. 31st : 09:00 – 17:00.

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.

Meteora Monasteries : 3€ per adult (for each monastery), free for students & children under 18 years old.

King Leonidas

Tour Duration

Two Days

More Info

Delphi

Meteora

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