Tour Attractions: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archeological Site & Museum, Castalia Springs, Charioteer
Duration: 10 hours approx.
Price: from 90€
Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in Delphi.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous Oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the center of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious center and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.
Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic Oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deucalion, the Argonaut’s expedition and the Trojan War.
Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ”severe” Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist.
From April to October
Departure: 08:45 – Return: 19:00
Price Per Person:
With Lunch: Adult 105€ / Child 75€
Without Lunch: Adult 90€ / Child 65€
– Professional licensed guide
– Deluxe A/C coach
– Entrance tickets
– Free wi fi on the coach
– Map of Athens & Greece
– All taxes
- Vegetarian meal available upon request.
• Drinks and tips are not included.