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Delphi | Two Days Tour

  • Delphi - Apollo Temple 2

Visit the archaeological site of Delphi, considered the center of the world in Ancient Greece          

Itinerary

1st Day
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 centre 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 centre 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 Deukalion, 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.

Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
2nd Day
Morning at leisure in Delphi. Visitors spend a day of complete relaxation in Delphi where the wild beauty and grandeur of the landscape are awesome & inspiring. In the afternoon drive back to Athens

Included

  • Transportation with deluxe motorcoach
  • Official english speaking guide
  • One night accomodation at Tourist Class or First Class hotel as per your choice on Half Board Basis (1 breakfast and 1 dinner)
  • Prices include entrance fees for visits of museums and archeological sites (as specified in itineraries) and taxes

Not Included

  • All personal expenses
  • Everything that is not specifically mentioned in the "Included" section

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