Athens to Delphi tours by Best Athens Tours
This tour shows you the center of the ancient world as Delphi, according to the ancient Greeks, was ”the navel of the earth”. This amazing site of extreme beauty will take your mind off the city for one day and will offer you another side of the Greek mythology, hidden in the mountains.
The chosen tour starts with a two-hour drive through the Greek countryside along fields, lakes and mountains. The stories and the myths that our drivers and guides will tell you along the way will reveal the unique energy of the site. Then in one of the slopes of mount Parnassus there is Delphi and the oracle. The oracle was a temple dedicated to god Apollo where people or even cities could consult the god about important decisions which the god was giving through his priestess.
The Tholos of the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, visible from above, is perhaps the most characteristic monument at Delphi and one of the most important buildings. This circular building that was built in 380 BC is of unknown purpose, a masterpiece of Classical architecture and the historians, already from the ancient times do not refer to it as a temple. The whole area around it was part of the sacred site and you will be able to see the treasures, where the gifts were kept, the sacred spring called Castalia, the theater and the stadium where the games took place to honor god Apollo. In the museum the statues and the treasures found in the site will make your visit more special. Among the great jewellery and the ritual items you will admire Iniohos, a beautiful statue of a young boy whose details force us to respect its creator.
After your meal we will drive back to Athens.
The Temple of Apollon, Athenians treasure, Temple Athena Pronaia, The Museum of Delphi, Panoramic view of Corinthian Gulf
The duration of the chosen tour is 8-9 hours max but it is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs and interests.
The meeting point is accordingly your accommodation. Let us know your hotel/apartment address or flight/ship details in order to organize the pickup point.
Recommended about 08:00 am, general the starting time depends on your timetable and your interest.
Expert English speaking driver is accompanying you all the time of the tour.
Our company offers vehicles Mercedes sedan/minivan/minibus that can accommodate 1-20 passengers. See more information regarding the vehicles in the page FLEET.
Attention: The driver cannot accompany you in the sites as in Greece it is forbidden by law.
Entrance fees, food or drinks. Our driver will support you to receive the tickets during the day tour of Athens.
Additional local licensed tourist guide require by you.
We are positive to discuss your preferred choice.
Bring along comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sun lotion, water supplies and of course your camera and good mood!!
The cost for the tour depends on the kind of your request. In order to offer you an amazing experience let us know exactly what are you looking for. Do not hesitate to complete the below GET AN OFFER form and you will receive our offer the soonest.
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