Top 9 reasons to visit Delphi.
1.One of the most famous archeological sites in Greece.
Undoubtedly, Greece is literally an archaeological site as a country. Being inhabited from prehistoric times, traces of human civilization can be found everywhere, in all corners of the land.
The major archaeological sites in Greece every year attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. People from all over the world come to see at close hand the origins of western civilization and to feel the power and vitality exuded by these sites. Constant care is taken by archaeological services and support services, so that one has access to the whole range of information and can pleasantly enjoy the tour.
The majority of them has survived beyond the time that has passed. Generally all of them differ in each place because of the time period , architecture , the influences and also the financial situation. But one of the most known archaeological site of all times is Delphi. Placed in the heart of Mount Parnassus in Central Greece, was believed by ancient people to be the omphalos (navel) of the earth, the centre of the universe. At the point where the oracle of Delphi, the most important in antiquity, lies, there used to be a prehistoric shrine dedicated to the great earth-mother ‘Gaia’. The place exudes power and mysticism. Nature , with the rustling of the age-old trees, the commanding view and the mythical significance of the oracle give visitors the impression that they have lifted the veils of time and are standing at the beginning of the world.
2.Panoramic view of the mountain and great valleys from Athens to Delphi to discover the nature and beauty of mainland.
Get the chance to explore the nature out of Athens . On your way from Athens you will be faced in the most beautiful and interesting way with nature. From the main road, on the right and the left side you will be in view of virgin pine forests and valleys .Thus you will be able to capture them and share your experience with your friends and relatives.
- Discover the myth of Greece and get cultural references in the most interesting and pleasant way.
Its widely known that Greece has a really rich history , mythology and culture. As for Delphi was settled at Mycenaean times in the end of late Bronze Age (1100 BCE) but took it’s religious significance on 800 BC. Delphi was also considered as the centre of the world, for in Greek mythology Zeus released two eagles, one to the east and another to the west, and Delphi was the point at which they met after encircling the world. Moreover ,the original name of the sanctuary was Pytho after the snake which Apollo was believed to have killed there. In addition, the oracle – the Pythia- would answer questions put to her by visitors wishing to be guided in their future actions. The whole process was a lengthy one, usually taking up a whole day and only carried out on specific days of the year
- Experience Greek arts including famous monuments, mythology and Delphi Museum with a great selection of jewellery and sculptures .
The best way to get known with a place is to get experienced with it’s most famous monuments and it’s unique collection of arts. In that case, Delphi is one of the most famous monuments of all ancient times. Except of, the archeological site and it’s great mythology and history references you should undoubtedly explore the great selection of jewellery and sculptures to understand the importance of arts in peoples lives at late Bronze Age .
- Get the taste of ancient spiritual and religious ceremonies with a breathtaking view in the centre of ancient religious world.
At the ancient times spiritual and religious ceremonies were the most important. All over Greece it was believed that in order to win a war or generally for having peace and economic prosperity you should have not made Gods angry and of course keep to all the spiritual ceremonies.
- Expand your Greek culture and knowledge.
Greek culture is one of the most known all over the world and also one of the most rich and famous, that everyone at least once in a Lifetime should get a taste of it. It is essential for all the global citizens that have travelled in a lot of destinations to expand their knowledge of culture in every place they visit. At anyway Greece is country that except of it’s natural beauty and breathtaking view has tons of history , mythology and cultured to be shared .
- Get the chance to experience the Mediterranean cuisine considered as the most tasty and healthy on the same time.
Also , appart of our culture another interesting subject is our cuisine, and there is no better way to discover it than having delicious lunch on a traditional restaurant out of the city centre with pure ingredients and hand cooked with the signature of Mediterranean cuisine.
- Revive the majesty of Greek ancient times.
The best way to revive and recapture the majesty of Ancient times is to take a tour to the place of action. Which means a tour from Athens to Delphi can surely assist to create the best memories . After the guided tour , you will be feeling honored of the human race knowing that have done so much at the very ancient times.
One of the most unique tours all over Greece, that ensure you value of money and quality.We pick you up from your hotel for one day trip from Athens to Delphi to explore one of the most famous archaeological sites of Greece. Along the way, you will see the plain of Beotia, an agricultural center and you will also pass by the city of Theva, the birthplace of King Oedipus.
You will continue your Delphi day tour towards Mt. Parnassos, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia.You will drive then to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. Pass by Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it’s spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts.
Then, you will have the chance to enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant.
After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
We return to Athens full of memories.