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Delphi archeological site, one of the most famous archeological sites all over Greece listed and protected by Unesco. Delphi, a famous sanctuary from the 8th century BC, Pythia and the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. As for Delphi was settled at Mycenaean times in the end of late Bronze Age (1100 BCE) but took its religious significance on 800 BC. Delphi was also considered as the center 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.
One Day Delphi Tour itinerary :
We pick you up from your hotel for One Day Tour 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 archeological site, 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 Archeological Museum, with its 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 during this unique day trip to Delphi.
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).
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 you 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.
We return to Athens full of memories after the Full Day Delphi escape..
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