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Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

1. Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

Depart from Athens early in the morning via the National Highway on this full-day sightseeing tour to the sacred ruins of Delphi. You will pass through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova as you drive to the site of the Delphic oracle and explore the famous site, known in ancient times as the “Navel of the World.” The 8-hour sightseeing tour will take you past Castalia Spring, continuing on to visit the archaeological site of the Temple of Apollo and the Museum of Delphi. Explore the spectacular attractions from classical Greece, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. After lunch, return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus. Well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese, you will make a short stop, with time to buy some souvenirs, before arriving back in Athens early in the evening.

From Athens: Delphi, Arachova and Chaerone Pivate Day Tour

2. From Athens: Delphi, Arachova and Chaerone Pivate Day Tour

Leave Athens in the morning via the national highway and pass by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the Castalia Spring and the main archaeological site, including the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Stadium, and more. Next, enjoy lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant in the picturesque town of Delphi. Recharge your batteries with delicious local cuisine, and ponder over the visit to the archeological site. After lunch, stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Pronea and Tholos. Drive down Mount Parnassos and stop again at Cheronia to see the famous “Lion of Cheronia." The “Lion” is a marble monument erected in the battlefield by Phillip, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great, to commemorate his victory there against the Athenian and Thebean armies in 338 B.C. Feel at ease traveling in a fully air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle with commentary provided by the driver.

From Athens: Private Tour Delphi, Arachova & Hosios Loucas

3. From Athens: Private Tour Delphi, Arachova & Hosios Loucas

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship from where your experience begins. From there you journey out of Athens, passing the plain of Boeotia - an agricultural center, and the city of Thebes - the birthplace of King Oedipus to reach to Delphi. Once there, explore the Castalia Spring, the archaeological site of Delphi, 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. Its spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifinians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, and the famous bronze Charioteer, which was originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476-B.C. Pythian Games. Later, visit the traditional-yet-cosmopolitan village of Arachova, which sits at 1,000 meters above sea level. It is one of the most popular winter resorts of Greece, and whilst there you can stroll through the local market which boasts a great variety of hand-made pastries, cheese, spices, and many other local products. Lastly, we will visit at the Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas, one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art that has been listed on unsesco's World Heritage Sites.

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What people are saying about Castalian Spring

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We were with a small group of people, which made it even more intense. The driver - Elvis - and our guide - Oxana - were exactly on time and were very kind. Oxana knows a lot about Greece and the Greek history and mythology, it's amazing! She tried to include everyone in the talks (not everyone's English was sufficient) and didn't save herself any trouble to help us whenever she could. Delphi itself was amazing, a must-visit. We were lucky that the 1st Sunday of the month, entrance was free. After Delphi we passed Arachova, a lovely village with a great atmoshpere. The lunch after these visits - vegan options are possible, but gluten free (not in this case) would be a challenge we were told - was really good as well, but they served so much food we could hardly finish it all! Overall a great day and an amazing experience :-)

A place you must visit when in Greece

It was almost an individual tour (we were only three tourists). Our driver together with our guide made us not only learn many facts but feel the spirit of the place. We wish we could stay there longer. As for the dinner it was very Greek and very tasty.

The admission prices for the state cultural sites are actually reduced by 50% for EU citizens aged 65 and over, e.g. only 6 euros instead of 12 euros.

great tour u. service

Book again at getyourguide, great tour guide, thanks Dora. No sales event. On time.

Very interesting

We had a great time on this trip. The guide was great!