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Delphi Two Days Tour (overnight)


Delphi-Parnassos tour

 Levadia , Chaeronea, Arachova , Delphi , Parnassus, Ski centre, Orchomenos

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1st day: Starting from Athens in the morning ,drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the town of Thebes connected with the tragedy of king Oedipus. Proceed to Levadia, a lively town, an important junction in the road network and an industrial centre, the textile mills treat the cotton grown in the Copais valley.  Delphi tour with overnight

The upper town is graced by white houses with jutting wooden balconies dating from 18c. We'll  stop for a drink by the beautiful river Krya. Over the spot where the water springs out, lies the Municipal Cafe "XENIA".

Delphi tour with overnight

During the ancient times, Krya is said to be the location of the Oracle of Trofonios Zeus which included the springs of Mnemosyne (Remembrance) and the spring of Lethe (oblivion). The oracle was used as a stage before visiting the oracle of Delphi and as such, through the times, it acquired great power and riches.

Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

Overnight in Delphi or Arachova (Hotel with a swimming pool) one of the most traditional villages in Greece. A winter resort for skiers, built on the south slopes of Parnassus (940m/3084ft). The main narrow street winds its way between taverns and workshops. In the taverns one can savor a dish of soft fried cheese (formaela). The workshops sell shoulder bags, carpets and long haired rugs (flokati) in bright colors.
 Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

2nd day:  Further sightseeing of Delphi, visit Castalia Spring and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaea. Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

Delphi tour with overnight

Return to Athens from the east side of Mount Parnassus, through small mountain villages and the ancient town of Chaeroneia, (where took place in 338 BC the battle between the southern Greek cities and King of Greek Macedonians Phillip, in which Alexander then 18 years of age, was making his debut in battle) short stop at the lion's monument, 24 feet high.

Delphi tour with overnight

Visit Orchomenos in Boeotia. Orchomenos was a very important Boeotian city and was particularly prosperous in Mycenaean times. It is referred to by Homer, Strabo and Pausanias as one of the strongest centers of the heroic past, with legendary wealth. Delphi tour with overnight

Visit the impressive tholos tomb of Minyas, dated to about 1250 BC. The tholos tomb, which was excavated by H. Schliemann in 1880-81, rose above ground level. It had a long dromos whish is no longer preserved, a deep doorway with a lintel weighing many tons, a circular burial chamber 14m. in diameter and a small side room, the ceiling of which is formed of stone slabs decorated with relief spirals, rosettes and papyrus flowers. Delphi tour with overnight

The tomb was robbed in ancient times. Inside the tholos were found a statue base and a base for an altar, dating from the 3rd century BC. 

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Delphi tour with overnight


DEPARTURE

Daily: (Two Days Tour)

Athena site & Gymnasium: Summer, daily, 8a.m. to 7p.m.Winter, 8a.m to 3p.m. Last entry 30 min before closing.

Sanctuary of Apollo & Museum: Summer 8a.m to 7.30p.m (winter to 3p.m) Entrance fee 9 Euro including the museum.


PRICE

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HIGHLIGHTS

Levadia (spring of Lethe & Mnemosyne) - Delphi Museum - Sanctuary of Apollo - Sanctuary of Athena - Picturesque village of Arachova. Tomb of Minyas at Orchomenos

Closed on Holidays: January 1st., March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.

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