Delphi Two Days Tour (overnight)
Levadia , Chaeronea, Arachova , Delphi , Parnassus, Ski centre, Orchomenos
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".
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.
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.
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.
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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DEPARTUREDaily: (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.
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.