Delphi (one day private tour)
Thebes , Haeronia, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Castalia sp.
Attention: Cruise ship passengers arriving in Itea 20km SW of Delphi, could have a day tour proxy 5 to 8 hours.
The upper town is graced by white houses with jutting wooden balconies dating from the 18th C. We'll stop for a drink by the beautiful river Karya over the spot where the water springs out. In ancient times, Karya was 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.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture such as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Visit Castalia spring and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaea.
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After lunch return to Athens with a short stop at the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, (a winter resort for skiers -time for shopping if you wish) 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.All the information & photos on this website is updated continuously.
DEPARTUREDaily: Approx.(10 hours)
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
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.