1 Day Delphi, Arachova Tour with lunch
On this full day tour from Athens we will drive along the main highway passing by Thieves the kingdom of Oedipus (Oedipus Complex) and we will arrive in Delphi “the Navel of the Earth”. Delphi is the most spectacular archaeological site in Greece and listed in just about every tourist itinerary and by far the most popular day trip out of Athens.
Delphi in ancient times was considered the centre of the known world, the place where heaven and earth meet. Our professional licensed guide will introduce us the impressive ruins of Apollo’s Sanctuary, Apollo’s Temple still stand against the rocky background of Mount Parnassus, where the holly purging ice-cold waters of Castalia Spring never stopped flowing down, where its theatre echoes around the landscape.We will continue with visit to the Museum with the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, the ancient sanctuary and all the renowned ruins of the “Omphalos” (Navel) of the Ancient world while our guide will refer to each part of the history till today.
We will continue to visit the traditional Greek village of Arachova known for its famous handmade carpets. On the slope of Parnassus at an altitude of 1000 metres is found the pictures village of Arachova that during the last decade it has been transformed into a cosmopolitan centre of winter holidays. It is from Arachova village that we depart for an extra 35 kilometres to the skiing centres of Parnassus. The big altitude and the traditional architecture characterize Arachova as one of the most pictures mountain villages of Greece.
Then, passing through the cities of Levadia and Thieves we will return to Athens.
- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
- Professional English-speaking licensed guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned, non smoking coach
- Lunch Included
- Pickup from the hotel
Schedule Details: Departures: Daily
Duration: 10 hours
Tour Duration: 08:30 – 18:30 (drop off at the hotel) Departure Time: 08.30am Return Time: 06:30pm (approx.),to original departure point
Highlights: Arachova, Levadia, Thieves, Parnassus, Statue of Antinoos, Apollos Temple
For reservations:Athens Psiri Hotel 32 Sofokleous street 10552 Athens Tel. (+30) 210 5234329