Breakfast at the hotel and pick up for a one day tour to Delphi with a professional English Speaking Guide. After breakfast, we start our one day tour to Delphi in order to explore one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece. Along our way from Athens to Delphi, we pass by the plain of Boeotia, one of the most important agricultural centers in Greece, as well as by the city of Thebes, the birthplace of King Oedipus.
We will continue our Delphi day tour towards Mount Parnassos, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia. We will then drive to Delphi, known as the navel of the world in ancient times. We walk by Castalia Spring, visit the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and of course, the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. We also visit Delphi museum, whose spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. After lunch, we return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
Our Delphi day tour returns to Athens late in the afternoon