Tour to Delphi Archaeological Site, Museum, and Arachova Village
Explore the famous UNESCO-listed Classical site of Delphi Archaeological Site considered to be the Center of the World in Ancient Greece. Moreover, it is one of the most important archeological digging sites in Europe. With our Delphi Tour, you can admire the famous monuments, the Temple of Apollo, the ancient stone engravings of ‘Know Thyself’ and ‘Nothing in Excess’, used in Socrates’ philosophy works. Most of all, explore the rare historical treasures dated from the 15th century BC in the Museum in Delphi. Get a chance to see the famous long-lost – wonders of the “Bronze Charioteer” and “Sphinx of Naxos”.
Finally, on the way back from the One-Day Delphi Tour, we spent time at the Village of Arachova , which is filled with traditional Handcrafts. Where you have the opportunity to wander around the picturesque stone houses and enjoy the colorful scenery of one of the most famous destinations in Greece.
What to Expect – Itinerary
Delphi Archaeological Site is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, for its influence in the Ancient world. Furthermore, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity. On our way to Delphi Archaeological Site, we pass by Thebes in the Kingdom of Oedipus, driving with our Professional Guide.
First, we stop at the Delphi Archaeological Site, “the Navel of the Earth”. We visit the Museum of Delphi, which houses an impressive collection of Ancient Delphi exhibits. You will see the famous Bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, and the Ancient Sanctuary. You will also be able to admire all the renowned ruins of the “Omphalos” (Navel) of the Ancient world. Furthermore, you will feel the mystery in the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, where Pythia delivered her prophecies while seated on her tripod.
On the way back, we visit Arachova Village, which is a traditional Greek village known for its famous handmade carpets. Arachova Village is located on the slopes of Parnassus Mountain at an altitude of 1000 meters. Because of its panoramic view, uphill small houses, and cobbled streets, it has been transformed into a cosmopolitan center of winter holidays during the last decade. The high altitude as well as the traditional architecture make Arachova Village one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Greece.
On our drive back, we pass through the cities of Levadia and Thieves. Arriving in Athens City around 06:30 p.m.