Delphi Tours

Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Welcome to the grandeur of Delphi, where nature and ancient ruins blend in an extraordinary way, enhancing the beauty of one another against a setting of mountains, terraces and trees. Situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, hundreds of feet above the sea, it is easy to see why Delphi was once believed to be the center of the earth. Listen to your guide as he tells you the fascinating history of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the paved Sacred Way, and the Doric temple of Apollo. Admire the Theatre and the Stadium, used for the main events of the Pythian Festival, located on terraces above the Temple. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies. Across and below the road from the Spring you will find the Marmaria, or Sanctuary, of Athena, with the conspicuous building of Tholos.

Extended Delphi tours:
A) Visit Osios Loukas Monastery. Osios Loukas or Hosios Loukas is an historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo,on the west slope of the Helicon in Boeotia, Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Greece, along with the monasteries of Nea Moni and Daphnion. in the year 946 AC he first built his cell, a small church in which to pray. He also made a beautiful garden in which he grew his vegetables. He did not, however, manage to finish it. He died on February 7th 953 at the age of 56. The monastery is famous for it's wall paintings. Those paintings have been cleaned and restored recently and they exhibit special interest.
B) In 480 BC the Spartans tried to defend the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians led by Xerxes. The Persian fleet had sailed along the coastline from northern Greece into the Gulf of Malia on the eastern Aegean Sea towards the mountains at Thermopylae. The Greek General and King Leonidas led the Greeks and tried to defend the pass of Thermopylae. All the defending Spartans were killed during the Battle of Thermopylae. Their defence and courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, and the following year the Greeks won battles against their old enemy the Persians.

The battle of Thermopyles has inspired many film producers, writers and poets over the years

Movie for Thermopyles - 20th Century Fox (1962) - 'THE 300 SPARTANS'
Movie for Thermopyles - Warner Bros. (2007) - '300'
Book for Thermopyles - Gates of fire - An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Steven Pressfield
Poem for Thermopyles - Constantine P. Cavafy (Kavafis)
Honour to those who in the life they lead
define and guard a Thermopylae ...

Suggested Itenaries

  • * Full Day tour to Delphi from Athens
  • * 3 days Delphi and Meteora.
  • One overnight in Delphi or Arahova and one overnight in Kalambaka.
  • * 3 days Olympia and Delphi
  • One overnight in Olympia and one in Delphi


4 DAYS TOUR

4 days Argolis/Olympia/Delphi.
Day 1: Argolis overnight in Nafplion.
Day 2: Olympia and overnight there.
Day 3: Delphi and overnight there.
Day 4: Visit the Osios Loukas monastery and return back to Athens.

5 DAYS TOUR

Day 1: Argolis overnight in Nafplion.
Day 2: Olympia and overnight there.
Day 3: Delphi and overnight there.
Day 4: Meteora and overnight there.
Day 5: Return back to Athens.

*CUSTOM MADE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST. SPEAK TO DENNIS ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES AND TOUR CAN BE CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

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