08.30 pick you up from your Hotel and about 2 hours later we will arrive to Levadia, a busy town and an important junction in the road network. Also an industrial center where its textile mills treat the cotton grown in the Copais valley. 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.
The next our short stop will be at at the wonderful Byzantine Monastery of St. Loukas a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, 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.
The next stop will be at at the traditional winter village of Arachova (at 1,000 meters altitude), the best winter resort of Greece that you can buy hand-made pastries, cheeses, psices, and many other local product!
Our private tour soon arrives at Delphi the center of the Ancient world – the “Ompfalos” Navel of the Earth – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world, where in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. 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.
The temple of Apollo, the most important building in the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, dominates the temenos from its central position. Apollo’s sacred precinct in Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years, starting in 586 BC athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the four panhellenic games. The victors at Delphi were presented with a laurel crown (stephanos) which was ceremonially cut from a tree by a boy who re-enacted the slaying of the Python. Delphi was set apart from the other games sites because it hosted the mousikos agon, musical competitions
DURATION: 10 HOURS
Delphi Tickets Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Museum & Archaeological Site
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Ticket price from 01/11/2018 to 31/03/2019 €6
Daily 9.00-16.00 (Last admission 20΄ before the end of visiting hours)