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8 Hours (Customizable )   1 to 4 Persons
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Our experienced driver will pick you up from your location (hotel, airport, port etc.) and we will drive through beautiful wide-open plains and cotton plantations of the Boeotia region.

Heading towards the town of Arachova, the landscape gradually changes as we are gaining altitude through green mountain hills with tall pines and spruce trees, providing you an astonishing scenery.

The beautiful town of Arachova is a popular destination among tourists and locals due to its location on Mount Parnassus, its tradition and its panoramic view. Arachova is also famous for its black wine, colourful carpets, handicrafts and woodcut creations.

Afterwards, we will arrive at the ancient sanctuary of Delphi where the oracle Pythia was consulted about important decisions by important people of the ancient Greek history. Delphi was considered the “center of the world”. According to the legend, Zeus let two eagles fly from the ends of the world to find the navel of the Earth and the sacred birds met at Delphi. It is also recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The first site to be seen is the Tholos of Delphi in the Temple of Athena Pronaia which was constructed between 380 and 360 BC and it is the most widely recognized building on the site because of the color of the marble and the fact that it is a round temple, not all that common in Greece.

The Sanctuary of Apollo, situated in the center of the site, is a Doric temple where Pythia used to sit and pronounce her prophecies.

The Athenian Treasury, a marble building, was built to hold the rich offerings made to Apollo and to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.

The ancient theatre at Delphi was built in the 4th century BC further up the hill giving spectators an amazing view of the valley below.

Further above is the large stadium which was famous for its chariot races and was renovated by Herodes Atticus.

Finally, we will a make a stop at Arachova to take photos of the amazing view and enjoy a meal before we return to Athens.


  • Transfer in new, luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up / drop off from your location (hotel, airport, cruise ship etc.)
  • Professional local English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees at any point of interest
  • Tips (optional)
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Temple or inside any other site or museum. (Licensed guide Available on request )
  • Entrance fees: Tickets are available for sale at the Ticket Desk
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Sunscreen and hats are recommended for visits during the summer months
  • Private tour can be customised to meet your interest. Please inform the driver/guide
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

Reviews

A place equal to the Parthenon, Mycenae, Knossos and the tomb of Philip. Unique monument of Greek history and world culture. Visiting and touring the museum will fascinate you. Jim was an excellent tour guide and I had a much better understanding of Greek history after our tour.
george_sam
Excellent archaeological site and museum! Our driver was eager to help us if we needed anything !! The museum is clean and beautiful!
Nicole adda
One of the nicest places I’ve seen in my life. Great vibes! The driver Kostas was superb! Very knowledgable with great sense of humour.
grego_salto
Excellent! Worth a visit. Well preserved, still. It is good to have water in the summer months, because the journey is long
Omala 76
You just have to visit it at some point.Very nice view, great exhibits and a relaxing place.The guide and the driver were really informative and interesting.
H. Shefali
the most beautiful archaeological site I’ve ever been to! The view that unfolds in front of your eyes is amazing. i would like to go again with my wife someday
Graham M
Probably the best archaeological museum in Greece after the Acropolis. The driver was good and knew alot of things.
Kinsley 78
Fantastic archaeological site. Arachova is such a beautiful town. Really worth a visit. The navel of the earth! I highly recommend doing the option with the driver to your hotel
Nels Posey
the most beautiful archaeological site in Greece you have to visit the museum, bring water hat and good shoes with you because it has enough walking
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