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Private Tour of Delphi & Thermopylae From Athens & Corinthia

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Duration

10 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Experience a private tour of Delphi & Thermopylae!
Explore the amazing site of Delphi and pay tribute to Apollo while consulting the Oracle Pythia.

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Be captivated by the amazing monument of King Leonidas and the renowned “Hot Springs” at Thermopylae!

Visit the breathtaking sites in Delphi and learn the rich history of Castalia Spring, the archaeological site and the Theatre, the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle Pythia, the Navel of the Earth.

Explore the Museum of Delphi, with its spectacular collection of artifacts, including the Naxian Sphinx, the unique bronze Charioteer and the Statue of Antinoos. 

Enjoy your traditional “village style” lunch on the magnificent Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea.

Thermopylae

  • Pickup from your chosen hotel in Athens
  • Drive to Thermopylae
  • The Gates of Fire: Deriving from the Hot sulphur Springs and in Greek mythology the cavernous entrances to Hades.
  • The monument of King Leonidas: Erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. The brass sculpture of the Spartan King with his spear and shield is truly amazing. 
  • Thermopylae museum: The innovative museum is dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization as we know it today.
  • Hotsprings: The baths of Thermopylae could be described as a paradise of healing spas. High end hydrotherapy facilities focusing on balneotherapy not only as a treatment for specific ailments, illnesses and injuries but also to promote general well-being. Of the 60 pending, 34 springs have officially been recognized so far. 
  • Drive to Delphi

Delphi

  • Delphi archaeological site: A Unesco World Heritage Center, Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The functions of the oracle grew over the centuries to include athletic games, cultural events, most importantly the Pythian games. The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia are truly captivating.
  • Delphi Archaeological Museum: Many important ancient Greek artifacts from the excavations at Delphi are housed here.
  • Frieze of the Treasury of Sifnias
  • Naxian Sphinx: Dated to 560 BC, comprises one of the earliest representations in art of the demonic creature with a lion’s body, bird’s wings and a woman’s head.
  • Metopes of the Athenian Treasury: Early 5th century BCE you will gaze upon Theseus and Antiope, Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus and Marathonian bull, Heracles and the cattle of Geryon, Heracles battling the three-bodied giant Geryon, Heracles subduing a Centaur, Heracles and Cycnus, Heracles and the Nemean lion, An Amazonomachy scene and many more.
  • Omphalos: Signifying the center of the earth and kept in Apollo’s temple.
  • Kleobis and Biton: Two brothers from Argos. The statues are of the typical kouros type attributed to a Peloponnesian workshop and date to the end of the 7th century BC.
  • Statue of Antinoos: Portrays the celebrated for his beauty, youth and emperor Hadrian’s favorite as a god. This work is considered one of the finest examples of the neoclassical style revived in the 2nd century AD.
  • The famous Charioteer: Belonging to a statuary complex of a chariot run by four horses and included a second male figure.
  • Arachova Village: A popular tourist destination the village of Arachova is renowned for the picturesque little shops, traditional cafes and tavernas.
  • Lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa.
  • Return at your chosen location in Athens
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • casual clothing

  • non slip shoes

  • sunscreen

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

  • Native English speaking drivers

  • Handmade candies

  • Refreshment wipes

  • Bottled water

  • WiFi

  • Fuel surcharge

  • Parking fees

  • Goods & Services tax

  • Entry or admission fees

  • Food & drinks

  • Tip or gratuity

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