Visit Delphi – one of the most important archaeological sites in Greek history – on this day trip from Athens! In the company of an expert guide, you'll explore the UNESCO-listed city, home of the Temple of Apollo, and visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. Learn about Greek mythology and history while admiring fascinating monuments, and visit the beautiful town of Arachova on your drive back to Athens.
Ancient Greece refers to the civilization that existed between the 8th century BC and the 7th century AD. It is said that the city of Delphi was then the center of the world. It is in this ancient city full of superb monuments dating from this fascinating period of history that the two eagles sent by Zeus on either side of the terrestrial disc met.
After meeting your guide in Athens, delve into the history of ancient Greece and the daily life of the citizens of Delphi during the luxury minivan ride that takes you to the city. You'll pass through the towns of Livadia and Arachova – both famous for their production of brightly colored carpets – and arrive in Delphi around noon.
Your first stop will be at the archaeological site of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and unquestionably one of the most important excavation sites in Europe. As you explore the ruins with your guide, you'll admire famous landmarks such as the Temple of Apollo.
You will visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi and explore this real treasure at your leisure. The museum, which contains many objects and relics, consists of 15 rooms organized in chronological order from the 15th century BC to the 4th century AD. Do not miss the famous Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos.
After lunch at a Delphi hotel (own expense), you'll return to Athens, stopping en route at Arachova to stretch your legs or take a coffee break (own expense).