Delphi Highlights: Small-Group Guided Tour from Athens

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Departure from your hotel early in the morning. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, passing the cities of Thebes – linked to the tragedy of King Oedipus and the city of Livadia where you will have a stopover. Arrive at Delphi known in antiquity as the navel of the world – the 'Omphalos', whose prestige extended far beyond the confines of the Hellenic world.

Pick up from your hotel early in the morning and meet the rest of the tour clients in a small group (maximum 10 people). Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, passing the cities of Thebes – linked to the tragedy of King Oedipus and the city of Livadia and enjoy a stopover. You will arrive at the ancient archaeological site of Delphi – known in antiquity as the navel of the world – the “Omphalos”, whose prestige extended far beyond the limits of the Hellenic world. You will meet your official guide and begin your visit. 



Pass by the Castalian spring, visit the archaeological site and admire the monument of Argos, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Stoa of the Athenians, the polygonal wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. Entrance to the Delphi Museum (own expense), with spectacular exhibits including the frieze of the Treasury of Siphnos, the Naxian Sphinx, the statue of Antinous, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artifacts.

After the end of your guided tour, you will be escorted back to the modern village of Delphi for lunch (own expense), before returning to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova (short stop), built on the slopes south of Parnassus. This tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon before drop-off at your hotel.



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