This is the Delphi 1 Day Tour. This is a group tour and you can take the tour at any date.
Drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in DELPHI.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi. The sanctuary had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre. In fact it was symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games.
Certainly Pythian Games was the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which repeated every four years.
Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time.
It was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut’s expedition and the Trojan War.
We visit of the archaeological site and the Museum anyone can see, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer.
The Charioteer statue was dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games.
This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ”severe” Attic style.
N.B.Clients staying at the coast will depart for their hotels, from the CHAT TOURS TERMINAL, around 19:15
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|Duration||Full Day Tour|