Delphi
Destination
Apr-Oct
Dates
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Day 1: Departure

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, which 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 and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.
Visit of the Archaeological Site and the Museumwhere one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteerdedicated 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, certainly the work of a major artist.
The rest of the day at leisure – Dinner & Overnight in DELPHI (D).

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Day 2: Return

Morning at leisure in DELPHI • Visitors spend a day of complete relaxation in DELPHIwhere the wild beauty and grandeur of the landscape are awesome & inspiring. In the afternoon drive back to ATHENS.  (B.)

N.B. Your stay at DELPHI can be further extended against payment of the hotel accommodation without any additional charges for transportation.

 

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