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Private Tour: Delphi and the Thermopylae

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Greece

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: €250 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Avg Distance

    450 kms

  • Starting Location

    Athens

  • Price Includes

    Taxes - Fees - Car Expenses -Driver Expenses

  • Notes

    Does not include lunch expenses or ticket expenses for archaeological sites.

Highlights

  • Visit both the archaelogical site with the ancient theatre, and museum in Delphi
  • Visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring
  • Drive to the battlefield of Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans triumphed

Trip Info

Your private tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship, passing by some scenic countryside places. You will pass by Livadeia and Thebes, both great ancient cities and after 2hrs the picturesque village of Arachova, which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center.

Delphi is the next stop, where you’ll visit both the archaeological site with the ancient theatre, and museum. Delphi is the first touristic attraction of the antiquity, as it is busy all the year round. It was the place God Apollo had his sanctuary, that the prophecies were given to every man, every prince, general and king by Pythia the High Priestess. It was the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the Gods.

You will visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin Brothers and Sphynx of Naxos.

When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It’s up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes.

After your lunch there, with a great view of mountain Parnassus and Itea, it is time to drive to the battlefield of Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their motto. They achieved both, as their memory lasts for ever.

Leaving behind us the HotGates, we will return back to Athens.

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