Delphi Full Day Tour

The oracle tour

Was Phoebe your favorite sister on Charmed? Did you grow up reading myths about the Oracle of Delphi? It is high time you discover the ancient site of Delphi, the place with the Omphalos Stone (the center of the known universe in antiquity) and where the Pythian games took place. Just a few hours away from Athens, take this Delphi full day tour and get ready to feel the unique energy of one of the most ancient places in the world.

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Delphi

Delphi

Delphi is an archaeological site and a modern town situated on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. The Delphic oracle was the most important oracle in classical Greece. It was also a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. His sacred precinct in Delphi was a Panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games. Delphi was renowned throughout the Greek world as the site of the Omphalos Stone which was thought to be the center of the Earth and the universe in antiquity.

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Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo was first built in the 7th century BC by the two historic architects Trophonios and Agamedes. It was rebuilt after a fire in the 6th century BC and was named the “Temple of Alcmeonidae” in tribute to the noble Athenian family that took care of its construction. It was built in the Doric style and was known for the eternal flame that burned inside the temple.

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Temple of Athena Pronaia

Temple of Athena Pronaia

An early Doric style monument that was the first ever to be built at the sanctuary of Delphi. The temple is part of a larger complex consisting of three temples that was called the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The site was destroyed and rebuilt twice and you can see all the different influences through the ages.

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Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum was founded in 1903 and was recently renovated, making this venue one of the most important in Greece. The museum features exhibits from the late Helladic (Mycenean) period to the early Byzantine era. Organised in fourteen rooms on two levels, the museum mainly displays statues, including the famous Charioteer of Delphi, architectural elements, like the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, and ex votos dedicated to the sanctuary of Pythian Apollo, like the Sphinx of Naxos.

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Tour Preparation

No need to spend time planning anything or stressing about your trip. You should only get prepared physically and mentally. So before any other preparation, it is extremely important to pack and put on your biggest smile, and then start to choose the perfect outfits to slay with your fabulous, vacation looks. Sun is super bright and always shining in Greece, so do not forget your sunscreen, your hat and your shades under any circumstances. Delphi is located in the mountains so an extra, light jacket in case it gets chilly during the afternoon is always welcome. A lot of walking uphill is on the menu so don’t forget to bring your walking shoes or boots or whatever you strut into.

  • Remember your shades
  • Choose comfortable shoes
  • Remember your sunscreen
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