Delphi Tours; full day Delphi and Thermopylae private tour

In: Delphi Tours

Duration: 9 h | Dayily departures | Pick up/Drop off: Athens hotel, cruise port. Distance: 230(km) / 143(miles)

Athens to Delphi (Delfi) through central Greece . Tour Greece to meet the ancient history together with Leonides the king of Sparta which makes today’s nations & countries braught saying to their enemies, “Molon Lavei” come and get it.

Itinerary:

Drive & See Stop | Walking & Visit
Levadia | Arachova | Thermopylae | Delphi | Thives | Distomo Thermopylae | Delphi | Distomo

Tour description:

Delphi Greece is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, the most important in ancient world, and accordingly, it seems to appear in the itinerary of every traveler who is attracted to the oracle that influenced affairs in the known world for over a thousand years.

Start your Greece private tour from your cruise ship or your Athens hotel to a through the centures trip.

Leonidas_thermopylaeGreece  tours private chauffeur will drive you through the fertile plain of Beotia, passing through THERMOPYLAE (hot gates) about 220 km from Athens, the place that the battle of the 300Spartans and LEONIDES took place.

Visit the modern memorial to King Leonidas on one side of the highway that shows the Spartan King on the top of a memorial wall with the words “Molon Lavei” written under the statue. The phrase means, “Come and get it”, this is the phrase that Leonidas said to the Persian king Xerxes when he told Leonidas to hand over his weapons. The phrase has become a slogan of defiance all over the world. Shortly After the battle the ancient memorial was placed just across the highway from the modern memorial. It is a small carved stone plaque that says, “Stranger, tell the Spartans that we lay here obedient to their laws”. This ancient memorial is on the small hill across the national road from the modern one,  and KAMENA VOURLA.

thereafter arrive at Delphi, the centre of Ancient World – the «Omphalos» (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.

delphi-templeOur private Greece tour continues visiting Delphi’s Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in Delphi, and start travelling back to ATHENS passing through Bralos, crossing the towns of  Amphisa  and Thermopylae . Visit and drive back following the high way to Athens.

 

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