Full day tour Hosios Lukas Delphi-Arahova
Our excursion starts from your hotel or other point of preference you prefer in the morning (08: 00-09: 30).
We will start heading northwest of Greece for 180 km on the national highway. On our way we will pass through Thebes The kingdom of Oedipus(oedipus complex) and Birthplace of Hercules.
Through Levadeia, Hosios Lukas ,the picturesque village of Arachova, ending with Delphi, also famous as the navel of the world .
First stop is HOSIOS LUKAS .
The monastery is consider one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art which has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites along with the monasteries of Nea Moni at Chios island and Daphni monastery in Attica .
Then we will continue our journey to Delphi. Here is the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. According to mythology it’s here where the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world .
Between the 6th and 4th centuries BC the Delphi oracle became internationally known for the oracular powers of Pythia. The priestess who sat on a tripod ,inhaled ethylene gasses ,and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. City rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world.
There you will see the temple of Athena Pronaia,the the Temple of Apollo,the old theater,the sacred waythe treasury house of Athenians,the Gymnasium. In the Museum of Delphi you will admire unique treasures such as the world famous bronze Charioteer a masterpiece of classical Greek art.
After that we will take you back to Arachova village. The beautiful village of Arahova that’s located on a picturesque slope on the south foothills of Parnasos mountain.There you will have time to explore the beautiful picturesque alleys ,the local market and products and have dinner at the local taverns.
Then relax and enjoy a drive back to Athens.
Points of Visit
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities