Delphi “the most famous oracle of ancient Greece”
The center of the world, the “Navel of the Earth”. Delphi is perhaps the country’s most important tourist destination after the Acropolis of Athens. It was also a continual dominating force from the 7th century BC. until its operations were suspended. The site was subsequently closed in 394 AD, having in that time succeeded in becoming the epicenter of the ancient Greek world and that of all of the eastern Mediterranean.
The power of its famed Oracle attracted all types of individuals, groups of people and even entire city-states, to come and receive answers to their myriad of questions and problems.
Delphi was also the place where the “Pythian Games”, founded and staged. Through these games the use of the laurel wreath to crown victors was introduced. Delphi, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greece, exudes a unique blend of energy, natural beauty and mystery and is consequently one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, perhaps the most characteristic monument of the site and an architectural masterpiece of the classical era; the Doric Sanctuary of Apollo, in whose inner sanctum were carried out the rituals associated with the divination oracle; Castalia Spring, whose waters were used to purify those coming to seek guidance from the words of the Pythia, are all places within Delphi that for each visitor constitute a revelatory meeting with history.
Within the site, visitors can also admire the ancient theater, where musical competitions, celebrations and ceremonies were staged; the ancient stadium, one of antiquity’s best preserved monuments, where the Pythian Games were held; the ancient gymnasium, used as a training ground for athletes; the Archaeological Museum with its exquisite bronze statue of the “Charioteer”, as well as the contemporary facilities of the European Cultural Center of Delphi and the Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum of Delphic Festivals.
Price: 270,00€ (All taxes are included) They don’t include in price the cost of the tour guide, any entrance tickets for museums & archaeological sites.
This price is for your tour with one Mercedes MiniVan up to 7 passengers. | Duration 8 hours.