Our destination is Delphi. Passing through Viotia, an agricultural centre we will continue towards to mountain Parnassos, making a rest coffee stop at the town of Arachova.
We will then drive on to Delphi, which dates to the ninth century B.C. and whose allure includes an amazing hillside setting and ruins that will intrigue even the most sceptical among you. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the Greek world’s most important oracle. The area was also a major site for the worship of the god Apollo, a deity who protected the navel of the Earth (centre of the world) in this location. You will see the Roman Agora, walk along the Sacred Way, and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo where the oracle resided. Above the Temple, you can visit the well preserved 3rd-century Theatre. On the lower slope of the mountain is the Tholos, a building whose exact purpose is unknown but architecturally speaking is considered one of the masterpieces of the ancient world. You will also see the Palestra where the athletes trained in preparation for the Pythian Games.
After your visit to the archaeological site, you will visit the adjacent Delphi Archaeological museum which houses the ancient artefacts that were found at the site. As its centrepiece, are the antiquities found in the complex of Oracle which dates from the 18th century B.C. when the oracle was founded to its decline around 300 A.D. Exhibits include many other artefacts.
Departure from Delphi towards to Antikyra, a small port, which will be stop for a traditional Greek lunch by the sea. After lunch, time has come for our safe return back in Athens at your hotel.