CHAT TOURS: Delphi 2 Day Tour
Dep 8:45am/Return 7:00pm
Daily: April 1st to October 30th-Every Tue., Wed.
DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in the town of Delphi.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within an angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the center of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious center and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. It was the seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.
Visit the archaeological site and the museum. Among the many archeological treasures is the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is an example of true Attic style, the work of a major artist.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure – Dinner & overnight in Delphi (D).