The site of Delphi popular for the Temple of Apollo, The Oracle and the Pythian Panhellenic Games. This archaeological site & museum recommended visit duration is 2,5 to 3 hours. While walking on the sacred way, expect to see the old treasuries of the Greek city-states, the ruins of the Temple of Apollo where the Oracle was located, the intact Amphitheater of Delphi, the Polygonal Wall of the old Athenian forum, the circular Temple of Athena Pronea, the Stadium and the Gymnasium where adults and children where training strength and spirit for the Pythian Games.
Later the travelers have the option for trying an authentic traditional lunch in a local taverna that offers a magnificent view over the whole valley of Pleistos with thousand of acres of olive trees and the city of Itea on the Corinthian Gulf.
The final part of the tour is located near the town of Distomo 20 minutes away from Delphi and in the way back to Athens. The Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated on top of a natural plato on mount Elikonas about 460m over the sea level. About an hour is required for visiting the Monastery. A few highlights are the tomb of Hosios Loukas, the colorful mosaics on the walls, the hermit dormitories that were restored and offered for visits in 2016, the old bell tower that offers an amazing view of the area, a small museum with the old wine & olive oil mill and the kindling house.
This tour end with a relaxing highway drive back to Athens from the same landscapes and the sun setting in the background.