Delphi Tour & Thermopylae Tour

Your tour of Delphi can be combined with a visit of the world famous battlefield of Thermopylae. An interesting Delphi Tour  & Thermopylae Tour !

God Apollo came here from Crete riding a dolphin to the port of Itea at the foot of mount Parnassos & discovered the psychic girls in a cave guarded by a python.

Walk the same paths that lead to the Apollo Temple, the Theater & Stadium  like Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Leonidas of Sparta, Socrates & other historical figures did.

We drive on the Northern highway out of the "bowl" of Athens & pass by cotton & wheat fields of Thebes. An hour later we visit the historical village of Cheronia  famous for its marble lion built by Alexander the Great to commemorate his victory over the Thebans here the year 336 BC & hometown of Plutarch.

We start our uphill drive passing Levadia village, the hills of Davleia known for the myth of Aedipus & reach the mountaintop village of Arachova. We pass by the narrow road with its charming houses, shops, sidewalk cafe's made of stone.

Driving next to the Gorge of St. George we arrive to the site of Delphi  next to the Castalian Spring  & the "shiny" rocks.

Visit the UN Unesco site & museum that houses the Charioteer statue, the Naxian Sphinx & the navel. We visit the nearby charming village of Delphi, built on the slope of mount Parnassos, with a spectacular view of an olive tree forest & Itea.

Try the local specialties at a traditional tavern.

 
Temple of Athena Pronaia
 

We visit the site opposite the Temple of Apollo  known as Palaestra  or Gymnasium. Walk next to the pillars of the circular temple of Athena Pronoias  first such temple in the world.

Departing from Delphi we drive by the foot of mount Parnassos & pass by picturesque villages & thousand foot cliffs. Our drive takes us past the Sanctuary of Hercules  & we arrive to the valley with the hot springs. Visit Thermopylae. Here is the battleground of the famous 480 BC battle between 300 Spartans led by their King Leonidas & about a million Persians.

Stand in front of Leonidas statue with the "molon lave" (come & get them) phrase. Across the street a small mount is the burial place of the 300 Spartans the Hill of Colonos considered "the highest hill of the world".

Return to Athens in the afternoon driving by scenic seaside villages. Plateaus with lakes & the cottonfields of Thebes.

 

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Delphi Tour & Thermopylae Tour

Additional Info

  • Duration :: 10 Hours
  • Activity Level :: Moderate

Keep in mind...

All our tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary to your needs

Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

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