Itea, Tour to DELPHI -visit of the Archaeological Site & Museum

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best seller and most complete half day shore excursion to Delphi, starting from Itea port. With this tour you visit two of the most important sights of the ancient Greek world, the archaeological museum and site of Delphi.

On the slope of Mt. Parnassos and spread out like an amphitheatre, Delphi stands, as if isolated from the rest of the world with the Gulf of Itea, gleaming brightly in the distance. Depart the port and enjoy a picturesque drive through olive groves in order to arrive at the modern town of Delphi. Your first stop for the day will be at the legendary Castalian Spring where your guide will tell you some of the myths that made “the Navel of the World” for ancient Greeks so unique. Return to your Motorcoach and drive a short distance to the archaeological site, where you will take the Sacred Way up to the Temple of Apollo. Follow your guide uphill and note the various treasuries, small temples erected by the Greek city states, in order to receive the offerings made by their citizens. Marvel at the inscriptions from over 2,000 years ago, that can still be seen today. Continue your walk and pass the sparse ruins of the Senate of Delphi, followed be a pile of rocks, marking the site of the early Delphi oracle, which according to legend was guarded by the snake Python. As the Sacred Way rises steeply upwards, find yourself at the ruined Temple of Apollo which will be visited. For those that wish to visit the Theatre, continue upwards for another 10-15 minutes walk. After your visit to the site of Delphi walk 5’-10’ minutes to the nearby archaeological museum. The museum is actually an integral part of the sanctuary and contains exclusively finds from the site of Delphi, mostly offerings and architectural parts.  Afterwards, return to your Motorcoach and enjoy the magnificent views as far as Itea Bay as you make your way back to the charming town of Delphi. Here, enjoy 1 hour of free time to stroll around the shops and pick up a souvenir or two before returning to Itea and the ship.  

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

 

* guides in other languages available, upon request

 

Exclusions

-         entrance fees

 

This tour offers one hour of free time at the modern village of Delphi

Step 1

Stop at the legendary Castalian Spring 

Step 2

Guided tour through the archaeological site

Step 3

Visit of the Archaeological Museum

Step 4

Free time in the charming town of Delphi

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