Leave Athens behind and travel through incredible scenery to Ancient Delphi. Explore the archeological site with a private guide and take time to enjoy its many wonders. Continue on to the picturesque village of Arachova for a relaxing 3-course lunch.
What to Expect
Start with a pick-up from your Athens hotel and then travel onward with your private guide along the Greek National Road, through the plains of Boeotia and past Mt Parnassos to the UNESCO-listed sanctuary of Delphi where your walk begins.
First, pass by Castalia Spring and spend your time viewing its many monuments. With your guide, admire the monument of the Argive kings, the treasury of the Athenians, Athenian Stoa, Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo. Enjoy stunning views from the site, once considered by Ancient Greeks as the center of the world. Although your itinerary is planned, the commentary on your private tour can be customized to your interests. Just let your guide know if you have any specific questions.
Continue onward to the Delphi museum and view fascinating exhibits including a frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, statue of Antinoos and the famous bronze sculpture of a charioteer. The exhibits, coupled with information provided by your guide complete the picture from the monuments seen earlier on your tour and give further insight into the role Delphi played in bygone days.
Travel to your next stop: the picturesque and high-altitude village of Arachova. Enjoy a relaxed and unhurried lunch here, at an altitude of roughly 3,117 feet (950 meters) above sea level, tasting products specific to the region and enjoying some original Greek cuisine. Dishes often change, but check out the itinerary to see a sample menu. Finish the meal with a cup of traditional strong Greek coffee, and then relax in comfort as you travel back to your Athens hotel.
Itinerary Sample Menu:
Starter (choice of one):
· Stuffed vine leaves
· Spinach pie
· Fried cheese (such as halloumi)
Main course (choice of one; each served with salad):
· Souvlaki (grilled meat and vegetables served on skewers)
· Grilled chicken
· Giouvetsi (baked beef dish, served with pasta)
Dessert (choice of one):
· Dessert of the day
· Fresh fruit
- Private driver and guide
- Entrance fees
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended