Private Full-Day Tour To Delphi, Arachova, & Hosios Loukas Monastery From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request. We suggest 07:30 but if a later time is preferred we will start according to your needs
    o For Airport pickup and locations outside .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point (FLEXIBLE)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Private luxury tour combining two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sit back in one of our new full leather Mercedes models with WiFi as you set off to explore at your own pace the rich & extensive Archeological site of Delphi, center of the Ancient world, break for lunch with a panoramic view in the mountain village of Arachova & discover its cottage industries; & continue to the impressive walled Hosios Loukas Monastery, one of the most important monuments of the Byzantine era with its unique art.
Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your Hotel, cruise ship or Airport, travel in the company of a highly experienced & informative tour driver & let us provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit. Suitable for small groups, couples, families & all ages.

Highlights

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Ideal choice for families

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

From your Hotel or cruise ship terminal head north out of Athens as your informative driver takes you through relaxing countryside for several hours before arriving at the archaeological site.

The history of Delphi stretches back in time to at least 1500 BC, before the classical Greek period. Famed throughout the ancient world, Delphi was acknowledged to be the center of the earth by Zeus but was also known because of its oracle. The eternal flame burned in the Temple of apollo during the Pythian Games, a forerunner of the modern Olympics, and the city's role extended past Ancient Greece when Roman emperors protected the site and continued to send delegations to seek the oracle's advice.

During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. You will also have plenty of time to visit the impressive museum to see its many artifacts from as far back as the 15th century BC. Highlight include the Naxian Sphinx, statue of Antinoos, and the bronze sculpture of a charioteer.

Next we continue your tour to the pretty mountain village of Arachova, perched at 3,117 feet (950 meters) on the south slopes of Mt. Parnassus. You'll have time for lunch or a snack with many choices available (own expense), and wander the streets, visiting some of the many craft shops & enjoy the scenic views before the return trip to Athens.

After lunch continue to the walled monastery of St. Lucas. A world Heritage site, explore its notable Byzantine architecture, enjoy its tranquil location & view it wonderful preserved artwork.

For those wanting a greater depth of information & guiding inside the sites, the option of having an expert Private Licensed guide to accompany you inside the site & museum of Delphi and/or the monastery is available on request. Private guiding time for Delphi would be 70 Euro for the site alone & 120 Euro for the site + Museum.

Inclusions

Tour 100% exclusive to your group

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

Pickup and return from your Athens Hotel or Residence

Free return transfer for Cruise ship passengers

First class transport: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 Black sedan; Group of 4 to 7 with Mercedes minivan and for groups up to 17 with Mercedes Luxury Sprinter. All new models with full leather, A/C, fridge.

Free Wi-Fi available with sedan & minibus.

Bottled water

Exclusions

Entrance fees: Delphi 12 Euro

St Lucas: 4 Euro

Licensed guide for guiding. Available on request

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended

Sunscreen and hats are recommended for visits during the summer months

Duration time is approximate and may vary based on local traffic and conditions

Expert Private Licensed guide option for guiding in the museum plus archeological site (on request)

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-May-2019

    we had a wonderful adventure with our guide Vissilis aka "Bill" - the entire day what memories we made and the history we learned. The visit to the Monastary was inspiring. The Delphi - just like the magazine cover of National Geographic; so much to see and that's just it, you get to see and experience it all! The place we stopped for lunch had incredible food and the most breathtaking view. Book "Bill" - the time you spend with him and his expansive knowledge of his Greece is priceless