What you'll do
Driving 2hours north, we visit first the traditional village of Arachova and then we will head to the Oracle of Delphi,where God Apollo offered,through his Priestess Pythia,advice to the pilgrims.This Panhellenic sanctuary is in the Unesco Cultural Heritage. Delphi was for Greeks the center of the world:Omfalus =Navel .On the site besides Apollo temple, there is a theater,a stadium and numerous evidence of it's glorious history.The renovated museum contains treasures like Charioteer, Heniochos.Just opposite is the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia (Athena before/in front of the Temple), where are to be seen two temples of Athena and the famous Tholos, the frequent photographed structure in Delphi.Leaving the site,we'll have lunch at a local nearby tavern.Then,we drive to Thermopylae, where the 300 Spartans gave their final battle against the Persian army.During our tour, I take pro photos ,which will be sent to all guests, after the experience.
As Greek , born and raised in Athens, philoxenia runs in my genes ! Hospitality for Greeks is a virtue. I am passionate about history , Greek Mythology, traveling and meeting new people. Love to share my interests and knowledge with my guests. Among the most important aspects of my life is communicating with others and learning. Since a visit to Greece is an experience of a lifetime I love to offer authentic hospitality as a local. I invite all of you friends to meet the Greeks and their history, the way of life and customs we follow today. Join me on this journey.
Greek koulouri ( fresh sesame bread ring ) on the way.
Juice and water on the way.
We drive in a car or van , depending on the number of guests , with A/C and with an experienced driver.
I'll be taking professional photos in all places which will be send to you after the trip.
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Where you'll be
We will visit the Archaeological site of Delphi, the Oracle of the Ancient Greece.The famous Omfalus = Navel of the Ancient world. We take photos during our strolling around the site and also visit it's great museum,Apollo temple,stadium,theater, Castalian Spring,where Pythia and the priests cleansed themselves before the oracle-giving process. Lunch at local tavern.Finally, visit the Hot Gates:Thermopylae, where the glorious battle took place.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Lunch & dinner are not included at the taverns ( low rates , 6-12 euro/ person ) and entrance fees to the site /museum also not included ( 12 euro ). Please contact me in case of dietary restrictions.
Delphi Oracle-Thermopylae the Hot Gates