2 Days Private Tour: Delphi - Mycenae & Corinth

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This is a great opportunity to visit some of the most renowned significant archaeological sites of Corinth, Olympia and Delphi.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Olive Sea Travel

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Day 1 Distomo - Arachova - Delphi

Stop At: Livadia

Livadia has about 30,000 inhabitants. It is built at an altitude of 200 m, at the edge of the plain of Kopaida and the small river Erkyna flows through it. It is surrounded by mountains; Parnassos to the north of the city and Elikonas to the south. The old town of Livadia (Mideia) was built at the foot of the later. It is a unique,“properly” Greek city with a history and a mythology that became a source of inspiration for poets, painters and sculptors of all ages.

Stop At: Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Dionysus and the Dionysian mysteries; it was also sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and it was the home of the Muses. The mountain was also favored by the Dorians. It is suggested that the name derives from parnassas, the possessive adjective of the Luwian word parna meaning house, or specifically temple, so the name effectively means the mountain of the house of the god.

Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas

Our first stop is going to be the monastery of Hosios Loukas, which represents the second golden age of Byzantine art (11th -12th century) in particular its golden mosaic decoration and fine architecture.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Delphi

Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It's the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle.

Stop At: Temple of Apollo

In the museum you will be able to see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statue.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum

While in the museum you will be able to see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arachova

Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece.It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favorite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Apart from the mountain activities, Aráchova is also famous for its bustling nightlife and as the favorite mountain resort of Athenians.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Delphi - Mycenae

Stop At: Corinth Canal

We drive to the Corinth Canal, on the way you will have a view of some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle was held between the Athenians and Persians 480 BCE). Corinth Canal Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, (if you’re game) on some days bungee jumping is an option.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

Ancient Corinth, located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of God Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest though the site is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. In this amazing place the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Apollo

The temple of Apollo at Corinth is one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland. Built around 560 B.C.E., of local monolithic limestone on top of an imposing, rocky hill to the north of Acrocorinth, the Archaic temple was an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Akrokorinthos

We will visit the castle of Acrocorinth,the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece, for some amazing photos.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae

Dated to the 2nd millennium B.C.E. representing what Homer wrote about, Achilles, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. The palace of Mycenae gave its name to a whole era.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lion Gate

In the site you will see the famous Lions Gate (the oldest architectural sculpture in Europe), the cyclopean walls, the burial circle A and the remains of Agamemnon’s Palace.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae

Worth visiting there is also a modern museum exhibiting the findings of the “City Of Gold".

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Before setting off again we will make a small stop at the treasury of Atreus, the best preserved Tholos tomb, one of the finest examples of the Mycenaean architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Athens

We will drive back to Athens.
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