In this tour your are going to visit both Delphi and the Byzantine monastery of Osios Lukas. Enjoy a day full of ancient & byzantine history!
Osios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia, Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, along with the monasteries of Nea Moni and Daphnion. The main shrine of the monastery is the tomb of St. Luke, originally situated in the vault, but later placed at the juncture of the two churches.
Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi the navel (or centre) of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.
It occupies an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.
During this full day tour to Delphi, Athens Taxi Travel will get you to the Temple of Apollo, the Delphi Museum, the navel of Earth in Delphi & the Delphi Oracle.
Our tour will pass from Arachova a mountain town famous for its black wine, its “brusque”, the colorful textiles, carpets and rugs, handicrafts and woodcut creations. When you will arrive in Delphi you will visit the Temple of Apollo, The Athenian treasury, The Theater, and also the Stadium. The tour continues with a visit to the Museum where rare findings of the Archaic & Classic periods are displayed.
Do not miss:
- The bronze Charioteer
- The pediments from the temple of Apollo
- The “naval of the earth”
- The winged Sphinx
More than a taxi tour
Our licensed tourist guide Vicky will enter with you to all monuments and explain everything concerning the monument or the musuem findings you see. Vicky has a degree in Archaeology from the University of Athens and she’s been working as a guide for 35 years now. She speaks English, French and Italian.