Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his "Grandmother Earth" (Ge, Gaea, or Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.
The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus.
Athens – Delphi : Starting from Athens early in the morning and after about 2,5 hours-3hours driving (depending on the size of the vehicle) we will have our first stop of the day at Delphi (you can make any stops on the way). You will visit the archaeological site of Delphi with The Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle, the ancient theater where more than 5000 spectators could seat, the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Tholos, plus the archaeological museum with its spectacular finds, including the bronze Cahrioter,The Naxian Sphinx and the statue of Antinoos.
After your visit to the sites a lunch break will follow before starting our approx 3hours drive to Ancient Olympia. Driving through the scenical coastal road along the Corinthain Gulf and crossing over the Rio-Antirio bridge (one of the longest cable bridges in the world) we arrive to pelopponese area and shortly after to Olympia.Overnight at the BW Hotel Europa in Olympia.
Olympia - Athens: After your breakfast,you will enjoy your day by visiting. the archeological site of Olympia and its wonderful museum, one of the most important in Greece.
At the Archeological site of Olympia you will see, the Temple of Zeus where the gold and ivory statue of the god was situated ( One of the seven wonders of the ancient world work of the famous sculptor Feidias),the Temple of Hera, where the lighting of the Olympic Flame takes place every four years, the original ancient Olympic Stadium and many more other monuments.
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece. The museum's permanent exhibition contains finds from the sacred precinct of Altis and the rest archaeological site dating from the prehistoric era. Among the many precious exhibits you we will also see the famous marble statues of Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike (Victory) of Paionios.
At the conclusion of your tour a lunch break will follow before we take the way back to Athens following the coastal road of the Corinth Gulf with a stop at the Corinth Canal enroute.
This marks the end of your 2 days Delphi and Olympia private tour
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AS WELL AS OUR TERMS OF SERVICEBEFORE BOOKING YOUR TOUR:
►All prices include all taxes, fuel, insurance, and parking fees.
► The total price for the tour is per group size. Individuals may split the cost of the tour among themselves as they wish.
►This tour does NOT include entrance fees to any archeological site and museum,meals, hotel accommodations, gratuities, or other client personal expenses. Driver’s hotel expenses are not included in the price but If our company book the hotels we use frequently you can avoid this cost. If you wish to book your own hotels then you need to pay a room for the driver.
► For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentaryonly when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.
► Greece has strict laws and regulations in place to protect licensed tour guides, this it makes it unlawful for Tour Drivers to offer commentary about sites outside the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Greek laws, Tour Drivers may not tour our guests near or inside monuments or museums. Your Tour Driver will provide commentary and basic information only inside the vehicle. Only licensed Tour Guides may accompany or guide you at the sites you visit. If you wish to have a personal licensed tour guide please include this on your request.
► Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance to the local Municipality and Traffic laws of Greece.
►Once you fill out our booking form and provide your credit card information, you are legally bound to a contract with us.
► Our service is solely confirmed when the potential customer has received an email confirming services along with the details of the tour. If the confirmation email is not received than please conclude that the service has not been confirmed. We suggest you contact us immediately for further clarification.
► Modes of Payment: Payment for the tour will be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey.
Important Note: Only cash payments are accepted for licensed tour guide services.
Please, note that there will be no charge if you cancel your reservation by e-mail within at least 5 days before date of requested service. If is not done in these terms, our company reserves the right to debit the "no show fee" on your credit card which is the total amount of requested services.
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Entrance fee to Delphi is 9 Euros pp.
Entrance fee to Olympia is 9 Euros pp.
Free admission for:
• Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
• University students from Greece and the E.U
Free admission on specific Greek holidays: January 1, March 25, May 1, in the morning of Good Friday (April 18), Easter Sunday (April 20), December 25 and 26; no tours will be performed on those days.
* The total price for the tour is per group size. Individuals may split the cost of the tour among themselves as they wish.