Enjoy a full day Delphi & Thermopylae tour.
Meet the ancient history visiting Thermopylae, hot gates, Delphi, the temple of Apollo, the Delphi museum, the navel of Earth in Delphi and the Delphi Oracle.
This private tour will guide you to the ancient period of the Delphi glory. Enjoy Delphi, the museum and all it’s treasures.
Athens taxi tour will pick you up from your Hotel, or cruise ship, and we will start our tour driving through Viotia, by Thebes, the once powerful city – state that fell along with Athens in the battle of Chaeronia in the 4th century B.C Levadia.
Athens Taxi we’ll drive you, through Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) to Delphi. Arrive in Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. (The grandeur of Delphi has to be seen to be believed). At Delphi you will visit the Archaeological sight, with the Temple of Apollo, The Athenian treasury, The Theater, and also the Stadium. And also a visit to the Museum where one can see excellent pieces from the Archaic and Classical periods.
Among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, the pediments from the temple of Apollo, the “naval of the earth” the winged Sphinx.
Lunch in in the modern city of Delphi a picturesque mountain village.
After lunch we drive towards Thermopylae (hot gates) about 90 km from Delphi, were the famous site of the historic battle between the 300 Spartans led by Leonidas and the Persian army of Xerxes 480B.C. The huge monument to Leonidas and the 300 cypresstrees commemorate the death of the heroic Spartans. On the monument wall the words “Molon Lave” is written under the statue. The phrase means, “Come and get it”, this is the phrase that Leonidas said to the Persian king Xerxis when he was told to hand over his weapons. The phrase has become a slogan of defiance all over the world. Shortly After the battle the ancient memorial was placed just across the highway from the modern memorial. It is a small carved stone plaque that says, “Stranger, tell the Spartans that we lay here obedient to their laws”. This ancient memorial is on the small hill across the national road from the modern one, After visiting we will drive back to Athens.