The most recognized places in the ancient world!
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Experience one of the most important Athens Taxi tours.
A journey to Delphi the navel of the Earth, The Oracle, the temple of Apollo, the Delphi museum, and ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games.
Enjoy two of the most famous archaeological sites in the world known as Delphi the center of the universe, and Olympia the birth place of the Olympic Games.
Day 1: Athens, Delphi
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.
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, located just 300 meters from the ancient city of Delphi built on the south slopes of Parnassus over looking the Itean Bay.
After lunch Athens taxi tour will depart from Delphi to Olympia through Nafpaktos, Antirio, over the largest bridge in Europe, Rio and Olympia.
Overnight in Olympia.
Day 2: Olympia, Athens
After breakfast, Athens Taxi Tour will take you to visit the Ancient sight of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Olympia in Peloponnese Greece, was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, the Games where held every four years by the Greeks and the whole known world participated bringing truce (Ekecheiria) until the games ended. Olympia is situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnese (Peloponnesus), were the Alpheas River runs.In 776 BC, Iphitos, king of Elis, Kleosthenes of Pisa and Lykourgos of Sparta reorganized the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus and instituted the sacred ekecheiria, or truce. Soon it’s fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide. The Olympiads included not only athletic contests, but also reciting of verse, reading debates on philosophical and other topics, and from 67 A.D.poetic,musical and dramatic competitions.
The modern Olympic games were revived in 1896 in Athens. Even today the Olympic flame is lit every four years in the ancient sanctuary . Experience the center of attention during the ancient years, and the starting point of the Olympic Flame. Today you can still enjoy a run in the ancient Olympic stadium taking your position at the starting line which is still visible. You can visit in this private tour the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the most important sanctuary of God Zeus is situated here, also the original stadiums of the Olympic Games. The Museum of the Olympic Games.
We will end this unique Olympia day tour traveling through the landscape of Peloponnese back to Athens arriving early in the evening.