This private tour will guide you to the ancient period of the Delphi glory and the Byzantine period, experiencing the visit to the Byzantine monastery of Saint Lukas.
Enjoy Delphi, the museum, and all it’s treasures, the Byzantine monastery of Saint Lukas one of the most important monuments of Byzantine architecture and art. Athens taxi tour will pick you up from your Hotel, or cruise ship, and we will start our tour driving through Viotia, through Thebes, the once powerful city – state that fell along with Athens in the battle of Chaeronia in the 4th century B.C. Levadia, for Osios Lukas Monastery, set in the folds of Mt. Helikon. The monastery of Saint Lukas was built in the 11th century. It’s Byzantine cathedral is decorated with splendid mosaics and it is architectually one of the finest Byzantine monuments in the country.
After the monastery, 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 Archaelogical 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, built on the south slopes of Parnassus mountain.
We’ll have a late afternoon arrival in Athens through Delphi, Arachova, Levadia by the same route where our Delphi private taxi tour will end and you will take with you one of the best experiences of our Athens tour.