Delphi Tours, Thermopylae Tours, in a unique private tour from Athens to Delphi & Thermopylae. Experience ancient history together with Leonidas the king of Sparta, the first known man in history to say “come and get it” (Greek: “Molon Labe”) after his enemies asked him to surrender his weapons. Visit Thermopylae, Delphi, the temple of Apollo, the Delphi museum, “the navel of the Earth” in Delphi, and the Delphi Oracle.
Highlights of the Magical Delphi & Legendary Thermopylae 10-hour private tour
- The Oracle and the temple of Apollo
- Visit the Delphi Museum
- See the Bronze Charioteer of Delphi, Athina Pronea, The gymnasium, and Castalia springs
- Visit Delphi village
- Visit Thermopylae IHotgates)
- Visit the monument of King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans
- Visit the battlefield at the hot-gates
- Admire the Kolonos where the 300 lay
- Time for lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant
- An expert English speaking tour driver
Itinerary of Delphi Tour and Thermopylae in one (1) day: Athens sightseeing, Kifisia, Nea Eritrea, Ekali, Ag, Stephanos, Oinofita, Thebes, Levadia, Arachova, the Oracle and the temple of Apollo, visit the Delphi Museum and see the Bronze Charioteer of Delphi, Athena Pronoea, The gymnasium, Castalia springs, Dephi village, lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant, Bralos mountain line, Thermopylae (hot gates), the memorial of the 300 Spartan, the memorial of Pataeis, the omphalos.
Visits: the Oracle and the temple of Apollo, visit the Delphi Museum and see the Bronze Charioteer of Delphi, Athena Pronoea, The gymnasium, Castalia springs, lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant, Thermopylae, the memorial of the 300 Spartans, the memorial of the Plataeans, the Omphalos.
Description for the Delphi Tour and Thermopylae in one (1) day
Experience a full – day Delphi and Thermopylae private tour. Our Athens taxi tours driver will travel you through the fertile plain of Beotia, passing through THERMOPYLAE (hot gates) about 220 km from Athens, the place that the battle of the 300 Spartans and LEONIDES took place. There is a modern memorial to King Leonidas on one side of the highway that shows the Spartan King on the top of a memorial wall with the words “Molon Labe” written under the statue. The phrase means, “Come and get it”, this is the phrase that Leonidas said to the Persian king Xerxes when he Leonidas 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 a small hill across the national road from the modern one.
Arrive at Delphi with Athens taxi tours, the center of Ancient World – the «Omphalos» (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Our private taxi tour continues visiting in Delphi the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the Delphi Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
Lunch in Delphi or Arachova a picturesque mountain village, the meeting place of the Greek jet set in winter, built on the southern slopes of Parnassus mountain, well known for its snow ski resort.
Then start the drive back to ATHENS passing through Arachova, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus and Levadia (shortstop on the way back) and our private taxi tour will end late in the afternoon.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.
Highly recommended for cruise travelers visiting Athens just for a day to enjoy our Athens tours and one of the most famous Greece tours in the world.