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Delphi, Greece

Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi as center of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi. Delphi occupies an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.



In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), Zeus determined the site of Delphi when he sought to find the center of his "Grandmother Earth" (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.

Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years, starting in 586 BC athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the four Panhellenic Games, precursors of the Modern Olympics.

Delphi is perhaps best known for its oracle, the Pythia, the sibyl or priestess at the sanctuary dedicated to Apollo. Apollo spoke through his oracle. She had to be an older woman of blameless life chosen from among the peasants of the area. Alone in an enclosed inner sanctum (from Ancient Greek - "do not enter") she sat on a tripod seat over an opening in the earth. Intoxicated by the vapors, the sibyl would fall into a trance, allowing Apollo to possess her spirit. In this state she prophesied.

The Delphic oracle exerted considerable influence throughout the Greek world, and she was consulted before all major undertakings including wars and the founding of colonies. She also was respected by the Greek-influenced countries around the periphery of the Greek world, such as Lydia, Caria, and even Egypt.

Delphi is protected as a site of extraordinary natural beauty, and the views from it are also protected: no industrial artefacts are to be seen from Delphi other than roads and traditional architecture residences (for example high voltage power lines and the like are routed so as to be invisible from the area of the sanctuary).


How to visit Delphi

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Delphi during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Delphi.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Trikala

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta fortress, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, rest in Galaxidi, visit UNESCO Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, take evening in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with large castle.

 

7 days

Price from € 1,080

 



Greece discovery round trip from Igoumenitsa via Parga, Patras, Corinth, Delphi, Meteora: ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 8 days (7 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Parga, Patras, Trikala

Greece discovery round trip via ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries from Igoumenitsa via Parga, Patras, Corinth, Delphi, Meteora. Visit Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta castle, see Mesolongi sea lake and ancient Makinia, climb on Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of Antirrio fortress and longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, wonder on Corinth canal and old Acrocorinth fortress, walk the passages of medieval town Livadeia and next day morning visit in mountains old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, and next day visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora.

 

8 days

Price from € 1,214

 



Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Corinth, Mycenae. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 8 days (7 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Livadeia, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Patras

Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Corinth, Mycenae. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

8 days

Price from € 1,268

 



Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Patras, Trikala

Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

9 days

Price from € 1,452

 



Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 10 days (9 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Parga, Preveza, Trikala

Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

10 days

Price from € 1,597

 



Greece cultural tour 12 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 12 days (11 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Kalamata, Livadeia, Messene, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Pylos, Sparta

This off-season balanced tour is aimed for people who interesting in the history of Greece, to walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. During this tour we will visit 6 places that are on the list of UNESCO. Many other we going to visit places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list.

 

12 days

Price from € 1,828

 



From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio, Delphi: big round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio, Delphi: big round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries

 

13 days

Price from € 1,897

 



Discover Greece from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Delphi. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Delphi, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Sparta

Discover Greece from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Delphi. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

13 days

Price from € 1,936

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,125

 



All seasons Greece discovery 15 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Patras, Olympia, Sparta, Monemvasia, Nafplio, Delphi: big Greece tour.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Monemvasia, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

Discover Greece in big 15 days tour. During this all seasons Greece tour from Igoumenitsa, we will visit most of main attractions of Greece mainland and Peloponnese peninsula. Prepare yourself for beautiful beaches, old castles and monasteries, , and ancient archaeological places. Visit Delphi oracle, say hello to Sparta and king Leonidas.

 

15 days

Price from € 2,196

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

 

19 days

Price from € 2,926

 



Greece roadtrip 20 days from Igoumenitsa. Greece round trip via beaches, fortresses, monasteries and UNESCo places.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 20 days (19 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio, Delphi: big round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

20 days

Price from € 2,970

 



Greece grand in-depth cultural tour 25 days from Igoumenitsa. Explore Greece mainland UNESCO places, monasteries and fortresses.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 25 days (24 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Methoni, Monemvasia, Delphi: big summer round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries

 

25 days

Price from € 3,856

 





Last updated on: 18 May 2019

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From 28 April 2019 we added a new tour that cover in 15 days south part of Greece mainland, so called Peloponnese. We will visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Some of the towns we going to visit: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta. A few of places are UNESCO. Ask us now to set a schedule, especially at September and October, where is not so hot there! Here is the page of this tour with more details: Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.




From 1 Feb 2019 we load on our site the description of new place: Monemvasia, Greece. We have visited this beautiful place few times and we definitely like to be there, and we are welcome you to have a trip there with us!

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.






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