A short but very comprehensive tour in the “navel of the earth”. A concise guided tour that includes: a visit to the archaeological site, a wonderful hike in the ancient footpath in the fir forested foothills of Mt.Parnasus plus a visit in the village of Arachova famous for its traditional textiles. All this is one day !
Period of operation: Throughout the year
Price per person:
- 180€ for min 6 participants
- 210€ for min 5 participants
- 245€ for min 4 participants
- 300€ for min 3 participants
- 395€ for min 2 participants
Basic physical condition
- Private transfer – fuel – tolls
- Hike with picnic lunch
- Sightseeing with professional guide and entrance fees
- Meal in Arachova
Departure frm Athens at 08.00 am and transfer to Delphi. We will first enjoy a 3 hour hike on the ancient footpath.
This is a historic and inspiring hike dropping down from the slopes of Mt Parnassos to the village of Delphi. It is the ancient footpath that took Pans worshippers up from the ancient temples of Delphi to the Corycean Grotto to celebrate rites, and it is part of the E4 European trail. Due to time limitations we will do part of the hike – the most beautiful one ending on top of the archaeological site. En route we will enjoy a picnic with Greek local ingredients.
Once we arrive to Delphi, our professional guide will be waiting for us for a tour at the Archaeological site and the museum. Afterwards we will transfer to Arachova village for our early dinner in a Greek tavern. Arachova is a mountain village, on the slope of Parnassos mountain, mainly built of stone houses, narrow streets and springs. Despite its huge tourist growth due to the ski resort, its heritage has been well preserved. The region is famous for its agriculture, cattle breeding and boasts some high quality products like olives and olive oil, tsipouro, formaella & feta cheese, yogurt, opsimotiri cheese, halvah, frumenty and noodles. Arachova is also famous for its handmade, pure woolen textiles, which are made using traditional looms and natural colours.
Having enjoyed our meal and a stroll in the village we will then return to Athens.
08.00-10.30: Travel to Delphi – Start of the hike
10.30-14.30: Hike with pic nic stop
15.00-16.30: Sightseeing Delphi
17.00-18.30: Arachova visit and time for a meal
18.30-21.00 Return to Athens