Delphi, Thermopylae full day tour from Athens

On this private, full-day tour from Athens, Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Delphi, home of the 4th-century-BC Temple of Apollo at Parnassus Mount. Choose to visit the Delphi ruins, the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archaeological Museum as well Thermopylae area where the famous battle took place in 480 BC during the Persian Wars. A small force of Greeks, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, fought against a much larger Persian army led by Xerxes I.

Thermopylae Battlefield

The Thermopylae battlefield is located in northeastern Greece, near the coast of the Aegean Sea. It was the site of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, where a small force of Greeks, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, fought against a much larger Persian army led by Xerxes I. The Greeks held the narrow pass of Thermopylae for three days, but were ultimately defeated. The pass at Thermopylae is a narrow strip of land with the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, which made it an ideal location for the Greeks to defend against the Persians. The Greeks were able to use the terrain to their advantage and were able to hold off the Persian army for several days.Today, the battlefield is a popular tourist destination and the site of a monument to the fallen soldiers, including a statue of Leonidas. Visitors can also see the remains of the ancient wall that the Greeks used to defend the pass, as well as a museum that displays artifacts from the battle. The Battle of Thermopylae is considered a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars, and is remembered for the bravery and sacrifice of the Greek soldiers who fought against the much larger Persian army.

King Leonidas of Sparta Monument

King Leonidas I of Sparta was a Greek warrior king who lived in the 5th century BC. He is best known for his leadership of the Spartan forces at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC during the Persian Wars. He led a small force of 300 Spartan warriors and other Greek soldiers against a much larger Persian army led by King Xerxes I. Despite being heavily outnumbered, the Greeks were able to hold the pass of Thermopylae for three days, but were ultimately defeated. Leonidas was known for his courage and bravery in battle, as well as his strict adherence to the Spartan code of honor. The Spartan warriors were considered the most elite soldiers of their time, and Leonidas was considered one of their greatest leaders. In popular culture, Leonidas is often portrayed as a strong and fearless leader who was willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good. He is remembered as a symbol of courage and sacrifice, and his story continues to inspire people today. After the Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas I of Sparta died in the battle and his death was considered a great loss for the Greek. However his death served as a catalyst for the Greeks to come together and ultimately defeat the Persians in the wars.

Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus is a mountain range located in central Greece, near the Gulf of Corinth. It is known for its natural beauty and for its association with Greek mythology, particularly the god Apollo and the Muses. The mountain is home to the Delphi Sanctuary, an important religious and cultural center in ancient Greece, where the Oracle of Delphi was located, which was considered to be the center of the world. The slopes of Mount Parnassus were also home to several ancient Greek cities, including Delphi, Krisa and Kirra.

Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo at Delphi was an important religious site in ancient Greece, dedicated to the god Apollo. The temple was considered to be the center of the world and was visited by people from all over the ancient Greek world to consult the Oracle of Delphi. The original temple was built in the 7th century BCE, but was destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the centuries. The temple complex included the temple itself, as well as other structures such as the Treasury of the Athenians and the Stoa of the Athenians. The temple was destroyed by the Romans in the 4th century CE, but many of its ruins remain and can still be seen at the Delphi archaeological site today.

Delphi Archaeological Museum

The Delphi Archaeological Museum is located in Delphi and houses a collection of artifacts from the ancient city of Delphi, which was an important religious and cultural center in ancient Greece. The museum is home to a variety of artifacts, including statues, inscriptions, and pottery, that were discovered at the Delphi Sanctuary, which was dedicated to the god Apollo. The museum is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in Greece and is a popular tourist destination. It's open every day except Monday and national holidays.

What we offer
  • Private transportation with a luxury van / sedan vehicle
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Native English speaking professional drivers with deep knowledge of history pertinent to the monument that you will choose to visit
  • Bottle of water – refreshments
Additional / Optional Services
  • Licensed tour guide (optional with extra cost)
  • Entry or admission fees for archaeological sites
  • Lunch (In Greek traditional tavern (optional with extra cost)
Please note
  • Infants must be seated in provided special seating arrangements.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • Our drivers, while not official tour guides, are knowledgeable and can provide engaging commentary in fluent English. They will not accompany you inside archaeological sites, but they can answer any questions you may have about the places visited during the tour.
  • Our company adheres to all World Health Organization's guidelines regarding COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • Engaging in third-party activities or extreme sports during the tour is not permitted and may result in the cancellation of the tour.
  • This is a private tour for your group only, and the pick-up time will be as per your request.
  • A personal driver will be assigned for the pick-up and return journey, who will take you to your preferred location. For hotel pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby, for apartment pick-up, at the entrance of the building.
  • For airport pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall with a sign bearing your name, and he will track your flight to ensure on-time pickup.
  • For port pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you at the gate with a sign bearing your name as soon as you disembark.
What you will need
  • Sneakers / athletic shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion
Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% will be applied for bookings that are canceled within 36 hours or less of the scheduled day trip.
  • Canceling between 36 to 72 hours prior to the scheduled day trip will result in a fee of 50%.
  • Cancellations made three days or more before the scheduled day trip will not incur any cancellation fee.

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