The Mystery and Beauty of Delphi
For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots to rival Delphi. To further enhance your enjoyment of this very special land adventure, we are also transferring, from Athens, the very best guides and vehicles. They are waiting just for you so we hope to see you on your way to the Oracle... In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds these sites, exposed on a rocky slope. An approximate 40-minute motor coach drive through the region offers a fast overview of the local flora before arriving at Delphi. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. A fantastic journey back in time and a huge visual treat await our SeaDream guests.
Notes: To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk uphill a gently sloped path known as the â€œSacred Way.â€ Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.
Port: Itea (Delphi)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Voyages where this land adventure can be found:
- Sep 20, 2014 - Civitavecchia (Rome) - Athens (Piraeus)
- Aug 16, 2014 - Venice - Athens (Piraeus)
- May 08, 2015 - Civitavecchia to Athens (Piraeus)
- Jun 12, 2015 - Athens (Piraeus) to Dubrovnik
- Jul 04, 2015 - Dubrovnik to Athens(Piraeus)
- Jul 11, 2015 - Athens (Piraeus) to Venice
- Aug 15, 2015 - Dubrovnik to Athens (Piraeus)
- Sep 11, 2015 - Istanbul to Venice
- Sep 23, 2015 - Venice to Athens (Piraeus)
- Jul 04, 2015 - Civitavecchia to Athens (Piraeus)