Follow the Greek dancers and visit
Delphi on a one-day tour. April to October - Daily. November to March - On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. Departure 8:45am, Return 19:00 - Pick up / drop off arranged.
LIVADIA (short stop) DELPHI (visit the museum and the site)
leaving Athens we drive north to THEBES (the city associated with the legend of Oedipus - the king of the city that killed his father, married his mother and had children with her), LEVADIA (short stop) and Arachova to arrive at DELPHI, the sanctuary of
Apollo, known in ancient times as the navel (in Greek, "omphalos") of the world.
With the tour guide you visit the archaeological museum and between the exhibits you will see the famous bronze Charioteer statue with the beautiful eyes, the statue of handsome Antinoos, the two "Kouros" brothers, the Naxian Sphinx and many more. After the museum you will continue the tour inside the famous sanctuary. Pass by the CASTALIA SPRING, see the TEMPLE of APOLLO where the lady oracle foretold the future, see the Theatre and the Stadium at the top of the hill. Here, the PYTHIAN, otherwise the DELPHIAN GAMES took place, two years after the OLYMPIC GAMES. After lunch start your return to Athens stopping at the picturesque mountain village of ARACHOVA(short stop), built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known not only for
its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, and for its wine and cheese but also for a great victory of the Greeks against the Othoman army in the revolution of 1821.
If you are in Athens the day before St George's nameday (usually April 23rd), take the two day tour to Delphi and late afternoon of the first day travel to Arachova and watch the "panygiraki" festival. For the rest of your life you will remember the sport events, the elders take place in, to honour St George.
Read about the story of the Carl Diem's stone,"the stone with the 5 Olympic Games Rings", and try and find it near the entrance of the Delphi ancient site.
.And for the people that "Google search" to travel from Athens to Delphi by train: There is no train connection between Athens and Delphi. From Athens you can travel to Delphi by bus, otherwise you may use the train to Livadia and connect to the local bus from Levadia to Delphi (not recommended, except in the case that you visit Meteora and Delphi by train).