We leave Athens in the morning and drive northwest to one of the most important sanctuaries of the ancient world.
Delphi is at a distance of 180 kilometers from Athens and after passing through cotton and wheat fields, the landscape gradually changes and we get the first impressions of mountainous Greece.
Having Mount Elicon, the home of Muses, on one side and Mount Parnassus on the other, first we arrive at the picturesque village of Arahova, a winter resort with traditional architecture situated at a height of 905 meters on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and then we continue to Delphi.
Like ancient travelers we come first to the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in an olive grove below the road, where we see one of the most photographed monuments of Delphi, the famous Tholos, then to Castalia Spring and finally to the sacred site of Apollo.
Delphi was the perfect location for the sanctuary of the god of light, music and prophecies.
The oracle of Apollo attracted people from all over the Greek world and accumulated a vast wealth over the centuries. Walking along the sacred way you will see the Treasury of the Athenians, the temple and oracle of Apollo, the theatre, the stadium and the most breathtaking view that an ancient sanctuary could offer.
The visit of the local museum will complete your journey in time and will convince you that indeed for the ancient Greeks Delphi was the center of the world, the earth’s navel.
After the exciting visit of the site and the museum you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before going on to Meteora.
In the first part of the trip we see wonderful mountainous scenery and in the second part we drive through the fields of the Thessalian plain to Kalambaka, the town at the feet of the amazing rocks of Meteora.
We stay overnight in Kalambaka.