• The Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi

    Located amidst breathtaking scenery in central Greece is the Sanctuary of Apollo at ancient Delphi. It is the home to the famous Oracle of Delphi, and was considered to be the holiest site in Ancient Greece. It was also believed to be the center of the world; according to the Greek mythology, Zeus released two eagles from opposite ends of the earth and they met in the sky above Delphi. Impaling one another with their beaks, they fell to the ground on the very center of the world, and was marked by the sacred Omphalos, or “navel stone.” Later, Apollo killed the serpent Python (son of Mother Earth), guardian of…

  • The Best of Greece in 7 Days | Sample Itinerary with Pictures

    DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS, GREECE (NIGHT FLIGHT) DAY 2: ATHENS – DELPHI 8:00AM, leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus 12:30PM, arrive in Delphi, visit the Archaeological site and the Museum. See the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians. 2:30PM, late lunch at a local restaurant. 3:15PM, begin the drive to Meteora. DAY 3: KALAMBAKA (METEORA) – ATHENS  9:00AM, visit Meteora with its impressive scenery, ageless Monasteries, suspended between earth and sky. Inside, see priceless historical and religious treasures. 2:00, return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. DAY 4: ATHENS – SANTORINI 7:00AM,…