Excursion to Delphi
2 Days Excursion
Day 1 - Saturday
We will start from Messolonghi and head towards Delphi. We will have a guided visit to the Museum of Delphi and the nearby archaeological site. Among other things, a visit to the Temple of Apollo is included, the Treasury of the Athenians, the altar of the Chians, the Gallery of Athens, the theater, the Stadium, the Gymnasium, the Castalia Spring, the Dome, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. We will also see the world famous Eniochos Rider, the Siphnian Frieze, Dioskouroi etc.
If there is time, we will be visiting and the adjacent Museum of Angelos Sikelianos, the poet and author of Delphic Festivals and the Delphic Idea.
Dinner at Delphi with musical program and check in at hotel in Delphi.
Day 2 - Sunday
Church attendance in the Monastery of St. Luke, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of faithful in its visual distinctiveness because of its icons. Located on the picturesque slopes of Helicon in a location where once stood a temple of Demeter Steiritida surrounded by a plateau covered by an olive grove. The landscape has not been altered from residential or other activity and retains its authenticity. Information about the history of the monastery drawn from the life of Saint Luke, anonymous work of 962, and the sequences of the Assumption and of disposing of the corpse, sources considered reliable by archaeologists. According to these figures, founder of monastic life in the monastery is the same Saint, who he lived there for the last seven years of his life (946-953). He was born in Kastri in Fokis in 896, from parents which were refugees from Aegina. Followed early monasticism and at the end of 910 becomes a monk in Athens, then in various retreats in Fokida and the opposite Corinthian coast in Korfos. In 946 he was set on the site of today's monastery and he died in 953.
After the church service, we will have a tour of the archaeological site of Orchomenus, which is connected with the myth of Golden Fleece and Argonauts. Orchomenos seems inhabited since the Neolithic period, around 6000 BC. The Great growth came in the early Mycenaean period between 2,000 and 1,200 BC when it was inhabited by Minyes. At that time the region flourished. Characteristic of the high growth of this society is the drainage works carried out then, the first drying of Lake Copaida. Homer makes reference in the Iliad to the wealth of Orchomenus residents. The city participated in the Trojan War with the bosses Ascalaphus and Hyalmeno.
Departure for Distomo, an emblematic town in the History of National Resistance against Nazism, with global recognition for genocide by the conquerors.
At noon, at the 5th Km of Arachova - Livadia road (east), we will meet the Zemeno village belonging to the Municipality of Arachova. The Zemeno is a small village which is built in an altitude of 800m, at half the foot of Mount Parnassus and the other half at the foot of Kirfis and a place stop for lunch.
After that we head back to Amfissa to visit the castle, tanneries and see the few artisans who remain in the field of skin treatment. We will visit the Municipal Art Gallery Amfissa ‘Spyros Papaloukas’. Finally in the centre of the city we will visit the traditional coffee shop - theater - cinema, which is a tribute to director A. Angelopoulos and we will take an afternoon coffee break in Galaxidi before returning to Messolonghi.
Minimum number of participants is 15 people.
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