Visite um dos mais importantes sítios arqueológicos da história grega nesta excursão de um dia inteiro para pequenos grupos até Delfos, Arachova e o Mosteiro de São Lucas saindo de Atenas. Viajando com um guia especializado, saiba mais sobre a mitologia e a história grega enquanto explora o sítio arqueológico de Delfos, um Patrimônio Mundial da UNESCO, e visita a vila montanhosa de Arachova nos arredores, antes de se maravilhar com a requintada arquitetura bizantina do Mosteiro de São Lucas. A capacidade dessa excursão é limitada a 14 pessoas para garantir uma experiência personalizada.
As with most tours they spend an hour on hotel pickups. Then we had to wait for another bus while they mixed people between the two buses for various tours. Our bus was full with 53 people doing 1-2-3 day tours. I had booked the Saint Lucas option but as with earlier reviews they cancelled due to poor numbers and refunded me 58 euros on the spot. Delphi was still worth it and is at quite an elevation and a bit chilly. Our guide Marina was very knowlegeable on the bus and in the musuem but at the actual site was spending too long with her detailed narration so I walked off and explored the site on my own. Just personal preference if you want all the details or explore on your own. Included lunch was quite bland and simple and hardly traditional greek food. The hotel drop off took another hour. Overall a good tour.
I booked this tour and received a voucher and confirmation several weeks prior to my trip. The morning before the tour, I had my hotel in my presence confirm the tour, the pick up location and the time. Then I, like most tourists, left my hotel and toured the city. When I returned to my hotel in the evening, I received a phone call saying that, even though I had confirmed the tour in the AM, they WERE NO LONGER CONDUCTING THAT TOUR THE NEXT DAY. At this point, it was too late to book an alternative tour provider who would go to the Saint Lucas Monastery the reason I chose this rather expensive tour. This was very disappointing to say the least. Although the tour provider did offer a difference refund between the price of this tour and the regular Delphi tour, and offered to put me on the just Delphi tour, it was extremely disappointing. How often does one travel, as a tourist, to a particular city? I would recommend caution when booking this, at it may not happen and you might as well book with a cheaper, Delphi-only tour.
Tour was great, but due to low participation the St. Lucas Monastery part of the tour was cancelled. Our refund was processed on the spot in euros and we were on our way. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and patient. We had a mixed group age, language and everyone was able to keep up with the tour. The ruins at Delphi were amazing, the museum had a great collection of artifacts. The stop in Arachova was short, but we had enough time to walk to the clock tower and snap a few pics. Lunch at a local restaurant was included, but we had to pay for the drinks. Not bad considering they served appetizers, salad, entree and a dessert.
The trip was very good. The tour guide and driver were great. My only complaint is I would have started the trip an hour earlier so that we were not walking through Delphi during the high heat of the day. We weren't picked up until 8:45 and trip could have started at 7:00 to 7:30 AM.