Delphi Snow and Sea Gateway

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Period of operation :January to April
Price :
  • 375€/person for min 4 participants staying in Delphi (for less or more participants please contact us)
  • 465€/person for min 4 participants staying in Arachova (for less or more participants please contact us)
Duration :3 days / 2 nights
Minimum attendance :2 participants
Level requirements :A basic level of fitness is required

Ski, hike and relax by the sea with the blessing of the Ancient Gods. Explore the snowy summits of Mt Parnassos, hike following the footsteps of the ancients, visit Delphi sanctuary and enjoy a lunch by the sea at picturesque Galaxidi little port. A unique 3 days getaway that combines the visit of one of the most famous Archeological sites with the beauty of Greek nature and resourceful outdoor activities program.

Day 1: Travel to Arachova (recommended airport Athens Eletherios Venizelos)

Travel on your own (or ask us to make the arrangements) to Arachova or Delphi. Arachova is a moutain village, located in Mt. Parnassos a few kilometers from Delphi at an altitude of 900 meters, it is the “Winter Mykonos” of Greece as it is one of the closest villages to the most popular ski resort of Greece and famous for it's nightlife. Both villages, Delphi and Arachova are south oriented with a unique view towards the famous Ancient Olive Grove valley. You can book a morning flight to Athens Airport and arrive in Dephi in the afternoon as it is only 2 hours driving distnace from Athens. After settling in to your room, you will enjoy a traditional dinner in one of the most famous restaurants of the region.

Day 2 : Full day Ski tour in Mt Parnassos ski resort with our expert guide or snow shoes hike and dinner by the sea at picturesque Galaxidi (Approximate skiing  or hiking time: 6-7 hrs)

After an early breakfast meet our guide at Mt Parnassos ski resort (Altitude 1650 to 2250 m). Together you will discover the best spots of our ski resort. In the areas of Kelaria and Fterolaka, Parnassos Ski Center operates from December to end of April. The Ski Center has 19 ski runs, 7 ski routes, 10 trails and 3 mini beginner runs, total length 36km. The length of the runs starts from 50m to 4km and is ideal for beginners, intermediate and good skiers. For adventure lovers, there are 12 black country runs with really deep snow and lots of adrenaline! On a day with clear skies, you can enjoy stunning views of the Corinthian Gulf while skiing. Alternatively, if you prefer snowshoes hiking we propose you climb up Gerondovrachos summit that in Greek means  “the old man's rock” with an exceptional 360 degrees view on the surrounding mountains and the Corinthian Gulf.

Ending our active tour we will directly drive to seaside Galaxidi where we will savor an early dinner with typical Greek mezedes and enjoy the view on Mt Paranassos. Following this maritime relaxing brake we will transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3: Hike Delphi Ancient Footpath and visit the Museum and Archeological site of Delphi  (Approximate Hiking time: 4-5 hrs)

After breakfast our guide will drive you to Livadi plateau at an altitude of 1200 m where we will start our tour. This is a historic and inspiring hike dropping down from the slopes of Mt Parnassos to the village of Delphi. It is the ancient footpath that took Pans worshippers up from the ancient temples of Delphi to the Corycean Grotto to celebrate rites, and it is part of the E4 european trail. Following the ancient path in a forested route we descend to Delphi sanctuary overlooking the olive trees valley and the Corinthian Gulf, whilst the mountains of the Peloponnese complete our picturesque scenery. This hike combines the magic of nature with the mystery of ancient temples. We will have a traditional homemade “Greek “ picnic to rest a bit before having a guided visit to the museum of Delphi to learn all about the “Oracle”. After the museum you can visit on your own the famous Archeological site. Our tour will end early in the afternoon so you can transfer back for a night in Athens or to catch a late flight.
  • 3 days/2 nights, accommodation in  DBL room in local guesthouses in Delphi or Arachova. Indicative hotels mentioned in accommodation tab.
  • Transfer to Galaxidi and transfer for the Delphi Ancient footpath hike
  • All necessary material for the activities (standard ski set, snowshoes, batons)
  • Meals full board starting from dinner on day 1 until lunch on day 3
  • A professional English or French speaking guide 
  • A professional English or French speaking guide for the Museum visit
  • Museum and site entrance
  • Ski resort day pass

Not Included:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in above program
  • Personal Insurance
  • Transfer from Athens
  • Transfer from Delphi or Arachova to the ski center

Charming small hotels or bed and breakfast in Arachova.

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