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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

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Day Trip to Delphi from Athens All Inclusive (Delphi, Arachova, Osios Loukas)
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Day Trip to Delphi from Athens All Inclusive (Delphi, Arachova, Osios Loukas)

The history of Delphi begins in prehistory and in the myths of the ancient Greeks. In the beginning the site was sacred to Mother Earth and was guarded by the terrible serpent Python, who was later killed by Apollo.<br>Our first stop is going to be the monastery of Osios Loukas, which represents the second golden age of Byzantine art (11th-12th Century). We will then drive on to Delphi, the centre of the ancient world – the ‘’Omphalos’’ (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. We visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of the Apollo and the Museum containing masterpieces of the ancient Greek sculpture. After your visit to the museum, a stop will be made for a traditional Greek lunch in the village of Delphi, and the village of Arachova.
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Karney F wrote a review Oct 12
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Visit the lighthouse (viewing platform at the top) for wonderful views of the city and the coast, then walk down the green roof /park, which is full of plants from Attica. Lovely place to wander. This is a great investment made to Athens.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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permia wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland36,333 contributions1,556 helpful votes
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Taking the very convenient and free shuttle bus from Syntagma, we enjoyed a great time exploring the fabulous centre. On arrival we strolled around the lake marvelling at the marvellous modern edifies. Availing of the elevator to the top floor, it was wonderful to gaze at the all-round panoramas as the sun set. Sipping a coffee we sat close to the edge taking in the full expanse of the city below us. On the other side we saw the fine Olympic Stadium and Museum Armour Vessel. As National Libraries go, this one is tremendous. With space for a couple of million volumes it is a stupendous facility for the city folk. A culmination was a most entertaining performance at the grand Opera House.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Evelyn wrote a review Jul 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions
Worth visiting at night but mainly for the walk across to Faliron complex which opposite the center. A lot of construction is happening around the area and this spoils I guess the beauty around all this. Ideal for this on bicycles to tour the area around Faliron complex , sailing school and all the way to the Stadium of Piece and friendship. It will be more interesting I guess with cultural events going on after covid period
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Date of experience: July 2020
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mya foivi wrote a review Mar 2020
Athens, Greece86 contributions2 helpful votes
everything is so beautiful and clean, the spacious park, the small lake, the library and of course the excellent view from the top. my favorite experience was some years ago, there was a concert (i dont know who the artist was) a stage was on the lake and big video wall !!! and you could see the artist from front and back.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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January wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York40 contributions25 helpful votes
I didn’t even know about the free tours until I started researching the Greek National Opera. During my last trip to Europe I really enjoyed the tour at the Vienna Opera House and was looking for a similar experience in Athens. Come to find out the cultural complex houses two of my favorites - an opera house and a beautiful library. I’m so grateful to have stumbled on the information. I’m even more grateful that I got to take advantage of the tour. My group was a total of six; the cap is 25. The website wasn’t clear about the meeting point - “Public PC Lobby”. I popped in the library prior to the tour and double checked with one of the security guards where the meeting point was located. (PC = Personal Computer.) If you head in the direction of the ground floor public “computer lab”, you’ll see an information desk before you get to the computers. You’ll have to check in at the desk for the free tour. The person behind the desk will then confirm your online reservation and you’ll be handed a badge to wear for the duration of the tour. The tour consists of the ground floor of the library, as well as the 2nd floor, which had limited access since it was Clean Monday. The tour continues to the Greek National Opera afterwards. Again, we started at the ground floor. After comparing both lobbies, library and opera, we were guided to one of the smaller stages, where it was being prepped to debut a show. We headed to the main stage soon after. Both stages were very intimate and contemporary. We also got to see two rehearsal studios. One of them actually had a member of the orchestra. He was practicing but didn’t mind our brief interruption. We were also granted access to the 5th floor of the main stage, where we came to appreciate that even the “cheap seats” had great views of the stage! We wrapped up the tour at The Lighthouse, where our guide continued to educate us on the sustainability practice of the complex. The 90 minute tour was worth every second. So glad there were only six of us! Otherwise, we would have lost too much time just trying to corral everyone. Thanks again for such a great tour! I wish everyone was as generous as SFNCC.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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