Delphi – Arachova – Saint Lucas Monastery

 
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Delphi is famous as the ancient seat of the oracle that was consulted on important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
 
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It was considered as the centre of the world by the Greeks as represented by the Omphalos, determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his "Grandmother Earth".
 
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Delphi became the site of a major temple to Phoebus Apollo and the famous oracle.  It was also the site where the Pythian Games, precursors of the Modern Olympics, were held.
 
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In the inner hestia ("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned.
The Castalian Spring flowed toward the temple but disappeared beneath, creating a cleft which emitted chemical vapors that caused the Oracle at Delphi to reveal her prophecies.
 
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The oracle was also known to the early Romans. Despite the rise of Christianity across the Roman Empire, the oracle remained a religious centre throughout the 4th century; however, it was in decline. The site was abandoned in the 6th or 7th centuries.
 
 
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Arachova is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to Delphi.
 
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 It is also very close to the Parnassos Ski Centre.
 
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 Arachova is famous for its black wine, its "brusque", the colorful textiles, carpets and rugs, handicrafts and woodcut creations as well.
 
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Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
 
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It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.
 
 
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Delphi - Arachova - Monastery of Saint Lucas (Duration: 10 hours / Distance: 400 km)  
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