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Private Dodona and Necromanteion Ancient Oracles of Epirus Excursion


Tour Code: EGT1E

    Private Dodona and Necromanteion Ancient Oracles of Epirus Excursion

    • Duration: 12 Hours
    • Meeting Point: Corfu Port
    • Departure: Upon Request
    • Full Price: 66 € / Person
    • Infants 0-5: Free
    • Min. No of participants: 4
    • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
    Tour Highlights
    • Discover the ancient Oracles and capture the secrets behind their mysterious history.
    • Explore the findings of the two Oracles at the Archeological Museum of Ioannina.
    • Amaze yourself with the marvelous countryside of the most authentic natural beauty of Epirus region.

    This tour includes a visit to the most prominent Oracles of Ancient Epirus, the famous Necromanteion (Oracle of the Dead) where your tour begins.
    This is a place connected to the gods of the Underworld, and the cult that follows them. It is situated close to the banks of River Acheron and, according to ancient Greek folklore, this place was the entrance to Hades.
    From there you will travel to Dodona and visit the Temple and Oracle of Zeus. Here you will have the opportunity to admire one of the most incredible theaters of the ancient world; a theatre that accommodated up to 18,000 spectators!
    You will walk in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims. They trekked to the Holy Oak Tree to seek answers from Zeus to their most secret questions.
    A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina is the culmination of this tour. This is the place where you will see the findings from the two oracles.
    Ioannina town is famous for the Baklava; a delicious sweet pastry dessert. No visit here is complete without tasting it and you will not be disappointed. There are also a multitude of other local speciality dishes for you to try.
    Once you’ve had the chance to enjoy a great meal in Ioannina town, it is time to head back to Igoumenista. The return journey is less than an hour and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Epirus on the way.

    Places of Interest
    • Necromanteion Oracle of Acheron: The ancient temple of necromancy where the ancient Greeks went to communicate with the dead.
    • Dodona: The oldest Hellenic Oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BCE.
    • Archeological Museum of Ioannina (optional) : One of the most culturally significant museums in the Epirus region.
    • Ioannina town: Free time for lunch, shopping.

    Meeting Point

    Port Corfu. (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    From Port Corfu 7:00am
    From Port Igoumenitsa 9:00am

    Price Includes

    • Licensed tourist guide
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Professional driver

    Price Excludes

    • Transfer from the hotel
    • Ferry boat round trip tickets from Corfu to Igoumenitsa
    • Entrance Fees
    • Meals / drinks
    • Tips
    Important Information
    • Minimum groups size is 4.
    • This tour involves a long walk, so it is not recommended for babies or toddlers, people who are physically challenged, and/or experience cardiovascular issues or asthma.
    • In the summer months, don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a bottle of water. The rest of the year, bring along a light jacket, a coat, an umbrella or anorak, depending on weather conditions.
    • Entrance fees are as follows (per person): Necromanteion = 8€ ,Dodona = 6€, Archeological Museum 3€. Discounts or free entrance may apply depending on visitors’ status (students, seniors, children, etc). To qualify for discounts, please carry your passport or ID for age identification and/or your student ID.
    • The ticket price for the Ferry boat round trip is approximately 20 Euros per person.
    • Ferry boat crossing (round trip) takes approximately 3 hours.
    • We can provide a transfer from your Corfu island hotel to the port.
    • We can provide a transfer from your Hotel in Epirus region (Preveza, Parga, Sivota) to Igoumenitsa port.
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