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3rd Tour of Daphne

The 3rd Tour of Daphne, the innovative cycling event, takes place on Saturday 31 of August 2019 at Tempi Valley.

“Tour of Daphne” is directly connected to the Greek mythology and history, which, it is well known around the world! It is addressed to the enthusiasts of long distance cycling, and to the fans of the history of Ancient Greece!

The event is organized by Cycling Hellas and the Cycling Sports Club PINEIOS, with the support of the Region of Thessaly, the Region of Central Greece, the Municipality of Tempi, the Municipality of Delphi and the Cycling Community "En kinisi", the Cultural Association "Dryas", the Antiquities Ephorate of Larissa, the National Emergency Center of Central Greece, the Municipality of Larissa, the Municipality of Farsala, the Municipality of Domokos, and the Municipality of Lamia and the Municipality of Gravia.

The cycling event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism of Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports and the Greek National Tourism Organization. Tour of Daphne unites history, mythology, culture and sports.
Τhe Mythical event of 230 kilometres revives the myth of unfulfilled first love of the god Apollo with the beautiful nymph Daphne! The cyclists follow the traces of God Apollo.. .They start off the Valley of Tempi – the Spring of Daphne, just like the old pilgrims, and they carry laurel branches all the way to the Oracle of Delphi. Along the way they pass through different cities promoting the history of each place. They set off from the Valley of Tempi (Spring of Daphne), they move on to Larissa (Ancient Theatre, Hippocrates’s statue), to Farsala (Achilles – Thetida Statue), to Domokos, to Lamia (At. Diakos statue), to Gravia (Chani of Gravia) and they finish at the Oracle of Delphi (the core of the earth), where the cyclists lay the laurel branches in the Archaeological area that they have been carrying all the way!

For more information, please visit the official site of the Tour of Daphne.

3rd Tour of Daphne

31/08/2019 - 31/08/2019

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Date: 31/8/2019 Location: Tempi valley

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