Delphi, Greece

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Steeped in history and wrapped in mythology, Delphi was the center of the Hellenic
world. A visit to the sanctuary on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus was also the opportunity
to consult with the Oracle at the Temple of Apollo and hear a prophecy for the future.

  • Delphi Ruins

    1. Delphi Ruins

    The Spring of Castalia divides the site into two: the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, which
    includes the circular Tholos, and the Sanctuary of Apollo and its ruins.

  • The Sacred Way

    2. The Sacred Way

    The inclined path, along which the lone Treasury of the Athenians once brimmed with
    riches among many others of its kind, zigzags through the Sanctuary of Apollo.

  • Temple of Apollo

    3. Temple of Apollo

    Once a prominent feature at the end of the Sacred Way, visitors entered the temple to
    consult with the Oracle. Her answers were ambiguous at best and open to

  • Ancient Theater

    4. Ancient Theater

    First built with white stone from Mt. Parnassus in the 4th century BC, the 35 rows
    seated an audience of 5,000 and provided a panorama of the stunning landscape

  • Mt. Parnassus

    5. Mt. Parnassus

    In mythology, Parnassus was the son of the nymph Kleodora, who lived on the
    mountain with her two sisters. The site was sacred to Dionysus and Apollo and also
    home to the Muses.

  • Archaeological Museum of Delphi

    6. Archaeological Museum of Delphi

    The museum houses a fine collection of artifacts from the site, including statues,
    friezes from the treasuries, and other votive offerings pilgrims brought on their visits.

  • 7. Sikelianos Museum

    The home of the Greek poet and playwright and his wife illustrates their efforts for
    a revival of Delphic Festivals in 1927 and 1933. Costumes and other items are on

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Delphi?

    Many arrive from Athens on a day-trip, or stop along way as they travel farther north.
    Anticipate spending a few hours exploring the site and visiting the museum, which is
    included in the entrance price.

  • Getting around

    The drive from Athens to Delphi can take two hours by car and about three hours by
    KTEL bus from KTEL Station B, located on 260 Liossion St with the entrance on
    Gousiou St. It's about a 10-minute walk from Agios Nikolaos metro station.
    Once arriving at the archaeological site, your own two feet with good shoes will take
    you where you need to go.

  • Where to stay in Delphi

    The modern village of Delphi is small, but you'll find more than a dozen hotels directly in the center.

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    The area is popular in summer for the sightseeing, and in winter for the skiing at the nearby resorts, so plan your visit for spring, when the temperatures are mild and you'll avoid the crowds.

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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

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The tour was great and especially Georg was a great driver. We felt very safe and well accompanied. He was very nice and gave his best so that we could enjoy the trip very much. Even if he was not hired as a tour guide he told us a lot. But the best was, he was there when we needed him but we also had enough freedom to take our one time when and where. The lunch was really good with a great view of Delphi and the archaeological site of Delphi was so great - for us a must see. We loved it. We definitely can recommend this tour.

Anastasia was an amazing tour guide, switching between Spanish and English flawlessly. Not only did we learn about Delphi, but also Greek history, culture, food and geography, and she gave us ideas for what to visit in Athens. Lunch was also amazing as well, with amazing Greek food and friendly service. Would highly recommend

Really great if you have at least a few days in Athens. Delphi was so famous in ancient times, it’s definitely worth a visit. The guide was great, explaining so much information during the bus journey. The museum is fascinating and the site itself is incredible. Our guide Anastasia was very knowledgeable and super friendly.

The guide (Kostas) was very knowledgeable and friendly and the timing was very precise. The introduction to Greek history and culture during the trip towards Delphi was also very useful to make the most out of the visit.

Very nice tour. Joy the guide was very knowledgeable and her Greek myth stories were fascinating. Loved the tour ! .