Delphi, Greece
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  • Hiking Tour on the Ancient Delphi Footpath

    1. Hiking Tour on the Ancient Delphi Footpath

    This is a unique chance for you to connect with nature and feel refreshed while hiking on the mountains around ancient Delphi. This hike combines the magic of nature with the mystery of ancient temples. You will be picked up from your hotel in the area of Delphi or Arachova. The hike starts at Livadi plateau, at an altitude of 1,200m. Following the ancient path in a forested route you descend to Delphi sanctuary overlooking the olive trees in the valley and the Corinthian Gulf, whilst the mountains of the Peloponnese complete the picturesque scenery. En route there will be a stop at the old cave of Panas and later another one for a traditional Greek-style picnic. After the hike, you will be transported back to your hotel.

  • From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

    2. From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

    Depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the town of Thebes, world-renowned for its tragic story of King Oedipus. Continue through the picturesque towns of Livadeia and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival at Delphi, explore the "Omphalos" ("Navel of the Earth") and marvel at the ruins of an ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of the oracle. Learn how its influence extended beyond the confines of the Hellenic world, and take in the views of a landscape of unparalleled beauty. See the remains of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, and visit the Treasury of the Athenians. Look at the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo, and go to the Delphi Archaeological Museum where masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture can be found. Look at the legendary Charioteer of Delphi, regarded as one of the finest bronze sculptures of the ...

    Great transportation and punctuality, the tour guide was brilliant, there was enough time to explore the ruins properly and to explore the museum, the restaurant we went to was very nice too.

  • Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

    3. Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

    After departing from Athens at 08:45, drive for 2 hours to reach Levadia where you will have your first stop for a stretch and refreshments. Continue to Arachova, a town famous for its bright multi-colored carpets, before arriving in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos lies the sanctuary of Delphi, once home to the most famous oracle in Ancient Greece. Set in a spectacular landscape, Delphi was for centuries a cultural and religious center and a symbol of unity for the Greek world. Visit this historic archaeological site with ruins dating back to the 4th century B.C. Start with the ruins of the incredible Temple of Apollo followed by the ancient theater, featuring 35 rows and space for up to 5,000 spectators. Then head to the Delphi Museum to see more archeological treasures, including the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo in 478 B.C. After your guided visi...

    Incredible destination, well worth a visit - our guide was very knowledgable and funny and the views were spectacular. Would be good to get a little longer in the museum, but this was also likely down to covid regulations.

  • Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

    4. Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

    Discover one of the most important religious sites of ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour tour. With a tour guide, explore Delphi, built on the southern foothills of Mount Parnassus. In ancient times Delphi attracted many visitors to the Oracle, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Pythian Games. To ancient Greeks, Delphi was the navel of the earth. Myths, history, the archaeological excavations and the imposing scenery have continued to make Delphi popular, and it is now one of the most important tourist attractions in Greece. Take in the archaeological site with the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the treasuries, the ancient theater and the stadium on this tour.

    This was an excellent tour. Our guide Georgia gave us all the details and history on this magnificent site. She is very knowledgeable and walked us through the entire site which is located in the mountains very peaceful and beautiful site. Definitely recommend.

  • Delphi: Audio Guide on Your Phone without Entry Ticket

    5. Delphi: Audio Guide on Your Phone without Entry Ticket

    Follow in the footsteps of those who sought answers from the Delphic Oracle on a self-guided app tour of the archaeological site of Delphi. Use your smartphone or tablet to explore at your own pace, even if you are offline. Avail of an interactive map that will guide you to all points of interest and tell stories to help tailor your experience to your interests and schedule.  Marvel as the sanctuary of Apollo, where mortals could receive answers to their questions, is brought to life. Learn unknown aspects and uncover the lives of people who came for guidance from the oracle. Explore the myths of the Castalian Spring and continue through the Roman Agora to experience the site as a tourist of the ancient world. Venture down the Sacred Way and past the Treasury of the Siphnians to the rock of the Sibyl who raved for centuries. Approach the Temple of Apollo and see the hundreds of bills o...

    The guide was a useful addition to our day but could have given more detail about the sites. The presenter sounded like he was just reading and occasionally pronounced words wrong which was a bit annoying.

  • From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

    6. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

    Travel back in time on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia on arrival. Then, continue to Kalabaka for your overnight stay. Day 2: Marvel at the stunning rock formations of Meteora, and visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to look at the monument to the Greek warrior king Leonidas I before your arrival in Athens in the early evening.

    We had a fabulous time. Everything was perfect and Martina, our guide, was full of knowledge. The hotel was great (we went first class), although at first we had a twin instead of a double. We were able to arrange a swap with the hotel. The only thing we’d change would be to have a toilet on the bus and to stop at a different lunch place coming home (food was very ordinary, high pressure selling and really only main course meals - all we wanted was a sandwich or roll. Other than that - fabulous!

  • Delphi Archaeological Site Guided Walking Tour

    7. Delphi Archaeological Site Guided Walking Tour

    Take a tour with an expert local guide and explore the sanctuary of Delphi located in a setting of outstanding natural beauty on the lower slopes of Mount Parnassos. Learn about its importance as a cultural and religious center in Ancient Greece, as well as its role as a symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. Admire the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, where the deity chose to speak through his priestess and delivered oracles that defined the fates of kings, ordinary people, and entire nations. Learn why Delphi became the crossroads of a wide variety of cultural influences and was imitated throughout the ancient world. Visit the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and the Theater. Gain a greater understanding of the political and philosophical meaning behind the monuments and how diplomacy operated in Ancient Greece. After the tour, feel free to explore the rest of the site at your own pac...

    Penny was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She made it a point to put what we were seeing into historical context as well as make connections with prior knowledge. We would have missed out on so much if not for taking this tour. So glad we did and would highly recommend experience and guide!!

  • 4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

    8. 4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

    Day 1: Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus, and pay a visit to the archaeological site and to the theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue on to Nauplia for a short stop. Next, drive to Mycenae where you will visit the fascinating archaeological site. Depart for Olympia, passing through the central Peloponnese area and passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Finally, arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight stay. There is also a possibility of staying in Nauplia instead. (Dinner included). Day 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the state of the art suspension bridge, known as the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 3: First, visit ...

  • Delphi and Meteora: 2-Day Bus Tour from Athens

    9. Delphi and Meteora: 2-Day Bus Tour from Athens

    Meteora 2 days (on halfboard basis) 1st day: First you will drive to Delphi through Levadia and Arachova. At Delphi you will visit the archaeological site. Then depart for Kalambaka. Drive through the towns of central Greece (Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala) crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of Greece, to reach Kalambaka. Overnight. (D.*) 2nd day: Morning visit of the breathtaking Meteora and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Then start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae where Leonidas was killed (visit) and Kamena Vourla.(B.**) * Dinner ** Breakfast

    The tour guide was excellent with History knowledge of the landmark. The choice of restaurant and hotel was good. The tour guide really understand what the tourist want and stop at the most beautiful place for us to take photo.

  • Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

    10. Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

    See the Gates of Fire, deriving from the hot sulphur springs and the cavernous entrance to Hades. Experience the monument of King Leonidas, erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. At the Thermopylae Museum, learn about the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization before seeing the baths of Thermopylae. In Delphi, see the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The Naxian Sphinx, which dates to 560 BC, is a fascinating stop before seeing the Metopes of the Athenian Treasury, Omphalos, Kleobis and Biton, Statue of Antinoos, and the famous Charioteer. Enjoy a traditional lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa beforedriving back to a designated location in Athens.

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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

George (our driver) showed up at the designated time. He allowed us to sleep on during the drive to Delphi. Left Athens at 7 am and arrive at Delphi around 9:45 am. The museum does not open until 10am. Recommend doing the museum right when it open before walking over to archeological site to avoid/ get ahead of the group tours. George was friendly and provided good conversation. Most importantly at safe driver!

Penny was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She made it a point to put what we were seeing into historical context as well as make connections with prior knowledge. We would have missed out on so much if not for taking this tour. So glad we did and would highly recommend experience and guide!!

Incredible destination, well worth a visit - our guide was very knowledgable and funny and the views were spectacular. Would be good to get a little longer in the museum, but this was also likely down to covid regulations.

An incredible site, stops in villages full of artisans and our guide Joy who was exceptional!

Very nice experience, Effi was a great guide and Costas a perfect driver!