Delphi, Greece
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  • Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

    1. Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

    Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on this day trip to magical Delphi, where the oracle once fore. Departing from Athens, travel to Delphi, located on the spur of Mount Parnassus, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia. Arrive in Delphi, and visit the famous theatre, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and get an insight into the world of the Ancient Greeks. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the center of Ancient Greece, and best-known for its famous oracle. Tour the Museum of Delphi, home to a unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos, providing an amazing insight into Ancient Greek culture and history. After a lunch break, visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most photographed spot in Delphi. Then, head back to Athens via the beautiful mountain village of Arachova, situated on the hills of the Parnass...

    Our visit to Delphi was fantastic with a knowledgeable and professional guide! Many exceptional photo opportunities and an interesting museum.

  • From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova

    2. From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova

    Meet your guide at the Halandri Metro Station and journey to Delphi via bus. As you drive towards Delphi, you’ll see the sacred site emerge from two terraced rocks known as Fedriades.  Discover what the ancient Greeks called “the navel of the earth.” Visit the Oracle of Delphi, the holiest site in ancient Greece. For centuries, great figures of ancient history such as Alexander the Great and Cicero sought out the high priestess of Delphi’s divine prophecy. The Oracle would sit upon a tripod above a massive chasm. As she burned barley meal and laurel she would enter a divine trance and then serve as a medium to the god Apollo. Drink water from the sacred Castalia spring. Explore the archaeological museum of Delphi, and see artifacts from the Archaic through the Roman era, including the Sphinx of the Naxians, the Iniohos, and the statue of Antinoos. Afterward, enjoy a delicious homemade...

    Perfect experience, Panos is a patient, informative, excellent guide. We felt flexible with the schedule and we did enjoy this tour.

  • Delphi: Audio Guide on Your Phone without Entry Ticket

    3. 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.

  • Delphi Archaeological Site Guided Walking Tour

    4. 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!!

  • 3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

    5. 3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

    This exciting 3-day tour takes you to the most important archaeological sites of classical Greece. Providing a superb introduction to some of the myths of the ancient world, you will visit the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae, the Temple of Apollo and Oracle at Delphi, and the altar of the Olympic flame at Olympia. You will also make short stops in the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, drive past the mighty Corinth Canal, and see the charming harbor town of Nafpaktos. Day 1: Epidaurus – Nayplia - Mycenae Following your departure from Athens, visit the Corinth Canal on the Saronic Gulf and admire the miraculous 19th-century feat of engineering. Continue to Epidaurus to tour the ancient theater, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nafplia, former capital of the First Hellenic Republic, and drive through the plain of Argos. Upon arrival in Mycenae, visit ...

    Definitely take this tour if you are interested in a good overview of the archeological sites. Our great guide Christina would usually first take us to the most relevant spots and explain their history, and then give us some free time to explore them further on our own (or sit down and relax). She was very nice and knowledgeable (though sometimes she oversimplified a bit), had a wonderful English and a great way to interleave historical commentaries with ancient myths, information on modern Greece and trivia, and this made the time spent on the couch go faster. The hotels were quite nice and at least four stars, but this could depend on availability. Food was just appropriate. Unfortunately the sites are quite far apart, but going there for longer on your own would probably take at least an extra day. At the end of the last day we switched to the couch of the 1-day tour to go back to Athens. The new guide was quite worse, luckily there was really nothing more of interest.

  • From Athens: Explore Ancient Greece 4-Day Tour

    6. From Athens: Explore Ancient Greece 4-Day Tour

    Take a step back from the present day and delve into the wonders of ancient Greece over the course of 4 unforgettable days. Jump aboard the luxury bus, sit back and enjoy a journey through the archeological sanctuaries of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplio, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. With stunning scenery along the way, incredible architecture and a place to rest your head at night, this tour has everything you could want and more. Day 1: Visit Epdiaurus, Nafpila and Mycenae The Day starts with a drive along the Corinth Canal to Epidaurus, the reputed birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius, and a visit to the ancient theatre, renowned for its symmetry and exceptional acoustics. From here you will proceed on to the seaport town Nafplio for a short stop then on through the plain of Argos arriving at Mycenae. This archeological site was once a major centre to Greek civilisation ...

    Cristina did a terrific job. She was one of the best guides I have ever had. She made the tour outstanding.

  • Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

    7. Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

    Depart from Athens early in the morning via the National Highway on this full-day sightseeing tour to the sacred ruins of Delphi. You will pass through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova as you drive to the site of the Delphic oracle and explore the famous site, known in ancient times as the “Navel of the World.” The 8-hour sightseeing tour will take you past Castalia Spring, continuing on to visit the archaeological site of the Temple of Apollo and the Museum of Delphi. Explore the spectacular attractions from classical Greece, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. After lunch, return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus. Well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese, you will make a short stop, with time to buy...

    Overall, I'm very happy we took this trip. However, because of traffic, it took 2-3 hours longer than we anticipated. The food was so-so, and while it claimed we could have .5 L of wine included, we had to pay for it when we arrived. Glad we went but just manage your expectations.

  • 2-Days Delphi and Meteora Private Tour from Athens

    8. 2-Days Delphi and Meteora Private Tour from Athens

    Journey starts early in the morning, driving north from Athens on the national highway past the cities of Halkida and Thiva, finally reaching Arachova, a popular winter destination and host to the largest ski center in Greece. Only two hours away from Athens is Delphi, the place ancient Greeks believed was the navel of the world. Visit fascinating archaeological sites and the museum there, and have lunch enjoying the views of Amfissa and Itea. Later, the drive continues through quaint traditional villages before reaching Kalabaka. Accommodation will be provided there. Visit the holy monasteries of Meteora, a site of significant religious and historical importance. On the way back to Athens, stop at Thermopyles, where Leonidas and his 300 men had a great battle against the Persians.

  • From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

    9. From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

    After pickup in Athens, head to Delphi to admire the monuments of ancient Greece from the comfort of a minibus. See the Omphalos, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. Explore the ancient theater, the hippodrome, the stadium, and the Tholos. Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to complete the experience. Alongside Delphi, you’ll enjoy a stop in the picturesque town of Arachova. The town is known for its handmade crafts and traditional Greek architecture. Stop here for lunch, a quick coffee, and a bit of shopping. Connect with the ancient world on this private full-day tour. In a luxury limousine, van, or car your private driver will take you to one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Admire the magnificent monuments of Delphi up close and then return to your initial pickup point in Athens.

    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!

  • From Athens: Delphi Full-Day Tour

    10. From Athens: Delphi Full-Day Tour

    Departing from Athens, pass through Levadia and Arachova, famous for bright multi-coloured carpets. on the way to Delphi. The tour then continues on to the impressive archaeological site of Delphi, which is situated at the foot of Parnassus Mountain. Delphi, the sanctuary of Apollo, offers the most amazing views of the olive groves of Amphissa, the Corinthian Gulf, and the Peloponnese Mountains. The Sanctuary of Apollo was considered one of the most important sacred sites in the Ancient Greek world. Next up is a visit to the Delphi Museum, which houses the famous bronze statue, Charioteer and the statue of Antinoos. Afterwards, you will take the sacred way to the Athenian treasury followed by a visit the unforgettable Temple of Apollo, where the masses flocked to consult the oracle in ancient times. This site, with the imposing Mount Parnassus behind, one of the most beautiful natural s...

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 57 reviews

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!

Our tour guide Costas was fantastic at explain current day Athens and covering a wide range of Greek Mythology and how it relates. The bus was clean and the driver was wonderful. I really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone. The lunch included was also very delicious.

Fantastic trip to an amazing place with a brilliant guide. Enough stops for food and photo opportunities. It's a long trip but you are constantly taught about the places you are travelling through by the guide, and the scenery is beautiful, so it's never dull.

Excellent tour We are not usually coach trip people but this was well worth the visit. Excellent guide Excellent driver. A good way to see the sights and a thoroughly enjoyable lunch

We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was great! Super informative.