Delphi, Greece
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  • From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

    1. 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.

  • 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 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 Full Day V.R Audio Guided Tour w/ Entry

    6. From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audio Guided Tour w/ Entry

    Enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site, visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, and explore the scenic mountain village of Arachova. At Delphi, relive and explore the ancient world with our innovative Virtual reality device and our multilingual commentary. After breakfast, board the air-conditioned minibus at one of the main pick up points in Athens and head to Delphi with a scenic drive across the mainland. Enjoy a virtual reality, audio-guided tour inside the archaeological site, with entry tickets prebooked and paid for you. Admire the monuments of ancient Greece and 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. Then you will visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to complete your immersive experience. Later you will have the chance to stop at the picturesque mounta...

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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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 ...

  • 3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

    10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,414 reviews

The tour was much better than expected. Our driver and guide, Bill, told us the ancient history of Greece on the way to Delphi and a lot of the Mythology on the way back and as it was a small group there was a lot of interaction between all of us. Bill, who is an archaeologist, and Athena, another archaeologist who was training as a guide really made a difference as we knew all the History of the place before we arrived. We had plenty of time to see the archaeological site and museum and we stopped at a taverna in Arachova for a delicious Greek lunch. I totally recommend this tour for anyone interested in history.

A very nice day !!! We were disoriented by the mountainous landscapes around Delphe. We had the chance to travel privately with our guide and our driver, two warm people. Anastasia is a very caring person who goes to great lengths to communicate with French people who have little English!

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.

Very enriching experience thanks to the explanations and sympathy of the guide. Worth!

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