Stoa of Athenians: Tours & Tickets
Stoa of Athenians: Our most recommended tours and activities
1. 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...
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Athens: Full-Day Delphi, Thebes, and Hosios Loukas Monastery
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship from where your experience begins. From there you journey out of Athens, passing the plain of Boeotia - an agricultural center, and the city of Thebes - the birthplace of King Oedipus. You'll soon reach the Archaeological Museum of Thebes, one of the most important museums of Greece. The exhibits there originate from excavations all around Boeotia, and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post-Byzantine periods. Your visit to the museum also includes a walk around the fascinating Mycenae Palace and the Mycenaean Tombs. Continuing onward, you'll travel to Delphi. Once there, explore the Castalia Spring, the archaeological site of Delphi, the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the Monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo. Its ...
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What people are saying about Stoa of Athenians
We were with a small group of people, which made it even more intense. The driver - Elvis - and our guide - Oxana - were exactly on time and were very kind. Oxana knows a lot about Greece and the Greek history and mythology, it's amazing! She tried to include everyone in the talks (not everyone's English was sufficient) and didn't save herself any trouble to help us whenever she could. Delphi itself was amazing, a must-visit. We were lucky that the 1st Sunday of the month, entrance was free. After Delphi we passed Arachova, a lovely village with a great atmoshpere. The lunch after these visits - vegan options are possible, but gluten free (not in this case) would be a challenge we were told - was really good as well, but they served so much food we could hardly finish it all! Overall a great day and an amazing experience :-)
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!
A place you must visit when in Greece
It was almost an individual tour (we were only three tourists). Our driver together with our guide made us not only learn many facts but feel the spirit of the place. We wish we could stay there longer. As for the dinner it was very Greek and very tasty.
The admission prices for the state cultural sites are actually reduced by 50% for EU citizens aged 65 and over, e.g. only 6 euros instead of 12 euros.
We had a great time on this trip. The guide was great!