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Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 57.48 per person

Travel to the center of Ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Delphi. Site of the oracle, and heart of the classical Greek world, explore the hilltop ruins, the amphitheater, and Temple of Apollo.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels or accommodations in Athens. Please contact the activity provider for the exact pickup points and times.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 3.5 hours
  • Livadia (break)

  • Delphi Archaeological Site (visit)

  • Lunch

    • Optional
  • Arachova (photo stop)

  • 3 hours
  • Athens

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the sacred center of the ancient Greek world at Delphi
  • Explore the ruins of the famous theater and the Apollo temple
  • See the magnificent Athena Pronaia Sanctuary
  • Discover the many treasures of Delphi Museum
  • Pass by the village of Arachova for a short photo stop
Full description

Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on this guided day trip to magical Delphi. Spend an entire day learning about the oracle and discovering ancient ruins including the amphitheater and the Temple of Apollo.

Your tour departs from Athens, from where you will 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 theater, 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 (depending on the local authority's permission), the most photographed spot in Delphi.

Then, head back to Athens via the beautiful mountain village of Arachova, situated on the hills of the Parnassus Mountains, where the tour will stop for a short photo opportunity.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned buses
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Delphi archaeological site and Delphi museum, if option selected
  • Lunch, if option selected
  • Audioguide, if option selected
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
  • For day trips, loose fitted clothing is strongly recommended
  • During the winter season (November 1 to March 31), the visit to Athena Pronaia Sanctuary will not take place due to the limited opening hours of the exhibition areas
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1706 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour guide, Katarina, was amazing at sharing all the tour details. The tour was great except for the fact that all tours are at the location at the same time. We had to wait for other groups to finish their part before we go. I would hope they stagger the arrival of groups.

September 25, 2022

I really enjoyed the tour of Delphi but it felt a little rushed. If I was to do this again, I would probably join a tour where everyone meets at a central location and then go from there. Having them pick you up at a point near your hotel seems convenient but by the time they drove around picking people up in Athens traffic, you can waste a lot of time. I was told to be at my pickup point near my hotel at 7:15. We did not get out of the city of Athens until 9:15. That's a lot of wasted time. I opted to skip the lunch thinking I could spend more time walking around the site, but the lunch is in a different location. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Overall it was a good trip.

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September 22, 2022

This was a great day trip! Guides were knowledgeable and patient. We did not do the included lunch, but really enjoyed sharing/trying various foods from the restaurant with others who chose not to do the included lunch. We booked the tour a little last minute and there was a little confusion about meeting time/locations, but that could have been fixed by us booking the tour ahead of time. This tour can be a little rough for those that get motion sick on buses or in cars, but the views and information are worth feeling a bit sick for part of the time. Definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to see a little more of Greece!

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September 20, 2022

Product ID: 691