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

1. 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 lunch at a nearby restaurant. Before returning to Athens, see the picturesque village of Arachova nestled in the foothills of Mt. Parnassus.

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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"). 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 ancient world. See the statue of the athlete Aghias and other artifacts from antiquity. Enjoy lunch in the modern village of Delphi, before the return trip to Athens by the same route (if selected). A short stop in Arachova will be provided for your comfort.  Clients staying on the coast will depart for their hotels from the local supplier's terminal at around 7:30 PM.

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

3. 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 the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka, and savor a dinner before your overnight stay. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 4: In the morning, visit the breathtaking Meteora. In the early afternoon, start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae and Kammena Vourla. (Breakfast included). This tour offers the opportunity to visit the most impressive historical Greek sites, giving you an insight into the glorious past of Greece.

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From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

4. From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

After pickup from your hotel in Athens, start the 2.5-hour journey to Delphi by car or minivan. Once you have arrived, begin your day exploring the rich and ancient history of this famous city.   Visit some of the city's most famous archeological sites. First, you will explore the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia before heading to the ancient stadium and theater. Continue to the Delphi ruins and the Temple of Apollo, before heading to the Delphi Archaeological Museum. See archeological artifacts and learn more about the rich history of Delphi at the museum.   You have the option to spend 2 hours visiting  the village of Arachova, where you can enjoy coffee or lunch. Alternatively, you can choose to have lunch or coffee in Delphi instead. After exploring Delphi and relaxing over lunch, begin the 2.5-hour journey back to Athens.

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From Athens: 3-Day Argolis – Olympia – Delphi Tour

5. From Athens: 3-Day Argolis – Olympia – Delphi Tour

Day 1: Athens, Corinth Canal, ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio – Olympia Your private 3-day tour will start from Athens early in the morning. Drive towards the scenic coastal road of Athens to the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. The canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf in the Aegean Sea - a dream of the ancients, that came true in 1893. Have time for some rest and some amazing photos above the canal. Leave Isthmos and drive to the ancient Corinth (the city of Apollo and Aphrodite, plus one of the most important visits of St. Paul, where he lived for almost 2-years doing important missionary work). Ancient Corinth was an important city state during the ancient years, the richest and most famous port of ancient Greece. Make a short stop for some great photos and rest. There, you will visit the archaelogical site and musreum, plus the church that has the 1st Letter to the Corithians written in four languages - Greek, Arabic, French and English. Then, the driver will take you to Mycenae, the golden city of King Agamemnon, the one you united all the Greek cities to fight for a common purpose against Troy. Mycenae was the city from where the Mycenaean civilization started and has an archaeological site to check it out. There, you will visit the burial Royal Tombs of the kings and queens, the cyclopian walls, the Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreas. Go on to Nafplio, the first modern capital of Greece from 1821 till 1834. See the castle of the city, Palamidi that's over the town as well as Mpourtzi, the island fortress, the first defence line of the port. It is a wonderful seaside place, ideal for some walking, and taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch in a traditional restaurant or tavern. There, see the old houses of the Nafplio, as well as the local shops that sell handmade objects and jewelry for all tastes and wallet sizes. This is perfect place for walking, shopping and for having lunch. So when you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern at Nafplio. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors from the most well-known Greek dishes. After your lunch, you will be driven back to Olympia and you will overnight there. Have free leisure time. Day 2: Olympia – Rio Antirio Bridge, Galaxidi, Itea and Delphi Ancient Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. There, you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between the Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amound of artifacts and statues in it, and the Museum of the Olympic Games. The games were held every 4 years from the 8th-century BC until the 4th-century AD. You will visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures worth your attention. Feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took so seriously the cultivation of body, mind and soul. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most well-known Greek dishes. After your lunch at Olympia, drive to Delphi through the largest cable bridge in Europe, Rio Antirio and the magnificent town of Nafpaktos and Itea. Overnight and have free time in Delphi. Day 3: Delphi, Return to Athens In the morning and after your breakfast, visit both the archaelogical site with the ancient theatre and the museum. Delphi was the first tourist attraction of antiquity, as it was busy all the year round. It was the site of where the God Apollo had his sanctuary, where prophecies were given to every man, prince, general and king by Pythia the High Priestess. It was also the center of the universe, according to Zeus, King of the Gods. You will visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia, Castalian Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues such as the Sphinx of Naxos. Have lunch with a great view of Mount Parnassus and Itea. After that, it will be time to return back to Athens.

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From Athens: Delphi and Thermopylae Full-Day Private Tour

6. From Athens: Delphi and Thermopylae Full-Day Private Tour

The day begins with a pickup from Athens in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of Delphi where your sightseeing adventure awaits. At the site, enjoy the freedom to visit the landmarks that interest you most and customize the experience to suit your group. Highlights of Delphi include the 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, the Statue of Leonidas, and the Delphi Archaeological Museum. There’s also ancient stadiums and theaters to marvel at, as well as the impressive Thermopylae where a famous battle took place. Later, enjoy a visit to the town of Delphi, or if you’d prefer, explore the charming village of Arachova. Stroll around and mingle with the locals, grab a coffee or lunch, and shop for souvenirs. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Athens.

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From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

7. 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.

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Delphi Small-Group Day Trip From Athens

8. Delphi Small-Group Day Trip From Athens

Depart from Athens early in the morning and drive through the fertile plain of Beotia via Thebes and Levadia. Upon arrival at Delphi, learn the story of the Oracle and its impact on the Hellenic World from an official guide. Pass the Castalian Spring and visit highlights such as the Stoa of the Athenians, Athenian Treasury, polygonal retaining wall, and the Temple of Apollo. Enter the archaeological museum at your own expense to marvel at relics such as the Treasury of the Sifnians, Naxian Sphinx, Statue of Antinoos, and the bronze Charioteer. Get some time for lunch in the village before returning to Athens via the mountain village of Arachova on the south slopes of Parnassus.

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Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi & Meteora from Athens

9. Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi & Meteora from Athens

Travel from Athens to mystical Delphi and to the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora on this 2-day tour that’s priced for a group of up to 8 people. Day 1: Athens, Livadeia, Arachova, Delphi, Meteora The tour begins with a pick-up in Athens and a drive that passes by Livadeia and Thebes on the way to the picturesque village of Arachova. Take in breathtaking mountain landscapes en route. Continue on the drive to Delphi, where you'll visit the archaeological sites and ancient theater. You’ll also see the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia and the Kastaleia Spring. Stop for lunch to enjoy Greek cuisine at a traditional restaurant or tavern overlooking the mountains of Parnassus and Itea. After lunch you’ll continue on to Meteora, where you’ll have some leisure time before heading to your overnight accommodation in either Kalambaka or Kastraki. Day 2: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens After breakfast, you’ll visit the monasteries of Meteora, built on high natural pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains. Monks and nuns still live in the monasteries to this day. After admiring the spectacular panoramic views, you’ll have a break for lunch. The next stop on the tour is at the Battlefield of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their motto and they achieved both, as the memory of their heroism endures. Following the Thermopylae visit, you will be transferred back to Athens.

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Delphi: Private Day Tour from Athens

10. Delphi: Private Day Tour from Athens

Enjoy a private full-day trip to Delphi, home of the famous Oracle of Delphi, with a local English-speaking driver/guide. On the way to Delphi, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO listed 11th-century Hosios Loukas Monastery and the picturesque village of Arachova. Arachova is situated on the slope of Mount Parnassus near the famous Parnassos Ski Center. Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or apartment anywhere in Athens at the beginning of your trip. You'll enjoy scenic views on the along the drive, passing through Thiva, Livadia, and Distomo on the way to the village of Steiri. Near Steiri you'll visit the Hosios Loukas Monastery. From the monastery, your tour will continue to Arachova and on through the majestic mountains and fertile valleys to Delphi. You'll visit the ancient city of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, home to the Oracle of Delphi. Delphi was inhabited since Mycenaean times and the worship of Apollo was established between the 11th and 9th century B.C. In the 8th century B.C. Delphi became internationally known for the Oracular powers of Pythia, the high priestess, who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gasses, and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. The ancient people of the Mediterranean had such faith in Pythia’s view of the future, that no major decision was made without consulting the Oracle of Delphi first. In ancient Delphi, you will also see the Stadium of Delphi, built around the 4th century B.C. and visit the Delphi Archeological Museum. Finally, your driver/guide will take you to the modern village of Delphi where you'll have time to purchase lunch at a scenic traditional tavern before the return drive back to Athens. Your driver'guide will drop you off at your hotel or apartment at the end of your trip.

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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 179 reviews

I really enjoyed the small group setting, it‘s like having a local friend take you exploring the area. Bill is a great tour guide; he’s knowledgeable and very friendly, and he really made sure everyone in the group was entertained and attended to. The tour was flexible and very nicely organized.

The journey is not heavy, starting from outside the city at a point reachable by metro you avoid the rush traffic and you can leave at 8:30. Delpi is beautiful and the times to visit it are correct. at 6 pm we return to Athens perfectly rested

Superb excursion, the site is magnificent with a breathtaking view. The guide is really passionate and tells you in detail what you are discovering. I highly recommend

He was great, Bill knows a lot, you can talk to him about anything and the visit was great.

Highly recommend. The tour guide was very diligent accommodating everyones needs