Day Trips to 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. Spend an entire day learning about the oracle and discovering ancient ruins including the amphitheater and the Temple of Apoll. 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, 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.

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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 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

3. 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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Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

4. 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 visit you will have approximately 1 hour free for lunch before boarding the bus for your return trip to Athens.

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From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

5. 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: 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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From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

8. From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

Your private tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship termial, passing by some scenic countryside such as Livadeia and Thebes, both great ancient cities. After 2-hours, you will reach the picturesque village of Arachova, which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center. Delphi will be your next stop, where you'll visit both the archaeological site with the ancient theatre and museum. Delphi was the first tourist attraction of the antiquities, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place god Apollo had his sanctuary where the prophesies 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 then visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Charioteer of Delphi, the twin brothers and Sphinx of Naxos. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. the tour guide will take you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It will be up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the best known Greek dishes. After lunch, you will see a great view of Mount Parnassus and Itea. Then, it will be time to drive to the Thermopylae Battlefiends or the Hot Gates and the hot springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and glory was their motto. They achieved both, as their memory lasts forever. Leaving behind the Hot Gates, you will return back to Athens.

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Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

9. 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 some souvenirs, before arriving back in Athens early in the evening.

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Delphi Small-Group Day Trip From Athens

10. 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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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

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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.

Our guide was incredibly smart and knowledgeable -- his knowledge spanned history and continents. He should really teach a course, we would certainly enroll in it. We were very impressed by the exceptionally high quality of the tour guide's commentary.

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

Helpful and very informative guide! Thanks a lot!!