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From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

1. 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: Mainland Greece 4-Day Private Tour with Hotel

2. From Athens: Mainland Greece 4-Day Private Tour with Hotel

Day 1: Athens, Canal, ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia Your private four-day tour starts 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 the 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. Time for a rest and some amazing photos above the canal. Leave Isthmos and driving to ancient Corinth (the city of Apollo and Aphrodite, plus one of the most important places of St. Paul who lived here for almost two years doing missionary work). Ancient Corinth was an important state city during the ancient years, the richest and most famous port of the ancient Greece. Make a short stop for some great photos. Here you will visit the archaeological site and museum, plus the church that has the 1st Letter to the Corinthians 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 who 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 visit. There you will see the burial Royal Tombs of the kings and queens, the cyclopian walls, the Lion Gate and the treasury of Atreas, the Cyclopean Walls. There is an option to visit Epidaurus where you will be able to see the ancient theater of Epidaurus with its fantastic acoustics that is even used nowadays mostly in the summer for festivals, theatrical plays and music concerts. A must-see is also the sanctuary of Asklipeios, who was the son of the god Apollo. On to Nafplion, the first modern capital of Greece from 1821 till 1834. You will see the castle of the city, the Palamidi that's above the town as well as Mpourtzi the island fortress, the first defence line of the port. This is a wonderful seaside place, ideal to walk around and taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch in a traditional restaurant or tavern. There you can see the old houses of the Nafplion, as well as the local shops that sell handmade objects and jewelry for all tastes and wallets.  After your lunch, you will be driven to Olympia and overnight there. Free leisure time. Day 2: Olympia, Rio Antirio Bridge, Nafpaktos, Itea, Delphi Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in classical times. There you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amount of artifacts and statues, and the Museum of the Olympic Games. The Games were held every four years from the 8th century BC until the 4th century AD. Visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion, the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures that are worth your attention. You can feel the aura of the Olympic Games, of fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took the cultivation of body, mind and soul so seriously. After lunch at your choice of restaurant in Olympia, you will drive to Delphi, through the largest cable bridge in Europe, Rio Antirio, and see the magnificent town of Nafpaktos and Itea. Overnight and free time in Delphi. Day 3: Delphi, Amfissa, Lamia, Trikala, Kalambaka, Meteora Delphi was the first touristic attraction of antiquity. It was the place the god Apollo had his sanctuary, were the propheses were given to every man, prince, general and king by the Pythia High Priestess. It was 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, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin Brothers and Sphynx of Naxos. Have lunch in Delphi with a great view of Parnassus and Itea and then you'll head to Meteora, passing by many towns like Amfissa, Lamia (the capital city of the Thessaly Plain), Trikala, Kalambaka. Overnight and free leisure time in Kalambaka or Kastraki. Day 4: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens After your breakfast you will visit the monasteries of Meteora. They come second in religious importance and size after mount Athos in orthodox christianity. Meteora means "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" and the monasteries are built on high pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. Since the 11th century monks and nuns have lived here. The monasteries are: St. Nicolas, Grande Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousannou, Holy Trinity and St. Stephen. You will visit up to three monasteries, depending on the day. Admire the wonderful, panoramic views. After lunch, drive back to Athens with a short stop at the battlefield of Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece.

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Delphi: Audio Guide on Your Phone without Entry Ticket

3. 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 of slave sales on the Polygonal Wall. 

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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Petros was knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. He was gracious about letting us tailor our experience and the timeline to craft a day that worked best for us - repeatedly reassuring us that his priority was for us to relax and enjoy ourselves on our vacation. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, Delphi was remarkable as was the museum. The views were spectacular, particularly with the mountains by turns drenched in dramatic mists. Arachova was picturesque and charming. Petros made outstanding food recommendations, lunch was delicious with a gorgeous full glass wall view of the valley below. Truly an unforgettable trek, well worth every penny.

It was an amazing trip to Delphi + Arachova and the small stops on the way! My friends and I had a lovely time there and the driver (George) was just perfect; he had so much knowledge about Greek history which he told us about while driving through the city and the mountain terrain. He also recommended a lovely restaurant for lunch and the food was very good. He also had a lot of tips and recommendations for our small (but just perfect) stop in Arachova. We had just the right amount of time to explore the sites, museum and city, the driver let us take our time in every place. In general, it was a perfect trip and the driver made it even better!

George was our driver and he was absolutely awesome. Knowledge was great and he was very friendly. Was worth the price for him alone. On top of that, Delphi is a must. One of the most beautiful places on earth. Dinner was absolutely awesome too. Book it and request George!!

The tour was just myself and the driver, which was nice got to do everything at my own pace. Delphi is an absolute must see spot for anyone coming to Greece.

Good drive, historical place and a fun driver cum guide (Tom). Great experience.