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Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

1. Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

Discover one of the most important religious sites of ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour tour. With a tour guide, explore Delphi, built on the southern foothills of Mount Parnassus. In ancient times Delphi attracted many visitors to the Oracle, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Pythian Games. To ancient Greeks, Delphi was the navel of the earth. Myths, history, the archaeological excavations and the imposing scenery have continued to make Delphi popular, and it is now one of the most important tourist attractions in Greece. Take in the archaeological site with the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the treasuries, the ancient theater and the stadium on this tour.

Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

2. Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

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.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

3. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

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

4. 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. Learn about great figures of ancient history such as Alexander the Great and Cicero as you take a trip to Greek mythology. 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.

From Athens: Full-Day Guided Tour to Delphi

5. From Athens: Full-Day Guided Tour to Delphi

Discover the archaeological site and museum of Delphi on a day trip from Athens. Follow your guide to some of the most prominent edifices on the sacred slopes of Delphi including the temple of Apollo, the ancient theater, the stadium, and the various treasuries that adorn the sacred way. Depart Athens and drive for 2 hours to Levadia. Hop off the bus at your first stop for a stretch and refreshments (at your own expense). Continue to Arachova, a town famous for its bright multi-colored carpets, before reaching Delphi. Head to the foot of Mount Parnassus to the sanctuary of Delphi, once home to the most famous oracle in Ancient Greece. Set in a spectacular landscape, see what was a cultural and religious center for the Greek world for centuries. 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 5000 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, enjoy an hour of free time before boarding the bus for your return trip to Athens.

From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audio Guided Tour w/ Entry

6. 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 mountain village of Arachova, known for its handmade crafts and traditional Greek architecture. Enjoy lunch, a quick coffee, or a bit of shopping. Afterward, the minibus with your driver will take you back to Athens and drop you off at one of the points in the city.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

7. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Embark on a 2-day tour that takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. Explore the picturesque small town located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. See the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the priestess Pythia would foretell the future from the famous Oracle of Delphi. Visit the theater that seated 5,000 spectators and hosted plays, poetry readings, and festivals. At the nearby stadium, the Pythian Games were held every 4 years. Athletes from all over the Greek world would come to compete, and these games would become the predecessor to the modern Olympics. At the end of the day, drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 2 In the morning, head to Meteora for a tour of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. Be amazed by the cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, and were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. On the way back to Athens you’ll make a short stop at the monument to Leonidas, the King of Sparta who died in 480 B.C. at the famous Battle of Thermopylae.

From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

8. From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

Discover Delphi on a guided tour from Athens. Visit the Temple of Apollo and Delphi Archaeological Museum and take in the views of the Greek countryside. 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. 

Delphi Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Phone - no ticket

9. Delphi Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Phone - no ticket

Waltz in the archaeological site of Delphi and the Museum with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of the ancient world. Start your tour from the archaeological site in order to admire the temple of Apollo and then continue to explore the archaeological Museum of Delphi and the exquisite art pieces. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace Delphi, the Google of the Ancient World with a captivating audio tour on your phone. * * Ticket/entrance fee to the archaeological site of Delphi and the Museum is not included.

From Athens: Full-Day Tour to Delphi with Licensed Guide

10. From Athens: Full-Day Tour to Delphi with Licensed Guide

After meeting your licensed tour guide, hop on board an air-conditioned vehicle and depart for Delphi Archaeological Site. Find yourself being immersed in the myths and monuments of Ancient Greece as you drive through Boeotia, hearing tales about King Oedipus, God Apollo, and more. Your first stop is Kryas Springs, a picturesque valley in the city of Levadia. Walking routes along the banks, streams, limestone formations as well as stone and wooden bridges create the perfect scenery for a short stroll. The main stop of the tour is the Delphi Archaeological Site. Upon arrival, marvel at some of the most important and unique archaeological monuments, such as the Athenian Stoa, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Polygonal Wall, and the Temple of Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which hosts globally known artifacts like the Naxian Sphinx, the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the bronze Charioteer of Delphi, and the statue of Antinoos. Make a final stop in the village of Arachova. Here, get time for lunch in one of the many traditional restaurants of the village (costs not included). Take a walk around the villages' narrow alleys, where you can admire hand-woven carpets and buy local delicacies such as Formaela cheese. In the late afternoon, get back on the vehicle and return to Athens.

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What people are saying about Phocis

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An amazing tour so worth taking. Anna our guide, apart from being lovely friendly person was so informative.She imparted her immense knowledge with such pride, pleasure and kept our interest piqued. We made our way to Delphi Ancient Agora. We were given free time to walk as much as we pleased and the option to visit the museum which is a must do. Beautiful views along the way. We stopped for lunch at a countryside restaurant;your own choice & cost of meal and drinks. We stopped every few hours for a break and leg stretch.Reaching Meteora was amazing.Only when you see the rock formations can you appreciate the magnitude of them as well as the monasteries built on top of them. Depending on your hotel of choice; the 3* was in the little town of Kalambaka itself and the 4* beneath the formations in the countryside. The visit to 2 monasteries was on the 2nd day. The coach was luxurious. Lunch on the home journey was a selection of home cooked dishes buffet style.If you have 2 days, domthis

The tour was really nice but the tour guide was what made it for us. She was so knowledgeable and informative. We did have some technical difficulties getting the audio equipment to pair with the guides so that made it more challenging, but her recovery with this minor glitch was wonderful. Her voice was so calming and engaging throughout the day.

A good full day trip to Delphi! Reasonable amount of driving, including stops. Amazing archaeological site with breath-taking views. Also, the stop at Arachova was a nice addition.

Guide was excellent and was very accessible and enthusiastic about the subject matter.

Excellent guide Sofia. Our driver Thomas was also superb. Beautiful location to visit.