Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
From US$ 100.86
Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on this day trip to magical Delphi, where the oracle once fore. Departing from Athens, 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 theatre, 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 Parnass...
Our visit to Delphi was fantastic with a knowledgeable and professional guide! Many exceptional photo opportunities and an interesting museum.
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") and 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 ...
Great transportation and punctuality, the tour guide was brilliant, there was enough time to explore the ruins properly and to explore the museum, the restaurant we went to was very nice too.
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...
Perfect experience, Panos is a patient, informative, excellent guide. We felt flexible with the schedule and we did enjoy this tour.
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 visi...
Incredible destination, well worth a visit - our guide was very knowledgable and funny and the views were spectacular. Would be good to get a little longer in the museum, but this was also likely down to covid regulations.
See the Gates of Fire, deriving from the hot sulphur springs and the cavernous entrance to Hades. Experience the monument of King Leonidas, erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. At the Thermopylae Museum, learn about the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization before seeing the baths of Thermopylae. In Delphi, see the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The Naxian Sphinx, which dates to 560 BC, is a fascinating stop before seeing the Metopes of the Athenian Treasury, Omphalos, Kleobis and Biton, Statue of Antinoos, and the famous Charioteer. Enjoy a traditional lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa beforedriving back to a designated location in 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...
Overall, I'm very happy we took this trip. However, because of traffic, it took 2-3 hours longer than we anticipated. The food was so-so, and while it claimed we could have .5 L of wine included, we had to pay for it when we arrived. Glad we went but just manage your expectations.
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.
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!
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.
My daughter and I spent a wonderful day in Delphi. It really was fantastic to discover the sanctuary in a small group. To start with, a very nice driver picked us up. The mini bus was very comfortable, which is also a plus. Our guide Theo joined us in Delphi. It was a pleasure to discover the site and museum with him. We learnt a lot as he was very interactive. After tge tour, we had lunch in a very good tavern displaying a breathtaking view on the coast. We were back in Athens around 5.30.
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.
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. Delph...
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George (our driver) showed up at the designated time. He allowed us to sleep on during the drive to Delphi. Left Athens at 7 am and arrive at Delphi around 9:45 am. The museum does not open until 10am. Recommend doing the museum right when it open before walking over to archeological site to avoid/ get ahead of the group tours. George was friendly and provided good conversation. Most importantly at safe driver!
Our tour guide Costas was fantastic at explain current day Athens and covering a wide range of Greek Mythology and how it relates. The bus was clean and the driver was wonderful. I really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone. The lunch included was also very delicious.
Fantastic trip to an amazing place with a brilliant guide. Enough stops for food and photo opportunities. It's a long trip but you are constantly taught about the places you are travelling through by the guide, and the scenery is beautiful, so it's never dull.
Excellent tour We are not usually coach trip people but this was well worth the visit. Excellent guide Excellent driver. A good way to see the sights and a thoroughly enjoyable lunch
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was great! Super informative.