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Athens: Delphi Day Trip with Licensed Guided Tour and Pickup

1. Athens: Delphi Day Trip with Licensed Guided Tour and Pickup

Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on a full-day guided mythology-inspired tour, at the same time with zero carbon footprint. Ignite your imagination with mythical tales of the culture and history of Delphi. Learn about the Oracle, ancient ruins like the amphitheater, and the Temple of Apollo, and immerse yourself in local history. Depart from Athens and travel to Delphi, located on the spur of Mount Parnassus. On your way, admire the Greek countryside and cross into the land of King Oedipus, a tragic mythical hero whose fate was determined after receiving a message from the Oracle from Delphi.  Start with a coffee break in Livadia. Once you’ve arrived in Delphi, visit the theater and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. Gain insight into the world of the Ancient Greeks. Visit the Temple of Apollo and learn all about common ancient rituals. After the exploration of the Delphi site, discover the stories behind some of the most important artifacts of antiquity in the Museum of Delphi. Marvel at the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos, which provide insight into ancient Greek culture and history. After a lunch break, visit the Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most photographed spot in Delphi. 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: Day Trip to Delphi and Arachova

2. From Athens: Day Trip to Delphi and Arachova

Embark on a fascinating journey to Delphi, a captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided tour departing from Athens. Immerse yourself in the mythical tales and historic legends of Ancient Greece as you explore this renowned destination. Begin your adventure by meeting your guide at the Halandri Metro Station, a convenient and central location. Board the comfortable bus and prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the majestic Parnassus mountain range and the striking Fedriades rocks. Enter the heart of Ancient Greece and discover the archaeological museum of Delphi. Admire the Sphinx of the Naxians and the statue of Antinoos, among other treasures from the Archaic through the Roman era. Your guide will provide you with fascinating insights and historical context throughout. Afterward, travel to the picturesque village of Arachova, nestled in the foothills of Mt. Parnassus. Stroll through the charming streets and immerse yourself in the local culture, while your guide points out the unique features of this enchanting destination, before heading back to Athens.

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

3. From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R. Audio Guided Tour

Enjoy an audio-guided tour of the archaeological site in 8 languages. 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 bus 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 pre-booked and paid for you if you select the option. 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 villages of Delphi and 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 Archaeological Site Full-Day Guided Trip

4. From Athens: Delphi Archaeological Site Full-Day Guided Trip

Embark on an unforgettable guided day trip from Athens to Delphi, the navel of the ancient Greek world. Visit the Delphi Archeological Site and museum. See the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, and more. Later, enjoy some free time to explore a scenic village. The morning of your trip, meet your licensed tour guide and depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. The drive takes about 2.5 hours going each way, so sit back and enjoy the passing scenery as you pass through the Boeotia plains. As you travel, immerse yourself in Ancient Greece as your guide tells tales about ancient Greek mythology, King Oedipus, God Apollo, and more. During a guided tour through the archaeological site, see some of the most important and unique archaeological monuments, such as the Temple of Apollo and its oracle, the Athenian Stoa, and the Polygonal Wall. Later, visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi (entry fees paid on site), which hosts globally known pieces of art like the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous, the Siphnian Treasury, and the Charioteer of Delphi. After visiting Delphi, hop back on the bus to the multicolored village of Arachova, built on the mountainside. Take free time to arrange lunch at a traditional taverna (costs not included). Stroll around the village’s narrow alleys, enter some artisanal shops for local delicacies, and admire the hand-woven carpets. In the late afternoon, depart for your return to Athens on another 2.5-hour drive.

Delphi: Archaeological Site & Museum Ticket with Audio Tour

5. Delphi: Archaeological Site & Museum Ticket with Audio Tour

Experience Delphi at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and an audio guide on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio guide prior to your visit, and travel back in time to discover the truth behind this world-renowned mythological story. Arrive at Delphi and enter the archeological site quickly by making use of your skip-the-line entry ticket. Take in the panoramic views from the top of Mount Parnassus. Put on your headphones, load up the app on your phone, and begin your audio guide. Set out to explore the Roman Agora, the treasury of the Athenians, and the temple of Apollo through the power of storytelling. Learn historical facts and hear anecdotes from ancient times. Enjoy a combination of text, audio narration, and maps. Listen to the audio guide again after you have left.

Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch & Transfer

6. Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch & Transfer

Take a day to explore the islands of Athens on a wooden cruise boat. Admire Agistri Island's natural beauty and walk through small villages. Next, arrive at the Island of Moni and enjoy swimming and lunch. Last, explore Aegina, with a visit to two temples and time to explore. Arrive at the meeting point and experience a warm welcome on board with coffee, juice, and pastries. Head out to sea and relax on the sofas on the boat or sunbathe on the deck until arrival at Agistri Island. Drop anchor at one of Greece's little island paradises, Agistri Island. Gaze at the amazing cliffs and hills covered with pine trees, swim in the emerald waters, and stroll through the traditional alleys of the small villages. Next, find yourself on the protected island of Moni, a small nature park with peacocks and deer as the only inhabitants. Enjoy lunch on the beach of Moni paired with Greek wine, beer, and soft drinks. Relax in the sun, swim, and snorkel in the turquoise water to admire the underwater world. The historical island of Aegina is the final stop. Admire this picturesque port and learn of the pistachio production that the island is famous for. Explore at your own pace and visit the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena Aphaia before heading back to shore.

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

7. 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: 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 Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

9. 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, and the ancient theater on this tour. Afterward, discover the ancient stadium and the collections of the Delphi Museum by yourself.

From Athens: Full-Day Guided Tour to Delphi

10. 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.

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We did the tour in winter 2023. We were very lucky with the weather (20 degrees) and sunny. We were picked up punctually at the meeting point and the tour started in the direction of Delphi with small stops and explanations. In the morning we took a break in the café. At Delphi we had 2 hours to visit the place and the museum. After the place there was lunch. The restaurant was ok. It wasn't as bad as my prescribers have made known here. Typical Greek tavern. After dinner we had a stay in Arachova village. Luckily we were there in winter so this place gets very nice. Beautiful village. All in all the tour was great and would recommend. The only point of criticism would be that the seats in the minibus were very narrow. At almost 1.90m, I had problems finding a comfortable sitting position.

The activity was very organized! We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off. Our tour guide Costas was fantastic! He studied archeology and was very knowledgeable. We did not purchase the optional lunch package but when you are with the group you are able to eat lunch at the same location à la carte. This is a definite must do!

The trip was worth it just to see the ancient structures on the beautiful mountain. There was not much to do in Arachova other than the sight top of the clock tower, hence the stop was much shorter than Delphi. Highly recommended!

An excellent tour to a beautiful site. Maria our guide was brilliant giving us tales from history on the bus journey through the stunning scenery of Greece. So glad I did this tour.

Very comfortable and convenient. Bill, being an archeologist is a great guide and treasure trove of informarion.