Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Delphi from Athens
  • Visit the Delphi archeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See incredible monuments from Ancient Greece like the Temple of Apollo
  • Explore Delphi Archeological Museum and see the Charioteer of Delphi
  • Stop in the pretty towns of Arachova and Levadia on the journey back to Athens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you’re interested in Greek history, or even just curious about it, Delphi Archeological Museum has the some of the best exhibitions to visit in Greece. Having a guide at your side as you explore means you can ask as many questions as you like!

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What You Can Expect

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Delphi, Greece

Ancient Greece is the civilization that existed roughly between the 8th century BC and 600 AD, and Delphi was said to represent the center of it. Reputedly built on the spot where Zeus’ eagles collided when they were released from opposite ends of the earth, the ancient town is littered with intriguing monuments from this fascinating period of history.

After meeting your guide in Athens, hear tales about the ancient Greeks and their lives in Delphi while traveling to the town by air-conditioned coach. Pass through the towns of Levadia and Arachova – both famous for their production of brightly colored carpets – and arrive in Delphi around midday.

First stop is a tour of the Delphi archeological site – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and easily one of the most important digs in Europe. As you walk around the evocative ruins with your guide, see famous monuments like the Temple of Apollo.

Head inside Delphi Archeological Museum and explore this veritable treasure trove at leisure. Home to countless artifacts and intriguing relics, the museum consists of 15 rooms arranged in chronological order from 15th century BC to 4th century AD. Be sure to check out the bronze Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos.

After eating lunch at a Delphi hotel (own expense), you will return to Athens, stopping in Arachova on the way to stretch your legs or grab a coffee (own expense).

Customer Reviews

Abby W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This trip was amazing! Our guide was SO knowledgable and really knew so much about the history here! Definitely recommend this tour - well worth it!

mattshaq89

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an awesome day trip from Athens. It is a great way to see the countryside of Greece and visit this amazing site. Our tour guide was really cool and told us about many of the greek mythology stories that related to the areas we were driving past. We didn't get the lunch package, so the bus driver dropped us off in a little town to eat while the others went to the hotel. It was really cool to walk around and explore there too before the bus picked us back up. Overall, this was my favorite day in Athens and I would highly recommend the trip.

Chelsey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Comfortable bus for the 2.5-3 hr drive out with some commentary on the way. Rest stop each way for snacks and bathroom break. Delphi tour of site and museum was fantastic. Plus a short stop at a nearby cute ski town was great to pick up a small trinket. Our tour guide Joy was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable!

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great day and an interesting , laconic and witty guide. Only negative was being told at 12 hours that day commenced at 07.30 and not the 08.30 advertised!

ANNE T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An amazing place to visit out of the city giving a whole different experience!

Rolf P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Outstanding trip. The tour guide was exceptional and the time allotted to each site was just right. Highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to Delphi while visiting Athens.

David D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

great great great!

Justin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Joy was a terrific guide with great story telling. It was a beautiful site to visit and a terrific day all around.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A long day in the bus. A great amount of history and mythology throughout the trip. Passed through very nice villages. Delphi was incredibly interesting. Make sure you hike to the stadium at the top of the ruins. I would spend longer at the site 'living history' rather than the museum. Lunch was very filling with views over the Gulf. A long trip back with Athens traffic but the day was worth it.

Daniel N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A must if visiting Greece. Very informative and educational. Oh yeah, and a lot of fun.

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