Mt Parnassus Tours

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Mt Parnassus
Home of the Muses in Greek myth, 8,061-foot (2,457-meter) Mt. Parnassus is one of the star attractions of Parnassos National Park. Activities on offer span the gamut from skiing and snowmobiling to climbing and mountain biking via hiking and 4WD adventures, but most travelers experience it only on a visit to the ancient site of Delphi.

The Basics
There is no charge to visit Parnassos National Park or to soak up the scenery as you drive by Mt. Parnassus’ stark peak. You’ll need a pass to ski either Kellaria, with 10 lifts and mainly intermediate slopes, or Fterolakka, with seven lifts and some challenging off-piste. Most international visitors to Greece discover Mt. Parnassus as part of a trip to ancient Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site once famed for its female prophet, the original oracle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Parnassus is of particular interest to fans of Greek and Roman mythology, lovers of wildflowers, and ski addicts.
  • Weather can change quickly on Mt. Parnassus. Bring warm gear when hiking in fall or spring.
  • While parts of the ancient Delphi site are accessible for wheelchair users, Mt. Parnassus is not generally an accessible destination.

How to Get There
Mt. Parnassus towers above Delphi in Sterea Ellada on the Greek mainland. With no ski buses, driving is your only practical option if you plan to hit the slopes, while Mt. Parnassos National Park is also best visited by driving or on a tour. The bus ride from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours, so many travelers prefer to visit the site and Mt. Parnassus on an organized tour.

When to Get There
Late spring (late April to mid-May) is a wonderful time to hike on Mt. Parnassus, with a spectacular display of wildflowers and, often, scented herbs underfoot. The ski season typically runs from mid-December until the end of April, with the slopes at their busiest on weekends, during the Christmas–New Year period, and over the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

Mt. Parnassus in Greek Mythology
Mt. Parnassus has given its name to more than just a mountain in Colorado. In Greek and Roman mythology, it’s best known as the home of the Muses, goddesses of literature, science, and the arts, and often stands as a synonym for poetry and big ideas. It’s also associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy, who was worshipped at Delphi on its lower slopes.
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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Get an up-close look at Ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora. Departing from Athens, follow a knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO-listed site at Delphi, discovering the Sanctuary of Apollo and the rest of the area's rich history. Then pass through the scenic towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before relaxing in 3- or 4-star accommodations in Kalambaka for the night. Top off your trip on Day Two with a visit to the famous monasteries of Meteora, once a safe haven for monks fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire.
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Delphi Highlights: Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

Visit the home of the famous Oracle of Delphi on a full-day small group tour from Athens to one of the ancient world’s most important spiritual sites. Pass through the plain of Beotia and the legendary town of Thebes on the way up to Mt Parnassus, and explore highlights the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including the Polygonal Wall, Temple of Apollo ruins and Delphi museum with a guide (entry fee at your own cost.) Stop in the mountain towns of Delphi and Arachova for spectacular views.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Delphi Private Full Day Tour from Athens

Get the most out of your time in Greece by traveling from Athens to Delphi. You’ll save time organizing transport by having a private vehicle to take you between dispersed attractions around Delphi. Highlights include Levadia, The Oracle of Delphi, the Museum of Delphi, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronea.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Delphi & Meteora 2 Days Private Tour from Athens

Some of Greece’s most astonishing and historic landmarks are within driving distance of Athens. On this two-day tour you’ll visit two of these landmarks, the ancient religious site Delphi and the monumental rock formations of Meteora, without the stress of having to organise a rental car and navigating local roads. Along with these two renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explore the battlefield of Thermopylae and the charming Greek towns Arachova and Kalabaka.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

See two of Greece’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites on this 3-day tour of Delphi and Meteora from Athens. First, journey back to ancient Greece on a tour of Delphi, see the magnificent Temple of Apollo and learn about Delphi’s importance as the home of the Pythian Games and the oracle of Apollo. After an overnight in Kalambaka, continue to Meteora to admire the medieval monasteries perched dramatically on the mountaintop. This tour includes accommodation, some meals and round-trip transport from Athens by air-conditioned coach.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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3-day Classic Greece Private tour with four-star Hotels

Visit four UNESCO-listed Greece highlights without the inconveniences of traveling alone or shared touring on this private 3-day private experience from Athens. Settle into a private vehicle for Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and enjoy 4-star hotels each night. Plus, choose to self-guide or hire local guides (own expense) as you please. Ideal for couples, families, and friends wanting a personalized and comfortable overview of Greece’s classical and Byzantine treasures.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Delphi Small Group Day Trip from Athens

Ancient Delphi lies on Mt. Parnassus just northwest of Athens: a convenient day trip from Greece’s capital. Save the fuss of going by rental car or public bus with this full-day small-group tour by air-conditioned minivan. Relax en route without having to drive or jostle for seats, visit the Oracle of Delphi, Delphi Museum, and Arachova village. Tour the UNESCO-protected ruins with a guide to learn their history and myths—information you’d miss if exploring independently.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Delphi, Arachova, & Hosios Loukas Monastary from Athens

Don’t miss a visit to one of the most captivating historical sites in Greece on a private, full-day tour to Delphi. Travel up the slopes of majestic Mt Parnassus to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site that dates back at least 3,500 years and was considered to be the center of the world in ancient Greek mythology. Learn about the mysterious Oracle of Delphi and the Pythian games, and marvel at sacred artifacts housed in an on-site museum. Afterwards, stop for lunch and soak up spectacular views in the nearby mountain town of Arachova.
  • Duration: 7 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 10 hours
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Persian War - Thermopypae,Marathon,Delphi,Salamis & Plateaus 2 Days Private Tour

Persian War 2 Days Private Tour - Duration 2 Days  Top Visits • Arachova • Village of Delphi - Mount Parnassus • The Oracle of Delphi - Delphi Ruins • Delphi Archaeological Museum - Temple of Apollo • Sanctuary Athena Pronea (Tholos) – Gymnasium • Thermopylae Battlefield – Leonidas statue • Marathon Tomb • Marathon Lake  • Archaeological Museum of Marathon  • Plataies Battlefield • Salamis Battlefield
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

Admire Athens’ star attractions and the classical site of Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver — combining two best-selling tours for one discounted price. On one day, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights, including Syntagma Square and a guided walk around the stunning monuments of the ancient, rocktop Acropolis. On the next or previous day — your choice — take a day trip to Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures. Tour the mountainside site, with its Temple of Apollo, stadium and sanctuaries, and hear all about its captivating history.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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2 days private awe inspiring tour to Delphi and Olympia

When you’ve exhausted all of the ancient sights of Athens, head out of town on this two-day trip to Delphi and Olympia. On this private tour, spend the first day exploring the Delphic ruins, including the Temple of Apollo and the Castalia Spring, without any strangers to hold you up or distract you from your sightseeing. Spend the second day discovering the wonders of the birthplace of the Olympic Games. You can even run on an a track dating back to the first Games!
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Mycenae-Epidaur-Corinth-Olympia-Delphi 3 Days Private Tour

Mycenae-Epidaur-Corinth-Olympia-Delphi 3 Days Private Tour Top Visits • Corinth Canal • Ancient Corinth - Acrocorinth • Temple of Apollo • Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenea • Archaeological Site Mycenae  • Lion Gate - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus • Akronafplia Fortress - Nafplio - Epidavros • Epidaurus Theater • Sanctuary of Asklepios • Ancient Olympia • Archaeological Museum Olympia • Arachova • Village of Delphi - Mount ParnassusThe Oracle of Delphi - Delphi Ruins • Delphi Archaeological Museum - Temple of Apollo • Sanctuary Athena Pronea (Tholos) – Gymnasium
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Delphi & Meteora 3 Days Private Tour

Wander in the ancient streets of Delphi and beyond with this tour which leads you out of Athens and into the Greek countryside, full of places that became legends. From Byzantine art to ancient oracles, living monasteries to the olive sea, this tour gives you a taste of all that the Greek countryside has to offer.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Explore Central Greece with an affordable 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora

Our private two days tour to Delphi, Meteora and Thermopylae gives visitors the chance to visit some of the most important historical areas in Greece, known for their beauty and historical significance.Highlights of the tour to Delphi, Meteora, Thermopylae • Blessed Lucas Byzantine monastery • The town of Delphi, the museum and the archaeological site of Delphi with the temple of Apollo • The suspended rocks of Meteora with the breathtaking byzantine monasteries on top of them • The town of Kalambaka by the feet of Meteora Rocks • Thermopylae, the famous Hot Gates of the ancient Years. • Scenic drive through picturesque and hospitable countryside • English-speaking driver. A guide is available on request • Pickup and drop off from Athens hotels or Piraeus cruise terminal
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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8-Day Half board Bike & Hike holiday in Delphi, Meteora & Pelion

A UNIQUE BIKE & HIKE PROGRAM IN GREECE with all transfers & half board included. Our holiday combines hiking in two of the most naturally diverse & geographically beautiful locations, along with their accompanying UNESCO sites, with a biking tour of the Pelion Peninsula; Mythical 'Mountain of the centaurs' and designated 'Natura 2000' area of outstanding natural beauty with clean mountain air, ancient forest, pristine blue waters, & dotted with over 23 picture post-card 'stone villages' (location for the movie ‘mama mia’). The program is thoughtfully designed with over 15 years of experience & carried out at each part by highly experienced English speaking professional guides.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Meteora - Delphi - Olympia - Argolida 5 Days Private Tour

Meteora - Delphi - Olympia - Argolida 5 Days Private Tour Top Visits • Corinth Canal • Ancient Corinth - Acrocorinth • Temple of Apollo • Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenea • Archaeological Site Mycenae  • Lion Gate - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus • Akronafplia Fortress - Nafplio - Epidavros • Epidaurus Theater • Sanctuary of Asklepios • Ancient Olympia • Archaeological Museum Olympia • Arachova • Village of Delphi - Mount ParnassusThe Oracle of Delphi - Delphi Ruins • Delphi Archaeological Museum - Temple of Apollo • Sanctuary Athena Pronea (Tholos) – Gymnasium • Meteora Kastraki - Megalo Meteoro Monastery - Varlaam Monastery - Agios Stefanos • Kalabaka Village • Thermopylae Battlefield – Leonidas statue
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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2-Day Private Trip from Athens to Delphi, Galaxidi and Hosios Loukas Monastery

Behold Delphi, Galaxidi, Hosios Loukas and the wonders of Ancient Greece on this private, 2-day tour from Athens. Stay out of the tourist crush and visit three of Greece’s must-see sights with only your private group and guide in tow. Traverse the timeworn ruins of Delphi and learn about the UNESCO–listed site’s history; wander through the pretty coastal village of Galaxidi; and stand in awe before Hosios Loukas, a stunning monastery of Byzantine construction. Relax with overnight accommodation, transport and select meals included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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