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Delphi was the heart of ancient Greece, and this overnight jaunt from Athens shows you why. Your local guide takes you to legendary sites like the Temple of Apollo, and you also get generous free time to explore on your own.
This was a very enjoyable and relaxed tour. The tour guide gave an interesting and entertaining commentary during the drive to Delphi, and an informative tour of the archaeological site and museum. There was sufficient time at the site for photos and/or personal exploration. I didn't go all the way up to the stadium at the top of the site, as it was a very hot day and I didn't have the energy, but it's worth going at last part of the way up, as you get really good views of the site from higher up. There's plenty of time in the afternoon to explore the town, which really consists of only two main streets with a few steep side streets or steps going up to the higher parts of town. The trip included an overnight stay, plus dinner and breakfast, at the Amalia Hotel. The hotel was very nice and the meals quite acceptable if unremarkable. From the hotel it is no more than a half hour walk back to the museum and archaeological site, and a further 15-20 minutes will take you to the Sanctuary of Athena, which is much less crowded than the main Delphi site and entry is free. I took a walk there on the morning of the second day and almost had the place to myself, apart from a busload of tourists who only stayed about 15 minutes before they were herded back onto their bus. The town itself was not at all crowded when I visited at the very end of August. I would definitely recommend the two day tour if you have the time and if you are interested in exploring beyond the main archaeological site and museum, or want to return to the main site or museum when it's less crowded.
Outstanding guide, entertaining and very knowledgeable.
All worked well though we were disappointed by the food at the evening meal.
Delphi was one of my favourite parts of my time in Greece. I HIGHLY recommend the 2-day option. Many folks who were on the 1-day tour said to me that they felt they didn't get to see everything. I had a whole 24 hours on my own to explore the town (which has a great many charming tavernas and interesting shops, so bring lots of euros and space in your bag for your treasures!). The hotel that the tour booked for me (Hotel Amalia) was very pleasant, with a beautiful lounge, pool, and restaurant where my supper and breakfast were included (and the food was very good, the service excellent). I really liked going through the archeological site with the tour guide, then being able to return on my own to explore with more time the next day. It was great to be picked up and dropped off at my hotel in Athens, so I didn't have to worry about a thing from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed our tour to Delphi. The hotel was very nice and the dinner was excellent. Delphi ruins are wonderful and the little town is delightful.
great price, friendly staff, excellent hotel.
Highly recommend this tour
Our trip was safe and wonderful, on time and everything I expected. The hotel we stayed in was clean, modern and felt good to stay in. Thanks
Excellent guide. Very good hotel apart from food which was certainly not 4-star standard.
This was a very good tour. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I stayed over night to experience the town at night and the hotel was very nice. Food was passable but reasonable. The only thing I would suggest is that it is a really long day with lunch not until 3 pm after all the traveling and the tour were over, so suggest taking a sandwich and or snacks and drinks as none provided until lunch. Worth it all to see the Charioteer in the museum.
The trip was great and the hotel was very nice. The tour guide was nice but at times seemed a bit distracted and not very enthusiastic/interested. Would recommend this trip to friends
We took the 2 day tour as I read on the web time was needed to see Delphi
Our tour guide Dimitra was very good and wove info on modern Greek life into the Classical Greek narrative
However, a number of people with us on the one day tour were clearly disappointed at the time available at the site and museum - it was quite short
We were able to spend hours at the site and museum next day before joining another one day trip back to Athens
The people on this trip were clearly annoyed at the time available AND the guide who was hard to understand and quite 'wooden' in his narrative. We got the impression that this bus load couldn't wait to bail out in Athens - and they did as soon as they could
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