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Delve into the mythological world of Ancient Greece with a full-day tour of two UNESCO World Heritage sites from Athens. First, explore the dramatically situated ruins of ancient Delphi, where you’ll stand in awe before the legendary Apollo Temple, walk the remains of the Sacred Way and marvel at classical relics in the Delphi Archeological Museum. After a pit stop in the mountain village of Arachova, take a tour of Saint Lucas monastery, renowned for its beautiful Byzantine architecture. This small-group tour is limited to 14 participants for a personalised experience.


  • Full-day small-group tour of Delphi from Athens by coach
  • Explore Delphi and discover its many highlights with an expert guide
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Archeological Site of Delphi, the Delphi museum, Arachova and Saint Lucas Monastery
  • Marvel at monuments and artifacts from one of the world’s oldest civilizations
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people to ensure a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Delphi, Arachova and Saint Lucas Monastery Tour from Athens

Wander around Saint Lucas Monastery on a tour of Arachova

After being picked up from your Athens hotel, enjoy the scenic journey through Thebes’ picturesque valleys and cotton fields as your expert guide shares tales of the Ancient Greeks. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, your first brief stop is Levadia, a town famous for its trade in beautiful brightly colored carpets.

At midday, stare in amazement as your coach arrives at the foot of Mt Parnassos where the sanctuary of Delphi lies. The sanctuary, known as the Temple of Apollo, served as the site for the worship of the god Apollo after he was said to have slain a dragon who lived there.

As you walk around the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with your guide, pass by Castalia Spring and see famous monuments such as the Athenian Treasury, the theater and the Sacred Way that, in ancient times, was lined with treasuries and statues that were gifted by city states to honor Apollo and to demonstrate their stature and wealth.

Next, head inside Delphi Archeological Museum with your guide. This treasure trove consists of 15 rooms that house countless artifacts and awe-inspiring exhibits including the frieze of the Treasury of the Siphnians, the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous and the famous bronze Charioteer of Delphi.

After exploring the museum, return to the coach and continue to the scenic mountain village of Arachova. Known for its hand-woven rugs, quilts and carpets, Arachova is also famous for its delicious wine and cheese. Enjoy your time at your leisure, perhaps stopping for a refreshing drink in a cafe or trying out some of the delicious local delicacies at one of the restaurants (own expense).

Meet back up with your guide, and cool off in your air-conditioned coach as you travel to the UNESCO-listed Saint Lucas Monastery. Built in the 11th century during the Byzantine period, Saint Lucas Monastery is home to a series of intricate mosaics that decorate its cathedral, making it one of the finest monuments of Byzantine architecture in the entire country.

Your tour ends in the early evening when arriving back at your Athens hotel after a relaxing coach ride.

Customer Reviews

Ms J K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Experienced guide with fascinating stories and a fantastic destination all efficiently organised

Prema P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic! She explained everything very well and did not rush us at any of the sites. I definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a lovely day! Mariana, our guide, was very knowledgeable and sweet. We had two other couples which made for the perfect number. Highly recommend this tour.

Annie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Roxanne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was changed to just Delphi. It was wonderful and not to be missed.

Kimberly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Delphi was a highlight of our sightseeing in Greece. I would definitely recommend this location for anyone traveling in the area. It is worth the extra drive to see a different side of the mainland. Breathtaking!


4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Tour was great, but due to low participation the St. Lucas Monastery part of the tour was cancelled. Our refund was processed on the spot in euros and we were on our way. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and patient. We had a mixed group age, language and everyone was able to keep up with the tour. The ruins at Delphi were amazing, the museum had a great collection of artifacts. The stop in Arachova was short, but we had enough time to walk to the clock tower and snap a few pics. Lunch at a local restaurant was included, but we had to pay for the drinks. Not bad considering they served appetizers, salad, entree and a dessert.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

The trip was very good. The tour guide and driver were great. My only complaint is I would have started the trip an hour earlier so that we were not walking through Delphi during the high heat of the day. We weren't picked up until 8:45 and trip could have started at 7:00 to 7:30 AM.

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