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.
Full-day small group tour to Delphi from Athens
Visit the spiritual center of the universe, according to ancient Greek mythology
See the Temple of Apollo, home to the legendary Pythia or Oracle
See sacred artifacts like the Treasury of the Sifnians and the Naxian Sphinx at the Delphi museum
Take in spectacular views from the slopes of Mt Parnassus
Upgrade to include an optional lunch in the town of Delphi
Our driver on this trip was excellent, helpful and informative. The guide at the site was very good too and knew a lot about the site and its history. The vehicle was comfortable and the driver very safe, I think i would prefer maybe an hour or so in free time in Arachova rather than being taken to the taverna we went to at the end (although the food was good there), then people could choose to eat or look around (or both) as Arachova looked very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.
I was very lucky in that because some people didn’t turn up, I had a personal tour. However, even if there had been others there, I am sure the experience would have been excellent. Christos the driver and Theodore the guide at Delphi we’re both very personable, had excellent English and were very knowledgable, I couldn’t rate them more highly. Thoroughly recommended
We were a small group of 7, two of us and a family of five. The van that picked us up was small with three seats forward and three seats facing backwards and one man sat with the driver in the front seat. If you do not do well riding backwards in a confined space, this trip would not be for you. The driver was very congenial, but we assumed from the trip description that we would have a licensed guide with us to inform us about Greek history and generally where we were going, Delphi, in the threehour ride. A licensed tour guide did meet us at the Delphi Archealogical Museum and gave us an excellent tour of the museum and then proceeded to give us a thorough tour of Delphi. Georgia's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for Delphi history was obvious and her English was easy to understand. Our driver then took us to a restaurant nearby for lunch that had a wonderful view and delicious food, which is not included in the tour price, but was reasonable. Then, we went to the town of Arachna for shopping. In our opinion, this stop could be eliminated, although some in our group bought food items. It then took 3.5 hours to drive back to Athens, because of the usual late afternoon Athens heavy traffic. Delphi is definitely worth a trip, but with such a small van, hope that you get on the tour with a lovely family as we did.
Excellent tour to ancient Delphi. Picking up was easy and punctual and the driver very kind with fluent English.Drive along mainland Greece was very interesting and gave as the opurtunity to see a lot of Greece's country side.The official tour guide provide tons of information about history and mythology as we walked along ancient Delphi and the Delphi museum. Our day finished by having a great lunch in a traditional Greek tavern with wonderfull view of the mountains. Great tour and great service!