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Hear stories of Greek Gods, Argos Kings and Oracles as you explore ancient Delphi, one of the most important cities of Classical Greece. This full-day private tour from Athens takes in all the highlights of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Apollo Temple and the Delphi Archeological Museum. After exploring the dramatic ruins, head to the charming mountain village of Arachova, where you’ll dine on a 3-course lunch of delicious Greek cuisine at local restaurant.


  • 8-hour private tour of Ancient Delphi with lunch in the village of Arachova
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site and view the famous Temple of Apollo
  • See top Delphi landmarks such as the Athenian Stoa and Polygonal Wall
  • Enjoy the views from this wondrous and historical Ancient Greek site
  • Visit the Delphi museum and learn about its artifacts from a knowledgeable guide
  • Relax over lunch in the picturesque village of Arachova
  • This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Delphi Day Trip from Athens Including Lunch

Admire Delphi's museum treasures on this private tour!

Start with a pickup from your Athens hotel, and then travel onward with your private guide along the Greek National Road, through the plains of Boeotia and past Mt Parnassos, to the UNESCO-listed sanctuary of Delphi where your walk begins.

First, pass by Castalia Spring and spend your time viewing its many monuments. With your guide, admire the monument of the Argive kings, the treasury of the Athenians, Athenian Stoa, Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo. Enjoy stunning views from the site, once considered by Ancient Greeks as the center of the world. Although your itinerary is planned, the commentary on your private tour can be customized to your interests. Just let your guide know if you have any specific questions!

Continue onward to the Delphi museum and view fascinating exhibits including a frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, statue of Antinoos and the famous bronze sculpture of a charioteer. The exhibits, coupled with information provided by your guide, complete the picture from the monuments seen earlier on your tour, and give further insight into the role Delphi played in bygone days.

Travel to your next stop: the picturesque and high-altitude village of Arachova. Enjoy a relaxed and unhurried lunch here, at an altitude of roughly 3,117 feet (950 meters) above sea level, tasting products specific to the region and enjoying some original Greek cuisine. Dishes often change, but check out the Itinerary to see a sample menu. Finish the meal with a cup of traditional strong Greek coffee, and then relax in comfort as you travel back to your Athens hotel.


Sample Menu:
Starter (choice of one):
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Spinach pie
  • Fried cheese (such as halloumi)

Main course (choice of one; each served with salad):

  • Souvlaki (grilled meat and vegetables served on skewers)
  • Grilled chicken
  • Giouvetsi (baked beef dish, served with pasta)

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Dessert of the day
  • Fresh fruit


Customer Reviews

Carolina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was excellent !! Our private guide, Kostas , was a very knowledgable archeologist. The volume of information he shared made the whole trip so interesting and amazing. We learned so much about the history behind delphi and about greek mythology in general . definitely recommended!

Whidden F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Trip was beyond amazing. Maria our guide had a degree in archeology so she was not only passionate about what she was showing us, she knew every aspect of culture, history, and art. Not only did we learn an incredible amount, she maneuvered us around all the large swarms of crowds so we even got some private time sitting with the ruins at Delphi. Lunch was amazing, even the ride was amazing! Well worth the price to see it privately. I'd go back and do it all again anytime!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Maria was an excellent tour-guide. She was very knowledgeable of the Delphi region and ruins. She made for a much more interesting trip through the museum with archaeologist knowledge that she has. She kept us going with lots of information. Our driver did an excellent job getting us from Athens to Delphi safely and comfortably. A great tour.

Todd S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour guide and driver! Fantastic lunch!

Rodney N F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My wife and I would totally recommend this trip we were picked from our hotel by a wonderful tour guide Nancy who was ably assisted by the driver Michael. The tour to and through Delphi was great our guide was full of knowledge and we were given a great deal of information and the museum definitely worthwhile to visit. The lunch was full of great Greece flavours and much more the expected the view from the restaurant was spectacular and definitely a must. WE HAD A GREAT DAY AND WOULD RECCOMMEND THIS TO ALL.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Just amazing!

Daryl M South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We felt like royally - in our own vehicle and a wonderful guide and driver, who attended to our every need and fancy!!!! A stunning lunch with wonderful views. Had a bit of rain the start the day, but the sun came out and did not effect us in any way. Thanks a MILLION for the most stunning wonderful enjoyable sun filled day!

Glenda M

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Maria was a wonderful tour guide.

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