If the ancient Greeks hadn’t chosen Delphi (from delphis, womb) as their navel of the Earth and built the Sanctuary of Apollo here, someone else would have thought of a good reason to make this eagle’s-nest town a tourist attraction. Its location on a precipitous cliff edge is spectacular and, despite its overt commercialism and the constant passage of tour buses through the modern village, it still has a special feel. Delphi is 178km northwest of Athens and is the base for exploring one of Greece’s major tourist sites.
Delphi destination guides
Delphi Day Trip from Athens
Visit Delphi – one of the most important archeological sites in Greek history – on this full-day trip from Athens! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, home to the Temple of Apollo, and stroll around Delphi Archeological Museum.
3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi
Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day tour of Greece from Athens! Traveling with a knowledgeable local guide, passionate about Greek history, your tour includes excursions to Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi, with overnight accommodation in your choice of 3- or 4-star hotels.