Welcome to Delphi


Located just 150km northwest of Athens, Delphi is now a major tourist destination. In summer especially, it’s well worth spending at least one night here, to experience the site before or after it’s deluged with day-trippers. Despite heavy commercialisation, the nearby village makes a pleasant place to stay, with hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets, and great views down to the Gulf of Corinth.


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$106.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceDelphi museumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greecearchaelogical site of DelphiDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$542.32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Greece 4-Day Tour Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

ItineraryDay 1: Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, NaupliaStop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, Peloponnesethe famous theater of EpidaurusDuration: 1 hourStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponnesePalace and tomb of AgamemnonDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, Epidavros, Argolis Region, Peloponnesethe visit of museum included in your visit Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, Peloponnesethe canal connect Attica with PeloponesseDuration: 20 minutesMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight 4 star hotelDay 2: OlympiaStop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West GreeceOlympic gamesDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greecethe museum of Ancient OlympiaDuration: 1 hourPass By: Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Antirrio, Aetolia-Acarnania Region, West Greecethe beautiful BridgeMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight 4 star hotelDay 3: DelphiStop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceArch. site of DelphiDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greeceadmire the bronze statue of Iniochos and the dancers!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tholos, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceThe temple of Athena PronaiaDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight 4 star hotelDay 4: Meteora - KalambakaStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyKalambaka area with the Meteora monasteriesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyMonasterieDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessalyyou will visit 2 Meteora monasteries before your return to AthensDuration: 1 hourStop At: Leonidas Monument, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central Greecethe statue of LeonidasDuration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight 4 star hotel

$97.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

Expect pickup from your central Athens hotel by 8:30am, when you'll board the coach for the journey to Delphi. Your guide will point out highlights including the Boeotian Plain, an agricultural center since ancient times, the city of Thebes, where King Oedipus was born, and Mount Parnassus, the towering peak above Delphi where the ancient Greek Muses lived.Around two hours in, you'll break your journey with a short rest stop at the town of Livadia. From here, it's under an hour to Delphi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site known in ancient times as 'the navel of the world', where inspired prophetesses produced oracles that foretold the future. Your guide will show you the Castalian Spring, where the priestesses used to bathe, and lead you around the archaeological site: you'll have about two and a half hours here, all in all. Admire highlights including the Monument to the Kings of Argos, the Athenian Treasury, the ancient colonnade known as the Stoa of the Athenians, and the polygonal wall, with its artfully crafted masonry. Learn about the Greek god Apollo and his worship at the site as you visit the Temple of Apollo.Next, see highlights of the Delphi Archaeological Museum, packed with treasures excavated here. Admire the Naxian Sphinx, which once guarded the Temple pf Apollo, the frieze from the Siphnian Treasury, and sculptures including the Statue of Antinous, lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Charioteer of Delphi, one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek bronze artistry, created to commemorate a victory in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi to honor Apollo.If you've selected the option “with lunch”, you'll enjoy a 3-course feast at a local restaurant. If you haven't, you'll have time to buy snacks, eat a packed lunch, or explore Delphi independently before rejoining the coach.After lunch, visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most-photographed spot in Delphi. Return to Athens passing by Arachova. It's around 2.5 hours’ drive back to Athens, where you'll return to your hotel around 6:30pm.

$244.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Athens, Cape Sounion, and Delphi Sightseeing Tour

Day 1: Athens Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion TripYou’ll be picked up at your Athens hotel in the morning and taken by comfortable, air-conditioned coach on a sightseeing tour. With your guide, explore the city’s historic and modern sites, including central Omonia Square and Constitution Square. Drive past the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and visit Athens’ crowning beauty, the Acropolis. Stop by the famed Parthenon, Athena Nike Temple and beautiful Porch of the Maidens, and learn more about the Acropolis and its ruins at the Acropolis Museum.Enjoy free time to relax and enjoy lunch (own expense) before embarking on a journey to Cape Sounion in the afternoon, passing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. Arrive at the astounding Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea. Your guide will tell you all about this incredible site, which was built in 44 BC. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your pre-booked Athens hotel for an overnight stay.Day 2: Delphi Day Trip In the morning, relax on the drive to Delphi, making several brief stops along the way. Arrive at the archaeological wonder and take a guided tour, where you’ll learn how the site was dedicated to the worship of Apollo and was once home to the most important oracle in the classical Greek world. Visit Delphi’s most important building, the ancient Temple of Apollo, now a poignant collection of pillars and steps. Follow the sacred path to the restored Athenian Treasury, a classic temple designed with Doric columns. You’ll also visit the site’s stadium, where musical competitions and the Pythian Games, similar to the Olympic Games, were held beginning in 776 BC. Then, visit the archaeological museum, filled with gold, bronze and ivory statues, and enjoy a Greek lunch in the nearby modern-day town.After your tour, reminisce on your amazing Greece experience on the way back to your Athens hotel. Note: You may choose the order of the days of this tour. See the Tour Options section below.

$194.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour (Morning on Day 1 or Day 2 – your choice):Your guided half-day tour of Athens combines the city’s historic and modern sights, from central Omonia Square to the changing of the guard in Constitution Square. After taking a drive with your guide past the Panathenian Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, travel into the past at Athens’ crowning beauty, the Acropolis. Tour the Parthenon, Athena Nike temple and beautiful Porch of the Maidens, and learn more about the Acropolis and its ruins at the new Acropolis Museum.Delphi Day Trip (Day 1 or Day 2 – your choice):More temples await at the archaeological site of Delphi, dedicated to the worship of Apollo and site of the legendary Delphic oracle in classical times. Leave Athens by air-conditioned coach for the drive to Delphi, stopping briefly to stretch your legs in the town of Levadia, a small central Greek town near legendary Mt Parnassus. Leaving Levadia, continue to the winter-time ski resort town of Arachova on the slopes of Mt Parnassus. While taking a stroll around Arachova, note the traditionally hand-woven flokati rugs for sale in the town’s shops. Next stop is the famous archaeological site of Delphi, where you’ll take a guided tour of the legendary ruins, first excavated in 1882. Ancient Delphi was the site of a sanctuary to Apollo, and home to the Greek world’s most important oracle, who received prophecies from the gods. Your tour includes a visit to Delphi’s most important building, the ancient Temple of Apollo, now a poignant collection of pillars and steps, and once housing an eternal flame. Follow the sacred way to the restored Athenian Treasury, a classic temple design with Doric columns. You’ll also visit the site’s stadium, where musical competitions and the Pythian Games, similar to the games of Olympia, were held every four years; the first games took place here in 776 BC.While in Delphi, you’ll also visit the site’s archaeological museum, filled with statues of athletes, gold and ivory from the site, along with its famous piece, the bronze statue of a charioteer.Your tour includes a Greek lunch in the modern-day town of Delphi, which neighbors the archeological site.

$390.47 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Your tour lets you choose from first-class or tourist-class accommodation depending on your budget, and includes two breakfasts and two dinners, plus time each day for lunch at your own expense. Day 1: Athens – Delphi (D)Start your 3-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or the Amalia hotel near Syntagma Square. Then, settle into your air-conditioned coach and drive northwest to Delphi. Pass through the towns of Livadia and Arachova, known for its colorful rugs, and as you travel, listen to tales about ancient Greece, a civilisation that flourished from the 8th century BC to the 1st century AD, and made Delphi its most important religious site. After a 3-hour drive, arrive in Delphi to see UNESCO-listed ruins on Mt Parnassus for a 1.5-hour walking tour. As you explore, admire the mountain views and hear how Greek myth placed Delphi at the center of the world. Learn, too, how the site housed the oracle of Apollo, a priestess who dispensed cryptic predictions; and was also home to the Pythian Games, second in importance only to the Olympics. Inspect the relics of the Temple of Apollo, where the oracle issued her prophesies, and stroll around the surrounding temples and treasuries as your guide describes their purpose and construction. Then, check in to your hotel in Delphi and spend the afternoon as you wish, perhaps having lunch (own expense) or shopping before dinner at your hotel tonight. Day 2: Delphi - Kalambaka (B, D)After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure.  After lunch (own expense), travel through central Greece, crossing the mountain-ringed Thessalian Plain as you are  arriving in Kalambaka. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner this evening. Later, stopping on route for lunch (own expense) and photos at Thermopylae, made famous by the battle between the Greek Spartans and Persians here in 480 BC Day 3: Kalambaka – Meteora – Thermopylae – Athens (B)Following breakfast, continue to another of Greece’s must-sees, UNESCO-listed Meteora. This spectacular area boasts around 24 medieval monasteries, each perched on top of high rock towers or burrowed into cliffs. Visit two monasteries — typically the Grand Meteora Monastery, Moni Varlaam or Moni Agiou Stefanou — and hear how they provided refuge for monks in the bloody aftermath of the Roman Empire. Listen to fascinating stories on how the monks accessed the monasteries: either being hoisted in nets or using retractable wooden ladders. After, continue to the Greek capital, where your 3-day tour ends with an evening drop-off at your hotel or the city center.