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Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

1. Delphi Guided Walking Tour and Admission Ticket

Discover one of the most important religious sites of ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour tour. With a tour guide, explore Delphi, built on the southern foothills of Mount Parnassus. In ancient times Delphi attracted many visitors to the Oracle, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Pythian Games. To ancient Greeks, Delphi was the navel of the earth. Myths, history, the archaeological excavations and the imposing scenery have continued to make Delphi popular, and it is now one of the most important tourist attractions in Greece. Take in the archaeological site with the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the treasuries, the ancient theater and the stadium on this tour.

Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

2. Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

See the Gates of Fire, deriving from the hot sulphur springs and the cavernous entrance to Hades. Experience the monument of King Leonidas, erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. At the Thermopylae Museum, learn about the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization before seeing the baths of Thermopylae. In Delphi, see the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The Naxian Sphinx, which dates to 560 BC, is a fascinating stop before seeing the Metopes of the Athenian Treasury, Omphalos, Kleobis and Biton, Statue of Antinoos, and the famous Charioteer. Enjoy a traditional lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa before driving back to a designated location in Athens.

Delphi Private Full-Day Tour from Athens

3. Delphi Private Full-Day Tour from Athens

Embark on an exciting 8-hour tour from Athens to the beautiful archeological site and modern Greek city of Delphi. Depart from Athens at approximately 08:00 in a deluxe, air-conditioned minivan and spend the day exploring the most important monuments in ancient Greek history. Admire the stunning Temple of Apollo, the most important building in the Sanctuary of Apollo. Stroll past the Castalian Spring, which played a crucial role in the cult and procedure of the temple and its oracle, and walk down The Sacred way, the main road leading from the entrance of the temenos to the altar of the Chians and the imposing temple of Apollo. Also included in the tour is the treasury of the Athenians, the beautiful ancient theatre of Delphi, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia - the most characteristic monument at Delphi and the most important building of this small sanctuary. After ending your tour in the archeological site of Delphi, begin your drive back to Athens, stopping at the charming villages of Delphi and Arachova along the way.

Delphi: Private Day Tour from Athens

4. Delphi: Private Day Tour from Athens

Enjoy a private full-day trip to Delphi, home of the famous Oracle of Delphi, with a local English-speaking driver/guide. On the way to Delphi, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO listed 11th-century Hosios Loukas Monastery and the picturesque village of Arachova. Arachova is situated on the slope of Mount Parnassus near the famous Parnassos Ski Center. Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or apartment anywhere in Athens at the beginning of your trip. You'll enjoy scenic views on the along the drive, passing through Thiva, Livadia, and Distomo on the way to the village of Steiri. Near Steiri you'll visit the Hosios Loukas Monastery. From the monastery, your tour will continue to Arachova and on through the majestic mountains and fertile valleys to Delphi. You'll visit the ancient city of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, home to the Oracle of Delphi. Delphi was inhabited since Mycenaean times and the worship of Apollo was established between the 11th and 9th century B.C. In the 8th century B.C. Delphi became internationally known for the Oracular powers of Pythia, the high priestess, who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gasses, and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. The ancient people of the Mediterranean had such faith in Pythia’s view of the future, that no major decision was made without consulting the Oracle of Delphi first. In ancient Delphi, you will also see the Stadium of Delphi, built around the 4th century B.C. and visit the Delphi Archeological Museum. Finally, your driver/guide will take you to the modern village of Delphi where you'll have time to purchase lunch at a scenic traditional tavern before the return drive back to Athens. Your driver'guide will drop you off at your hotel or apartment at the end of your trip.

From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

5. From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

Your private tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship termial, passing by some scenic countryside such as Livadeia and Thebes, both great ancient cities. After 2-hours, you will reach the picturesque village of Arachova, which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center. Delphi will be your next stop, where you'll visit both the archaeological site with the ancient theatre and museum. Delphi was the first tourist attraction of the antiquities, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place god Apollo had his sanctuary where the prophesies were given to every man, prince, general and king by Pythia the high priestess. It was also the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the gods. You will then visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Charioteer of Delphi, the twin brothers and Sphinx of Naxos. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. the tour guide will take you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It will be up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the best known Greek dishes. After lunch, you will see a great view of Mount Parnassus and Itea. Then, it will be time to drive to the Thermopylae Battlefiends or the Hot Gates and the hot springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and glory was their motto. They achieved both, as their memory lasts forever. Leaving behind the Hot Gates, you will return back to Athens.

From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

6. From Athens: Private Road Trip to Delphi

After pickup in Athens, head to Delphi to admire the monuments of ancient Greece from the comfort of a minibus. See the Omphalos, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. Explore the ancient theater, the hippodrome, the stadium, and the Tholos. Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to complete the experience. Alongside Delphi, you’ll enjoy a stop in the picturesque town of Arachova. The town is known for its handmade crafts and traditional Greek architecture. Stop here for lunch, a quick coffee, and a bit of shopping. Connect with the ancient world on this private full-day tour. In a luxury limousine, van, or car your private driver will take you to one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Admire the magnificent monuments of Delphi up close and then return to your initial pickup point in Athens.

Delphi, Thermopylae full day private tour from Athens

7. Delphi, Thermopylae full day private tour from Athens

The day begins with a pickup from Athens in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of Delphi where your sightseeing adventure awaits. At the site, enjoy the freedom to visit the landmarks that interest you most and customize the experience to suit your group. Highlights of Delphi include the 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, the Statue of Leonidas, and the Delphi Archaeological Museum. There’s also ancient stadiums and theaters to marvel at, as well as the impressive Thermopylae where a famous battle took place. Later, enjoy a visit to the town of Delphi, or if you’d prefer, explore the charming village of Arachova. Stroll around and mingle with the locals, grab a coffee or lunch, and shop for souvenirs. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Athens.

Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae

8. Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae

Start your two-day tour at the Delphi archaeological site to see the Castalian Spring, ancient sanctuary of Apollo, the treasury of the Athenians, the ancient stadium, and the theater. See artifacts from as far back as the 15th century BC, including the Naxian Sphinx, the statue of Antinoos, and a bronze sculpture of a charioteer. Visit the UNESCO-listed Osios Loukas Monastery before heading to the Arachova mountain village for lunch. After overnighting in Meteora, start your second day ascending upwards to the monasteries built on a natural formation of sandstone rock pillars from the 14th century. Head south towards the site of Thermopylae. Explore the monument and enter the newly-built visitor’s center, which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas famously led 300 Spartans into battle in 480 B.C. After pausing for lunch or a break by the sea in one of the many local villages, end the experience with lasting memories and photos.

From Athens: Delphi, Arachova and Chaerone Pivate Day Tour

9. From Athens: Delphi, Arachova and Chaerone Pivate Day Tour

Leave Athens in the morning via the national highway and pass by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the Castalia Spring and the main archaeological site, including the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Stadium, and more. Next, enjoy lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant in the picturesque town of Delphi. Recharge your batteries with delicious local cuisine, and ponder over the visit to the archeological site. After lunch, stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Pronea and Tholos. Drive down Mount Parnassos and stop again at Cheronia to see the famous “Lion of Cheronia." The “Lion” is a marble monument erected in the battlefield by Phillip, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great, to commemorate his victory there against the Athenian and Thebean armies in 338 B.C. Feel at ease traveling in a fully air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle with commentary provided by the driver.

From Athens: Delphi Private Tour with Lunch Time

10. From Athens: Delphi Private Tour with Lunch Time

Your private tour will start from your hotel or cruise ship, passing by some scenic countryside spots including Livadeia and Thebes, both great, ancient cities. You'll also pass by the village of Arachova, which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center. Then it's on to Delphi where you will stop and visit both the archaeological site with ancient theatre and museum. Delphi was once the "center of the universe" according to Zeus, king of the Gods. You will also visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, the Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin brothers Kleobis and Biton and the Sphynx of Naxos. Then it's time for lunch and the chance to taste some famous Greek cuisine at a traditional restaurant or tavern. You can choose from a variety of the most well-known Greek dishes. After your lunch you'll go and see some fantastic views of mountains Parnassus and Itea, before making your way back to Athens.

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4.2 / 5

based on 38 reviews

One of the best excursions I have ever experienced while traveling! George was an excellent guide who planned the day perfectly and was very knowledgeable not only about the sites on the trip but on the whole region. Delphi was stunning, Thermopylae was moving, and the mountain scenery was fantastic all topped off by a late lunch on the seaside. I was very glad I was able to see both of the sites I wanted combined in one tour and it couldn’t have been better!

Excellent day for this excursion to Delphi and to the site of Thermopylae! Our driver George was very friendly, interesting in his mythological explanations and careful in driving without forgetting the site proposed for lunch… very pleasant restaurant with a very beautiful view in the calm of the village of Delphi!

George was our driver. He picked us up from the hotel on time and had plenty of room. He was a great guide showing us sites along the way and pointing out interesting landmarks. He chose a fantastic place for our lunch overlooking the mountains and sea. Great experience!!

Most amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with my older parents. Definitely a day to remember. Thank you.

Mariela was fantastic! We all enjoyed our time with her and learned so much!