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Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

1. Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on this day trip to magical Delphi. Spend an entire day learning about the oracle and discovering ancient ruins including the amphitheater and the Temple of Apoll. Your tour departs from Athens, from where you will travel to Delphi, located on the spur of Mount Parnassus, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia. Arrive in Delphi, and visit the famous theater, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and get an insight into the world of the Ancient Greeks. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the center of Ancient Greece, and best-known for its famous oracle. Tour the Museum of Delphi, home to a unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos, providing an amazing insight into Ancient Greek culture and history. After a lunch break, visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most photographed spot in Delphi. Then, head back to Athens via the beautiful mountain village of Arachova, situated on the hills of the Parnassus Mountains, where the tour will stop for a short photo opportunity.

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From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

2. From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

Depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the town of Thebes, world-renowned for its tragic story of King Oedipus. Continue through the picturesque towns of Livadeia and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival at Delphi, explore the "Omphalos" ("Navel of the Earth"). Marvel at the ruins of an ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of the oracle. Learn how its influence extended beyond the confines of the Hellenic world, and take in the views of a landscape of unparalleled beauty. See the remains of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, and visit the Treasury of the Athenians. Look at the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo, and go to the Delphi Archaeological Museum where masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture can be found. Look at the legendary Charioteer of Delphi, regarded as one of the finest bronze sculptures of the ancient world. See the statue of the athlete Aghias and other artifacts from antiquity. Enjoy lunch in the modern village of Delphi, before the return trip to Athens by the same route (if selected). A short stop in Arachova will be provided for your comfort.  Clients staying on the coast will depart for their hotels from the local supplier's terminal at around 7:30 PM.

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3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

3. 3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

This exciting 3-day tour takes you to the most important archaeological sites of classical Greece. Providing a superb introduction to some of the myths of the ancient world, you will visit the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae, the Temple of Apollo and Oracle at Delphi, and the altar of the Olympic flame at Olympia. You will also make short stops in the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, drive past the mighty Corinth Canal, and see the charming harbor town of Nafpaktos. Day 1: Epidaurus – Nayplia - Mycenae Following your departure from Athens, visit the Corinth Canal on the Saronic Gulf and admire the miraculous 19th-century feat of engineering. Continue to Epidaurus to tour the ancient theater, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nafplia, former capital of the First Hellenic Republic, and drive through the plain of Argos. Upon arrival in Mycenae, visit the ruins of the citadel and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Continue to Olympia for your overnight stay, traveling via the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, where you can take short stops to stretch your legs or purchase souvenir items. Day 2: Olympia - Delphi Visit the archaeological remains of Olympia, site of the Olympic Games in classical times and sacred ground to the Ancient Greeks. Admire the Doric columns of the Temples of Zeus and Hera, see the remains of the Stadium, and go to the altar of the Olympic flame. Explore the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, located directly opposite the ruins and filled with excavated artifacts. Depart Olympia for Rion, and cross the Corinthian Bay via the new bridge to Antirion. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the coastal road to Delphi, passing the charming small harbor city of Nafpaktos. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova on the slopes of the Parnassus Mountains, before your overnight stay in Delphi. Day 3: Delphi - Athens Today you will experience the mysterious atmosphere of Delphi up close, with a tour of the archaeological site perched high on the Parnassus Mountains. Once regarded as the center of the world, Delphi was connected to the worship of Gaia, or Mother Earth, and guarded by a Python dragon that was killed by Apollo. You will visit the temple dedicated to Apollo, and learn about the great Oracle of Delphi. Continue to the theater, where up to 5,000 spectators would watch plays, poetry readings, and festivals. Enjoy superb views of the Parnassus Mountains and valley from the top of the hill, and explore an impressive collection of artifacts and relics associated with ancient Delphi at the Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon, the tour will make its way back to Athens, driving through the vine and olive tree-studded hills of Parnassus and the Valley of Phocis.

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Greece: 5-Day Tour of Classical Greek Sites from Athens

4. Greece: 5-Day Tour of Classical Greek Sites from Athens

Discover the essential sites of classical Greece on an immersive 5-day tour from Athens, and marvel at the ruins of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora. Follow in the footsteps of Greek gods in Delphi, and explore the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora. Admire feats of engineering, such as the Corinth Canal and modern Rio–Antirrio Bridge, and much more. Day 1: Depart from Athens for the Corinth Canal, a masterpiece of engineering that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Continue to Epidaurus to visit the UNESCO World Heritage monument reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, and the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. See the well preserved theater, still in use today thanks to its amazing acoustics. Your next stop will be Nafplia, where the afternoon is at leisure to walk in the old town or visit the new Nafplion Gallery to see paintings dedicated to the Greek Revolution of 1821. Overnight at Nafplion. Day 2: Depart Nafplion at around 12:30, traveling through the plain of Argos to Mycenae, where you will see the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then, depart for Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, driving through the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis along the way. Overnight in Olympia. Day 3: Visit the archaeological site of Olympia to see the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, and altar of the Olympic Flame. Admire the historic Olympic Stadium and learn more about the site at the dedicated museum. Continue to Rion via Patras, crossing the channel to Antirion on the new, state-of-the-art suspension bridge. Pass the city of Nafpaktos, before traveling along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the “Navel of the World.” Visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova in the afternoon, before an overnight stay in Delphi. Day 4: Explore the archaeological ruins of Delphi, where the museum contains the famous bronze Charioteer, Naxian Sphinx, and Statue of Antinoos, providing an insight into ancient Greek culture and history. Get spectacular views of the surrounding mountains from the Temple of Apollo, famed for its oracle. In the afternoon, you will drive through central Greece, passing the cities of Lamia and Kalambaka en route the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 5: Spend the morning exploring the mountain monasteries of Meteora, including the cliff-top Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, accessible via rock-cut stairs. On your return to Athens, there is an optional stop at a factory that makes Byzantine style icons. Continue to Athens, via the heroic monument of Leonidas (King of Sparta) at Thermopylae, before an arrival in the Greek capital in the late afternoon.

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From Athens: Delphi and Thermopylae Full-Day Private Tour

5. From Athens: Delphi and Thermopylae Full-Day Private Tour

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.

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Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

6. Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens

Depart from Athens early in the morning via the National Highway on this full-day sightseeing tour to the sacred ruins of Delphi. You will pass through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova as you drive to the site of the Delphic oracle and explore the famous site, known in ancient times as the “Navel of the World.” The 8-hour sightseeing tour will take you past Castalia Spring, continuing on to visit the archaeological site of the Temple of Apollo and the Museum of Delphi. Explore the spectacular attractions from classical Greece, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. After lunch, return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus. Well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese, you will make a short stop, with time to buy some souvenirs, before arriving back in Athens early in the evening.

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2-Day Athens & Delphi Sightseeing Tour

7. 2-Day Athens & Delphi Sightseeing Tour

Visit some of the greatest treasures of Ancient Greece on a 2-part tour of Athens and Delphi. Spend a day exploring the archaeological sites of Athens, including the location of the first modern Olympic Games, and the city’s main highlight, the dramatic Acropolis. Continue the next day – or at a time to suit – to the Delphic Oracle on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Day 1: Athens Start your full-day sightseeing tour of Athens at Panathinaiko Stadium, birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Built in 1896 in the central city district of Pangrati, the stadium is the only one in the world to be constructed entirely of white marble. Next, drive past the Greek Prime Minister’s residence and the Royal Palace. Admire the traditional uniforms of the Evzones Guards, and continue to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Drive past the National Gardens, the beautiful Arch of Hadrian, and the Old Parliament. One of the highlights of the day will be a trip to the Acropolis, the most impressive site in all of Greece. Visit the magnificent 5th-century B.C. temple of Pantheon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Explore the Erechtheion, site of the sacred olive tree that sprouted after Athena struck the ground with her spear. Continue to the impressive stone theater of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. And enjoy spectacular views of Athens from the top of the Acropolis, before exploring the treasures inside the new Acropolis Museum. Stroll through the purpose-built galleries, housing approximately 4,000 objects from Ancient Greece. Day 2: Delphi Depart from Athens in the morning and drive to the spectacular city of Delphi. On the way, you will pass the two small towns of Livadia – where you will pause for a break - and Arachova. Once regarded as the center of the world, Delphi was connected to the worship of Gaia, another name for Mother Earth, and guarded by a Python dragon that was killed by Apollo. Visit the Temple of Apollo, location for the great Oracle of Delphi. Continue to the theater, where up to 5,000 spectators would watch famous Greek plays, poetry readings, and festivals. Situated at the top of the hill, it rewards visitors with superb views of Parnassus and the valley below. After touring the archeological sites, you will be free to explore on your own. Stroll around the narrow streets of the modern town of Delphi, and enjoy a cool beer in one of its welcoming taverns.

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Athens: Full-Day Delphi, Thebes, and Hosios Loukas Monastery

8. Athens: Full-Day Delphi, Thebes, and Hosios Loukas Monastery

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship from where your experience begins. From there you journey out of Athens, passing the plain of Boeotia - an agricultural center, and the city of Thebes - the birthplace of King Oedipus. You'll soon reach the Archaeological Museum of Thebes, one of the most important museums of Greece. The exhibits there originate from excavations all around Boeotia, and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post-Byzantine periods. Your visit to the museum also includes a walk around the fascinating Mycenae Palace and the Mycenaean Tombs. Continuing onward, you'll travel to Delphi. Once there, explore the Castalia Spring, the archaeological site of Delphi, the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the Monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo. Its spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifinians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, and the famous bronze Charioteer, which was originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476-B.C. Pythian Games. Later, visit the traditional-yet-cosmopolitan village of Arachova, which sits at 1,000 meters above sea level. It is one of the most popular winter resorts of Greece, and whilst there you can stroll through the local market which boasts a great variety of hand-made pastries, cheese, spices, and many other local products.

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From Athens: Delphi Full-Day Tour

9. From Athens: Delphi Full-Day Tour

Departing from Athens, pass through Levadia and Arachova, famous for bright multi-coloured carpets. on the way to Delphi. The tour then continues on to the impressive archaeological site of Delphi, which is situated at the foot of Parnassus Mountain. Delphi, the sanctuary of Apollo, offers the most amazing views of the olive groves of Amphissa, the Corinthian Gulf, and the Peloponnese Mountains. The Sanctuary of Apollo was considered one of the most important sacred sites in the Ancient Greek world. Next up is a visit to the Delphi Museum, which houses the famous bronze statue, Charioteer and the statue of Antinoos. Afterwards, you will take the sacred way to the Athenian treasury followed by a visit the unforgettable Temple of Apollo, where the masses flocked to consult the oracle in ancient times. This site, with the imposing Mount Parnassus behind, one of the most beautiful natural settings in Greece. For the final stop, you'll visit then Hosios Loukas Monastery. Afterwards, enjoy local dishes (at your own expense) in a traditional tavern with great quality food.

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From Athens: Private Tour of Delphi, Arachova, and Chaerone

10. From Athens: Private Tour of Delphi, Arachova, and Chaerone

Relax as your expert driver picks you up at your accommodation in Athens, and drives you to Delphi. Listen as he provides you with interesting information about your destination as you take in the scenery in a comfortable, climatized Mercedes. Visit some of the most spectacular sights, including the Temple of Apollo (the famous ancient Oracle), the ancient theatre of Delphi, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the museum of Delphi, and the Castalian Spring. Get spectacular views from Mount Parnassus, visit the picturesque village of Arachova and the Lion of Chaeronea, a marble monument erected in the battlefield by the father of Alexander the Great. Enjoy using this direct and reliable transport service. Get expert advice and information from your driver.

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Our guide was incredibly smart and knowledgeable -- his knowledge spanned history and continents. He should really teach a course, we would certainly enroll in it. We were very impressed by the exceptionally high quality of the tour guide's commentary.

Totally recommended tour, the site is impressive and the museum too. The guide gives a lot of information and he helped us a lot in particular. Thank you for everything !!

Superb excursion, the site is magnificent with a breathtaking view. The guide is really passionate and tells you in detail what you are discovering. I highly recommend

Marianna was wonderful. You need a guide to fill in the story and the museum has all the goodies inside protected.

Helpful and very informative guide! Thanks a lot!!