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From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audio Guided Tour w/ Entry

1. From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audio Guided Tour w/ Entry

Enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site, visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, and explore the scenic mountain village of Arachova. At Delphi, relive and explore the ancient world with our innovative Virtual reality device and our multilingual commentary. After breakfast, board the air-conditioned bus at one of the main pick up points in Athens and head to Delphi with a scenic drive across the mainland. Enjoy a virtual reality, audio-guided tour inside the archaeological site, with entry tickets prebooked and paid for you. Admire the monuments of ancient Greece and 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. Then you will visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to complete your immersive experience. Later you will have the chance to stop at the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, known for its handmade crafts and traditional Greek architecture. Enjoy lunch, a quick coffee, or a bit of shopping. Afterward, the minibus with your driver will take you back to Athens and drop you off at one of the points in the city.

Delphi: Archaeological Site & Museum Entry Ticket with Audio

2. Delphi: Archaeological Site & Museum Entry Ticket with Audio

Travel to the core of mythical and spiritual ancient Greece with this ticket, avoiding queues and saving time for more sightseeing. Scan your ticket at the ticket-validating machines at the entrance and explore the site and its ruins.See the temple of Apollo, the theatre, the stadium, the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia with the Tholos, the Kastalia Spring, and several treasuries. The archaeological museum on-site also contains numerous significant Greek artefacts from the excavations in the area. Get the most out of the experience by selecting the option with a self-guided audio tour. Download the mobile app, validate your ticket, put on your headphones, and your exploration begins. Listen to professional, licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with historical information and narrate original handpicked stories.

Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

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

Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on this guided day trip to magical Delphi. Spend an entire day learning about the oracle and discovering ancient ruins including the amphitheater and the Temple of Apollo. 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 (depending on the local authority's permission), 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.

Delphi: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

4. Delphi: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Experience Delphi at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and an audio guide on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio guide prior to your visit, and travel back in time to discover the truth behind this world-renowned mythological story. Arrive at Delphi and enter the archeological site quickly by making use of your skip-the-line entry ticket. Take in the panoramic views from the top of Mount Parnassus. Put on your headphones, load up the app on your phone, and begin your audio guide. Set out to explore the Roman Agora, the treasury of the Athenians, and the temple of Apollo through the power of storytelling. Learn historical facts and hear anecdotes from ancient times. Enjoy a combination of text, audio narration, and maps. Listen to the audio guide again after you have left.

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.

Delphi: Self-Guided Virtual Tour Experience from your Home

6. Delphi: Self-Guided Virtual Tour Experience from your Home

Experience the archeological site of Delphi from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. Access the tour with ease. You will receive an email with the tour link and instructions. In a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch. Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, condensed into brief intriguing anecdotes that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the "Google of the Ancient World" and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way. This is a virtual tour for the archaeological site of Delphi that you can take from the comfort of your home and feel like you were there.

From Athens: 10-Day Private Tour Ancient Greece & Santorini

7. From Athens: 10-Day Private Tour Ancient Greece & Santorini

Day 1: Corinth - Gog Railway - Kalavryta - Nafplio: After pickup from your hotel in Athens, start the tour with a visit to the Canal of Corinth and the town of Ancient Corinth. Hop on the Cog Railway which links Kalavrita via Vouraikos Canyon, continue the trip to magnificent "Cave of Lakes. Stay overnight in Nafplio. Day 2: Nafplio - Mycenae - Epidaurus: After your breakfast, stroll through the narrow streets of Nafplio full of old mansions. Visit Palamidi castle with its panoramic view, the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for the breathtaking acoustics, and the ancient town of Mycenae. Stay in the town of Olympia overnight. Day 3: Olympia - Delphi: Visit Ancient the local museum and the site where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. See the ruins of the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium, and Palestra. Leaving Ancient Olympia, pass by the bridge of Rion-Antirion and reach Delphi where you will stay overnight. Day 4: Delphi - Meteora: Explore the town of Delphi, the Ancient Oracle, Stadium, Ancient Theatre, and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Stop at the village of Arachova and then Meteora for an overnight stay. Day 5: Meteora - Athens Explore Meteora and its fantastic scenery of historic monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Visit the monastery of Varlaam, Grand Meteoro, or the monastery of St. Stephan depending on the day day of the tour. Stop at Thermopiles before heading to Athens. Day 6: Private Tour of Athens Explore Athens on a private tour. See Panathinaiko Stadium, Zappeion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Parliament. Visit Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in the city. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon built during the Golden Age of Pericles and the new Museum of Acropolis. Stroll through the streets of Plaka and taste the famous "Greek Souvlaki." Stay overnight in Athens. Day 7: Athens - Santorini: Transfer in the morning to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival on Santorini, be dropped off at your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore your location. Day 8: Santorini: Sunset Cruise to Volcano with Buffet Enjoy a free morning, with pickup in the afternoon for a sunset cruise to the volcano. Walk to the volcano’s ridge and learn all about its history. Sail to the island of Palea Kameni to enjoy your dinner, followed by a trip to the village of Oia where you can admire the sunset. Then, be dropped off at your hotel. Day 9: Free Day on Santorini Spend a day relaxing at your hotel or spend some time exploring your surroundings at your own leisure. Day 10: Departure from Santorini Airport Transfer from your hotel to Santorini Airport for your flight.

From Athens: 3-Day Argolis – Olympia – Delphi Tour

8. From Athens: 3-Day Argolis – Olympia – Delphi Tour

Day 1: Athens, Corinth Canal, ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio – Olympia Your private 3-day tour will start from Athens early in the morning. Drive towards the scenic coastal road of Athens to the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. The canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf in the Aegean Sea - a dream of the ancients, that came true in 1893. Have time for some rest and some amazing photos above the canal. Leave Isthmos and drive to the ancient Corinth (the city of Apollo and Aphrodite, plus one of the most important visits of St. Paul, where he lived for almost 2-years doing important missionary work). Ancient Corinth was an important city state during the ancient years, the richest and most famous port of ancient Greece. Make a short stop for some great photos and rest. There, you will visit the archaelogical site and musreum, plus the church that has the 1st Letter to the Corithians written in four languages - Greek, Arabic, French and English. Then, the driver will take you to Mycenae, the golden city of King Agamemnon, the one you united all the Greek cities to fight for a common purpose against Troy. Mycenae was the city from where the Mycenaean civilization started and has an archaeological site to check it out. There, you will visit the burial Royal Tombs of the kings and queens, the cyclopian walls, the Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreas. Go on to Nafplio, the first modern capital of Greece from 1821 till 1834. See the castle of the city, Palamidi that's over the town as well as Mpourtzi, the island fortress, the first defence line of the port. It is a wonderful seaside place, ideal for some walking, and taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch in a traditional restaurant or tavern. There, see the old houses of the Nafplio, as well as the local shops that sell handmade objects and jewelry for all tastes and wallet sizes. This is perfect place for walking, shopping and for having lunch. So when you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern at Nafplio. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors from the most well-known Greek dishes. After your lunch, you will be driven back to Olympia and you will overnight there. Have free leisure time. Day 2: Olympia – Rio Antirio Bridge, Galaxidi, Itea and Delphi Ancient Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. There, you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between the Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amound of artifacts and statues in it, and the Museum of the Olympic Games. The games were held every 4 years from the 8th-century BC until the 4th-century AD. You will visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures worth your attention. Feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took so seriously the cultivation of body, mind and soul. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most well-known Greek dishes. After your lunch at Olympia, drive to Delphi through the largest cable bridge in Europe, Rio Antirio and the magnificent town of Nafpaktos and Itea. Overnight and have free time in Delphi. Day 3: Delphi, Return to Athens In the morning and after your breakfast, visit both the archaelogical site with the ancient theatre and the museum. Delphi was the first tourist attraction of antiquity, as it was busy all the year round. It was the site of where the God Apollo had his sanctuary, where prophecies 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 visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia, Castalian Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues such as the Sphinx of Naxos. Have lunch with a great view of Mount Parnassus and Itea. After that, it will be time to return back to Athens.

Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi & Meteora from Athens

9. Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi & Meteora from Athens

Travel from Athens to mystical Delphi and to the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora on this 2-day tour that’s priced for a group of up to 8 people. Day 1: Athens, Livadeia, Arachova, Delphi, Meteora The tour begins with a pick-up in Athens and a drive that passes by Livadeia and Thebes on the way to the picturesque village of Arachova. Take in breathtaking mountain landscapes en route. Continue on the drive to Delphi, where you'll visit the archaeological sites and ancient theater. You’ll also see the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia and the Kastaleia Spring. Stop for lunch to enjoy Greek cuisine at a traditional restaurant or tavern overlooking the mountains of Parnassus and Itea. After lunch you’ll continue on to Meteora, where you’ll have some leisure time before heading to your overnight accommodation in either Kalambaka or Kastraki. Day 2: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens After breakfast, you’ll visit the monasteries of Meteora, built on high natural pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains. Monks and nuns still live in the monasteries to this day. After admiring the spectacular panoramic views, you’ll have a break for lunch. The next stop on the tour is at the Battlefield of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their motto and they achieved both, as the memory of their heroism endures. Following the Thermopylae visit, you will be transferred back to Athens.

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The Guide, Katia, was excellent. She was knowledgeable, spoke clearly and covered interesting, relevant information. The bus was comfortable and adequately air-conditioned. The tour, itself, was amazing. We had ample opportunities for photos, restroom breaks and snacks. One thing I did not enjoy and must make note of: the tour advertised free Wi-Fi on the bus, which was misleading and dishonest. I was cut off of this service shortly after connecting because I had “exceeded my limit for the day.” Very Frustrating, as I like to communicate with friends and family what I am learning about ancient Greek culture as I go on the tours, before I actually forget all of the details.

Absolutely wonderful! Our host Mariana was very knowledgeable, kind and experienced in leading groups. The driver was kind and well experienced, a save and relaxed trip as a result. Everything was well organised and on time. The included lunch was of good quality and great service. This trip made it possible to see the amazing sights of Delphi and surrounding area of mount Parnassus in a one day. Even though the round trip is 400 km it was a relaxed day.

Costas was the best tour guide we have had. Very prepared, knowledgeable & answered all questions. The logistics were horrible. The bus was 45 minutes late! The operator didn’t respond to my calls or emails or use the app. Would have loved to take my time at breakfast. Then the operator starts pestering me for $15. It’s a 4 hour bus ride, what’s the rush????

I would suggest to start with the archeological site then the museum. No waiting in line. Excellent.

No waiting is appreciated. Visiting the site before the museum is in my opinion preferable.