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From Athens: Guided Day Trip to Delphi and Arachova

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From Athens: Guided Day Trip to Delphi and Arachova

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi, and visit the famous Oracle. Admire the breathtaking mountainous scenery of Parnassus.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See where the Oracle of Delphi once delivered prophecy while in a divine trance
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo & Athena Pronaia Sanctuary (Tholos)
  • Explore Delphi’s Archaeological Museum and see treasures like the Charioteer
  • Visit the Greek traditional village of Arachova
  • Avoid the congestion of the city with direct departure 1΄ from the highway
Full description

Embark on a tour of Delphi from Athens and explore this Unesco World Heritage Site. Take in the spectacular views from Parnassus and discover the picturesque village of Arachova.

Meet your guide at the Halandri Metro Station and journey to Delphi via bus. As you drive towards Delphi, you’ll see the sacred site emerge from two terraced rocks known as Fedriades.  Discover what the ancient Greeks called “the navel of the earth.” Visit the Oracle of Delphi, the holiest site in Ancient Greece. Learn about great figures of ancient history such as Alexander the Great and Cicero as you take a trip to Greek mythology. Explore the archaeological museum of Delphi, and see artifacts from the Archaic through the Roman era, including the Sphinx of the Naxians, the Iniohos, and the statue of Antinoos. Afterward, enjoy a delicious homemade lunch at a nearby restaurant (at your expense). Before returning to Athens, see the picturesque village of Arachova nestled in the foothills of Mt. Parnassus.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Athens
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • English-speaking archaeologist trip attendant
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Delphi (€12 during summer season; €6 during winter season)
  • Guided tour inside Delphi archaeological site
  • Lunch at the restaurant
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at 8:30 AM, outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line) which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • There are stairs on rough terrain
  • Students of the European Union and children under 18 years old go free of charge to the archaeological site and museum
  • Students of higher education outside the European Union and citizens of the European Union over 65 years old and get 50% off the entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum
  • From November to March the entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum is €6
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 380 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Our tour guide gave us information about the history of Delphi on the bus (we were unable to pick up any WiFi on the bus, but that didn’t bother us much). We would have liked more information on site, but we understand that most passengers would have different needs for pace on the terrain. Wear good shoes and bring a small snack for the morning, and you’ll have a great time!

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November 25, 2022

The guide for the tour was Demetria who was amazing (maximum stars to her!) and I would highly recommend her. Her knowledge and expertise was incredible. The bus was clean and in top shape. Our driver was excellent was well. The only drawback on this trip (as others have mentioned) was the lunch. The restaurant is a typical tourist bus restaurant and the food is ok. The restaurant however is great with being able to deal with separate cheques, the staff are very nice and the food arrives quickly. As the restaurant is not in a town, you really don’t have a choice but to participate as there is nothing else for you to do while everyone else is eating. Our tour group was lovely and sociable so it was fun having a drink with everyone.

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November 18, 2022

This tour was absolutely amazing. I was so pleased. Dimitria was so so so so awesome. She was so knowledgeable and was also a great storyteller. We all should have been laughing, but I bet we were in our heads. I highly recommend this tour. The stop in the mountainside town was spectacular and had breathtaking views. If you don't mind taking the metro in the morning to get to the bus station where the pickup point is, then this is for you. It was easy to navigate the bus station and find the bus!

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November 17, 2022

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