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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.

Delphi: Archaeological Site and Museum Admission Ticket

2. Delphi: Archaeological Site and Museum Admission Ticket

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.

From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova

4. From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & 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. Before returning to Athens, see the picturesque village of Arachova nestled in the foothills of Mt. Parnassus.

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

5. 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: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Delphi: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Delphi at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour 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 self-guided audio tour. 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 tour again after you have left.

From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

7. From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

Discover Delphi on a guided tour from Athens. Visit the Temple of Apollo and Delphi Archaeological Museum and take in the views of the Greek countryside. 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. 

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

8. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

9. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Embark on a 2-day tour that takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. Explore the picturesque small town located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. See the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the priestess Pythia would foretell the future from the famous Oracle of Delphi. Visit the theater that seated 5,000 spectators and hosted plays, poetry readings, and festivals. At the nearby stadium, the Pythian Games were held every 4 years. Athletes from all over the Greek world would come to compete, and these games would become the predecessor to the modern Olympics. At the end of the day, drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 2 In the morning, head to Meteora for a tour of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. Be amazed by the cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, and were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. On the way back to Athens you’ll make a short stop at the monument to Leonidas, the King of Sparta who died in 480 B.C. at the famous Battle of Thermopylae.

From Athens: Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip

10. From Athens: Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip

Embark on an unforgettable guided day trip from Athens to Delphi, the navel of the ancient Greek world. Visit the Delphi Archeological Site and museum and see the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, and more. Later, get free time to explore a scenic village. The morning of your trip, meet your licensed tour guide and depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. The drive takes about 2.5 hours going each way, so sit back and enjoy the passing scenery as you pass through the Boeotia plains. As you travel, begin to immerse yourself in Ancient Greece as your guide tells tales about ancient Greek mythology, King Oedipus, God Apollo, and more. Your first stop will be at Kryas Livadeia Springs, a picturesque valley near the city of Levadia. Streams, limestone formations, stone and wooden bridges, and walking routes along the banks create the perfect scenery for a photo walk. During a guided tour through the archaeological site, see some of the most important and unique archaeological monuments, such as the Temple of Apollo and its oracle, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall. Later, you can visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi (entry fees paid on site), which hosts globally known pieces of art like the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous, the Siphnian Treasury, and the Charioteer of Delphi. After the visit to Delphi, hop back on the bus to the multicolored village of Arachova, built on the mountainside. Get free time to arrange for lunch on your own at a traditional taverna (costs not included). Take time to go on a stroll around the village’s narrow alleys, enter some artisanal shops for local delicacies, and admire the local hand-woven carpets. In the late afternoon, depart for your return to Athens, on another 2.5-hour drive.

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What people are saying about Delphi Archaeological Site

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,498 reviews

PROS: - Stunning site and views! - It’s a classicist’s dream: the temples, statues and walls are breathtaking. - Reliable pick-ups and drop-offs. - Everything as advertised. - The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. - The included-meal package is a great deal. - The restaurant’s food is delicious and filling (this includes the meal-package). - The bus, cafe, museum and restaurant have great air-con. CONS: - You don’t get much time without the guide at the café, restaurant and site. You see everything but the stadium with the guide though, so you barely miss anything, but you feel rushed. - This is because you spend so much time travelling (5-7 hours). The tour guide talks you through sights along the way there, but the journey is unavoidably long. THINGS TO WATCH FOR: - The guides are extremely cautious about time, so if you are more than 15 minutes late they WILL leave you there. - Drinks (even water) are not included in the meal package.

Very enjoyable experience. We visited the archaeological museum and the Delphi site (total time there of 2 hours and 20, maybe a little short for me, but reasonable for the times). The very kind, helpful and prepared guide (he introduced us during the trip the site and illustrated the surroundings) then made us visit the ancient temple of Athena and took us for lunch in a typical good restaurant (abundant dishes and low prices ). Finally he accompanied us to Arachova and showed us the city from the bell tower, as well as the museum on local traditions.

It’s a good arrangement with good stops and narration along the rather long journey , and still enough time in the site to go with the guide as well as having some personal time to walk around. All in all recommend this as the easiest and most efficient way of doing a day trip from Athens to see Delphi

So glad we booked this tour, and having Theo as our guide was an extra Bonus. His knowledge about the history adding a little joke to his explenations was simply fantastic. Thanks so much Theo.

It's worth using everything offered: the app, the pick-up and drop-off, the lunch, the guide, the skipping-the-line!!!