Delphi, Greece

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The 7 Best Things to Do in Delphi

Steeped in history and wrapped in mythology, Delphi was the center of the Hellenic
world. A visit to the sanctuary on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus was also the opportunity
to consult with the Oracle at the Temple of Apollo and hear a prophecy for the future.

  • Delphi Ruins

    1. Delphi Ruins

    The Spring of Castalia divides the site into two: the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, which
    includes the circular Tholos, and the Sanctuary of Apollo and its ruins.

  • The Sacred Way

    2. The Sacred Way

    The inclined path, along which the lone Treasury of the Athenians once brimmed with
    riches among many others of its kind, zigzags through the Sanctuary of Apollo.

  • Temple of Apollo

    3. Temple of Apollo

    Once a prominent feature at the end of the Sacred Way, visitors entered the temple to
    consult with the Oracle. Her answers were ambiguous at best and open to
    interpretation.

  • Ancient Theater

    4. Ancient Theater

    First built with white stone from Mt. Parnassus in the 4th century BC, the 35 rows
    seated an audience of 5,000 and provided a panorama of the stunning landscape
    below.

  • Mt. Parnassus

    5. Mt. Parnassus

    In mythology, Parnassus was the son of the nymph Kleodora, who lived on the
    mountain with her two sisters. The site was sacred to Dionysus and Apollo and also
    home to the Muses.

  • Archaeological Museum of Delphi

    6. Archaeological Museum of Delphi

    The museum houses a fine collection of artifacts from the site, including statues,
    friezes from the treasuries, and other votive offerings pilgrims brought on their visits.

  • 7. Sikelianos Museum

    The home of the Greek poet and playwright and his wife illustrates their efforts for
    a revival of Delphic Festivals in 1927 and 1933. Costumes and other items are on
    display.

Frequently asked questions about Delphi, Greece

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Delphi?

    Many arrive from Athens on a day-trip, or stop along way as they travel farther north.
    Anticipate spending a few hours exploring the site and visiting the museum, which is
    included in the entrance price.

  • Getting around

    The drive from Athens to Delphi can take two hours by car and about three hours by
    KTEL bus from KTEL Station B, located on 260 Liossion St with the entrance on
    Gousiou St. It's about a 10-minute walk from Agios Nikolaos metro station.
    Once arriving at the archaeological site, your own two feet with good shoes will take
    you where you need to go.

  • Where to stay in Delphi

    The modern village of Delphi is small, but you'll find more than a dozen hotels directly in the center.

Good to know

  • Language
    Greek
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +30
  • Best time to visit
    The area is popular in summer for the sightseeing, and in winter for the skiing at the nearby resorts, so plan your visit for spring, when the temperatures are mild and you'll avoid the crowds.

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What people are saying about Delphi, Greece

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,099 reviews

The Temple of Apollo is absolutely stunning and a must see if you are in Athens. The tour was great and our guide was incredible, she was extremely knowledgable and entertaining and made the experience unforgettable. The staff of Key Tours was also very kind. My only suggestion would be to offer tourists more options on where to have lunch. Highly recommend the tour.

Absolutely wonderful tour, the guide was so incredibly knowledgeable and answered all questions thoroughly. He kept us entertained on the 3-hour ride from Athens to Delphi by giving us the history of Athens and the cities that we pass through and their ties to Mythology and ancient and modern history. Wonderful tour and definitely worth it!

The experience was fantastic! Went with younger kids and it was very comfortable. Transport was very clean. Guide had a vast knowledge and it quite entertaining with kids as well. Highly recommend it.

It has been an extremely satisfying experience. Mariana, our guide has been is responsible for the success of the visit. I totally recommend it.

Excellent trip, excellent tour guide Marianna, and excellent driver. We will book another trip with Key Tours.