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

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & 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
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

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

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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Athens
  • Transfer in a new luxury air-conditioned bus
  • 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
  • Personal expenses
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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

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. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • 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
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and a hat in summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 166 reviews

Review summary

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

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Great trip, worth the money. A bit tight schedule through - Arachova is very nice city but were given half an hour to view it (would’ve been fine to arrive later back at Athens - got back around 18.30). However, the guide was very intrested in telling the stories, so it felt more enjoyable to learn and listen.

June 15, 2022

Loads of info given by guide before we got to the site. Since he wasn't a licensed guide, he could not follow us into the actual site. Nevertheless, we had a good trip which was somewhat disrupted by the bad weather on the way back so we chose not to make the short stop in Arachova. Lunch was ok- there is no option, either you bring something on your own or eat lunch at the restaurant stop.

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June 8, 2022

Such a fun experience! Our guide was incredibly personable and kept every minute on the shuttle full of stories. We were part of a small group (5 people total) which made the experience even more enjoyable. The stop on the way to Delphi is at a nice little cafe — a perfect place to grab breakfast, a snack, or a bottle of water. We had 2h20m to walk around Delphi & its museum which was a great amount of time. You’ll definitely need a nice big bottle of water! Tour Delphi first then hit up the museum; the air conditioning there will be your prize. We then went on to Arachova which is a cute ski town right next to Delphi. 10 hrs looks like a big commitment, but it was perfect!

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June 2, 2022

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