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Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours
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Travel to the center of Ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Delphi. Site of the oracle, and heart of the classical Greek world, explore the hilltop ruins, the amphitheater, and Temple of Apollo.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels or accommodations in Athens. Please contact the activity provider for the exact pickup points and times.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 3.5 hours
  • Livadia (break)

  • Delphi Archaeological Site (visit)

  • Lunch

    • Optional
  • Arachova (photo stop)

  • 3 hours
  • Athens

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the sacred center of the ancient Greek world at Delphi
  • Explore the ruins of the famous theater and the Apollo temple
  • See the magnificent Athena Pronaia Sanctuary
  • Discover the many treasures of Delphi Museum
  • Pass by the village of Arachova for a short photo stop
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned buses
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Delphi archaeological site and Delphi museum, if option selected
  • Lunch, if option selected
  • Audioguide, if option selected
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
  • For day trips, loose fitted clothing is strongly recommended
  • During the winter season (November 1 to March 31), the visit to Athena Pronaia Sanctuary will not take place due to the limited opening hours of the exhibition areas
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1610 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour of the museum and Delphi are excellent. It’s definitely a must-see place in my opinion! However, the lunch stop and first WC stop are definitely scams - they take you to places that are painfully overpriced considering what low quality of food you receive and they’re conveniently out of the way so you have no other options. Would definitely recommend bringing your own lunch and snacks (although the second WC stop was much better).

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July 31, 2022

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

July 27, 2022

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.

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July 27, 2022

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