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

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 famous the Oracle. Admire the breathtaking mountainous scenery of Parnassus. Choose from either a shared or private guided experience.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the center of the ancient Greek world
  • 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
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. For centuries, great figures of ancient history such as Alexander the Great and Cicero sought out the high priestess of Delphi’s divine prophecy. The Oracle would sit upon a tripod above a massive chasm. As she burned barley meal and laurel she would enter a divine trance and then serve as a medium to the god Apollo. Drink water from the sacred Castalia spring. 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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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

  • The meeting point is the Halandri Metro Station which can be reached by the Blue Metro Line from downtown Athens
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 134 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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Our driver/guide Athena met us at the Halandri Metro station and we were off - stuck in Athens traffic for 30+ minutes to get to a moving highway. I guess Halandri is no longer enough to cleanly escape Athens - perhaps a train to Thiva or even Amfikleia might be a better option. We were a small group of 8 on this occasion which was intimate and nice but this tour supports up to 40 guests we were told. After short coffee break en-route and a detailed briefing from our resident historian archeologist Athena, we arrived at the first of several stops in Temple of Apollo with just about the right amount of time to climb up the hill to explore the sights and tour the excellent museum before driving to the temple of Athena Pronaia Sanctuary (Tholos) for a shorter visit. Lunch was good and so was Arachova. Nice about this tour compared to others was that we didn't waste time navigating hotels and city center traffic so had more time for sights. We were also first to the sights. Excellent.

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May 19, 2022

Der Ausflug nach Delphi war sehr cool. Die Fahrt war angenehm und der Bus (Mercedes) exzellent ausgestattet und sauber. Der Guide war extrem motiviert und selber ein begeisteter studierter Archäologe. Auch während der Fahrt uns auf die Ausgrabungsstätte in Delphi super vorbereitet, sodass eine Führung in Delphi nicht notwendig war! (Führung war eh nicht inkludiert). Mir hat der Ausflug sehr gut gefallen. 10/10 eideutig

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April 27, 2022

This is a well-designed tour. Our tour guide was competent, friendly, and had a good sense of humor. The focus was on Delphi but we got to see quite a bit of the surrounding area as well. I also enjoyed the stops in the cafe and restaurant. I will take this tour again next time I visit Athens.

April 24, 2022

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