Delphi: A Day Tour At The Navel Of The World From Athens

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Overview

Depart from our terminal for one day trip from Athens to Delphi to explore one of the most famous archaeological sites of Greece. Along the way, you will see the plain of Beotia, an agricultural center  and you will also pass by the city of Theva, the birthplace of King Oedipus.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Expect pickup from your central Athens hotel by 8:30am, when you'll board the coach for the journey to Delphi. Your guide will point out highlights including the Boeotian Plain, an agricultural center since ancient times, the city of Thebes, where King Oedipus was born, and Mount Parnassus, the towering peak above Delphi where the ancient Greek Muses lived.

Around two hours in, you'll break your journey with a short rest stop at the town of Livadia. From here, it's under an hour to Delphi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site known in ancient times as 'the navel of the world', where inspired prophetesses produced oracles that foretold the future.

Your guide will show you the Castalian Spring, where the priestesses used to bathe, and lead you around the archaeological site: you'll have about two and a half hours here, all in all. Admire highlights including the Monument to the Kings of Argos, the Athenian Treasury, the ancient colonnade known as the Stoa of the Athenians, and the polygonal wall, with its artfully crafted masonry. Learn about the Greek god Apollo and his worship at the site as you visit the Temple of Apollo.

Next, see highlights of the Delphi Archaeological Museum, packed with treasures excavated here. Admire the Naxian Sphinx, which once guarded the Temple pf Apollo, the frieze from the Siphnian Treasury, and sculptures including the Statue of Antinous, lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Charioteer of Delphi, one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek bronze artistry, created to commemorate a victory in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi to honor Apollo.

If you've selected the option with lunch, you'll enjoy a 3-course feast at a local restaurant. If you haven't, you'll have time to buy snacks, eat a packed lunch, or explore Delphi independently before rejoining the coach.

After lunch, visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most-photographed spot in Delphi. Return to Athens passing by Arachova. It's around 2.5hours drive back to Athens, where you'll return to your hotel around 6:30pm.

Inclusions for Delphi: A Day Tour At The Navel Of The World From Athens

  • Entrance fees
  • 2.5 hours visit to the archaeological siteand museum
  • 3-course lunch at a local restaurant (if option selected)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Delphi: A Day Tour At The Navel Of The World From Athens

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Wonderful! I hate tours and this was my favorite tours i ever went on. My tour guide was awesome and answered all my questions in detail even while we were walking. The only thing i thought is we should have got a closer view of 2nd temple. We only viewed it from a high point.

  • Rocky start with confusion over pick up point however the tour as a whole was amazing. The tour guide was fantastic with her knowledge as well as ability to interact with the group.

    Delphi itself was simply incredible, the history, the actual site. Just wow. Another tour that is well worth it.

  • Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

  • It was a good trip. Lots of history and our guide was spoke good English and could answer curiosity questions as she shared the history about the monuments and the site. We had a great time. The views from top were also very beautiful. We had booked with lunch option and were hoping authentic Greek menu. Although the starter seemed Greek main course was pasta and chicken and chocolate cake was desert. We shared the lunch table with others and luckily the people on our table made small talk and were great to get to know.

  • This was a really nice tour. It's a long bus ride, but there's nothing you can do about that. When we arrived to Delphi, our tour guide made a few stops up the hill to give us some info about what we were seeing, and then gave us plenty of time to take pictures. Then we went through the museum which was really cool because it had a lot of original pieces, more than I expected to see. We chose the without lunch and just ordered at the restaurant which probably ended up cheaper and we had more options.
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
    Overall, I definitely recommend this tour.

  • As a BA in Philosophy, this trip was one of the highlights of the week I spent in Greece. It was all well-organised, we managed to visit both, the archeological sites and the museum and even had a short stop to take pictures of the snowed mountains in Arachova, a beautiful village near Delphi.

    Our guide, Marianna, was outstanding, she was most informative and professional and her grasp of spoken English was perfect. I cannot think of anything wrong -maybe the food at the restaurant was not the best but acceptable. I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide, even the bus driver was great!

  • Breathtaking and definitely one of the highlights of our trip! I learned a lot about the site and ancient Greece. It was definitely a full day but the view is amazing and it will make you ponder how this beautiful city was made.

  • Amazing and a must do!

  • It was great.

  • The setting of Delphi is very beautiful and the tour was excellent. The guide was very informative and there is a lot of fascinating information to learn about the site and its background. Very worthwhile to see a different part of Greece and an extremely important part of its past.

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