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 2.5 hours’ 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 site and 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)

Additional Info

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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55 reviews by the users

  • The Delphi tour is a must do when in Athens.

  • Certainly worth the day trip from Athens!

  • Delphi was amazing, our tour guide was very informative.The bus trip to Delphi was spectacular. We did not include the lunch but when it was time for lunch we had no choice but to eat at the same restaurant, which was a bit disappointing. You will only have 3 options for lunch: pay for it as part of the tour, pay on the day food options limited or bring your own lunch. No other options. But it did not ruin the tour.

  • Our tour guide sorry if I forgot your name is very good knows a lot of things and well informed about the tour.Although time is just not enough though. The only thing is the meals that is included you never mentioned that it well be a pre-selected meal cause I'm looking forward of choosing my meal that day and that chicken is a bit dry and not that soo good.Maybe you can look for another restaurant better than the other one.

  • Everything was great, our guide and the driver were pleasant and knowledgeable. I wish we had a little more time at the museum. Pre-paid lunch was average and I felt like we overpaid, however, they take you to a taverna that is a bit isolated and you don't have much of an alternative but to eat there, either pre- paid or a la cart. Drinks were not included, we had to pay extra 28 euros for a party of 4 for a couple of beers and coffees.

  • Tour was smoothly run. Our guide was knowledgable in Delphi history and very personable. Bus was very clean.

  • Great tour! Delphi is a must-see.

  • A really good trip, our guide Marianna was a constant flow of interesting and relevant information throughout the journey. If i were to suggest changes it would be around the transit and particular the stops. The first on the way to Delphi felt rushed particularly when there are several other coach parties at the same stop and the lunch meal didn't feel good value in comparison to restaurants in Athens. The journey back was done in one hit which made it a long journey without a break. The coach driver deserves a special mention as negotiating the small villages around Delphi in a large coach was to say the least a challenge. The site of Delphi itself is fascinating and again our guide Marianne demonstrated her knowledge with interesting facts about the site.
    This is a worthwhile trip and the views alone make it a must.

  • The tour guide was incredibly good at storytelling... she brought the tour to life! The bus was comfortable (although no bathroom onboard) and the stops to and from Athens were great choices at affordable prices!

  • We love viator and take their tours all over the world and recommend them to all our friends and fellow travelers. But they really disappointed us on this one day tour of Delphi out of Athens. It was poorly organized and was more than 2 hours late. We didn't eat lunch until 3 PM and since the tour started early most of us didn't eat breakfast. We were starving by the time we sat down to lunch which was pretty good.
    The tour guide won't use her name was friendly and knowledgable but overloaded us with too much information. I think it was the reason we were over 2 hours late...too much information!. Even she mentioned that she was probably giving us too much information. She has a very soft voice so she needs to use some kind of microphone to project her voice because when we were in the museum, all we could hear was the voices of the other tour guides.
    It was not a fun day. Not up to viator's standards.
    I would recommend that you stay in Athens, see all the sights there and go to the national museum there. Delphi was not that interesting and the museum was a disappoinment.
    We will continue to take Viators tours since they usually do an awesome job.
    I just can't recommend this one!

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