Delphi In One Day Small Group Tour With A Visit To Arachova - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour of a maximum of 24 people. You'll arrive at Delphi at noon after a scenic drive through Thebes valleys, passing by Levadia. Visit Delphi which is considered the heart of the classical Greek world and one of the most important national treasures of Greece. Immerse yourself in the archaeological site of Delphi which is enlisted in Unescos world heritage list and includes the Temple of Apollo. Visit Delphi Museum and experience its spectacular artifacts. Discover the beauty of the picturesque village of ARACHOVA, well known for its ski resort, attractive hand-woven carpets, and quilts, as well as its dry wine and local cheese and have lunch or relax in a cafe.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

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After being picked up from your Athens hotel, enjoy the scenic journey through Thebes picturesque valleys and cotton fields as your expert guide shares tales of the Ancient Greeks. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, your first brief stop is Levadia, a town famous for its trade in beautiful brightly colored carpets.

At midday, stare in amazement as your coach arrives at the foot of Mt Parnassos where the sanctuary of Delphi lies. The sanctuary, known as the Temple of apollo, served as the site for the worship of the god Apollo after he was said to have slain a dragon who lived there.

As you walk around the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with your guide, pass by Castalia Spring and see famous monuments such as the Athenian Treasury, the theater and the Sacred Way that, in ancient times, was lined with treasuries and statues that were gifted by city states to honor Apollo and to demonstrate their stature and wealth.

Next, head inside Delphi Archeological Museum with your guide. This treasure trove consists of 15 rooms that house countless artifacts and awe-inspiring exhibits including the frieze of the Treasury of the Siphnians, the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous and the famous bronze Charioteer of Delphi.

After exploring the museum, return to the coach and continue to the scenic mountain village of Arachova. Known for its hand-woven rugs, quilts and carpets, Arachova is also famous for its delicious wine and cheese. Enjoy your time at your leisure, perhaps stopping for a refreshing drink in a cafe or trying out some of the delicious local delicacies at one of the restaurants (own expense).

Meet back up with your guide, and cool off in your air-conditioned coach as you travel to the UNESCO-listed Saint Lucas Monastery. Built in the 11th century during the Byzantine period, Saint Lucas Monastery is home to a series of intricate mosaics that decorate its cathedral, making it one of the finest monuments of Byzantine architecture in the entire country.

Your tour ends in the early evening when arriving back at your Athens hotel after a relaxing coach ride.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

Transport by luxury A/C mini bus

Professional and licensed guide

Small group of maximum 24 people

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo

Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Entrance fees are being paid at the start of the tour (passport or ID card is required)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Oct-2022

    Merece la pena el viaje a Delfos, las vistas , las ruinas, el museo...son expectaculares y nuestro guía Kimon hablaba perfectamente español y era muy profesional, aprendimos mucho con él. Gracias

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Hemos disfrutado mucho de la excursion. Puntualidad absoluta. El guia KIMON es un profesional excelente, muy amable y con un gran conocimiento cultural en todo lo relacionado con la Grecia clasica y la actual. Domina el castellano a la perfeccion. El autobus muy bien, nuevo y con aire acondicionado. Recomendable.

  • 28-Mar-2022

    Highly recommend this extremely professional tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and presented everything at a suitable pace. Extremely clean bus transport that ran perfectly on time. The lunch option is worthwhile as the food portion is enormous (and delicious!).

  • 06-Sep-2019

    Wonderful trip. Superb scenery,fascinating archaeological site and museum and an excellent guide and bus driver. Youli was our guide and her enthusiasm and knowledge of her subject made the trip so much more enjoyable

  • 06-Sep-2019

    Wonderful trip. Superb scenery,fascinating archaeological site and museum and an excellent guide and bus driver. Youli was our guide and her enthusiasm and knowledge of her subject made the trip so much more enjoyable

  • 15-Jan-2019

    Greek mythology comes to life as you walk the roads of Delphi, considered by the ancients to be the center of the world. Admire Apollo’s temple as you hear tales of the city's famous oracle, visit a fascinating archaeological museum, and take in the magnificent terrain surrounding Arahova—a picturesque village on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus. As you ride away from Athens, gaze out at the colorful landscapes of Beotia and Theva—birthplace of King Oedipus. According to Greek mythology, Delphi is the place where Zeus’ eagles clashed after flying from the end of the universe in search of the “navel of the world.” Arrive at the site and set off to explore its ruins, temples, and museums. Your guide shares myths and legends of the Greek gods, helping to immerse you in the history and atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Castalian Spring, see the fountains where pilgrims coming to see the oracle once stopped to wash and drink, and then stand before the columns of the Temple of Apollo, where the Pythia (high priestess) delivered her prophecies. Stop into the museum for a closer look at the archaeological treasures discovered throughout the ruined town, and pull out your camera at the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, a unique circular temple perched on a hill. On your way back to Athens, stop in the lively resort town of Arahova to browse shops peddling traditional wool rugs and gourmet foods.

  • 24-Nov-2018

    Great tour to Delphi with knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide, Marianna Tsigaridou. All good from pick up at 8.10 am to drop off at 7 pm. Wonderful way to see the sights without the hassle of a rental car etc.

  • 07-Oct-2017

    As with most tours they spend an hour on hotel pickups. Then we had to wait for another bus while they mixed people between the two buses for various tours. Our bus was full with 53 people doing 1-2-3 day tours. I had booked the Saint Lucas option but as with earlier reviews they cancelled due to poor numbers and refunded me 58 euros on the spot. Delphi was still worth it and is at quite an elevation and a bit chilly. Our guide Marina was very knowlegeable on the bus and in the musuem but at the actual site was spending too long with her detailed narration so I walked off and explored the site on my own. Just personal preference if you want all the details or explore on your own. Included lunch was quite bland and simple and hardly traditional greek food. The hotel drop off took another hour. Overall a good tour.

  • 07-Oct-2017

    As with most tours they spend an hour on hotel pickups. Then we had to wait for another bus while they mixed people between the two buses for various tours. Our bus was full with 53 people doing 1-2-3 day tours. I had booked the Saint Lucas option but as with earlier reviews they cancelled due to poor numbers and refunded me 58 euros on the spot. Delphi was still worth it and is at quite an elevation and a bit chilly. Our guide Marina was very knowlegeable on the bus and in the musuem but at the actual site was spending too long with her detailed narration so I walked off and explored the site on my own. Just personal preference if you want all the details or explore on your own. Included lunch was quite bland and simple and hardly traditional greek food. The hotel drop off took another hour. Overall a good tour.

  • 29-Sep-2017

    I booked this tour and received a voucher and confirmation several weeks prior to my trip. The morning before the tour, I had my hotel in my presence confirm the tour, the pick up location and the time. Then I, like most tourists, left my hotel and toured the city. When I returned to my hotel in the evening, I received a phone call saying that, even though I had confirmed the tour in the AM, they WERE NO LONGER CONDUCTING THAT TOUR THE NEXT DAY. At this point, it was too late to book an alternative tour provider who would go to the Saint Lucas Monastery the reason I chose this rather expensive tour. This was very disappointing to say the least. Although the tour provider did offer a difference refund between the price of this tour and the regular Delphi tour, and offered to put me on the just Delphi tour, it was extremely disappointing. How often does one travel, as a tourist, to a particular city? I would recommend caution when booking this, at it may not happen and you might as well book with a cheaper, Delphi-only tour.

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