Open daily. Winter: 8:30am - 3pm, Summer: 8am - 8pm
Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi, 33054

The basics

The only way to explore the sprawling ruins of Delphi is on foot. Visiting with a tour guide offers greater insight into the fascinating history of the archaeological site, while the nearby Delphi Archaeological Museum offers an array of exhibits. Most visitors see the ancient city on a day tour from Athens or Patras, often combined with nearby attractions such as Arachova, Saint Lucas Monastery, or Meteora.

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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
$568.95 per adult
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Every turn in the archeological sites is another picture moment and there is much beauty to be seen in and out of the monasteries. The guide, Helen, was knowledgeable and answered our questions enthusiastically. I strongly recommend this tour.
Traci_J, Nov 2023

Things to know before you go

  • The ruins of Delphi are spread over a large area, so plan at least half a day to take in the highlights.

  • Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and comfortable shoes to walk around the ruins.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible, but due to steep and uneven ground, it is not possible to visit the ruins up close via wheelchair.

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How to get to Delphi

Delphi is located at the foot of Mount Parnassus in central Greece, 112 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Athens. The closest airport is in Athens, about 3 hours away, which can be reached by bus or car.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

The busiest time to visit Delphi is the summer, so arrive early if you want to skip the lines and avoid the midday heat. For cooler weather and fewer crowds, visiting in the spring is a popular alternative, while winter visitors can make the most of the nearby ski resorts.

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Ancient Delphi in Greek mythology

In ancient Greece, Delphi was considered the center of the world, or the place where heaven and earth met. Legend says that Zeus released two eagles from opposite ends of the earth to find its center, and they met over Delphi. The city became a sanctuary to the god Apollo and home of the famous Oracle of Delphi, known to commune with the spirit of Apollo to give advice on everything from domestic matters to war.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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