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Delphi English Day Trip from Athens

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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

From $99.26

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (optional upgrade or at own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.
  • Full-day tour to Delphi from Athens
  • Visit the Delphi archeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See incredible monuments from ancient Greece like the Temple of Apollo
  • Explore Delphi Archeological Museum and see the Charioteer of Delphi
  • Stop in the pretty towns of Arachova and Levadia on the journey back to Athens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This experience includes a mix of guided tours and free time to explore Delphi at your own pace. 

What's Included

  • Professional guide all day
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Entrance tickets to Delphi site and museum
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Visit of Temple of Pronaia and Tholos is not included
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

    Hotel lobby of Amalia Athens hotel

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.

What To Expect

Your coach collects you from your selected hotel in the morning. It’s equipped with onboard Wi-Fi so you can pass the time on the drive up into the mountains.

There’s no need to line up for entrance tickets as they’re already included. Your licensed guide leads you around the most important ruins, including the Temple of Apollo: Please note that you don’t visit the Pronaia and Tholos, which are about a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) walk from the main site.

At the Delphi Archaeological Museum, your guide helps you navigate to sculptures including the lifesize Charioteer of Delphi and a precious sphinx.

If you’ve booked the option with lunch, you’ll enjoy a multi-course lunch with spectacular mountain views. There’s a little time to capture photos in the pretty town of Arachova on your way back to Athens and your hotel.

Delphi Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Apollo

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Port , airports or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • their guide will give them their entry tickets
  • French speaking available on Wednesday
  • During winter season all tours run English only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Alaa_E
The trip to Delphi was amazing! The driver was punctual to pick us up from our hotel and they were flexible in dropping us off to our desired locations at the end of the tour. Effie was very knowledgeable about the history. During our ride there, she informed us of Athens’ history. During the tour itself, she explained the various structures and allowed us time to explore on our own. The lunch was delicious (4 courses!!) and the view from our dining area was breathtaking! I will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends, and take future tours with this company while in Athens.

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Worthwhile tour to Delphi
Steven_Z, Feb 2024
This tour was excellent and the guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Greek history and mythology. Delphi is in a beautiful setting and location. The village of Arachova was charming and quaint. We had two issues though with this tour…..20 minutes in Arachova is way too short and more time needs to be spent there. The second issue was …..none of the 4 of us (all adults) felt the lunch that we paid extra for was worth it. Otherwise it was a good tour.,
A great site to visit
Lachlan_M, Feb 2024
Delphi is a wonderful, fascinating place to visit. A must-see on your tour of Greece. The trip from Athens is long (particularly with the bridges being washed out from the 2023 floods). And the return journey has to battle its way through Athens peak hour. Maybe choose a weekend rather than a week day. Our guide was knowledgeable, and informative. The Delphi site tour was fascinating, the museum part of the tour was rushed (which was disappointing). Lunch was perfect, but the return journey included a stop off at a cheap tourist store (which was a waste of time). I would still do a Delphi tour again, but I would lower my expectations a bit before I went. Other tours (Meteora) are much, much better.
Great day trip
Kristyna_B, Jan 2024
Its a long day but was a highlight of our trip as we saw some of the countryside outside of Athens, heard some great stories about the Greek gods and their drama, saw some of the lakes and ski towns (!!) and of course spent some time wandering around the archaeological site. Only recommendation would be to skip the lunch at the hotel and get your own in the town - the bus will let you off and pick you up. The hotel is pretty cool in terms of architecture and the view is nice but the food is very hotel/convention/conference type food and I bet the little cafes in town have better options. All in all, it was a great day and we all enjoyed the tour.
Great day trip for those who love history and mountains
Jerusha_K, Dec 2023
The mountains are so beautiful! The drive was lovely! The lunch at the hotel amalia was divine! Would recommend for sure.
Super recommend!
Marta_D, Dec 2023
The driver and the guide were super cool and fun!🥰Very organized and knowledgeable guide. They picked me up on my convenience!
Exceeded expectations
Rachael_S, Dec 2023
I absolutely loved this trip, our guide was so knowledgeable and brought Delphi to life. We also learned lots about Greece just on the way as various areas and sights were pointed out. It's a great day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Athens.
Wonderful, but not Those challenged by stairs
Ward_D, Dec 2023
The area around Delphi is beautiful, and the very important archaeological site as well worth seeing in person. It is complemented by the museum that is at the site. Be advised, however, that the site is a 3 Hour Dr. from Athens. Also, it is situated on a fairly steep slope, so there are many steps to take you up the mountain. I would classify the activity level as moderately severe to severe, and I do not recommend it for older people who have any difficulty at all walking.
Great Service
KWEELENG_C, Dec 2023
The driver drives around safely, The tour guide is very professional with his narration and he has great sense of humour. We gained insight form this tour. The lunch at a cost of an additional is worth it as it comes with appetizer, salad, tasty main course and dessert.
A great day but vegetarian food could be better
Christina_F, Dec 2023
I had a wonderful day and Stathis our tour guide was very knowledgable and fun. It is so beautiful to see these monuments. However, the lunch for vegetarians compared to non-vegetarians could definitely be better (chicken pasta vs a plate of chips and salad). How difficult is it to make vegetarian pasta? Anyway, I would recommend this day but maybe without the meal.
Outstanding trip.
Chris_B, Dec 2023
Joy was an excellent guide. Her knowledge was incredible. She brought the trip to life. We highly recommend the trip to Delphi.
Great Experience
Will_B, Dec 2023
Delphi exceeded my expectations. Beautiful place and very interesting history. The drive from Athens was well worth it. I recommend the tour.
Beautiful Delphi
Matgaret_P, Nov 2023
This is a stunning place to visit but we didn’t get very long on the site itself therefore we didn’t have enough time to see the stadium or surrounding site. The tour guide Vicki was excellent enthusiast and her knowledge and recall is stunning. The museum was great with some well preserved antiquity. We chose not to take the lunch option but enjoyed the beautiful views on the hotel terrace. Overall disappointed that time was too short would have preferred more time at the site than at the hotel.
We had a beautiful day....
Darla_B, Nov 2023
We had a beautiful day. Vicki was a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful host. The lunch was nice. The stops were well timed. If there was one thing I would improve it would be the first bus transport. The bus was a bit old and the air conditioning vent was taped up and broken. It was a bit grubby. The second transport was lovely. The smaller bus was perfect. We appreciated the headsets to follow along while Vicki guided us through the ruins. It was a good tour.
Tour was just okay.
Roxann_L, Nov 2023
Just okay. Our tour guide (Rose) was pleasant and informative. Overall, this was a large tour operation that lacked a lot of personal connection. I would have booked a private your if I were to do this again. Bus was really hot, lunch was mediocre, and Arachova felt rushed. the saying, you get what you paid for, applies to this operation.
Good tour, bad customer service
Rickie_R, Nov 2023
Sights were great and had a fantastic tour guide. Very upsetting that Viator knew there would be a taxi strike the day of the tour and didn't warn us. I nearly missed my bus. Bad customer service.
A Great Tour
Doug_S, Nov 2023
Our guide, Xenia was excellent. She kept us entertained on the bus with the stories of the gods and have lots of interesting information in the museum. The history is fascinating.
Viator has a C- rating from the Better Business Bureau. Do not us them. They are thieves.
Robert_D, Nov 2023
Left behind. We did not do the tour because the tour operator did not pick us up. Tried to work it out to do the tour the next day, but the tour operator refused. They and Viator have also refused to refund the cost of the tour. We are currently trying to get the charges refunded through our credit card company.
Long day trip
Adam_C, Nov 2023
Wished we had more free time, but overall worth the money! The added stop to get coffee was nice as well.
Xenia was an awesome tour...
Susan_C, Nov 2023
Xenia was an awesome tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and I would not have had such a great experience without her. The downside was the lunch at Amalia hotel. It was not good. I've had better spanakopita from street vendors. The best thing at lunch was the fresh oranges. The chicken, potatoes and veggies were bland. I had to keep adding salt. I ate because I was hungry, not because it was good. It was a huge disappointment.
Great value for your money
Suzanne_R, Nov 2023
The ruins at Delphi were amazing! Well worth the 3 hour trip to get there. Our driver was very good and our guide was extremely knowledgable. We stopped at appropriate times for washroom breaks/snacks. The motor coach was comfortable and had free wi-fi, which is important when one is travelling internationally. The lunch we were served was exquisite and delicious, with first class atmosphere and service.
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