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Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

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Delphi Highlights Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

From $120.13

Price varies by group size

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

  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit the home of the famous Oracle of Delphi on a full-day small group tour from Athens to one of the ancient world’s most important spiritual sites. Pass through the plain of Beotia and the legendary town of Thebes on the way up to Mt Parnassus, and explore highlights the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including the Polygonal Wall, Temple of Apollo ruins and Delphi museum with a guide (entry fee at your own cost.) Stop in the mountain towns of Delphi and Arachova for spectacular views.
  • Full-day small group tour to Delphi from Athens
  • Visit the spiritual center of the universe, according to ancient Greek mythology
  • See the Temple of Apollo, home to the legendary Pythia or Oracle
  • See sacred artifacts like the Treasury of the Sifnians and the Naxian Sphinx at the Delphi museum
  • Take in spectacular views from the slopes of Mt Parnassus
  • Upgrade to include an optional lunch in the town of Delphi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • English speaking driver
  • Professional guide at destination
  • Pick up from centrally located hotels and apartments.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks (at own expense)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance at the archeological site of Delphi

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pick up and drop off is included from hotels and apartments within the range of central Athens area. Your location details are required during the booking process (hotel name or apartment full address) If your hotel/apartment is not accessible by the type of vehicles we use (e.g street narrowness, pedestrian area) we will appoint a nearby meeting point for picking you up. In case that your location details has not been provided 48 hours prior to departure we will assign a centrally located meeting point of our choice for picking you up. You will receive an email from us us with the exact pick up time 48 hours prior departure. No changes can be made to the pickup plan once it has been allocated and finalized. Pickups from Ports/Airports are offered only to the Private tour option. Please notice that pick up commerce starts 40-50 minutes prior departure.

What To Expect

Delphi

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Delphi Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Tholos of Athena Pronaia

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Delphi

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Mount Parnassus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Post Covid 19 Policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every pick up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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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Wonderful Day!
Rebecca_C, Apr 2024
I really enjoyed the trip to Delphi with Sal and Athena! They were so personal, and shared many great stories and history on the way. Our guide at Delphi, Theodore was top notch! He had lots of photos/reference cards for the site and was very passionate about the history of Delphi. The lunch stop was delicious! I tried Athena’s recommendation- the lamb with lemon sauce and it was possibly one of my favorite meals on the trip. Thank you for such a wonderful day!
If your thinking about it, just book it!!!
Megan_M, Apr 2024
We did a small group tour to Delphi. Despina was our guide for the ride out to the site and she was amazing! A small air conditioned coach picked us up in front of our hotel. Loved all the historical information and chatting on the way to the site, made the drive go by quickly! A pit stop on way out for coffee and bathroom breaks, photo stop, then main site. A new guide for the museum and outdoor area, then free time to check out the ruins. Lunch in new town Delphi as a group (or can go on own, but not a lot seemed to be open at the time.) Then head back to hotel. Would definitely recommend this day trip!
A great day trip.
Michael_C, Apr 2024
Athena was the perfect tour guide for this trip. “ Salvador” did a great job driving and was very friendly. Theodore, the tour guide at Delphi was excellent very informative and very friendly. I would highly recommend this trip.
Delphi, center of the world
Raul_M, Mar 2024
Visited in Mid March 2024. We had Despina, our tour guide, and Bill our driver. Day started early with pick up close to our hotel in Plaka at around 8 am, and off we went. it was a small group, only 6 persons which was perfect. Despina was an amazing guide, she learned the names of everyone in the group and gave us an intro of the history of Delphi in our way to site. the drive took about 2.5 hrs. Once in the archeological site, we had Georgina as our license guide for the site and the museum. She was knowledgeable and pointed the most important pieces in the museum and the site. we had plenty of time on our own to explore the site after Georgina was done with her explanation of the site. the total visit to the site and museum took about 3 to 4 hrs. After we stop at the Athena temple and had Lunch at the modern village of Delphi. Great lunch at the tavern that Despina recommended. We headed back to Athens at around 4 pm and were back in the city a bit before 6 pm. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Great tour!
Siobhan_D, Mar 2024
This was a great tour! I was a solo traveler, and this would also be good for a group. There were ten people total on my tour. When you get to the archeological site, you are joined by a guide who takes just your small group through the site. Seeing other groups go through with 40 people in a group made me very glad I chose a smaller group tour. The stop for lunch was at a great restaurant in the village of Delphi. We hit a lot of traffic on the way back, which extended the trip past its usual end time. You may want to keep the evening open in case this happens. George, our guide in Delphi, was very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful tour. Athina, our main guide, was also knowledgeable about Greek culture/history, and very friendly. She took the time to learn everyone’s name. Our driver Salvador was also funny and did a good job handling the traffic. The van is comfortable. Bottled water is provided. The lunch break isn’t until about 2pm, but there is a quick refreshment stop around 930/10 AM. So eat a big breakfast to tide you over. I would recommend this tour, especially if you want to see Delphi but not deal with driving.
Amazing trip
Jeff_W, Mar 2024
Driver Tony & tour guide Lilly were great . Very knowledgeable and helpful. Great tour and great lunch afterwards in city of Delphi. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Father and daughter Classical bonding
Stephen_H, Feb 2024
The view down the valley, but not forgetting the 4.2 after shock just after finishing the tour!! Shame no stop for coffee on the way there, its along drive but the 2nd half has spectacular Mountain View’s. We swapped to a local guide when we arrived, he was knowledgeable but his English was heavily accented and hence difficult to follow especially when he was rotating his head when speaking to different parts of the group. Amazing place though.
Fabulous day trip with wonderful group
Sarah_M, Feb 2024
Absolutely wonderful tour from Athens and could not have asked for a better team to see Delphi with. The small group was the perfect size and we had a beautiful drive out to the country and then a wonderful guide at Delphi. I absolutely recommend going to the lunch at the local restaurant. Reasonable price and delicious local food options.
Interesting but rushing a lot
katiaamri, Feb 2024
Was very interesting, nice museum, guide knowledgeable. Pity we did not have enough time to visit the museum shop and the village of Delphi. We could not enjoy the whole day in Delphi… a bit of pressure to get back to Athens
Stunning monuments, museum and views
David_W, Feb 2024
A unique site and the most fantastic view from the restaurant at lunch, made all the more enjoyable by Vasilis Theodore who are brilliant guides.
Trip to Delphi
Susan_M, Jan 2024
Our driver, Vasilios, was wonderful. He made sure we were comfortable and was an enjoyable conversationalist. He was knowledgeable and made our journey fun. At the site, we were met with Theodore’s, an exceptional guide! He was knowledgeable about the site and in Greek History. He enhanced our experience of Delphi. A great tour,
Must do daytrip from Athens
EMILYN_D, Jan 2024
As it was a low season, this tour became just a private tour for me and my husband. Pickup was on time. Alex and Theo were very helpful. Theo was very knowleagable as a guide. His accent was hard to understand at first but made up by the interesting stories he told us. Alex was a great and safe driver. We had a really bad weather with rain and fog leaving Athens but he drove safely. Traffic jam coming back ti Athens was really bad during the holidays but he was very patient.
Amazing 10/10 tour full of knowledge
Justin_Z, Dec 2023
Theodore, Iliana and Tony are very friendly and professional. Their knowledge is incredible and their hospitality is amazing. They brought us to an amazing place for lunch, and we had an incredible time. We would recommend this tour to anyone!
Great tour and guide
TorEgil_A, Dec 2023
Delphi is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the history. The drive there is obviously quite long but the tour guide helps pass the time in the car and you get to see a bit of the Greek landscape. Theo was an excellent historical guide at Delphi itself and the museum has lots of great finds - especially the Delphi charioteer.
Awe inspiring
Alexandra_C, Dec 2023
Fantastic Day. The trip to get there takes about 2 hours+ and is entirely worth it! Our driver was great. We were just fortunate to have the day to ourselves as nobody else had booked that day. No photo I have ever seen of Delphi does the place justice! It is struggle between the amazing history and archaeology of the site and the stunning scenery. We had done a trip with Getaways Greece the day before which was just as good. I would highly recommend both this tour and the company
Marathon run up the hill. Oracle? What Oracle?
Sharon_O, Dec 2023
I was so looking forward to the day trip to Delphi from Athens and had done my own background reading about the Oracle, the temple of Apollo and the sacred site. This was just as well as the main tour guide rushed us up the hill to see the stadium and walked past the temple and the location of the Oracle without mentioning ONE thing about the Oracle, the legends and stories. He didn't even mention the Oracle or Apollo. He then rushed us back down the hill so we weren't late for lunch. Half the group was left behind at the bottom of the hill due to the steepness of the terrain and the uneven ground. The other half would have appreciated a more leisurely pace up the hill rather than the fast trotting past the tour guide set. The Assistant was very helpful and kind but the main Guide didn't seem to care about anything other than his lunch! The lunch meal was great but we had to wait quite a long time to be served. I was the last person to receive their meal - only because the kind bus driver asked the restaurant staff where is was (probably forgotten). The guide again was too busy eating himself to worry about his guests for the day. Very poor form from the "expert".
Site was beautiful, tour guides could be better
Julie_E, Nov 2023
We were picked up by Theodor, the driver and George, the tour guide near our rental. George was very quite during the drive to and from the site. Theo did most of the talking while driving. Once we were at the site George walked way ahead of us and made us feel very rushed. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour so we weren't slowing anyone down. He would rush up the site and made us feel like we had to keep up with him, even though he said he would wait for us. We felt like we didn't get an opportunity to enjoy the site and take pictures. George was very much on script and had a hard time if we asked questions while he was giving one of his speeches.
Private roundtrip tour from Athens to Delphi
MaryLou_B, Nov 2023
We had a fabulous all day roundtrip tour from Athens to Delphi. Our driver, Alex, picked us up on time at our hotel. The vehicle was roomy and comfortable for the long drive. Alex reviewed our itinerary and discussed any changes we would like. He was professional and shared his knowledge of the countryside sites we passed they on the drive. He made the drive fun and informative. He selected a perfect restaurant in Delphi village for lunch. The food was very good and the view was breathtaking overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. During lunch Alex explained the features of the dramatic landscape to us. The town was picturesque and lovely. Our guide for the Delphi Archeological Site and the Museum of Delphi, Theo, provided us with a private tour. His in-depth knowledge of Delphi's archeological finds/history with accompanying significance was phenomenal. His excitement and enthusiasm in explaining everything to us made our walk up the Sacred Way worthwhile. Thank you, Theo!
Good time to visit
yuko_d, Oct 2023
We learnt that it was too hot to visit Athens this summer. That's why we made this trip in autumn. The weather was just perfect ! Thank you very much.
It’s a great tour. The...
Ananya_D, Oct 2023
It’s a great tour. The guide, Harifia, is super good and she explained all the specifics of the places. We had a great time.
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