Delphi full day private tour from Athens
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Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica
You will get picked up from your hotel, apartment, Airbnb, Athens airport, or Piraeus port.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
Arrival at the archaeological site of Delphi after a 2,5 hours trip.
Free time for a walk at:
- sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia
- ancient stadium and theater
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Livadia, Livadia, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
Livadeia is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the Boeotia regional district.
The area around Livadeia is mountainous, with farming activities mainly confined to the valleys. The area has traditionally been associated with the production and processing of cotton and tobacco, as well as the cultivation of cereal crops and the raising of livestock. The city is also known for having participated in the War of Troy in allegiance with Mycenae.
Pass By: Mount Parnassus, Delphi Greece
Mount Parnassus is a mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth.
Mount Parnassus offers many advantages to the population of Greece. In peace, it possesses scenic views of the countryside and features olive groves and rolling hills. The mountain is also the location of historically, archaeologically, and culturally significant places of interest (such as Delphi). Recreationally, the slopes of Parnassus provide a medium for hiking (in the three warm seasons) and are skied in winter. Its melting snows provide water to the surrounding communities, reaching out as far as Athens. The mountain is composed of limestone, and its rock contains bauxite, ore that is rich in aluminum. In war, Parnassus has been a center of resistance if need be, providing cover and refuge to partisans.
Pass By: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
Arachova is a mountain town and a former municipality in the western part of Boeotia, Greece, originally called Karyai (also spelled Caryae). Its name is of South Slavic origin and denotes a place with walnut trees. It is a tourist destination due to its location in the mountains, its traditions, and its proximity to the town of Delphi.
Arachova has a panoramic view, uphill small houses, and the cobbled streets show a picturesque architecture. The town center includes a huge and steep cliff, the Bell Tower, covered with dense ivy. At the top of the tower is a large 10m height clock. Arachova is famous for its black wine, its "brusque", the colorful textiles, carpets and rugs, handicrafts, and woodcut creations as well.
Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
Delphi Archaeological Museum is one of the principal museums of Greece and one of the most visited. It is operated by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Founded in 1903, it has been rearranged several times and houses the discoveries made at the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which dates from the Late Helladic (Mycenean) period to the early Byzantine era.
Organized in fourteen rooms on two levels, the museum mainly displays statues, including the famous Charioteer of Delphi, architectural elements, like the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, and ex-votos dedicated to the sanctuary of Pythian Apollo, like the Sphinx of Naxos. The exhibition floor space is more than 2270m2, while the storage and conservation rooms (mosaics, ceramics, and metals) take up 558m2.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece
The Temple of Apollo, god of music, harmony, light, healing, and oracles occupied the most important and prominent position in the Delphic Panhellenic Sanctuary. The edifice with the partially restored colonnade visible today dates to the 4th century BC; it is the third temple built at the same place. The famous oracle, the Pythia, operated inside the temple, the location chosen, according to one tradition, due to a sacred chasm beneath the site emitting vapors, which were inhaled by the Pythia. Some ancient writers state that the Pythia then entered a state of delirium and uttering inarticulate cries, which were then turned into equivocal oracles by the priests. This interpretation is controversial, and has been challenged by scholars such as Joseph Fontenrose and Lisa Maurizio, who argue that the ancient sources uniformly represent the Pythia speaking intelligibly, and giving prophecies in her own voice.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
Free time for lunch at a traditional Greek tavern with your friends and family or shopping.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
Free time for a coffee before we start our trip back to Athens.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Reviews by Tripadvisor travelers
Excellent service. Delphi is an extraordinary place. Spyros our driver was fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Car was comfortable for a family of four.
Panos was our tour driver for this excursion and he was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited in Delphi. Panos was so kind and professional, he prioritized our experience and comfort!
Our driver’s name was Spyros. He was on time for the pickup in the morning. Along the way to Delphi, he pointed out interesting places. His English is excellent. He is also a very safe driver. He gave us some much needed flexibility in the schedule so that we could spend more time at Delphi. The restaurant he suggested was excellent, especially considering that we are vegetarians. Overall, the tour was excellent and we enjoyed it very much.
We can not say enough good things about this tour and our driver Spiros ! Our Delphi tour was amazing with breathtaking views! We were treated to a wonderful lunch at Taverna Vaknos which offered impeccable service and more amazing views ! We then stopped in the town of Arachova Which was a quaint little town that also offered wonderful photo opportunities! Our Driver Spiros was so knowledgeable about the history and culture Of Greece ! He was So thoughtful, personable and an amazingly safe driver ! He made the experience by far our best one while visiting this beautiful country! We could not recommend this tour more !
Delphi tour was a captivating journey back in time. Excellent driver, stunning ancient ruins, and mesmerizing landscapes. Highly recommend!
Totally recommended. It's a two and a half trip by car, but Delphi worth it. Also, Panos was an excellent driver and he gave us useful information and recommendations.
Went on a private tour with guide Notis and found him to be very knowledgeable about Greek culture, language and history. He dropped us off at the Delphi site so we could visit the ruins as well as the museum. Both were impressive. After picking us up he took as to a terrific restaurant in the little town up in the mountains where we had a delicious lunch. All in all it was a wonderful day.
A wonderful day! Delphi is the most stunning setting for the impressive archaeological site so special to the ancient Greeks and remains fascinating to people from throughout the world today. The museum housing treasures from votive offerings, artifacts, sculptures and parts of buildings brought to life the architectural remains we had wandered through earlier. The site is steep and there are many steps so be prepared for a workout, but it is well worth the effort. We chose a private tour due to limited time and mobility issues and our driver, Peter from Athens Transfers company, was outstanding. He was punctual, knowledgeable, flexible in accommodating our requests and needs, and a safe, competent driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Delphi - what an experience!
Vasilis, our driver, was wonderful. He arrived promptly and navigated Athens traffic like a pro. Delphi was better than imagined... the views alone were incredible, but add in the ancient ruins and history and it was an unforgettable, bluebird day on the mountain. Our lunch, arranged by Vasilis, was scrumptious and enjoyed on a delightful outdoor mountain terrace. We enjoyed a final stop in Arachova for strolling and window shopping before heading back to Athens.
What a wonderful beginning to our Greek adventure! Vasilis (Bill) met us promptly at 7:00 am for our trip to Delphi. Note, it is a 2.5 hour drive in large part due to Athens traffic. No worries, our private van had wi-fi! Delphi was incredible if for no other reason than the stunning views; oh, and the history, of course! Do wear walking shoes with good traction...that marble can be slick. We opted for no included lunch, and while we were touring the ancient ruins, Bill made lovely arrangements for us at a local restaurant. On the return trip, we strolled the streets and shopped in Arachova, a charming ski resort town. Don't let the drive time discourage you; Delphi is worth it. Bill was awesome, so patient with all the traffic and making sure we were comfortable throughout the trip.
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Our drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English. Although they will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer all of your questions about the places you visit with this tour.
- Third party activities and especially extreme sports are not allowed during the tour. This can be a cause for immediate cancellation of the tour.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure pointTraveler pickup is offered
This is a private tour. Only your group will participate. The pick-up time is adjustable upon your request.
Your personal driver will pick you up and return you to the same place or to the point you prefer.
In case of a hotel, he will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby.
In case of an apartment, he will be waiting for you at the entrance of the building.
For airport pick up, he will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival. We will track your flight and our driver will be there on time.
For port pick up, he will be waiting for you at the gate, just as you disembark, holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival.
- Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
- Port of Piraeus, 10, Akti Miaouli str, Pireas 185 38, Greece