Delphi is possibly the archeological site with the greatest significance in Greece, which according to Greek Mythology, was described as the centre of the universe, or the naval of the Earth.
Indeed, for thousands of years Delphi was the centre of the known world, the most important religious centre and the oracle with the greatest reputation of its time. Ancient Greeks used to travel for days and under harsh conditions in order to visit the oracle of Delphi and consult god Apollo, through a priestess called Pythia.
Starting from Athens we will be driving for 180 km and after 2 hours we will arrive at the site of Delphi, located at the southern slope of mountain Parnassus.
There you will visit the Castalia Spring, where both Pythia and pilgrims used to wash in order to purify themselves.
Once you enter the site you will walk through the “Sacred Way” that leads to the Temple of Apollo. Along the way, you will pass by the treasury of the Athenians, where they used to host their valuable offerings in tribute to god Apollo, as tokens of appreciation for his assistance in achieving victory against the Persians. Continuing your way up to the slope of the mountain, you will see the ancient theatre and further above the stadium where the Pythian Games were hosted. Below these areas, are the temple of Athena Pronoia and the gymnasium where the athletes who competed in the Pythian Games used to train.
Your experience will be completed after visiting the archeological museum of Delphi, located right next to the site.
Once you have completed your visit, your driver will pick you up and drive to the town of Delphi, where you can have lunch at a local restaurant.
Leaving Delphi, you can spend some time at the picturesque town of Arachova and then, on the way back to Athens, visit the very well-preserved middle Byzantine period Monastery of Hosios Lucas, which is included on the UNESCO'S World Heritage List.
Customize the tour
Don’t hesitate to ask for changes in the itinerary.
We are very flexible and able to adjust the itinerary as you wish.
You have the option to skip a site or even extend the tour in order to add other sites or have some time at leisure in Arachova.
Tour duration: 10 hours
Museum & Archaeological Site꞉ Full: €12 / Reduced: €6
Monastery of Osios Loukas: Full: €4 /Reduced: €2
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: people under 18 years old, students from European Union
January 1st: closed
March 25th꞉ closed
May 1st: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
December 25th: closed
December 26th: closed
Free admission days
March 6th (in memory of Melina Mercuri)
April 18th (international monuments day)
May 18th (international museums day)
Last weekend of September (European heritage days)
Every 1st Sunday from November to March
Be prepared for hiking. Prefer to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Take a water bottle with you. You will find plenty of them in the vehicle.
Photography is allowed during the tour. Don’t lose a chance to take some nice pictures.
Enhance your experience by drinking water from the Castalia Spring! It is absolutely safe.