This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the antiquities of Delphi area, the museum and the mountain drive of Mount Parnassos combined with an option of visiting the picturesque farmers village of Arachova.
We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
This tour can be extended to include one of the following:
- Osios Loukas Monastery. This will be a 12 hours tour program (max 90 min stop at the monastery)
- Villages of Livadeia & Arachova. This will be a 12 hours tour program (max one hour stop at each village)
- Location Delphi
- Departure / Return Location Customer Defined
- Departure Time Customer Defined
- Return Time 8 hours after lunch the last day
- English speaking driver
- Free WIFI on board
- Transportation in luxury can according to the group size
- Entrance tickets
- Tour Guide (Contact us if you like a tour guide to inform you for the cost)
- sedan: 1 to 3 pax
- minibus or van: 4 to 8 pax
- minibus: 8 to18 pax
Greeting you at your hotel or cruise arrival terminal you will start your journey to the countryside of Greece. Especially the mainland where the city of Delphi helds the most famous oracle in ancient times and according to god Zeus the center of the world. The oracle of Delphi is based on the Mt. Parnassus. Driving through the plain of Beotia we will have the chance to also pass through the city of Thebes, the birthplace of King Oedipus. You will continue towards Mt. Parnassus, making a brief rest stop outside the town of Levadeia.
You will then drive on to Delphi. The area was also a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he killed the Python, a deity who protected the navel of the Earth (center of the world) in this location. You will see the Roman Agora, walk along the Sacred Way, and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo where the oracle resided.
Above the Temple, you can visit the well preserved 3rd-century Theater. On the lower slope of the mountain is the Tholos, a building whose exact purpose is unknown but architecturally speaking is considered one of the masterpieces of the ancient world. You will also see the Palestra where the athletes trained in preparation for the Pythian Games.
After your visit to the archeological site, you will visit the Delphi Archaeological museum which houses the ancient artifacts that were found at the site. As its centerpiece, are the antiquities found in the complex of Oracle which dates from the 18th century B.C. when the oracle was founded to its decline around 300 A.D. Exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts.
After your visit to the museum, a stop will be made in order to visit the temple of Athena Pronaia (means care in Greek) a temple made in order to accommodate and service the crowds when the fame of the oracle expanded all over Greece. After that you will make a stop for a traditional Greek lunch in the village of Delphi. After lunch, you will start your drive back to Athens enjoying the peace of the Mt. Parnassus.
- Museum & Archaeological Site of Delphi Full: €9
- Free admission for Journalists / Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age) / University students from Greece and the E.U
Opening hours for Archaelogical Site
Last admission at 15.15
Opening hours for Museum
Last admission at 15.15
What to wear
Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, athletic shoes and sunscreen.
Winter: Comfortable warm clothing, jacket and winter shoes.