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Athens city break and legendary Delphi

Athens and Delphi: Your Ultimate Adventure

This trip is for those who want to experience two of the most famous places in ancient Greek history. Firstly, Athens is considered to be the birthplace of democracy in the West and some of the most revered philosophers such as Socrates, Plato among others lived there. The other place is Delphi, which was the most famous place in the ancient world. Ancient world’s most famous; Delphi. Place where Socrates was said to be the wisest man. Alexander the Great as a ghost. Monarchs and warlords spent weeks and weeks on pilgrimage to this shrine.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Destinations: Athens, Delphi
Region: Attica, Central Greece
Accommodation: 3 nights in Athens
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1- to 99-year-old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Highlights of Athens city break and legendary Delphi

This exciting city break will take you into the heart of Athens and reveal the secrets of Delphi. We will be able to see most of the important tourist attractions in Athens on this holiday package, also you will be told about its history deeply. There is another offer-a one day round trip which will take you to Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world.

  • Visit the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka and enjoy lunch in a Greek restaurant!
  • 5*, 4* or 3* central hotels
  • Eight hours the best of Athens private tour
  • Visit the trademark of the city of Athens, the Acropolis of Athens with its Parthenon and Acropolis Museum.
  • The fascinating Delphi, the center of the universe.
  • An expert professional English-speaking tour driver

Your day in Athens and Delphi includes visits to

  • The Acropolis: Experience the grandeur of the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Theater of Dionysus, and Mars Hill/Areopagus.
  • Historic Athens: See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the former Royal Palace, and witness the changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Ancient Agora: Enter the heart of ancient democracy at the Greek Agora and the Roman Agora, including the Tower of the Winds.
  • Cultural Sites: Choose from the Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum for a deep dive into Greek heritage.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabettus Hill on a panoramic sightseeing tour that includes highlights such as Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Garden and more.
  • Delphi: The most memorable and unique experiences you will have in Greece. To understand the future, let us first find the keys to the past! Visit the archaeological site of Delphi, the museum, the temple of Apollo, the theater, the Delphic stadium second in fame and importance after the Olympic games.
  • Castalia springs: Kings, generals, philosophers, artists, ands scientists had to wash their feet in order to visit the oracle priestesses.
  • Temple of Athens Pronea – Gymnasium: Here athletes were trained and prepare for the Delphic games, and Athens Pronea was the protector of them.

Panoramic Sightseeing Highlights (from inside the vehicle)

  • Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, National Garden, Catholic Cathedral, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Athens, National Library, Kapnikarea Byzantine Church, Monastiraki Flea Market, Thiseio, the Central Orthodox Church, and Kolonaki, the prestigious area of Athens, centra Greece, Arachova.

Explore all the great things about Athens using a private vehicle and time the whole day. There’s history across the path and adventures to discover.

Are you ready to embark on a journey through time and history? Look no further than the captivating cities of Athens and Delphi in Greece. A city break like no other, where ancient ruins, mythological legends, and modern-day charm collide to create a truly unforgettable experience.

In this session, we will try to understand how come these two renowned spots have remained influential over centuries. How is it possible that Greece a tiny land has contributed a lot towards human history? Join us as we investigate how our existence has been shaped by history!

Athens: Where Ancient and Modern Collide
As you step foot in Athens, the capital of Greece, you’ll be instantly transported back in time to the days of ancient civilizations. The iconic Acropolis, with the majestic Parthenon standing tall, is a must-visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike. Wander through the historic Plaka neighborhood, lined with charming cafes, shops, and restaurants, offering a glimpse into local life.

But Athens is not just about ancient ruins. The city’s vibrant street art scene, bustling markets, and bustling nightlife make it a modern metropolis with a unique blend of old and new. Indulge in traditional Greek cuisine at a local taverna, sip on ouzo in a trendy rooftop bar, or simply stroll through the bustling streets and soak in the lively atmosphere.

Delphi: The Legendary Oracle of Ancient Greece
Just a few hours’ drive from Athens lies the mythical town of Delphi, nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Known in ancient times as the center of the world and home to the Oracle of Delphi, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Explore the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle delivered prophetic messages, and marvel at the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Delphi is not just a place of historical significance; it is also a natural paradise. Hike through the picturesque olive groves and pine forests, or visit the nearby Arachova village, famous for its traditional crafts and delicious local dishes.

Athens Airport Arrivals
Athens Airport Arrivals

Welcome to Greece, Warm Greek Hospitality!

Welcome to Athens! Get ready to experience a warm and hospitable welcome at Athens International Airport upon your arrival. From the moment you step off the plane, you will be greeted with friendly smiles and helpful staff who are dedicated to making your arrival a smooth and pleasant experience. You will feel the warm breeze from the Mediterranean Sea and admire the beauty of Greece on the whole.

Athens International Airport, also known as Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Greece. It has consistently been ranked as one of the best airports in Europe for its exceptional customer service and convenient facilities. The airport staff are multilingual and always ready to assist travelers with any questions or concerns they may have.

One of the things that truly sets Athens International Airport apart is the warm Greek hospitality that you will experience upon arrival. Find your private chauffeur at arrivals, search for a person with your name on paper sign! The Greek people are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, and this is evident from the moment you land at the airport. Whether you need assistance with directions, recommendations for local attractions, or just a friendly smile to start your day, our staff at Athens International Airport are dedicated to ensuring that your arrival is a pleasant one. Transfer to your hotel in Athens. Check in. Evening at leisure. Plaka is a wonder of leisure time!

Plaka: Known as the “neighborhood of the gods”!

Plaka, Athens Greece
Plaka, Athens Greece

Plaka: A Fascinating Journey into the World of Greek Folklore!

Step into the spell of Plaka magic. Magic Plaka is a term that originates from the folklore of Greece, particularly in the region of Plaka, a historic neighborhood in Athens known for its charming streets and traditional Greek architecture. In Greek mythology, Plaka is believed to have mystical powers and is often associated with tales of supernatural occurrences and magical beings. Find your way through its secrets and hidden gems. Plaka, a historical area in Athens, contains many charming narrow streets designed in an old Greek style. So, many tourists come because they can see several sites of historical significance are found there, find numerous little shops, and relax in nice cafés.

In a manner that is peculiar solely to itself, Plaka holds a singular splendor due to its scenic position; consequently, anyone who comes to Athens must visit it. Cannily placed amidst Acropolis hill rises Plaka; hence many a visitor has unwittingly forgone it in their itinerary. An art and aestheticism infused region hallmarked by rich historical facts & tradition is what Plaka represents in total contrast to most of the tourists who venture into its neighborhood. Enjoy walks on lovely cobblestone paths & surrounded by lively bougainvillea!

You will find shops stuffed with craft items from several nations. Have authentic Greek cuisine in Plaka, which has a taste different from that of various villages in Greece. As you sit at the foot of the Acropolis hill, taste moussaka, gyros, souvlaki and baklava.

The Acropolis of Athens

acropolis and parthenon

Experience your personalized tour of Athens. The journey starts early in the morning from your residence or preferred venue. Finally, we shall reach our climax when we visit the amazing Acropolis of Athens that is decorated with the splendid Parthenon.

Here you will have the privilege of looking at the grand Propylaea as well as the good-looking Temple of Athena Nike meanwhile Erechtheion will be visited which is well-known because of the caryatid statues some people refer them to as the porch of maidens and they are also attractive.

The Ancient Greek Agora in Athens

Athens Greek Agora
Athens Greek Agora

Mysteries of the Ancient Greek Agora in Athens

If you are a history enthusiast or simply a curious traveler, a visit to the Ancient Greek Agora in Athens is a must-do experience. This historical site holds a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered, offering a glimpse into the life and culture of ancient Greece. The Ancient Greek Agora, located at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, was the heart of the city-state’s political, commercial, and social life. It served as a marketplace, a meeting place for citizens, and a hub of cultural and political activities. The word “agora” itself translates to “gathering place” or “assembly,” emphasizing its significance as a central meeting point.

Explore the Ruins from the Stoa of Attalos, a reconstructed ancient building that now houses a museum, to the Temple of Hephaestus, one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples, the 11 century Byzantine church each site offers a unique insight into the architectural and cultural achievements of the ancient Greeks.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Ancient Greek Agora is its role as a political center. This was where important decisions were made, speeches were delivered, and democratic ideals were born. The Bouleuterion, or council house, and the Tholos, a circular building where officials dined, are just a few of the structures that highlight the Agora’s political significance. In addition to its political importance, the Ancient Greek Agora was also a hub of cultural activity. It was here that philosophers like Socrates and Plato engaged in intellectual debates, playwrights showcased their works in theaters, and artisans sold their creations.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and House of Parliament

The tour goes to important sites like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the House of Parliament in Syntagma Square.

Check the changing of guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial for Greek dead soldiers .

The Hellenic Parliament now occupies the former Old Royal Palace which displays neo classical buildings.

The Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament

greek parliament in athens

While you are being chauffeured by one of our experienced drivers around town, the car would drive past some of the city’s most familiar places like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near Syntagma Square where Greek Parliament Building stands.

The place is also referred to as Constitution Square, and it is very busy, hosting a historical Parliament Building. This revered institution represents the people through their elected representatives known as Members of Parliament who come together for plenary sessions.

Once upon a time, the ex-Royal Palace was the current building that housed Parliament.

The Panathenaic Stadium and Olympic History

Athens Panathenaic Stadium
Athens Panathenaic Stadium

Olympic Legacy: Stadium Facts

Explore the historic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, a symbol of Olympic history, and discover fascinating stories behind this ancient Olympic venue.

The Panathenaic Stadium in Athens is a historical gem. The stadium’s iconic marble structure showcases ancient Greek architecture and serves as a timeless symbol of athletic excellence. The stadium’s rich history and connection to the Olympics make it a must-visit destination for sports enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

We got to the Panathenaic Stadium known as Kallimarmaron Stadium next. In addition, this splendid building held the first modern Olympics back in 1896, embodying the spirit of the Olympic movement while it was used for different Olympic Games until Athens 2004.

This is where the Olympic Flame for every Olympic Games is first lit.

The Neoclassical Trilogy

Athens Academy
Athens Academy

As we progress down Panepistimiou Avenue, you’ll catch sight of the magnificent Catholic Cathedral of Athens and the iconic Neoclassical Trilogy – the Academy of Athens, Athens University, and the National Library. These stunning buildings boast exquisite architectural designs and rich historical significance.

Ancient Greek and Roman Landmarks

Reaching the end of Panepistimiou Avenue, your eyes will be drawn to Omonoia Square, Athens’ second-largest square. Our journey continues with a scenic drive to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Gate, where the ancient Greek and Roman eras beautifully merge.

The Acropolis Museum

Athens Acropolis Museum
Athens Acropolis Museum

Marvels of the Acropolis Museum

As you leave the Acropolis, touring the Museum of the Acropolis located at the foot of the Sacred Rock. The Acropolis Museum stands as a beacon of history and culture. Home to some of the most significant artifacts from the Acropolis of Athens, this museum is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts and art lovers alike. Here you will find the Parthenon made out of marble and participate in numberless other ancient findings from this very historical site.
The Acropolis Museum showcases the rich heritage of Ancient Greece, offering a window into the lives of its people and the grandeur of its architecture. From intricate sculptures to exquisite pottery, each artifact tells a story of a bygone era, inviting visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in the wonders of the past.

Designed by renowned architect Bernard Tschumi, with local Greek architect Michael Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum is a masterpiece in its own right. Its modern aesthetic seamlessly blends with the ancient ruins surrounding it, creating a harmonious fusion of the past and the present. The museum’s glass walls offer panoramic views of the Acropolis, allowing visitors to admire the majestic Parthenon while exploring its history within the museum’s walls. The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world.

Monastiraki Flea Market and Greek Cuisine

Athens Monastiraki Flea Market
Athens Monastiraki Flea Market

Monastiraki the Flea Market in Athens is a bustling hub of culture and history. The market offers a variety of unique items, from handmade crafts to vintage clothing. It is a great place to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Get a taste of modern Athens by visiting the fish and meat markets downtown and the famous Monastiraki flea market.

Greek cuisine is known for its emphasis on fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Olive oil, feta cheese, and herbs like oregano and mint are staples in many dishes. The Mediterranean diet, which is prevalent in Greek cuisine, is praised for its health benefits. It typically includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins like fish and legumes. The use of traditional cooking techniques, such as grilling and roasting, adds depth and richness to the dishes.

However, no visit to Athens is complete without indulging in the flavors of traditional Greek cuisine. Every time you visit Athens you must taste traditional Greek foods. Join us at a genuine Athens restaurant or taverna where you will enjoy those famous Greek dishes and the Mediterranean Diet in all their splendid colors and flavors.

Lycabettus Hill and Panoramic Views

Lycabettus Hill
Lycabettus Hill in Athens

Finally, enjoy breathtaking views from Lycabettus Hill, the highest peak in Central Athens, to capture spectacular images of the entire city. The hike to the top is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike. At the peak, you can find a chapel and a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

After this unforgettable experience, your driver will happily drop you off at your preferred destination in Athens or Piraeus Port.

Delphi: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Oracle

Delphi Greece
Delphi Greece

Delphi: Delve into Delphi’s Charm

Have you ever wondered about the ancient Oracle of Delphi and its mysterious prophecies that shaped the course of history? The Oracle of Delphi, also known as the Pythia, was a powerful priestess who served as a conduit for the Greek god Apollo, providing wisdom and guidance to those who sought her counsel.

According to Greek mythology, the Oracle of Delphi was established by Apollo himself at the sacred site of Delphi in central Greece. It was believed that the Pythia would enter a trance-like state and communicate the god’s messages to those who came to seek her advice. The prophecies were often cryptic and open to interpretation, leaving many to ponder their true meanings.

The Oracle of Delphi held immense power and influence in the ancient world. Kings, generals, and statesmen would consult the Pythia before making important decisions, believing her prophecies could foretell the outcome of battles, political disputes, and personal matters. The Oracle’s pronouncements were highly respected and often acted upon with great significance. The ruins of temples, treasuries, and theaters evoke a sense of awe and wonder, inviting visitors to explore the remnants of a civilization long gone. The most iconic landmark in Delphi is the Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle sat upon a tripod and uttered her enigmatic prophecies. Do not miss the museum, the temple of Athens pronea, Castalia springs, and the stadium of Delphi.

Transfer to Athens International Airport

Athens Fairwell Day

Explore Athens one last time before you leave!

On your departure day from Athens, make sure to check your flight details ahead of time. Arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare to avoid any last-minute stress. Double-check your luggage and travel documents to ensure a smooth departure process. Remember to bid farewell to the beautiful city of Athens and cherish the memories you’ve made during your stay.

As your time in the vibrant city of Athens comes to an end, you can’t help but feel a mix of emotions. From the stunning Acropolis to the bustling streets filled with history and culture, Athens has captured your heart in more ways than one. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. A Bittersweet farewel from Athens has finally arrived, and as you pack your bags and say goodbye to the cozy hotel that has been your home for the past days, youcan’t help but feel a pang of sadness.

Exploring the city one last time before heading to the airport, make the most of your last few hours in Athens. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood, savoring the sights and sounds of the city one last time. The charming narrow streets lined with colorful houses and quaint cafes make you wish you could stay just a little bit longer.

Last stop is at the Athens International Airport. That’s the end of our services! Have a nice flight back home!

Stay in Athens

Athens Electra Metropolis Hotel
Athens Electra Metropolis Hotel 5*
Athens Amalia Hotel 4*
Athens Amalia Hotel 4*
Athens Attalos Hotel 3*
Athens Attalos Hotel 3*

Hotels are subject to availability on bookings day!
The Athens city Break includes 4* hotels. If you wish a 3* or 5* hotel please contact our customer service!

Proposed optional tours especially for the original Athens city break

  • The Impressive 4-hour Sunset tour to Sounion, the Athens Riviera and the southern coast of Athens with countless coves will give you an overview of Athens’ alluring and romantic side and will offer you the chance to experience an emotional moment during your tour. Αdmire the architecture of the spectacular Temple of POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea, and one of the best sunsets in the world!
  • From Nov 1 to Mar 31 – Daily – Dep.: 5:30pm – Ret.: 9:30pm
    From Apr 1st to Oct 31st – Daily – Dep.: 3:00pm – Ret.: 7:00pm
  • A night out in Athens, Starting our evening Athens by night private tour with folklore music, dance show and dinner in a Greek typical restaurant  in Plaka, is the tour you cannot miss if you want to combine sightseeing and entertainment. During this tour you will have the chance to enjoy Athens by night; those who have experienced it will only tell you that it is probably one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have.
  • From Nov 1st to Mar 31st – Every Thu & Sat
    From Apr 1st to Oct 31st – Daily – Dep.: 7:30pm – Ret.: 11:30pm

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  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 4* hotel
  • Full day Athens private tour
  • Full day Delphi private tour
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Licensed tour driver to guide you till you enter sites.
  • Daily breakfast
  • All taxes
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • Liability insurance


  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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