Exquisite visit to legendary Delphi, in an 8-h private tour; Visit Delphi the navel or center of the Earth with an explosive private tour from Athens
Delphi is one of the most renowned places of ancient Greece. Until today, its importance is discussed and its legends are considered a mystery. The Oracle of Delphi was the place to visit before a very important decision or a life-changing event in Greece.
Delphi is today one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and definitely a place you cannot afford to skip when you find yourself in Greece. Except for its significance, it is also known for the amazing landscape and its very positive aura.
Highlights of our Exquisite visit to legendary Delphi, in an 8-h private tour
- A private full-day tour with an English speaking driver from Athens to Delphi
- Drive through the picturesque landscape of Central Greece
- Drive through Arachova, a famous ski resort
- A typical Greek lunch with traditional food you will love
- The archaeological site of Delphi, the Museum and the Temple of Apollo
Itinerary: Athens – Levadia – Arachova- Delphi – Athens
The private tour to Delphi starts from Athens early in the morning. The driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship and will drive you towards an impressive but also scenic countryside.
You will pass by Levadia, one of the known and influential towns in Central Greece, and Thebes the important city-state of the ancient years.
After a drive of fewer than two hours, you will be arriving at Arachova, a very small but extremely cute and picturesque mountain village that lies at the feet of Mt Parnassus.
Arachova is known as a major tourist destination in winter, especially for those who ski, and for the quality of its handmade carpets and kilims. It is also a place that serves delicious local dishes and a variety of cheeses that you will not find in other areas in Greece.
Delphi the navel of the earth
After a short stop in Arachova, the private full-day tour will continue towards Delphi, which is located just 8km away. Delphi is known due to the Oracle that dates from the Mycenaean period, although its fame grew bigger around the early 6th century BC.
The Oracle of Delphi gained significant political and religious importance and became extremely rich. The richness and the importance of the place are evident even today.
During the private full-day tour you will be visiting the archaeological site of Delphi which is one of the most impressive sites you will ever visit in your life. You can visit the Oracle, the navel of the Earth called omphalos in Greek, and of course, the Museum of Delphi that houses some impressive treasures of antiquity.
In the museum of Delphi, you will see the status of the Twin brothers, the Sphynx from Naxos, and of course, the immense bronze Charioteer called Eniochos. After the museum, you will visit the Athenian treasury and the Temple of Apollo.
Later you will be returning back to Athens, following the same route.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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 difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
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.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed