Bus tour to Delphi | Shared tour

Overview


The full-day tour to Delphi with shared bus is an excellent chance to visit the ancient navel of the Earth, the most important cult center of the ancient world. During our drive to Delphi, you will also have the chance to admire the beautiful landscape of Central Greece and visit smaller towns and villages, you would otherwise miss.

Itinerary of the full-day bus tour from Athens to Delphi

Athens, Thebes, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Athens

Highlights of the tour from Athens to Delphi

  • Travel through the lush countryside of Greece in a luxurious bus
  • Drive by historical cities such as Thebes and Levadia
  • Tour Delphi, a mystical place of cult and mystery with a tour guide and with entrance fee included in the price
  • Buy traditional Greek products and souvenirs at Arachova

Description

Description of the shared bus tour to Delphi

You will travel through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing important towns of the ancient and modern Greece such as Thebes, known as a military city state of the past, or through the tragic plays of King Oedipus and Antigone.

We will also cross Levadia and Arachova, before we will arrive at Delphi, the sanctuary of God Apollo and the occult center of the Ancient World, or the Navel of the Earth, as it was known in the ancient times.

Apollo Temple in Delphi
Apollo Temple in Delphi

During your visit and sightseeing tour in Delphi you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, containing significant masterpieces of the ancient Greek sculpture, such as the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of athlete Aghias, the Naxian Sphynx and the twin Brothers.

Feel the mystic aura of the area in the Temple of Apollo, where Oracle Pythia was giving out her predictions of the future to the people flocking to Delphi from every part of the – then – known world.

Experience and see the Castalia spring with the two monumental fountains receiving water from the spring for the last 3000 years, and share the secret of eternal youth hidden in the freshness of its waters.

 

The village of Arachova
The village of Arachova

After lunch we will visit the traditional Greek village of Arachova, known for its famous handmade carpets and quilts.

Arachova is one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Greece; set at the feet of Mt Parnassus it is the center of attention in winter months, due to the ski center. It is also known due to the local products, cheese, pasta and wood products, which you can buy and bring home with you.

After a short stop here, we will continue the tour  passing through the towns of Levadia and Thebes, arriving in Athens in the afternoon.

N.B. Clients staying at the coast will depart for their hotels from our terminal around 19.30 hrs.

Details


Important notes

According to the new law a CITY TAX for the hotel overnights is effective from January 1st 2018 and it is NOT included in our excursion rates. Clients will have to pay the tax on the spot at the hotels. The amount per overnight per room is: 5* hotel=4€ | 4* hotel=3€ | 3* hotel=1,50€.

From November 1st 2019 all children from the age of 6 (six) who are coming from non E.U. countries will have to pay the full rate of the entrance fee for the Museums and the Archaeological sites. For children coming from E.U. countries status, rates remain the same but It is very important to have their passport with in order to prove their nationality.

Tour Type

  • Organized Shared Bus Tour

Included in the tour

  • Professional licensed by the state bilingual tour Guide
  • Entrance fee for archaeological sites and museums
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up from most of hotels in Athens
  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, & Dinner), for multiple day tours only
  • Road tolls and local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and Beverage

Additional info

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.

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.

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


Daily Service from April to October & November to March every Wednesday – Friday & Sunday

  • During Christmas week the program will depart on Monday the 23rd of December 2019 instead of Wednesday the 25th of December 2019.
  • During New Years Eve week the program will depart on Monday the 30th of December 2019 instead of Wednesday the 1st of January 2020.
  • During 25th of March (National Holiday) week the program will depart on Monday the 23rd of March 2020 instead of Wednesday the 25rd of March 2020.
  • Dep. 08.45 – Ret. 19.00

Price: 

April to October

  • Without lunch 94,00 € per adult, 54,00€ per child from the E.U. and Non E.U. Child 70€ from age 6 (Six)
  • Including lunch 108,00 € per adult, 63,00€ per child from the E.U. and Non E.U. Child 70€ from age 6 (Six)

November to March

  • Without lunch 87,00 € per adult, 54,00€ per child from the E.U. and Non E.U. Child 63€ from age 6 (Six)
  • Including lunch 100,00 € per adult, 63,00€ per child from the E.U. and Non E.U. Child 63€ from age 6 (Six)

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