Within just two days, you have the chance to take a private cultural tour throughout Greece, visiting two of the most known sites of the country and two of the most distinguished places in the ancient history: Delphi and Olympia.
Itinerary of the cultural tour to Delphi & Ancient Olympia
Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Itea, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Antirio, Rio Bridge, Patras, Tripoli, Megalopolis, Ancient Olympia, Corinth canal, Athens
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Highlights of the 2 days tour to Delphi and Olympia
- A cultural experience through sites of cult and sports
- Two days full of images and history
- A tour through the gorgeous Greek countryside and landscape
- An experienced and professional English-speaking driver
Description of the cultural 2 days tour to Delphi & Olympia
Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Itea, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Rio Bridge, Patras, Ancient Olympia
Experience the culture of Greece starting early from Athens and driving through fertile areas of Central Greece.
Passing by Levadia, you will see the nearby to Delphi village of Arachova. It is the hub of the jet-set during winter, due to the ski center on the slopes of Mt Parnassus.
Soon after, you will reach the renowned site of Delphi at the foot of Parnassus, above the Gulf of Itea.
Delphi is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece. In ancient times throughout the Greek territory it was a place of worship and the most important cultural center of the known world, due to the sanctuary of god Apollo.
As in Olympia here too, there were athletic games in honor of the gods: the Delphic games, second in fame after the Olympic Games.
The rich and ancient remains of the unique location and nature of Delphi will create a unique feeling, due to its strong and penetrating aura. Among others you will see the treasury of Athens, the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia Spring and the museum of Delphi that houses statues and findings of immense importance.
After the sightseeing tour, you will enjoy a typical Greek lunch in Delphi.
Later, driving through Itea, Nafpaktos and passing by the impressive bridge of Rio Antirrio, you will reach Olympia late in the afternoon. Overnight in Olympia.
Day 2nd: Olympia, Corinth canal, Athens
Get ready for a tour to the history and culture of the Olympic Games, with a visit to their birthplace.
Olympia is the place where the games were born and held every four years.
You will have the chance to run the original race track if you wish, visit the sanctuary of Zeus and the museum of Olympic Games, which will introduce you to the ancient Games and will present a storyline till the modern Games through a quite rich collection of artefacts.
After the visit to the site of ancient Olympia you will also enjoy a lovely lunch.
On your way back to Athens via the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, you will have a short stop at the Corinth canal, which connects western & eastern Greece, the Aegean sea with the Ionian Sea, and you will take some memorable pictures.
You will reach Athens late in the afternoon and your two days cultural tour will end here.
- 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