Embark on a breathtaking cultural journey through Greece on our 2-day private tour to Delphi and Olympia. Immerse yourself in the rich history of these iconic sites and witness the beauty and grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore two of the most renowned destinations in just 48 hours!
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
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Greece, beginning at the early hours of Athens and journeying through the lush landscapes of Central Greece. As you travel past the town of Levadia, you’ll catch a glimpse of the charming village of Arachova, known as the winter hotspot for jet-setters thanks to its popular ski center at the base of Mount Parnassus.
Before long, you will arrive at the prestigious location of Delphi, nestled beneath the majestic Parnassus and overlooking the Gulf of Itea. This renowned archaeological site is steeped in history and is considered one of the most significant in all of Greece. Throughout ancient times, it was a revered place of religious devotion and a hub of cultural influence, thanks to the revered sanctuary of the god Apollo. Similar to Olympia, Delphi also hosted athletic competitions in honor of the gods: the Delphic games, second only to the renowned Olympic Games.
Immerse yourself in the rich and ancient remnants of Delphi, as they evoke a distinctive sense of wonder and awe with their powerful and pervasive energy. Your exploration will include awe-inspiring sites such as the treasury of Athens, the revered Temple of Apollo, the famed Castalia Spring, and the renowned museum of Delphi showcasing priceless statues and artifacts. After an engaging sightseeing tour, indulge in a mouthwatering Greek lunch in Delphi.
As you venture further along the picturesque stops of Itea and Nafpaktos, be sure to take in the breathtaking view of the impressive Rio-Antirrio bridge, known as the longest and tallest cable bridge in Europe. Indulge in a brief cruise from Rio to Antirio, crossing central Greece to the Peloponnese, and be in awe of this majestic feat of engineering. You will finally reach Olympia in the late afternoon for an overnight stay.
Day 2nd: Olympia, Corinth canal, Athens
Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the past and present of the Olympic Games, as we take you to the very birthplace of this iconic event. Olympia, where the Games were first conceived and held every four years, awaits your exploration. For the adventurous, the original race track beckons to be conquered. Visit the sacred sanctuary of Zeus and immerse yourself in the history of the Olympics at the museum, where a wide array of artifacts will guide you through the evolution of these ancient Games to their modern counterparts.
Prepare to indulge in a delightful lunch after your venture around the enchanting ancient Olympia. While journeying back to Athens along the scenic Saronic Gulf, you will make a brief pause at the Corinth Canal, which unites the western and eastern regions of Greece, as well as the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture some unforgettable photos.
As the sun sets in the late afternoon, your cultural tour spanning two days will come to a close in Athens.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the 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 state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to 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)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting 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 the 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 the 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-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