08:00 - 17:30
Escape from the buzz in Athens with a day trip to Delphi. Take a 2,5 hours’ drive from Athens and arrive at the foot of Mount Parnassos. Delphi’s mountainous location has a splendid view over the valley. Sense the mystic vibes of the sanctuary of Apollo and learn why Delphi was called the navel of the world.
In antiquity, Delphi was well known as the home of the oracle of Apollo. The sanctuary, with the temple of Apollo and his oracle, was a beloved pilgrim destination in ancient Greece. Treasuries with impressive gifts from all over the Greek world and beyond were offered to Apollo in the hope of a good oracle. Hear some of the prophecies that went down in history and discover that the interpretation of an oracle is crucial!
The mountainous location of the sanctuary of Apollo still breaths its mystic vibes. Hike up the path to the temple where the Pythia, the priestess, received the messages from Apollo. Feel the magical atmosphere and enjoy a marvelous view over the green mountains and the valley below. Experience even higher up, the theatre and the stadium which were in use during the Pythian Games.
Enjoy the outdoor area of the sanctuary of Apollo and marvel at the wonderful finds in the museum. The museum of Delphi houses a significant number of unique items. Look at an enormous marble sphinx, and see one of the most important bronze sculptures in ancient Greek art. The rich museum collection gives color to the sanctuary of Apollo, so visitors can experience Delphi as ancient travelers did.
Would you like to stay in Athens? No problem! Check out our private Acropolis Tour.
- Marvel at the Apollo Temple
- Encounter the theatre in Delphi
- See the rich museum collection
- Enjoy a mountainous environment
✔ Guided tour in English, Dutch or German
✔ State-licensed tour guide/ archaeologist
✔ Skip-the-line entry
✔ Exclusive private tour
✔ Luxury private transportation
✔ Hotel pickup and drop-off (Athens city center)
✖ Entrance fees
✖ Food and drinks
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