- "Our excursion to Delphi was fantastic! We like historical tours so the tour of the Delphi ruins and museum were exactly what we were looking for. Our tour guide Marie was excellent- so knowledgeable and engaging, helping us with family pictures and just making the experience so worthwhile. I highly recommend doing it if you come to Athens!"
- Jenny G, TripAdvisor
- "We booked a tour to Delphi with Greek TravelTellers. We were accompanied by Constantina and Michael . We had an excellent trip. On our drive to Delphi we were given a detailed history and also stories of Greek gods and goddesses . It was an amazing introduction to the amazing monuments that awaited us at Delphi . We had a very detailed visit of the Temple and later Museum . The 3D reconstruction images of the temple were really helpful to imagine how everything used to be thousands of years ago . I strongly recommend if you are in Greece and looking for a tour guide to use their services ."
- Imran A, TripAdvisor
2. What you can expect
Begin your journey into the heart of ancient Greece with a morning pick-up from your Athens hotel. As you set off on your day trip to Delphi, you'll not only traverse the stunning Greek countryside but also cross the very land of King Oedipus, a tragic hero whose destiny was sealed after consulting the Oracle at Delphi. The enigmatic aura of Delphi beckons from afar, and as you arrive, the Sanctuary of Apollo rises majestically above the Phocis valley, offering a view that is nothing short of breathtaking.
Channel your inner ancient traveler as you step into the festival spirit of the Pythian Games, commencing your Delphi tour at the sacred Castalian Spring, quenching your thirst just as pilgrims did in ages past. Accompanied by your expert, state-licensed guide, you'll immerse yourself in the time-honored rituals that ancient visitors undertook, paving the way for their audience with the divine Oracle of Apollo.
Your Delphi tour is more than an exploration of the site; it's a profound contemplation of the central message of Delphi: 'Know thyself.' A simple yet profound aphorism that echoes through the ages, it will inspire your own journey of self-discovery and inner reflection.
After your exploration of the Delphi site, delve into the narratives behind some of antiquity's most prized artifacts at the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Marvel at the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, adorned with depictions of Hercules' Labors, the Exploits of Theseus, and the Battle of the Amazons. Grapple with the Sphinx's riddles and uncover the history behind one of Ancient Greece's most iconic surviving statues.
Following your enlightening tour, indulge in a traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Greece's rich culinary heritage. After your meal, you will have two enticing options:
Option 1: Visit the Hosios Loukas Holy Monastery
The monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site) dates back to the 10th century BC and it was built in honor of Luke the Evangelist. In a landscape untouched by time, you will discover two magnificent Byzantine churches beautifully decorated with numerous frescoes and mosaics, all perfectly preserved. You can also visit the crypt, located under the Katholikon, where the remains of the saint who founded the monastery lie.
Option 2: Explore the charming village of Arachova
Arachova, a renowned winter destination for Greeks, is a village steeped in tradition, particularly in the art of weaving. You will have the opportunity to visit a local folklore museum with a replica of a traditional loom, reminiscent of the one used by Penelope in Homer's epic, "The Odyssey." Stroll along the picturesque village streets, peruse the displays of traditional products, and savor the delightful views that surround you.
As your unforgettable Delphi private tour from Athens draws to a close, your driver will collect you and drive you back to your hotel or your preferred destination in Athens. During your return journey, you will have ample time for reflection on the profound discoveries made in Delphi, drawing closer to the ancient adage, 'Know thyself'.