Delphi and Arachova Day Trip from Athens

Take a journey to the center of the ancient Greek world to see the Temple of Apollo and more

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 4 Reviews · 10.00h · Athens, Greece

Looking for a deeper dive into the world of ancient Greece? Then there’s no better place than Delphi! Once home to the most famous oracle in the land, the Temple of Apollo, and nearby Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the discoveries at this site provide a window into a civilization that shaped the modern world. Explore the ancient ruins with an archaeologist guide, discover more in the fascinating Delphi Museum, then take a break in the pretty mountain village of Arachova before returning to Athens.

  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Step back in time with your expert guide
  • Discover the center of the ancient world
  • The Temple of Apollo
  • Delphi Archaeological Museum
  • World-famous ancient artifacts
  • Take a break in Arachova village

Your tour begins in the center of Athens where you’ll meet your friendly guide and board a comfortable coach for the scenic drive to Delphi. Explore famous sites like the Temple of Apollo as an expert local guide tells of Delphi’s fascinating past and its pivotal role in ancient Greek civilization, then explore the incredible museum to see the most important artifacts uncovered here.

You’ll pay a visit to the beautiful Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia before your driver takes you to the stunning mountain town of Arachova. Here you’ll have free time to explore the pretty streets, buy lunch, go shopping, or just enjoy the views before traveling back to Athens for the evening.

Delphi and Arachova Day Tour Description

Your 10-hour day trip includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from Athens by coach

  • Admission and expertly guided tour of Delphi archaeological site and museum

  • Visits to Kryas Springs and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

  • Free time to explore the village of Arachova

  • Experienced driver and friendly English-speaking guide

  • Maximum group size of 30

To Delphi from Athens

Depart with your driver, guide, and group in a comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle for the journey to Delphi. As you drive through the Boeotia plain, your guide will tell stories of ancient mythology and explain the significance of the historic locations you'll visit today.

Along the way, you'll make a stop in the valley of Kryas Springs to stretch your legs and admire the impossibly beautiful landscape.

Delphi Archaeological Site and Temple of Apollo

Upon reaching Delphi, your guide will take you on a journey through one of the most significant sites of ancient Greece—often called the center of the ancient world. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this is where the fabled Delphic Oracle priestess Pythia delivered messages from the god Apollo.

It became one of the most influential oracles in the Greek world between the sixth and fourth centuries BC. Remains of the Temple of Apollo have been excavated along with other significant monuments including the Athenian Stoa, the Treasury of the Athenians, and the Polygonal Wall.

After exploring the archaeological site, you'll enter the fascinating Delphi Museum to see some of the world-famous artifacts recovered over the years. Gaze in awe as ancient relics including Naxian Sphinx, the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the bronze Charioteer, and the statue of Antinous.

The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

Around half a mile from the main site at Delphi lies the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The beautiful circular sanctuary (or tholos) was dedicated to the goddess Athena, and along with a small cluster of other structures it was thought to have served as the gateway to Delphi. Your guide will lead around the highlights of this incredible site where columns still stand almost 2,500 years after they were constructed.

Explore the Mountain Village of Arachova

Wave goodbye to ancient Greece as you driver transports you to the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Your time here is free to do as you wish. Stroll through narrow cobbled alleys, visit local artisan shops, or find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy those wonderful mountain views. If you're hungry then this is also a great place to buy lunch, with plenty of great local restaurants dotted throughout the village.

In the afternoon you driver will be ready to take you back to Athens, and you arrive in the early evening ready for a night in the city.

What you get with this tour
Round-trip transportation from Athens by coach
Admission and expertly guided tour of Delphi archaeological site and museum
Visits to Kryas Springs and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia
Free time to explore the village of Arachova
Experienced driver and friendly English-speaking guide
Maximum group size of 30
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Very good tour
11 April 2024
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Albert Oliver

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide, Elizabeth (sp), was knowledgeable and entertaining. The information shared visits to the archeological site and museum gave us a good insight into the times and thinking of the different civilizations that existed. The conditions of the bus was excellent, and the stops on the way to and from were conveniently located. The restaurant chosen for lunch was also an enjoyable experience. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Wonderful bus tour
14 January 2024
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Reviewed by
Vladimir Salomon

The visit to Delphi was magnificent. So much history to see. Sofia, our tour guide, was energetic and informative throughout the trip.

ROGER WHITLEY
30 October 2023
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ROGER WHITLEY

We had a great experience on the tour, comfortable bus and very experienced and knowledgeable guide . We would use TAG again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring along some water, a hat, and sunscreen.

What to bring?

Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring along some water, a hat, and sunscreen.

Is lunch included?

No, lunch is not included but you'll have free time in the village of Arachova to visit a local cafe or restaurant.

Does this tour accommodate wheelchairs?

Unfortunately the tour bus is not equipped for wheelchairs and the archeological sites have stairs and uneven terrain.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Athens.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, children are welcome on this tour. Please be aware the the bus cannot accommodate strollers.

Are entry fees to the Delphi site and museum included?

Yes, entry fees to Delphi archaeological site and museum are included.

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