Full day excursion to Delphi from Athens. 'Amazing day!'

What's included in this Private tour to Delphi
included in the private Delphi tour Delphi site; see the Sanctuary of Apollo and stadium
included in the private Delphi tour Visit the Delphi museum
included in the private Delphi tour The picturesque village of Arachova
included in the private Delphi tour Stop for local Greek lunch at the village of Arahova
included in the private Delphi tour English-speaking licensed and accredited guide throughout the tour
included in the private Delphi tour Private Chauffered Vehicle
included in the private Delphi tour Included are all entrances fees, tolls and taxes
included in the private Delphi tour Hotel or cruise ship pick-up and drop-off service
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Full day Delphi tour
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Private Athens day trip Itinerary
Tour Itinerary
length of the Private tour in Atrhens
8 Hours
Day Trip
An exclusive private tour of Delphi
Your personal driver will pick you up from the hotel in order to start this wonderful tour to the Unesco world heritage site of Delphi.

Delphi is approximately two and a half hours from Athens. The route follows the national road north through the plains of Beotia and passes outside the town of Thebes. As you get closer to Delphi, you will start the ascent to the imposing mountain of Parnassus. The ancient site is at the foot of the mountain; the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi.

Ancient site of Delphi

Passing by the Castalia spring you will visit the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo. The site is very large and there is a lot to see including the famous oracle where in ancient times people believed they would learn what their future held. Enjoy the views from the site, they are incredible – the setting is so impressive that in ancient times it was considered the navel of the world.

The Delphi museum

After visiting the site of Delphi the next stop is museum. The Delphi museum has spectacular exhibits including the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury and the famous bronze Charioteer. It is well worth visiting the museum as the exhibits complement what you saw at the site and will allow you to get a better understanding of the role Delphi played in antiquity.

Your personal guide will explain and give you insights about the sight, the history and the legends surrounding it. Take advantage of being on a private tour and the one to one personal attention your guide will provide. Our guides are not only fully certified and accredited, but also are handpicked to be the best in Greece; their depth of knowledge and ability to pass this on, in an interesting and captivating way, are unparalleled.

After your visit to the Delphi museum walk down to the site exit where your driver will be waiting.

Next stop is lunch! A short drive to a traditional restaurant – selected for you is a lovely menu of local tastes. Enjoy your lunch; take the opportunity to taste regional products and experience original Greek cuisine. The restaurant has amazing views of the olive grove plains below. A Greek coffee at the end of our meal will conclude this fantastic tour of Delphi. (see note on including/excluding lunch)

After lunch depart for Athens to return to your hotel. The drive back is an opportunity to discuss with your guide aspects of ancient Greece that intrigued you from this visit to Delphi.

End of our day tour
Thank you!
Your driver will take you back your hotel. Get some last information from your tour guide on the way to the drop off point.



Delphi

Tour Map and information

Tour Information
camera Sightseeing
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit to the Archaeological Site of Delphi. A Unesco World Heritage site.
trip search Visit the Delphi museum.
trip search Stop at Arahova for Lunch
Pick up and End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
date of departure Departure Dates
This tour is operated every day throughout the year. On national holidays 25&26/Dec, 1/Jan, 25/March, 1/May and Orthodox Easter Sunday an alternative itinerary is operated as sights are closed.
time of departure Departure Time
As this is a private tour you can set the time of departure that suits you. We recommend to start the tour at about 09:00 as this will allow you to see the sights at the best time. On the 'request form' tell us what time suits you and we can advise you on the different options available.
 
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Tour Experiences
tour highlight The view from the Delphi site is stunning, take a moment to enjoy it.
tour highlight At the foot of the Delphi site there is a natural spring. It is the castalia spring, enjoy a drink of cold water as people have done since ancient times.
tour highlight Walk the narrow main street of Arahova and see the traditionally built stone houses.


General
About your guide on this tour Your Guide
A fully licensed and accredited guide has been selected to give you the best experience on this private tour.
Your guide will be with you for the duration of the tour. ( starting from your hotel and right up unitl the end of the tour ).
Vehicles and Drivers Vehicles and Drivers
Vehicles: Our vehicles are fully insured, nonsmoking and new.
Drivers: The attentiveness of our drivers to the clients is paramount to our service. We have handpicked our staff in order for them to provide the best service. All our drivers are fully licensed and qualified.


Entrance Fees
entrances to sites Entrance fees to the sight of Delphi and the museum are included in the price.
Lunch
Lunch at Delphi The tour is offered in two options.
  • Option1: Including lunch
  • Option2: With "free time for lunch".

You can choose either option.
If you choose the "including lunch" option you will enjoy a lovely meal at a local restaurant. A three course Greek menu, including traditional dishes, is included in this option.
Drinks are not included in the lunch price.

This would be up there as possibly the best tour we had all trip.
Anna, our guide, obviously loves Greece, has an encyclopaedic knowledge, and imparts it in a gentle, warm and engaging manner. Couple that with the flexibility of a personal tour - she went out of her way to accommodate my wife who has trouble walking distances - and you have the perfect combination. Also welcome but unexpected was a narrated tour of the sights of Athens on the way out - stopping to photograph the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was no trouble.
It was an awe-inspiring experience visiting Delphi, and I truly cannot recommend it highly enough.
You must do this!

Visited March 2017
Quite a long drive from Athens but well worth it. Delphi is a amazing Unesco listed archeological site and should not be missed when visiting Athens.
We had an excellent driver and our guide Stelios was very thorough in explaining everything to us as well as being friendly and thoughtful. After the tour we had a guided visit to the nearby museum which again was an unforgettable experience.
Lunch was a short drive away to a very clean taverna with scenic views.
A very enjoyable day trip, one we wouldn't have missed.

Visited March 2017
In early October we took a day trip from Athens to Delphi with Siva Travel.
From the moment we were collected from our hotel to the minute we were dropped back we felt like first class passengers. Our Guide Maria was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable on all things Greek both Ancient and Modern - she has a wonderful way of explaining the complex Greek history in a way that everyone easily understood and more importantly enjoyed!. She was patient and happily answered a myriad of questions - and had great recommendations about lunch! She is obviously passionate about her job and is by far the best guide I have ever encountered in Greece on my many trips to Greece. Our Driver Dionyssis Panagopolous was also excellent - a very, very competent driver and a really nice guy! Delphi is spectacular and is full of history and a must do if one is visiting Athens - but to make the most of it you really do need a guide. Siva Travel were excellent to deal with when organising our Delphi Trip. We also used them for airport transfers, ferry transfers and accommodation. Communication was easy and prompt - no question was too hard to answer. They proved extremely reliable and efficient. We encountered an airline strike whilst we were there and they went out of their way to ensure our holiday was not disrupted - it was lovely to know that they were looking out for us.
We cant recommend Siva Travel highly enough we will definitely be going back and definitely be seeking them out to look after us in Greece!

Visited October 2016
Our family spent two weeks traveling in many parts of Greece, seeing many historical sights and taking numerous tours. This tour was by far the most informative. Stelios was an extremely knowledgeable guide. His background is in archeology and the information he shared with us about Delphi and other spots in Greece we could not get from just reading guidebooks.
Highly recommended!
Worth every euro!

Visited July 2016







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