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Delphi day trip from Athens

Awakening Delphi Private Tour
A journey to 'know thyself'

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Duration:
9 Hours
Languages:
English, Ελληνικά
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Delphi,
Arachova

Theme:
History
Mythology
Ancient Greek Rituals
Culture

Take an inspirational day trip from Athens to Delphi, the ancient ’Navel of the World’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the most sacred site of Ancient Greece, where great kings, emperors and simple men traveled from all over the Mediterranean to consult the Oracle of Apollo. Revive the ancient rituals and get closer to ‘knowing thyself’. Challenge yourselves by trying to decipher the ambiguous words of Apollo. Witness the evolution of the art of weaving from the ancient to modern times in the traditional mountain village of Arachova. Prepare yourselves for a unique journey and a revival of the ancient ways!

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens
  • Delphi day trip from Athens

1. Highlights 

 

  • Enjoy rare views of the Greek mainland and listen to stories from its mythical past
  • Delve deep into the Oracle’s mysteries at Delphi, the most important shrine in Ancient Greece
  • Revive and experience the ancient rituals before receiving an oracle from Pythia
  • Witness the evolution of the weaving art from ancient to modern times in Arachova

 

  • “Absolutely fantastic! The day trip to Delphi was totally worth it. The history of this place is truly unique and the views are breathtaking. From the start of the tour, we had a great time with Constantina and Michael, our guides. They were very friendly and kind people. The car was very nice, with comfortable seats, A/C and Wi-Fi (although we did not use it at all since the landscapes around us were nice and we were listening to the stories of the places we were crossing). The driver was really good as well and kind. The tour at the Delphi site was an amazing and entertaining experience. The guides kept the information and fun in balance. It was very interesting to get to know all the steps and the rituals before you were able to ask for and receive an oracle from Apollo and it was great that we made a representation of those steps ourselves, following the guidance of our guides. Truly interesting and helpful to understand what was really going on at that sacred place of antiquity. The museum was also nice and worth paying a visit. We had greek souvlaki in Arachova, a very cute mountain village with picturesque alleys and shops with local products next to Delphi. Lastly, we visited the folklore museum there, which was small but very quiet and we could touch really old wovens and wooden looms. All in all, it was a great day with a lot of fun, culture and a great number of photos. Totally worth the money!" 
    - Jerry S, Australia
  • "The day trip to Delphi from Athens was the highlight of our time in Athens and we have to thank Greek TravelTellers for that! Constantina and Michael were amazing guides and companions. This Delphi tour was better than the description! A truly breathtaking journey into ancient Greece and the land of Apollo. Thank you Dimitris for arranging this tour for us and for being so accommodating. We will be back :)"
    - Monika, Michigan
  • "Amazing tour with amazing guides! From the time we left Athens till we came back, we had a wonderful time with Konstantina and Michalis. They were both very knowledgeable and skillful people! Our kids were thrilled with all the stories from Greek mythology and loved the 3D tablet at the Delphi site. All in all, this Delphi day trip from Athens was a very nice experience and the work Greek TravelTelelrs put into this is totally worth it!"
    - Nick, New York

2. What you can expect

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Athens and start our day trip to Delphi. On our way, you will have the chance to admire the views of Greece’s countryside and cross the land of King Oedipus, a tragic hero whose fate was determined after receiving an Oracle from Delphi. Arriving at Delphi we will immediately feel the energy of the place. The Sanctuary of god Apollo dominates over the valley of Phocis and the view is truly breathtaking!

 

To enter the house of Apollo and Pythia, the famous Oracle, we will first have to successfully go through Athena Pronaia, the protector of her half brother. Athena's Tholos, a Sanctuary at the foot of the Delphi Oracle, is the most photographed spot in Delphi and you will get your chance to see why! With the aid of 3D virtual and reconstruction technology, we will have the chance to see the extravagant and boastful votive offerings of great powers like Athens and Sparta and walk among an impressive collection of statues! We will go inside buildings and explore the mythical treasures offered to God Apollo by powerful city-states.

 

During our journey, we will focus on the important message of Delphi and all that it represents. ‘Know thyself’... such a simple phrase, yet such an elusive virtue! Prepare yourselves for a unique journey and a revival of the ancient ways! Together, we will revive the ancient rituals and experience first-hand all the steps the ancient people took before they were deemed worthy to ask and receive an oracle from Apollo!

 

After the tour at the Delphi site, we will discover the story behind some of the most important artifacts of antiquity in the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Marvel upon the metopes of the Athenian Treasury depicting the Labours of Hercules, the Exploits of Theseus and the Battle of the Amazons! Confront the fearsome riddles of the Sphinx and discover the story behind one of the best-known statues surviving from Ancient Greece!

 

Then, our day trip continues to the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, the most famous winter destination for modern-day Athenians and well-known for its tradition in the art of weaving. After we enjoy an authentic Greek meal, we will have a tour of the Folklore Museum. There, you will have the unique chance to see an exact replica of an ancient loom, like the one Penelope used in Homer’s Odyssey... You will get to know the ‘Moires’, the ancient Goddesses of Fate, and how they ‘weave’ each person’s life! You will listen to rattling stories and witness the evolution of the art of weaving through the centuries!

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: Full-day (9 hours)
Language: English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Delphi, Arachova
When:

Daily at 8am (recommended start time, but it is flexible)

Price starts from:

129 Euro per person

Good to know:
  • This is a private tour.
  • Your safety and comfort is our foremost priority! For your transportation, we cooperate with a VIP luxury transfer company with professional drivers. Your car is going to be a luxury Mercedes with free Wi-Fi.
  • We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen.
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller
  • Services of a state-licensed guide
  • Luxury transportation from Athens to Delphi and back with a professional driver
  • A tablet with 3D virtual and reconstruction technology for the tour at the Delphi site
  • All materials necessary for the realization of the activities during the day trip
  • Authentic Greek meal in Arachova
  • Greek snacks for the road
  • All taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fees (€6 or €12 per adult, depending on the season)
  • Any other food, drinks or personal expenses during the day trip
  • Gratuities (optional)

 

 

Delphi day trip from Athens

 

Notes:

The meeting point for the Delphi day trip from Athens is the lobby of your hotel in Athens. We will contact you after reservation for details.

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