My husband and I spent 5 nights in Athens in September 2010 and did a day tour to Delphi with Key Tours during that time. I booked the reservation in advance of our trip and was a little unsure of whether or not we'd like it as I had heard that parts of Delphi had been closed and I wasn't sure if they'd opened again. I was also concerned about the 3 hour drive to get there and thought the whole experience might be tiring as it takes up a full day. Well, it turns out, it was wonderful! We loved this trip. Everything at Delphi was open - we didn't have any problems. The 3 hour drive doesn't feel like 3 hours at all. I took a book with me. The guide speaks a bit about various things during the ride (not the whole time), the bus stops after about an hour or so at a cafe/restaurant where you can use the restrooms, get coffee/snacks, etc. and stretch your legs a bit and that all breaks up the trip a bit. There's a lot of beautiful scenery on the drive there and back so this makes it pleasant as well. On the way to Delphi, you pass through a beautiful little town called Arachova and they actually stopped there on the way back. We were able to wander some of the shops and take pictures - we were there for about 20-30 minutes. Delphi itself is amazing. The tour guide was very descriptive and knowledgeable. It's so interesting when you understand the background and history of the site. It is in the middle of the mountains and the views are just gorgeous. After visiting the historic site, we went through the museum which was also very interesting. Upon leaving Delphi, we stopped in Arachova for a bit and then went on to a very nice restaurant for lunch. The food was very good. Then we started back on the drive to Athens with a stop mid-way for snacks, etc. The whole day was very pleasant, lots of fun, and not tiring at all. It was well worth it, and I'm glad we took the time to take this tour. Athens is great, especially its historic sites, but there is not a whole lot to do in the city itself if you're there longer than a day or 2, so it's nice to visit some of the other areas closeby. We also took a ferry to Hydra one day and that was very nice. We booked the ferry tickets directly through Fantastic Greece; we didn't do the cruise tour that goes to all 3 of the Saronic Islands. We didn't want to rush through 3 islands and opted to visit one for several hours instead.
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