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“Driving: how about some road signs for getting there?” 4 of 5 stars
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Delphi Ruins
Delphi, Delphi, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Delphi
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Driving: how about some road signs for getting there?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We rented a car and drove, a nice experience. However, the way is poorly marked, You would think that for a major world renowned archaeological site would have signs for people driving from Athens, some of the turns were tricky. Since Greece covers so much water, the land areas on maps of Greece are very small, and don't give much detail. I had several maps, including an expensive Michelin (not worth it as it didn't show the intersections clearly), but the best one was the one the rental car company (Hertz) gave us. BTW, we rented at the airport through Priceline.com for less than 20 euros a day for the week - way cheaper than bus tours! If its not your first trip to Greece this is the way to go. Just remember that the shoulder of the road is used for driving, so use it for safety!
If you're unsure of the way out in the country, its hard to find someone to ask for help, but going through towns people are quite helpful, and the interaction is always fun.
The Delphi site is beautiful, but the best way to see it is staying overnight so you're not pressed for time. Museum is nice, not too big and overwhelming, gives you a nice feel for the things found at the site.

Visited November 2012
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“delphi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

awesome and atmospheric pity about the rock slides that prevented us getting to the temple of athena pronaia but all else fantastic. Take a guide to help you!

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“Easy day trip from Athens!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Many companies run day tours to the ruins at Delphi, but it's so much cheaper to do on your own, and very easy! We took a bus from Terminal B in Athens to Delphi at 10:30, walked around the town, saw the ruins and museum, then took the bus back to Athens in the evening. The ruins were impressive with stunning views of a the valley and surrounding hillside. My favourite was the stadium which was at the highest point, but well worth the walk! Delphi itself is a small town and very easy to walk, with the public bus stopping in the centre. From there, it's a short walk down the hill to the Ruins and museum. Don't waste your money on a group tour here, do it yourself!

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“very well kept site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

the ruins are in a good condition, the site is clean and agreable to walk by. Very interesting and instructive. I liked the amphitheatre

Visited October 2012
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“wonderful site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

be warned, closes at 3pm. Very irritating that visitors can't be given access to the ground area of the Stadium to get an athlete's perspective, this could very easily be done without damaging the structure.

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