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Delphi English Day Trip from Athens
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Delphi English Day Trip from Athens

By Chat Tours
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Take a day trip from Athens to Delphi, one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites, all without worrying about transportation or tickets. Admire the scenery en route and tour the Temple of Apollo and other relics as your guide explains the site’s significance. Then, explore Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its classical artifacts. Includes coach travel with Athens hotel (or city center) pickup and drop-off, plus an optional lunch upgrade.
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Ages 0-99, max of 49 per group
Duration: 10h
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English

Highlights
  • Visit ancient Delphi from Athens in one smooth, stress-free day
  • Travel to and from the mountain site with ease by air-conditioned coach
  • Tour the Temple of Apollo, monuments, and museum with insight from a guide
  • Upgrade to include lunch for a complete experience

  • Professional guide all day
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Entrance tickets to Delphi site and museum
  • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Visit of Temple of Pronaia and Tholos is not included
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Book your preferred tour option and depart central Athens for Delphi by climate-controlled coach. En route, hear about the ancient Greek civilization that thrived from the eighth century BC to 400 AD and see Levadia and Arachova, towns known for their colored carpets. Once in Delphi, head to the UNESCO-listed mountainside archaeological site, one of Greece’s most significant. Next, tour the ruins as your guide sheds light on the site’s oracle, an ancient priestess who conveyed messages from the god Apollo. Admire the Temple of Apollo and other monuments, and then visit the Archaeological Museum to view its artifacts, including the Charioteer of Delphi and Sphinx of Naxos. Following a hotel lunch or free time (depending on selected option), return to Athens, stopping in Arachova along the way to stretch your legs and grab a coffee (own expense). Your trip concludes at the original Athens starting point.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece Hotel lobby of Amalia Athens hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31405

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Port , airports or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • their guide will give them their entry tickets
  • French spaking available on Wednesday
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31405

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Delphi Archaeological Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Temple of Apollo
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Chat Tours
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Athens, Attica, Greece
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Savannah
New York City, NY1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
I cannot recommend Delphi strongly enough; however, I regret booking through Key Tours. We had to be on the bus at 7:30am just to spend an hour and a half driving around Athens picking up people from their hotels. We were rushed at every stop. The staff was brisk and impatient. Considering there were nearly 50 people on the bus, they did not allow enough time for all of their patrons to use the restrooms. The food was mediocre and you don’t have the option to choose a different restaurant. Despite this, the views from the Delphi theatre can’t be beat. Definitely worth taking a day trip from Athens.
Written February 24, 2020
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions
We really enjoyed this day. As we expected, the landscapes of Greece are breathtaking and we could get amazing pictures. Our guide Effie was the best of the bests, amazing storyteller, pacient and a real enthuziasthic person. Our driver Asteris was a real profesionist and drove as safe and sound everywhere . The Lunch was basic but is all you need, the free time around the spots was just perfect!!
We really reccommend Chat Tour!
Written February 16, 2020
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252lynneh
10 contributions
Nov 2022
Our tour guide Joy lives up to her name! Wonderful personality with an obvious love of her subject. Her English was perfect. The driver Pavlo was also great. I recommend this day trip to anyone coming to Athens… it truly opens one’s eyes to the Beaty of Greece out of the city, plus the magical Delphi and it’s stories plus the remaining ruins are a feast for one’s mind and soul at the same time. To be standing there with the mountain views was spectacular. The layers of history that comes alive is incredible. You can see why the spot was chosen for worship.
We did not buy the lunch (I have allergies and was being careful), instead we took our picnic lunch and sat in the tiny town of Delphi on a step overlooking the valley and breathed in the wonder of the surroundings. It was also enjoyable at our other stop on the way back.. we saw more of which we’d love to return to dive in deeper someday.
FYI most of the bus went for the lunch and when asked if it was good, we were told it was ‘adequate’, so my feelings of FOMO when the bus drove off without us (we had an hour on our own) was unwarranted in the end. There are a bunch of cafes and restaurants in Delphi the town, and so if we wanted to buy lunch we would have been fine to do so.
Definitely would not have found Delphi on our own, and no worrying about renting a car when someone else can drive you there! A+ for this tour!
Written November 15, 2022
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golfing61
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Apr 2022
Super interesting but a very king day. Pick your tour wisely. Our tour was in 2 languages which made it twice as long to get through things so we missed bits. We should have had plenty of free time to get to the top to see the stadium where we only had 25 min. Edie they were meeting in the museum, by the time we got to the museum there was a 15 min line to enter so hardly saw anything there, if we had been on a single language tour, would have been no problem.
Written April 28, 2022
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JCT
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
It was an experience you don’t want to miss. The climb can be challenging but it’s worth it. One of the highlights of our trip.

Excellent guide. Would have given 5 stars if the driver was friendly and considerate, but the bus was turned off anytime we stopped, even for 20 minutes for bathroom breaks, so the bus heated up to a miserable temperature every time that happened. And it stayed uncomfortably hot for long periods of time.

Also, we read in the ad that they would do pickup service. So when I asked about it, they refused to pick us up, even though we had 7 in our group and it would have only been 2/3 of a mile; so that complicated things. When we were on our return, and they were getting the list of hotels to drop people off, I asked again. The guide scoffed at me as though I was trying to pull a fast one or something. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t drop us off, as it would have been so easy and they advertised that this was their service. So one of the older ladies in our group fell down on the walk to our hotel… :(

Other than that, all was so fun and worthwhile. The lunch was amazing - worth a large portion of the price of the tour in a resort facility owned by the same hotel from which the tour originated. 5 star experience in a resort environment.

Other than the inexplicable comments about drop off and pick up service, the tour guide was extremely good at what she does, very pleasant, and likable.

Delphi itself is an amazing experience. It’s a few hours from Athens, and the drive there should be a tour in and of itself, as the half of the drive closer to Delphi is through such picturesque mountains that we probably took as many pictures of the breathtaking Mountain Views as we did in the sites at Delphi. Along with the stunning mountain views, you’ll find the most interesting and pretty mountainside villages to enjoy along the way.

So, with the excellent tour guide, several hours of round trip driving in a nice bus, a truly fabulous meal, and tickets to the site and museum all included, this trip is a really great value for the modest price of the offering. If the driver would just leave the danged air on, I’d give it 5 stars. (But he won’t…lol).
Written July 5, 2023
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Robert
Groningen, The Netherlands2 contributions
So, the trip was fun. Great guide, the food was better than expected and obviously Delphi is magnificent. There were however, two things that bothered me.

(1) We didn't get to visit everything under the "what to expect" headline. No Springs and no Temple of Athena. But we did take ten minutes to take pictures overlooking... a skiing village? In the summer? Just feels like that time could have been spent visiting an ancient site. It's not like anyone takes this tour to visit a town where, half a year from now, people are gonna be skiing. Just seemed like they were trying to sell me a winter holiday in Greece.

(2) Since I could not provide a proof of vaccination, I could not visit the Museum. Now, I understand why that's the case. A law went into effect today that bars unvaccinated people from places like that. I fully respect that, but I would have liked Key Tours to inform me, a tourist, about that and to maybe advise me to take a rapid test in advance, or alternatively tell me what I could do in the meantime rather than sitting around.
Written September 13, 2021
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Chatours1
Kindly be informed that this is Chat Tours and not Key Tours. You rate wrong supplier. Hara Kritikidpu Chat tours/Customer Service Manager
Written September 24, 2021
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Rhi444
London, UK185 contributions
We booked this knowing it was a large coach which was not the issue. The issues was our first stop was a service station 2hrs out of Athens and about 45 to an hour out from Delphi still, there was nothing to view there so we had to sit and wait to get back on the bus after 20 minutes. Then we get to Delphi, our guide whom was excellent and knew way to much! Took us slowly up the hill stopping and explaining as we went (most times with no shade on a hot day) then she gave us 50minutes to explore the theatre and climb the hill to the top to see the sports stadium which took about 20min each way especially in the hottest part of the day. We then had to rush to meet her outside the museum (with very little time for a toilet break) to walk around that with her and not being able to freely explore and read ourselves. It would have been nice to have had a little more time in the museum. We then went to lunch (well those who booked lunch) the rest of us where dropped off in delphi Town for an hour, once picked up we drove for like 15 minutes until our toilet break / last stop of the tour. This does not make sense to us for a toilet break so close to the last one (lunch break). The drive back to Athens was 2hrs so a stop closer would have made more sense.
Written September 15, 2022
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Chatours1
Dear client, Thank you for your review. Please be informed that It is mandatory from Greek law that drivers must stop every 3 hours therefore we have to do these stops please the driving hours from Delphi to Athens is min 3 hours as there is traffic time in Athens at 19:00. If police stop the bus to check driver's card and saw driving hours are over than 3 hours immidiately stopping the bus and our company must send another driver. In order to avoid delays we providing these legal stops. Kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
Written September 18, 2022
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Omi M
Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
Really enjoyed this day trip to Delphi - worth the time and money! It was a beautiful place and the drive there was very scenic. The guide was very knowledgeable and her commentary was very interesting. My only criticism is that the stop at Arachova on the way back was very rushed. It would have been great to have more time here as it was a charming place with nice scenery and interesting shops (even if it meant we got back to Athens half an hour later). The time we had wasn’t even long enough to have a cup of tea (unfortunately we couldn’t bring take-away cups on the bus). Otherwise this was a great day trip and I recommend it if you want to see some beautiful mountain scenery and an important historical place.
Written January 30, 2020
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Chatours1
We are thanking you for your kind review !!! its really nice to read that our tours are great!! kind regards Hara Kritikidou
Written January 31, 2020
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Jay O
Charleston, SC45 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour.

The departure point was very near our hotel so we walked there. They had arranged for use of bathrooms at the departure point, and we made a stop halfway to Delphi for another bathroom and snack stop which was very nice.

Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and gave us tidbits of information the whole way, including things about Athens as we were going through the always present traffic on the way out of town.

The Site was magnificent and the scenery around the site was stupendous (mountains, canyons). The tour guide stayed with our group (43 people) the whole way. I particularly liked the receiver and earpiece they gave us to make sure we could hear her at all times. She was very informative and the site was amazing.

One small negative was that we didn’t have a lot of time for self-touring the site afyer then speaking portion. There is a ‘stadium’ up top that wasn’t part of the guided tour. The only reason I had time to go up and see it is that I jogged up the mountain and back to see the stadium, which was interesting to see.

We then went as a group to the Musuem, which was also guided by our tour guide. She was very informative again, although a bit rushed because of the time restrictions they place on the groups.

Then we stopped for lunch. We chose to not purchase the included meal and found a nice place in our own which was great. The town was quaint and nice to walk around.

Then we drove back.
Written November 1, 2022
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Dave N
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Delphi is a spectacular site and absolutely worth your time but think about not taking an organized big bus tour. The company and guide were efficient but think about this - you're 11 hours in their company and you get to spend just 45 mins at the site (the 1.5 hours promised didn't materialize). There were whole sections of the site we didn't get to see because of the time constraint, and then, humans being humans, other guests arriving back from the site visit to the meeting point 25 minutes late eroded our time in the museum by the same amount. Also note, although it is supposed to be a guided tour, the time at the Temple of Apollo segment was without a guide and there were no guide books available at the site. So, take your own guidebook, book a tour just for you (or better still drive yourselves there) but do prioritize the visit - it's terrific.
Written June 21, 2022
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