Visit Delphi, Arachova & Hosios Loukas
At the foot of Mount Parnassus lies the sanctuary of Delphi. According to the mythology this is the point that the two eagles, that sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the center of the world, met!
Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delphi ranks with the Acropolis in Athens, Olympia, and the island of Delos as one of the most important tourist attractions of the classical period of ancient Greece. Its wealth of remains combines with its magnificent mountain setting and its importance in Greek mythology to make Delphi one of the high points of a visit to Greece.
Private Athens To Delphi Shore Excursions departing from Athens or Piraeus port Cruise ships. Drive through the national road to Thieves, Levadia, Distomo, Zemeno, and the village of Arachova, which is located nearby the Ski Center of Parnassos. After a wonderfully scenic drive through mountains and fertile valleys, we will visit the ancient city of Delphi one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe! visit the temple of Apollo, the oracle, navel, and the center of the world, according to Greek mythology! The Museum of Delphi and the local stadium. Finally, we will visit the modern village of Delphi and we will have lunch at a scenic traditional tavern. Then we will return back to Athens.
Delphi was inhabited since the Mycenaean times (14th – 11th century B.C.) by small settlements that were dedicated to Mother Earth. The worship of Apollo as the god of light, harmony, and order, was established between the 11th and 9th centuries B.C. Slowly over the next five centuries, the sanctuary grew in size and importance. During the 8th century B.C. Delphi became internationally known for the Oracular powers of Pythia, the priestess who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gasses, and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. The ancient people of the Mediterranean had such faith in Pythia’s view of the future, that no major decision was made without consulting the Oracle of Delphi first. Greek and foreign dignitaries, heads of state, and common people made a pilgrimage to the Delphi sanctuary and paid large amounts of money to receive an oracle from Pythia.
- Arachova Village
- Temple of Apollo
- Village of Delphi
- The Oracle of Delphi
- Museum of Delphi
- Ancient Delphi Theater
- Lunch at Delphi Village
- Monastery of Hosios Loukas
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Water and snacks
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees for all the attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals.
- Tips and gratuities
We use luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles, legal and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization, smoke-free, fully air-conditioned.
Rates include all tolls, fuel, parking fees, and baggage charges.
Not included: Drinks, meals, entrance fees, accommodation, licensed guides (optional) and/or gratuities.
Prices are per car and not per person.
The driver will wait a maximum of 60 minutes after the indicated pick up time.
Tours are private, personal, and flexible just for you and your party.
For all tours except layover tours that starts/ends at Athens airport there will be a surcharge of 25% (Athens airport is 45-60 minutes drive from Athens, Piraeus port).
For services between 23:30 – 06:30 there will be a 20% surcharge.
Names Lists: Upon booking confirmation, you must provide a full list (names & surnames) for all members of your touring party. This is required by local authorities for all tours and failure to provide such a list may result in the cancellation of your tour.
Driver: Please be aware that your Driver is not permitted to enter archaeological sites and museums and offer a guiding service. Only Licensed guides, authorized by the Greek Ministry of Culture, are allowed to do so. Should you require a licensed guide to accompany you to the archaeological sites and museums, we can provide such service at an extra cost, or you can find a licensed guide on your own. Please note that, if you choose the service of a licensed guide for the full time of your tour, an additional seat in the vehicle will be required. Since your licensed guide will be in the vehicle during the tour. For example, should there be 3 persons in your party, you must select 4 persons on the menu, in order for the appropriate vehicle to be provided for your Tour.
Licensed Guides: All accredited (official) guides are freelance professionals by law, who are hired by the operator on your behalf. The Licensed guide is responsible for issuing all pertinent documentation concerning his/her services (such as receipts, etc.).
Full day tour duration with a licensed guide is 8 hours and a half-day tour duration with a licensed guide is 5 hours.
Licensed Guides Extra Seat: Please note that, if you will be choosing the services of a licensed guide for FULL TIME, you will require an ADDITIONAL seat in your vehicle, since your guide will be riding with you. For example, should there be 3 persons in your party, you must select 4 persons on the menu (car type 4-7 people)
– Mercedes Sedan/Saloon (1-4persons) max luggage: 4
– Mercedes Minivan or Minibus 1 piece of luggage (up to above dimensions) plus 1 carry-on (not exceeding 3 kilos) per person.
IMPORTANT: For each and every requested transfer service, you are required to inform us of the exact luggage description of your party.