DELPHI - the centre of the universe

The sheer magnificence and grandeur of the location strikes you. God Apollo had chosen the best spot to build his temple. Below the site, a valley ringed by mountains, provides breathtaking views from any location within the site.

According to the myth, Zeus released two eagles. The one flew east and the other one flew west. They both met over Delphi, determining that the centre of the world was there. A temple dedicated to god Apollo was built there in the 7th c BC.
The Temple of Apollo housed the great Oracle of Delphi, the world’s greatest source of income for a thousand years.
The oracle of Apollo became a religious centre where common people and kings alike, came to consult “Pythia”, the priestess of the sanctuary. By the side of the Pythia stood the priests, and interpreted her vague and wild cries, and put them into ordered language.

Above the entrance to the temple it reads ‘Know Thyself’ and ‘Nothing in Excess’. These sayings were read and pondered upon by all of the great kings, warriors and noblemen who came here for advice. The true wisdom of the Oracle lies not within the words of the Oracle’s priestess, but within the walls of the temple itself.

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April-October, the One day guided tour to Delphi is organized daily.
November-March, the tour is organized on Mon-Wed-Fri & Sundays.

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ITINERARY

07:30  Start the pick up service, bring people to the terminal and depart at 08:30
11:45  Arrive in Delphi and visit the sanctuary and the museum.
See the treasury houses, the Roman "omphalos", the temple of god Apollo, the theatre, the stadium,
and get an idea of where the exhibits that are in the museum were founded.
13:30 Proceed for lunch at a restaurant, 3km out of the village of modern Delphi.
14:45 Start the return to Athens and after a short stop at Arachova, arrive in Athens at 18:30

The archaeological site consists of the temple of Apollo, the treasury houses, the ancient theatre, the stadium at the top of the hill, while the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia consists of the best known landmark – the “tholos”, a circular structure with 3 of its original 20 doric columns restored, the gymnasium and the sports fascilities, used for training for the athletes that took part in the "Pythian or Delphian Games".

Today, next to the archaeological site, there is an impressive museum, displaying findings from the local excavations, that started 1892. The highlights are offerings by the oracle visitors, such as the famous Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, the two "kouros" statues, the “omphalos”, being the sculptured stone that represented the navel of the world, and many others.

When you finish with the sightseeing, you proceed to a local restaurant for lunch (optional), and after lunch the driver stops for 40 minutes at the nearby traditional village of Arachova. The bus arrives in the centre of Athens at +/- 18.30.

April-October, the One day guided tour to Delphi is organized daily.
November-March, the tour is organized on Mon-Wed-Fri & Sun

1 day guided tour to Delphi from 49.00 €

Type of Tour Price In Euros €
Guided tour with lunch 80.00 €
Guided tour NO lunch 70.00 €
Guided tour, NO lunch and NO entrance fees - (adult enabler price) 59.00 €
Guided tour, NO lunch and NO entrance fees - (student enabler price).
To avoid misunderstandings and frictions, please, CLICK and read what "enabler student" price means.
ONLY ISIC is accepted as proof and ONLY holders of such cards are eligible to such discount.
Please check bellow lnk for more information http://astoria.gr/tours-enablers.html
49.00 €

The prices quoted above are valid until October 2018 and include:
- transportation on modern buses
- Pick up / drop off from your hotel or near it (See our list of hotels in the footer)
- Services of the professional tour guide.

- Lunch and entrance tickets are optional and depend on the price that you choose to pay.

This organized tour does not visit:
1) the Athena Pronaia temple (the tholos) and the sports' facilities (gymnasium, etc) and
2) the Byzantine monastery of Ossios Lucas (a UNESCO site).

- CLICK and read about the "student's" price.  ONLY holders of ISIC are eligible.

 

OUR DISCOUNTED OFFERS for the 1 day guided tour to Delphi, are:
1) For the guided tour with lunch = 80.00 €
2) For the guided tour without lunch = 70.00 €
3) For the guided tour, NO lunch and NO entrance fees = 59.00 € (adult price)
4) For the guided tour, NO lunch and NO entrance fees = 49.00 €, (Student's price)
<a href="http://astoria.gr/tours-enablers.html">CLICK and read about the "student's" price. </a> ONLY holders of ISIC are eligible.
5) The prices quoted in the above price list, are valid until 31st March 2018.
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This ONE DAY DELPHI can also be organized as a private tour from Athens (cost shared between the passengers):
Transportation of 1-4 passengers costs 260.00 euro, 5-8 passengers the extra cost is 10.00 euro p.p.
A local professional tour guide, can be arranged to meet you in Delphi.
Entrance fees, lunch, and drinks are not included in the price.
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Please, read the rules on HOW TO BOOK AND SECURE a booking. 
Submit the booking form, and get our confirmation that your request is doable.
After receiving our confirmation, and whenever you feel comfortable, please, proceed to the PAY ON LINE website. When we receive the message that the money have been deposited, we shall send you the voucher.
There is a deadline and the bookings are cancelled if they are not paid on time.