Ancient Delphi Full-Day Trip
Cleaning and safety practices
- Castalian Spring's sacred waters & ruins of Temple of Apollo
- Archaeological museum for insight into UNESCO-listed site
- Delphi, ancient home of Greece's famed prophetic oracle
- Whispers audio devices for social distance during the tour
- Tour group numbers restricted to a maximum of 26 people
Full Day Tour
Live Commentary in English. This option includes guided visit to Delphi archaeological site, Museum & Athena Pronaia.
Full Day Tour with Lunch
Live Commentary in English. This option includes guided visit to Delphi archaeological site, Museum & Athena Pronaia as well as lunch in a traditional family-owned restaurant.
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Tour operates in English, Spanish, French and Italian according to the scheduled programme. The tour may be conducted bilingual in some occasions.
- Pickup is available from hotels in central Athens. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. If you do not require hotel pickup, check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
- During the Winter season (1 November - 31 March), the visit to Athena Pronaia Sanctuary will not take place due to the limited opening hours of the exhibition areas.
- Lunch will be provided at restaurant that follows the hygiene protocols (if lunch option is selected).
- Face masks required also for travellers.
- The high-traffic areas are regularly sanitised, and the gear/equipment is always sanitised between uses. Sanitizing dispensers are available at Key Tours ticket office for use before your departure.
- The guide will wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour while our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures and use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves).
- Buses are filled to only half of their capacity and the number of buses used is increased.
- Whispers audio devices will be given to you in order to keep social distance guidelines inside the archaeological site without missing any word of the fascinating narration of our guide. Mini Whispers are thoroughly sanitised from our staff and inside the charging cases with UVC lights.
What you can expect
Greek mythology comes to life as you walk the roads of Delphi, considered by the ancients to be the centre of the world. Admire Apolloâs temple as you hear tales of the city's famous oracle, visit a fascinating archaeological museum, and take in the magnificent terrain surrounding Arachovaâa picturesque village on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus.
As you ride away from Athens, gaze out at the colourful landscapes of Beotia and Thevaâthe birthplace of King Oedipus. According to Greek mythology, Delphi is the place where Zeusâ eagles clashed after flying from the end of the universe in search of the ânavel of the world.â Arrive at the site and set off to explore its ruins, temples, and museums. Your guide shares myths and legends of the Greek gods, helping to immerse you in the history and atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the Castalian Spring, see the fountains where pilgrims coming to see the oracle once stopped to wash and drink, and then stand before the columns of the Temple of Apollo, where the Pythia (high priestess) delivered her prophecies. Stop into the museum for a closer look at the archaeological treasures discovered throughout the ruined town, and pull out your camera at the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, a unique circular temple perched on a hill. After lunch, return to Athens passing by the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short photo stop).
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitiser provided
- Individually wrapped food options available