Full Day Delphi with Minivan

per group


8 h


up to 8 people

Active Days

All Week

Active Months

All Year


Of all Greece’s archeological sites none is situated more spectacularly than Delphi, the site of the famed oracle of antiquity and the Ancient Greek center of the world. It lies on the stony slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a ravine carved by the Phaedriades, two twin rock formations that envelope Apollo’s sanctuary, leading the eye towards the Corinthian Gulf.

In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece, the site of Delphi was believed to be discovered by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his “Grandmother Earth” or Gaia. He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found. Occupation of the site at Delphi can be traced back to the Neolithic period with extensive occupation beginning in the Mycenaean period. Most of the ruins that survive today date from the 6th century BC.


Temple of Apollo

Ancient Theater

Athletic Statues


Luxury Vehicle

English Speaking driver

Pickup and Drop off at your hotel

Visit to sites

Not Included

Entrance fee tickets to sites

Licensed Guide



You will be picked up from your Athens Hotel. Your drive to Delphi will be approximately 2.5 hours

Temple of Apollo
The ruins of the Temple of Delphi visible today date from the 4th century BC, a Doric style building.
From the entrance of the site, continuing up the slope almost to the temple itself, are a large number of votive statues, and numerous treasures. These were built by the various Greek city states — those overseas as well as those on the mainland — to commemorate victories and to thank the oracle for her advice, which was thought to have contributed to those victories. The most impressive is the now-restored Athenian Treasury, built to commemorate the Athenians’ victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.

Ancient Theatre
The ancient theatre at Delphi was built further up the hill from the Temple of Apollo giving spectators a view of the entire sanctuary and the valley below. It was originally built in the 4th century BC but was remodeled on several occasions since. Its 35 rows can seat 5,000 spectators.

Athletic statues
Delphi is famous for its many preserved athletic statues. Kleobis and Biton, two brothers renowned for their strength, are modeled in two of the earliest known athletic statues at Delphi. The statues commemorate their feet, pulling their mother’s cart several miles to the Sanctuary of Hera in the absence of oxen. The neighbors were most impressed and their mother asked Hera to grant them the greatest gift. When they entered Hera’s temple, they fell into a slumber and never woke, dying at the height of their admiration, the perfect gift.
The Charioteer of Delphi is another ancient relic that has lasted centuries. It is one of the best known statues from antiquity. The charioteer has lost many features, including his chariot and his left arm, but he stands as a tribute to athletic art of antiquity.

Stop for lunch/dinner before heading back to Athens!