Delphi & Thermopylae tour itinerary
Our tour begins early in the morning. We take the national highway of Greece and head north. On our way to Delphi we will see the farmland which consists of cotton fields, tomato fields and watermelon fields. Around the 90th KM we will make a quick stop to see the water reservoir of Athens. We continue traveling by going through a valley which is surrounded on the left and right side by mountains. We will also pass by the city of Livadeia (means valley). Sometimes in the summertime I stop at the beautiful village of Krya Springs. Here we can have a refreshing drink at a cafe.
From there we continue our journey towards Delphi through the picturesque town of Arachova, which is a very popular ski resort in the winter. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Delphi from Arachova. In this 15 min ride we are surrounded by mount Parnassos and another mountain and below us are thousands of scattered olive trees. We finally reach Delphi where the ancients traveled to hear the wisdom of the famous Oracle of Delphi. At Delphi we will see the Tholos monument, the Gymnasium and the Castalian spring. After seeing these sites we will see the main archaeological site which consists of: the treasury, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the ancient theatre and the stadium. After that we will go through the museum of Delphi. When we are done with the archaeological sightseeing we break for lunch at this beautiful local Greek taverna which has a view of a spectacular valley of olive trees.
From Delphi we travel through the olive groves of the city of Amfissa which is the biggest producer of olives in Greece. They also make the best olive oil in Greece. Then we climb high up to the mountain of Bralo which has a spectacular view and a little village. Then we make a stop in Thermopylae. This is the famous location where the 300 Spartans with King Leonidas bravely fought against Xerxes and his Persian army. Here you will see where the battle took place and the statue of King Leonidas and a small museum.
This tour is flexible and can be adjusted according to your needs. If you get tired and you feel that it is time for a break we can break for lunch and then continue later on with the rest of the sites. After a long day the Delphi and Thermopylae tour ends with a drive back to Athens where you can take a nap and relax (some clients prefer to do so). Sometimes I also stop at a cafe so we can have a quick refreshment.
- Duration: 8 hours
- Vehicle: Mercedes sedan
- Capacity: 4 people + the driver
- Price: Check Availability
Things to know about this private tour.
What is not included in the price
- entrance fees to museums & archaeological sites
- licensed tour guide on site
Please note that tolls and gas are included in the price.
- Delphi : €9 for both the archaeological site and museum
Public Holidays in Greece
Most services and museums in Greece are closed on the following holidays:
- January 1st
- March 25th
- Good Friday
- Orthodox Easter Sunday
- May 1st
- December 25th
- December 26th
The vehicle you will be riding in is an E-class Mercedes sedan taxi which can comfortably accommodate 4 people + the driver.
If there are more than 4 people in your party, we can accommodate you with a spacious van.
Car seats for infants are available.
Also, we are smoke-free!
Hotels that we recommend.
HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE
Occupying the most prestigious block of Athens city center, the Hotel Grande Bretagne stands across from Constitution Square, the House of Parliament and the National gardens. Built in 1862, this former private palace represents the essence of hospitality in Greece. It has been completely renovated to offer the utmost in distinctive style and service. It offers the best views to Acropolis and is ideally located within short walking distance to exclusive shopping areas and all major sites of the city.
For more information please visit www.grandebretagne.gr
ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL
The hotel is located in the heart of Athens City centre on Syntagma Square facing the Greek Parliament. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou the property is within walking distance to the major historical sites and the old Town of Plaka and next to the business and commercial district of Athens. The Electra hotel is an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers.
For more information please visit www.electrahotels.gr
CENTRAL ATHENS HOTEL
CENTRAL HOTEL is centrally located in the heart of the Old City of Plaka and the Acropolis, only 200 m. away from the Constitution square, the city's business district. Enjoy a brief business trip or discover the Ancient Greek civilization in the area around the hotel and relax in our completely renovated rooms with the stunning view to the Acropolis. All rooms are designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation and feature upscale furnishing and decoration.
For more information please visit www.centralhotel.gr
Restaurants that we recommend.
The fisherman's taverna
Plaka's oldest restaurant continues to receive connoisseurs of the finest that Greek traditional cuisine has to offer. The emphasis here is on top qualityin the realms of taste and service. For more than two decades, The Fisherman's Taverna, with the guarantee of Vlassis Stathokostopoulos' Group, has been living proof that the Plaka has much more to offer than the usual tourist traps. This traditional taverna is the preferred choice of distinguished personalities of the political world, business circuit and art scene. The Fisherman's Taverna attracts guests of all ages looking for the best in authentic Greek cuisine. Regardless of the name, the selection available is not limited to fish but includes a broad range of traditional Greek dishes.
For more information please visit www.psaras-taverna.gr
Thanasis has one of the best kebab and souvlaki in town! If you are looking for a delicious snack without having to spend a lot - Thanasis is the place to go!
For more information please visit Thanasis
Orizontes (Horizons) is an excellent restaurant located on Lycabettus hill. Orizontes provides excellent cuisine, impeccable service and the best view of Athens and the Saronic gulf. If you decide to eat at this restaurant be sure to make reservations ahead of time
For more information please visit www.orizonteslycabettus.gr