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Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum Skip the Line Ticket

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€8
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Skip the line and enter the ancient world of Greek civilization at the Delphi Archaeological Site, with a glimpse of artifacts dating back centuries at the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • At the Delphi Archaeological Site, visit the Temple of Apollo, built according to the Doric order, the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia with the Tholos at its core.
  • With a grand view of the sanctuary and the valley to stun you, the Delphi Theater, made of limestone, was the hub of festivals and poetry readings.
  • An arched entrance leading to stone seating for 6,500 people for witnessing the Panhellenic and Pythian games, the Delphi Stadium will leave you in awe.
  • Explore the treasuries that stored the offerings made to the Oracle of Delphi and the Castalian Spring, where contestants, priests, and pilgrims stopped to refresh themselves.
  • Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum and stare in amazement at the Greek artifacts and statues, like the chryselephantine idols of Apollo and Artemis and the striking sculpture of the Charioteer of Delphi.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Entrance ticket
  • Skip the line ticket with audio guide
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip from Athens

Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip from Athens

€89
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr.
Guided Tour
  • The Archaeological Site of Delphi is a UNESCO Heritage site. Once considered to be the center of ancient Greek religion and culture, it’s definitely a must-visit when traveling to Greece.
  • In this small-group tour from Athens to Delphi, a licensed English guide will take you through the entire trip and make sure that you have a rich and fulfilling experience.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access with this ticket that saves you from waiting in a long, slow queue.
  • Go back in time as you explore the ancient monuments of the Delphi sanctuary and the Archaeological Museum.
  • After enjoying the beauty of the Kryas Springs and learning about the historic Delphic sanctuary and its ruins, relax in Arachova by having a wonderful Greek meal and check out your surroundings.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audioguided Tour with Entry Ticket

From Athens: Delphi Full Day V.R Audioguided Tour with Entry Ticket

€58
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Enjoy comfortable roundtrip transfers from Athens to Delphi and back in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • Explore the Delphi archaeological site uniquely through immersive 360º and 3D reconstruction technology.
  • Get a glimpse of the ancient Greek life walking the Sacred Way as the Greeks did in the olden times.
  • Visit Delphi Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena Pronaia.
  • Tune in to an entertaining audioguide and understand the significance of the historic site in your preferred language.
  • Learn about the culture of the region during your visit to Arachova, a traditional mountain village famous for its handicrafts.
  • Tour the village at your own pace and enjoy a scrumptious lunch, a quick snack, or a shopping experience while you're there.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off from 4 central stops in Athens
  • Access to Delphi archaeological site
  • Access to Delphi Archaeological Museum
  • English speaking driver and escort on the bus
  • Virtual reality device
  • Audioguide in 7 languages
  • English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens

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€58.50
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Dive into the finer details of the Athenian treasure and learn facts about this UNESCO-listed site.
  • Board a comfortable air-conditioned bus directly from your hotel and set off from Athens.
  • Make your way to the Oracle of Apollo and the Delphi Museum and take in murals, like the Charioteer of Delphi.
  • With skip-the-line access to both attractions, the entrance fees to both are included in your ticket.
  • Learn about the places you visit like the Athena Pronaia, the gateway to Delphi, and more with an audio guide available in 6 languages that you can choose from.
  • Relish on a delicious lunch (optional) provided with your ticket as you take a pause during your fun-filled and adventurous day.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Delphi Day Trip from Athens: English Tour with Lunch
  • Delphi Day Trip from Athens: English Tour without Lunch
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in English
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in Dutch
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in French
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in German
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in Italian
  • Transfer to Delphi with an Audio Guide in Spanish
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting Delphi, Best Known as the Navel of the World

Delphi is one of the best-preserved ancient archaeological sites in the world. Situated on Mount Parnassus, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its shrine dedicated to the Greek God Apollo. The wisdom of the priests of Delphi and their Pythian games drew people from all over the ancient world. When in Delphi, make sure to visit the museums in Delphi, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Delphic Festivals, and the European Cultural Center of Delphi, for they are a treasure trove of well-preserved historical artifacts and mythical anecdotes. Read on to know more about Delphi, how to book Delphi tickets, its attractions, how to get there, and other information that will help you plan your visit. 

Why Visit Delphi?

Why Visit Delphi
  • Visit the Shrine of Apollo: The ancient archaeological site of Delphi is famous for its shrine of Apollo, the Castalian spring, several treasuries and murals, the tholos of Athena, and a stadium and theater, designed to accommodate almost 6500 people during the Pythian games.
  • Look at the Best-Preserved Artifacts: The Delphi Archaeological Museum gives you a closer look into the social, political, and religious history of Delphi. It houses significant artifacts like the history of Apollo’s sanctuary, sculptures of the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx, along with relics from the 4th century AD to the late Byzantine period. 
  • Significant Importance in Mythology: It is believed that the Greek god Zeus launched two eagles from opposite ends of the Earth, who crossed over each other at Delphi, giving it the nickname ‘the navel of the world.’ 
  • Convenient for Day Trips: Delphi is situated right above the Gulf of Corinth, hence tourists can enjoy the pleasures of both mountains and beaches, which are only a 30-minute drive away from each other. Arachova is a popular day-trip destination, known for its adventure activities and delectable cuisine. 

Your Delphi Tickets Explained

Delphi Archaeological Site and Museum Skip the Line Tickets
Delphi and Arachova Full-Day Guided Trip from Athens Tickets
Delphi Full-Day V.R Audio-Guided Tour with Entry Tickets
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens Tickets

What is the Best Way to Book Delphi Tickets? Book Online!

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delphi, offers attractive tour options, that come with skip-the-line benefits, air-conditioned transfers, audio guides in multiple languages, optional lunches, and so on. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance for Delphi attracts attention throughout the year, especially from April through October. 

  • Convenience: One of the best perks of booking tickets online is that you do not have to wait in long lines. You can do so with the click of a button with ease. 
  • Secure Bookings: Online ticket bookings ensure that you do not miss your attraction and get guaranteed access upon payment confirmation. 
  • Great Deals: If you book tickets online, you may chance upon combo offers and discounted prices.

Delphi Highlights

The Temple of Apollo in Delphi

The Temple of Apollo

The iconic ruins of the Temple of Apollo are one of the most important highlights of the 4th-century-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia with the Tholos at its core. The present-day temple-like structure of the Apollo sanctuary is built on the ground plan of the 6th century BC Archaic style and you can see remnants of the old columns.

The Sacred Way in Delphi

The Sacred Way

As you make your way to the Temple of Apollo, you will cross the Sacred Way, offering gorgeous views of Mount Parnassus. The path is flanked by the remains of sacred treasuries, monuments erected by the city-states in gratitude for the Oracle’s wisdom. The votive treasuries and monuments, offered by emissaries also reflected the political scenario of ancient Greece.

Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in Delphi

Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

With the remains of 20 Doric columns on the exterior and 10 Corinthian columns on the inside, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia is situated in the heart of Delphi’s archaeological remains. The circular Tholos was built around 360 BC, and although its actual use in ancient times is unknown, it is a splendid example of Classical architecture. 

Athenian Treasury in Delphi

Athenian Treasury

The Athenian Treasury is an old Doric building, whose outside resembles a temple. It was originally built around 510 BC and resurrected from 1903 to 1906. The Athenians used marble from the island of Paros to build these treasuries and house their offerings made to God Apollo. It is situated on the well-laden path, called Sacred Way, on the way to the Temple of Apollo.

Ancient Theater and Stadium in Delphi

Ancient Theater and Stadium

Delphi’s ancient theater and stadium are situated above the temple and can accommodate up to 6500 people. The stadium hosted many festivals and poetry readings, as well as the famous Pythian games and Hellenic celebrations, particularly due to its sheer size and grandeur. The arched entrance leading up to the stadium offers marvelous views of the sanctuary and the valley. 

Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum

The Delphi Archaeological Museum showcases artifacts, gold jewelry, votive offerings, and friezes, dating from even before 500 BCE to the late Byzantine period. These give you a closer look at how religion, art, and architecture were linked in ancient Greece. Make sure to gaze at the chryselephantine idols of Artemis and Apollo and the sculpture of the Charioteer of Delphi.

Castilian Spring in Delphi

Castilian Spring

The Castilian spring is believed to have been the site where Pythia, the priestess of Delphi washed. The spring also provided respite to travelers, emissaries, and kings, who traveled far and wide to consult the Oracle. The present-day spring is situated in a rocky gorge towards the east of the sacred site, containing only the remains of two monumental waterfalls. 

Polygonal Wall in Delphi

Polygonal Wall

The Temple of Apollo is supported by stones as old as the 6th century AD. The curved cut of the interlocking stones led the wall to have a polygonal shape, which gave its name. The Polygonal Wall, in front of the Stoa of the Athenians, has multiple Hellenic inscriptions, that indicate the release of slaves. The wall has a length of almost 90 meters but is rumored to have been two inches higher than it is today. 

Omphalos in Delphi

Omphalos

Known as the navel of Earth, the Omphalos in Delphi is an ancient marble monument. It is believed that Zeus, the Greek God of Lightning, launched two eagles from two ends of the world, that crossed each other above Delphi. Zeus dropped this stone on Omphalos to mark the center of the world. It had been revered as a powerful religious symbol in the past. 

Know Before You Go

Travel Essentials
Best Time to Visit
Transport
Eat
Facilities
Nearby
Visitor Tips
Delphi Travel Essentials

Time Zone: GMT+2

Currency: Euros

Country Code: +30

Emergency Numbers: 

  • General Emergency Number:
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Station: 199
  • Ambulance: 166 
Best Time to Visit Delphi
  • April to October: April to October are the best months to visit Delphi. The rainfall begins to cease around March, and the sky is once again illuminated with bright sun rays. The warmest months are July and August, however, due to its mountainous terrain, the summer months are also pretty bearable and ideal for strolling through the city. 

  • November to January: These are the rainiest months in Delphi throughout the year and must be avoided at all costs if you want to explore the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. If you solely want to visit Arachova and the Parnassus plains to enjoy snow sports, you may visit during the colder months. 
Delphi Transport Options
  • Public Buses: The KTEL buses are olive green colored public buses that connect to every remote settlement and village in and around Delphi. There are two KTEL terminals in Athens. The KTEL Terminal Liossion operates north of Athens, while the Kifissou bus terminal operates in areas south of Athens, mainly Peloponesse. 
  • Metro: You can board any metro and change at Monastiraki station, and get into the green line, heading to Kifisia. You have to get down at Kato Patissia station and board a bus or metro to reach Delphi. 
  • Taxis and Private Transfers: Taxis are one of the most effective ways to travel in Greece. You can catch a taxi from the airport to KTEL Terminal Liossion and book another ride to reach Delphi. If you book guided tours in Delphi, most of them offer to pick you up from your hotel. There are other ticket options available that include direct transfers from Athens. 
  • Motorbikes and Car Rentals: You can also book private cars or motorcycles to travel in and around Delphi. Arachova, Galaxidi, Livadia, and Parnassos Ski Center are some popular day-trip spots a few kilometers away from Delphi. 
Where to Eat in Delphi
  • When in: Souvlaki Dionisis
    Eat: Gyros and Souvlaki
  • When in: Apollon Cafe
    Eat: Breakfast, delicious homemade treats, and a great collection of beers
  • When in: Taverna Dion
    Eat: Bifteki gemisto, moussaka, spanakopita, and stuffed tomatoes
  • When in: To Patriko Mas
    Eat: Hearty plates of pasta, risottos, lamb, beef, deer, and roosters
  • When in: Taverna Vakhos
    Eat: Local preparations made with their own olive oil
Available Facilities in Delphi
  • Photography: You can click pictures in the Delphi ruins, however, you have to seek permission if you want to set up commercial videography equipment that might disturb the other visitors. 
  • Accessibility: Visitors with limited mobility can explore the Delphi Archaeological Museum with ease, however, the uneven stones and ruins of the temple of Apollo are difficult to navigate on wheelchairs. 
  • Audio Guides: Most Delphi guided tour tickets offer an English-speaking guide or pre-recorded audio guides in over 7 languages. 
  • Virtual reality Devices: You can also learn about the history and mythology of Delphi with virtual reality devices that offer 360-degree coverage and 3D visuals with reconstruction technology. 
Attractions Near Delphi
  • Acropolis: Acropolis is a temple complex in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC. It contains the ruins of some of the famous citadels and architectural marvels of ancient Greece. Visit Athen’s Acropolis Museum, the Archaic Gallery, and the Parthenon Gallery to learn more about their history and political significance. 
  • Temple of Poseidon: Dedicated to the Greek God of the Sea, the Temple of Poseidon is situated in Cape Sounion, at the southernmost point of mainland Greece. The temple was mostly frequented by sailors and travelers, who wanted to escape the wrath of Poseidon and wanted to herald their ships to safety. 
  • Temple of Zeus: Built to honor Theseus, the father of all Olympian Gods, the Temple of Zeus still stands on the very place it was erected around 470 BC. The sheer grandeur of its structure speaks volumes of the kind of reverence and power he held in ancient Greek mythology. 
  • Meteora: Meteora is a collection of 6 sky-high monasteries that are built on hill-like rounded boulders, native to the area. These massive rock pillars were formed millions of years ago and over time, were further shaped by natural phenomena. 
Tips to Note When Visiting Delphi
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: There are tons of spots to explore in and around the Delphi ruins. Make sure to wear comfortable, closed shoes during the trip.
  • Carry an Umbrella: If you are visiting after October, it is best to carry an umbrella, for Delphi faces rainfall mostly throughout the year, especially during the months of October to November.
  • Choose Guided Tours: It is best to book guided tours to visit the ruins and remains of Delphi as it gives you a broader idea of the place, and its historical, and mythological significance.
  • Explore Activities: There are other activities to partake in if you want a break from walking around ruins. You can take up local breadmaking classes or embroidery lessons when traveling in Delphi. 
  • Stay in Homestays: While staying in hotels is also quite budget-friendly, you can choose local homestays or villas. It is the best way to strike up a conversation with locals and find off-beat spots. 

Frequently Answered Questions About Delphi Answered

Q. What is the best way to book Delphi tickets?

A. The best way to book Delphi tickets is to buy them online. Online ticket bookings are convenient and quick. If you book tickets online, you can ensure that you do not have to stand in long lines or miss your attraction on a crowded day. 

Q. Can I buy Delphi tickets online?

A. It is recommended that you buy Delphi tickets online to save time and money. You can also enjoy exclusive deals and discounts when booking tickets online.

Q. How to get discounts on Delphi tickets?

A. If you purchase Delphi tickets online, you can enjoy great deals and discounts. Some Delphi tickets also offer super flexible cancellation policies. If you book their tickets online, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. 

Q. What are the must-visit attractions of Delphi?

A. The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater and Stadium, the Castalian Spring, and the ancient treasuries are some of the must-visit attractions in Delphi. 

Q. What is the best time to visit Delphi?

A. April to October are the best months to visit Delphi, for the weather is pleasant. It is the ideal weather to stroll the ruins and sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine in local cafes.

Q. How many days do you need to visit Delphi?

A. You can explore the Delphi ruins in one day, however if you plan to indulge in some adventure activities in the town of Arachova, or visit Galaxidi, you have to stay the night over in any of these spots. 

Q. Is Delphi wheelchair accessible?

A. Visitors with limited mobility can visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, however, the rugged terrain of the ruins of Delphi may be difficult to navigate on wheelchairs. 

Q. What are some things to do in Delphi?

A. You can take a stroll through the shrine of Apollo, or visit the nearby towns of Arachova and Galaxidi for a change. You can enjoy interactive shows in the Delphi Archaeological Museum that show 360-degree views of the Delphi ruins with 3D reconstruction technology. 

Q. What are some unique experiences to try in Delphi?

A. The Delphi Archaeological Museum has virtual reality devices that show a 360-degree view of the ruins with 3D reconstruction technology. Such interactive experiences have become very popular in recent times.

Q. What are the facilities available in Delphi tours?

A. You can click pictures, avail pre-recorded audio guides in over 7 languages, enjoy virtual reality shows, and stroll around the ruins in Delphi.

Q. Is Delphi worth visiting?

A. Delphi is a town, where mythology and history blend together. In ancient times, the Delphic Oracle was a force to be reckoned with. Scores of kings, travelers, and emissaries visited the Oracle to consult the priestess Pythia about their future prospects. Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to get an idea of how Delphi's Oracle influenced political decisions and impacted the course of history.