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A comprehensive guide to the Delphi opening hours

Today

Open 8am–8pm

Last Admission

7:40pm

Delphi Archaeological Museum

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday (Today)8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Tuesday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Wednesday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Thursday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Friday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Saturday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm
Sunday 8:00am–8:00pm 7:40pm

The Delphi Archaeological Site and Museum are typically open from 08:30 to 15:30 (last admission is 15:10) during the winter season from November through March. During summer (April - October), they are open for more hours from 08:00 to 20:00, except Tuesdays (10:00 - 17:00). The attraction is closed on the following days: 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 December & 26 December. Please check the opening hours before visiting as it is subject to change as per season.

Best time to visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Visiting on a weekday typically means fewer crowds, allowing you to enjoy the historical site more peacefully. It's easier to take your time exploring and capturing photos without too many people around.
  • Delphi can get quite busy on weekends, especially during peak season. If weekends are your only option, try to arrive early in the morning to avoid the midday rush.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Pleasant
Crowded
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • During the peak season (April to October), the weather is usually warm and pleasant, perfect for exploring the ruins and enjoying the scenic views. All the facilities and tours are fully operational, giving you a complete experience. However, this is the busiest time of year, especially from June to August. Expect larger crowds, higher prices for accommodation, and longer lines.
  • The low season from November to January sees a lot of rain in Delphi, so some facilities and tours might be limited or closed. The weather, especially during December and January, can be very chilly and unpredictable.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

What are the Delphi opening hours?

Delphi archaeological site

Timings:

  • 1 April–31 August: 8am–8pm
  • 1 to 15 September: 8am–7:30pm
  • 16 to 30 September: 8am–7pm
  • 1 to 15 October: 8am–6:30pm
  • 16 to 31 October: 8am–6pm
  • 1 November to 31 March: 8:30am–3pm

Reduced/varying hours:

  • 6 January: 8:30am–3:30pm
  • Shrove Monday: 8:30am–3:30pm
  • Good Friday: 12 noon – 5pm
  • Holy Saturday: 8:30am–3:30pm
  • 15 August: 8am–8pm 

Last admission: 20 minutes before closing time

Closed on: 1 January, 25 March, Easter Sunday, 25 & 26 December, Labour Day

Delphi Archaeological Museum

1 April to 31 October:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 8am–8pm 
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm

1 November to 31 March:

  • 8:30am–3:30pm

Reduced/varying hours:

  • Good Friday: 12 noon–5pm
  • Holy Saturday: 8:30am–3:30pm

Last admission: 20 minutes before closing time

Closed on: 1 January, 25 March, Easter Sunday, 25 & 26 December, Labour Day

How long does it take to tour Delphi?

The Delphi archaeological site is a sprawling complex spread across about 1 square kilometer. You have to walk along long paths to explore the various temples, altars, and treasuries, as well as the theater, stadium, and gymnasium. There is also the Delphi Archaeological Museum to explore, which houses sculptures, pottery, and other historical artefacts found at the site. Typically, a full tour of the archaeological site and museum takes around 4 to 5 hours, or half a day.

The most convenient way to visit Delphi is on a full-day guided tour, which will include transfers to and from Athens. This experience lasts for 10 hours, allowing you to explore the site and return to Athens on the same day.

Frequently asked questions about Delphi opening hours

What are the Delphi opening hours?

The Delphi archaeological site is open from 8am to 8pm from April to August. In September and October, the opening hours begin to shorten due to the reduced daylight hours, and the site closes between 6pm and 7:30pm. From November to March, the timings are from 8:30am to 3pm. The Delphi Archaeological Museum is open from Wednesday to Monday from 8am to 8pm, and on Tuesdays from 10am to 5pm.

When are the Delphi archaeological site and museum closed?

The Delphi site and museum are closed on 1 January, 25 March, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 & 26 December.

What is the best time to visit Delphi?

The best time to visit Delphi is during April, May, September, and October. These are the off-peak season months, with mild weather, pleasant temperatures, and lesser chances of rain. They also see fewer crowds as compared to the peak season months from June to August.

Is there a recommended time to avoid large crowds at Delphi?

It’s best to visit the archaeological site and museum on weekdays rather than weekends, which typically see higher foot traffic. Reach the site closer to the opening time to avoid the crowds, especially if you’re visiting during the peak season.

How long does it take to complete a tour of Delphi?

There’s much to see at Delphi, so we recommend spending at least 4-5 hours at the archaeological site and museum. If you’re not bound by time, you can stay as long as you wish at the site.