Best of Delphi

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Delphi
Once thought to be the center of the world, Delphi was home to an oracle of Apollo who it was believed could predict the future. While you may not find your future amid the stones, the sanctuary is still an impressive monument amid the mountains. Tour the archaeological site to spots like the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, and the Tholos of Athena Pronaia. Follow it up with a visit to the museum, where sculptures and murals like the bronze Charioteer of Delphi, the haunting Sphinx of Naxos, and what might be the very first ever recorded notation of a melody, contained in an ancient inscription from the walls of the original Athenian Treasury, are preserved.

Previous kimkim travelers have ventured deeper with hikes on an ancient footpath between the temple of Delphi and the Corycean Grotto once used during religious rites dedicated to the god Pan. You can also pay a visit to an olive farm, where some of the country’s oldest olive trees can be found, and learn about the history of olive oil through the ages.
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The Enchanting Monasteries of Meteora
Top Active Experiences in Greece

Greece is an outdoor haven perfect for an active trip. With mountains and river gorges in the north and endless coastline in the south, you'll have your pick of sporty excursions. Whether it's hiking to ancient sites, biking along the coast, or kayaking through the sea, active adventures allow you to experience the country from a unique perspective and get up close with the local culture.

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Best Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Greece

Greece is one of the best family-friendly travel destinations in Europe, offering various activities suited for all ages. With abundant and diverse nature, your family can enjoy hiking, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and much more. Explore the cultural significance of Greek gastronomy (your kids might acquire healthy Greek eating habits!) and wander through the ancient ruins of sites like Acropolis Hill and Delphi. Learn the mythological stories behind the iconic landmarks, and learn new skills like mosaic making, painting, and archeological excavating.

Delphi Itineraries

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Map of Family Exploration of Mainland Greece: Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Nafpaktos & Corinth - 10 Days
Family Exploration of Mainland Greece: Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Nafpaktos & Corinth - 10 Days

Take ten days to explore some of the less-visited corners of mainland Greece with this itinerary. This faster-paced trip is ideal for families with school-age children, especially those who have been to Greece before and want to see a different side of the country. You'll still start in Athens, but after a mythology-filled tour through the Botanical Gardens, you'll head out to the historic sites of Meteora and Delphi. See the seaside city of Nafpaktos and natural wonders around the Corinthian Gulf before you head home.

Waterfront and lighthouse of Chania old town in Crete
Map of Best of Greece: Athens to Crete  - 10 Days
Best of Greece: Athens to Crete - 10 Days

Over 10 days you will discover Greece's best islands, learn about ancient Greek mythologies, watch the sunset over Santorini during a cruise, and much more. The trip will start with two days and a city tour in Athens before heading to Greece's most famous archeological site, Delphi, and then to Meteora which is home to spectacular clifftop monasteries. We then head to the islands, starting with a few days in Santorini before taking a ferry to Crete where you'll learn about the local history and culture of Chania during a village tour.

Sunset over a monastery in Meteora
Map of Best of Greece: Mainland, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days
Best of Greece: Mainland, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days

Travel for two weeks across a wide span of Greece's top attractions, from the clifftops of Meteora to the Cretan seaside. You'll start by winding your way through the many columns of mainland historic attractions like ancient Delphi and Olympia. Go out to sea to Santorini for a taste of the Cyclades, then end your trip in Crete's second-largest city.

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Athens · Greek Islands · Cycladic Islands · Santorini · Crete · Naxos · Mykonos · Chania · Peloponnese · Northern & Central Greece · Nafplio · Tinos · Heraklion · Meteora · Ionian Islands · Zagori · Thessaloniki · Corfu · Nafpaktos · Paros · Syros · Monemvasia · Dodecanese & Northern Aegean Islands · Rhodes · Mani Peninsula · Milos · Olympia · Saronic Islands · Hydra · Kalamata · Sparta · Corinth · Rethymno