250px-Delphi_Composite.jpg Delphi

Delphi is a magnificent site, with its impressive archeological finds such as the superb Temple of Apollo, a well preserved theater and stadium as well as an archeological museum all nestled in the beautiful green hills surrounding it. It is a perfect day trip excursion and you combine it with a stop at the neighboring traditional village of Arachova, a famous ski resort in the winter, and/or a stop at the pretty town of Livadia, with its small houses, and stone bridges over the river. If you’re the active type, you can hike on one of several trails on mount Parnassos (more details here).  Another interesting option is to go down after the visit of Delphi to the historic town of Galaxidi, and then continue to Nafpaktos and its castle, take the new spectacular bridge Rio/Antirio bridge (the worlds’ longest cable stayed bridge) and head back to Athens through the highway Patra-Athens.

Yet another possibility is to combine Delphi with Meteora for a two-day trip. Don’t forget to get your Kosher lunch boxes or catered meals from Gostijo for a perfect hassle free experience!

Practical info

Address: Archeological site of Delphi, Fokida
Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2507
Phone:  +30 22650 82313, 82346
Entrance: 6 euros, reduced: 3 euros

How to get there?

The easiest way to get there is with a rented car or taxi, the ride is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Take the highway E75 in direction of Lamia (tolls), take the exit towards Livadia/Thiva. Turn left and continue in direction of Thiva, Livadia, Amfissa, Syngrou until the archeological site.

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