Delphi is one of the most famous places in the world and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Numerous sights and activities, the marvellous mountain of Parnassos, the traditional villages, the unique views, the great food and the energy of ancient Greeks ensure that you will have an unforgettable experience in Delphi. We collected the best things to do during your stay in Delphi.
Visit Tholos of Delphi
The most photographed monument, a symbol of Delphi with a worldwide significance. The distinguishing feature of the monuments of Delphi is the Tholos, which is located at the temple of Athena Pronaia between the newer temple of Athena and the treasury of the Massaliots. Read more…
Visit the Temple of Apollo
One of the most important monuments in Delphi is the Temple of Apollo which is located at a prominent and central position inside the Sanctuary. In the temple, rituals were carried out that were related to worship, the greatest of which was the preparation of the prophecy.
At the deeper level of the temple, the adyton was located, where the prophecy procedure took place and where only the priests who would interpret Pythia’s words had access and today we have very few evidences regarding its adornment. Read more…
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Explore the Archeological Museum of Delphi
One of the most important museums in Greece. In the Delphi Archaeological Museum numerous architecture sculptures, statues and miniature art are exhibited which were dedicated to the Oracle of Delphi, by the ancient pilgrims. The museum is housed in a two-story building with fourteen rooms were the items are exhibited. Read about opening hours and more information about the Archaeological Museum of Delphi…
Feel the energy of the Ancient Theatre of Delphi
The Ancient Theatre of Delphi is located at the northwest part of the temple of Apollo and at its courtyard. During the ancient years, the reputation of the theatre was the same with the ancient stadium in Olympia, as it housed vocal and instrumental music games that were carried out for the Pythian Games and other religious celebrations and ceremonials offering the monument a spiritual and artistic value. Read more…
Hike the ancient trails of Delphi
Photo: Trekking Hellas Parnassos
Follow the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims. Feel the energy of the ancient Greeks, hiking one of the most impressive paths in Delphi. The ancient path from Delphi to the port of ancient Kirra was used by the ancient pilgrims to reach the Oracle of Delphi.
In addition, we suggest you to hike through the forests of Parnassos National Park, exploring the caves and traditional villages of the mythical mountain, while you will have the chance to admire the entrance of the southernmost glacier in Europe! Read more about hiking in Delphi.
Visit the mythical Corycian Cave
Pan’s Cave or Corycian Cave, at an altitude of 1.360 m. at the south west part of Parnassos, above the town of Delphi, within a beautiful forest with fir trees and a great view, was dedicated to the God Pana and the Corycian Nymphs. It has a global reputation, not only for its natural beauty but also for the magic created by the ancient myth, where according to Aeschylus the cave was a place that was visited by divine spirits. Read how to reach Corycian Cave.
Visit the nearby town Arachova
The traditional town of Arachova is located just 10km from Delphi. A visit in Arachova reveals the charming combining of the traditional with the modern, at the holy grounds of the mountain of Apollo.
Visit Egarsios: It’s really worth climbing the 264 steps starting from the central road of Arachova, in order to reach the Holy Church of Agios Georgios where you can marvel the majestic view. In honor of Agios Georgios, every year the popular Festival is carried out.
Arachova’s Clock: The distinguishing feature of Arachova is the sheer rock with the clock, which dates back to the beginnings of the 18th century.
Taste its great cuisine: At Arachova’s taverns and restaurants you can taste local meats such as the famous mutton kontosouvli and kokoretsi from the ovine and caprine animals of Parnassos, traditional homemade pies, homemade taglierini and trahanas, as well as the famous local cheese Arachova’s formaela. Read more about Arachova…
Visit the alpine village Eptalofos
No, it’s not a Tyrolean village, but it could be, maybe. At the North side of mt. Parnassos lies a green paradise, the picturesque village built on 7 hills, named Eptalofos or Agoriani. Literally drown in green with firs, plane trees, walnut trees, chestnuts and cherries which compose a beautiful natural landscape like no other, it instantly gains anyone who slips out of Delphi.
Visit the waterfall located near the central square of the village, formed by the Agorianitis river and gives a special ambiance to the village, with its water flowing relentlessly, forming along the way two more waterfalls.
In Eptalofos you will find great food, especially goat and lamb meat from local farms, in the taverns of the village. You can even initiate in the cooking procedure, collecting the raw materials, making traditional pies and much more. Read more information about Eptalofos…
Mountain bike on mount Parnassos
Photo: Victoria Papadopoulou
Mountain biking in Delphi is an excellent experience that every visitor of Delphi must give a try. Inside the enchanting environment of Parnassos National Park with the breathtaking sceneries, mountain bike experience doesn’t leave anyone untouched. Both experienced cyclists, freeriders and beginners will find what they are looking for. Read more about mountain bike in Delphi.
Horse riding looking for the Nymfes
Horse riding on mount Parnassos is one of the top activities you could try near Delphi. If you are dreaming of riding a beautiful horse through the forests of Parnassos National Park, while admiring the wild slopes of the mountain, then horse riding on Parnassos is the best choice for you. Horse riding camp is located in area Livadi. Read more about horse riding in Delphi.
And now the best… Are you visiting Delphi in winter? You have to check below…
Skiing and Snowboarding with sea view
Photo: Klaus Listl
Are you surprised? The best and largest ski area in Greece, is located on Mt. Parnassos. You can ski or snowboard with sea view, on Parnassos Ski Resort, only 30 minutes from Delphi, from mid December till the end of April.
From many parts of the ski resort you can enjoy the view to the Gulf of Corinth as well as to the Euboean Gulf. Don’t miss this extraordinary experience and especially the greek powder days! See more about skiing on Parnassos.