Buses to Delphi
There are several local buses a day to and
from Athens. The trip takes about three hours and will cost around 10E. In the summer book early because space
is scarce. There is also a daily bus to and from Patras which is helpful if you are coming from or going to Italy.
There is also a bus to Larissa where you can change for a bus to Meteora. You
can find bus info for Delphi at www.athensguide.com/practicalinfo
George the Famous
Most travel agents offer tours to Delphi which are fine if you like tours, the
problem being if you are adventurous or irritated by the slow pace, since a tour can only go as quickly as its
slowest member. The way I recommend is by taxi excursion which turns out to be a bargain if you are traveling with
enough people to fill up one or more taxis since they charge by the trip and not by the person. The last time I
went we left Athens about 8am and drove to Delphi and then on along the coast to Galaxidi, Nafpaktos and we crossed
by ferry at Antririon-Rion and drove back to Athens on the highway across the northern Peloponessos.
Many people combine Delphi with Meteora for a two-day trip.
For more information see www.greecetravel.com/taxi
Renting a Car
If you are
planning to rent a car and drive from Athens
to Delphi check out
. They will pick you up at the airport or your
hotel and drive you to the National road and
let you by-pass the notorious Athens traffic.
See their website at
Tours to Delphi
Many travel agencies in Greece
include Delphi in their organized land tours. It is included in
the three and four day classical tour and also as an overnight
trip with Meteora and a 3-Day Trip with Meteora. It can also be done as a Day Trip and a 2-Day Trip. Along with
George's Taxi Tour this is the easiest way to see Delphi. The bus
picks you up at your hotel in the morning and drops you off
after the tour (unless your hotel is nowhere near the route the
bus takes). The 7-Day Grand Tour (includes Meteora and just about every other important place on the mainland), Northern Greece Five Days Tour (Thessaloniki & Macedonia Area), The 4-Day Classical Tour, and the 3-Day Classical Tour all include Delphi. These programs are make very efficient use of time and there are usually interesting people on them which can make them a lot of fun.
You can book tours to Delphi through Dolphin Hellas Travel at www.greecetravel.com/dolphin
or Fantasy Travel at www.fantasytravelofgreece.com