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Delphi, Greece

Perched on the slopes of mount Parnassus, Central Greece, the oracle of Delphi was the most famous and respected oracle of the ancient world. For hundreds of years, pilgrims made their way to the sanctuary of god Apollo in Delphi in the hope of getting a helpful answer from the mouth of the medium-priestess Pythia.

Welcome to Delphi!

Delphi Tour GuideMy name is George Malissos. I'm a certified tourist guide and archaeologist, offering my services at the archaeological site of Delphi. If your are visiting the famous Oracle of god Apollo, my experience as a fully licensed tourist guide traveling throughout Greece, along with my passion for Delphi, my native land, guarantee you a memorable visit.

So, let me introduce you to the mysteries of Delphi, the Navel of the world! More specifically:
Guiding services for school visits, universities, various groups of visitors
Guiding services for independent travelers
Special tours, customised to meet your specific interests
Full support in planning your trip to Delphi and the rest of Greece

Born in Delphi, Greece, I am an archaeologist and certified tourist guide for English, French and Greek speaking tours.

I offer my services at the archaeological site of Delphi, the wider region and the rest of Greece. I studied archaeology at the univercity of Athens and continued my education at the National School of Tour Guides, in Athens. Three years of intense classes and numerous educational visits gave me the chance not only to further understand Greece's cultural heritage but also to learn how to share it with travelers visiting my country. I've worked in various places in Greece but my native land of Delphi always holds a special place in my heart.

The awe-inspiring landscape of Delphi, Navel of the World, offers the ideal setting to deepen in the Greek history, mythology, religion or simply understand what the Greek civilization is all about. Additionally, although passionate about the Greek antiquity I'm keen in revealing to the visitor any aspect of the modern Greek culture: people, life, food, nature and in general everything you would like to know from a professional. Whether you are an independent traveler or a group of visitors, a guided tour with knowledge and enthusiasm, can add a totally different dimension to your visit in this legendary land, the Oracle of Delphi.

Delphi tour

My Tours of Delphi

The Oracle Tour
In this tour we visit the sanctuary of god Apollo (the Oracle) which extends on a hilly terrain crossed by the ancient pilgrims' path, the so-called Sacred Way. This two thousand-year-old path leads to the heart of the site, Apollo's temple, where the ritual of oracle-giving used to take place. As we walk to the temple, we have the chance to see several other monuments offered in honor of the divinity, elaborate samples of the ancient Greek art and craftsmanship, while various stops give time to appreciate the beauty and the magic of the natural environment. This tour also comprises the visit to the recently renovated local archaeological museum which houses smaller or bigger treasuries revealed by the archaeological dig in Delphi. The duration of the tour is 2 hours.

For the passionate about the antiquities of Delphi, the Oracle Tour can be extended with the visit of two more sites only a step away: the Castalia spring which provided to the pilgrims the water for the purification rituals and the sanctuary of the goddess Athena Pronaia with the famous Tholos building. The duration of the tour is 1 hour.

Delphi For Kids
The Delphi tour for younger visitors, by stimulating the fantasy and encouraging the participation aims not only to give the spirit of this unique place but also to serve as a fertile introduction to the ancient Greek civilization. Far from a history lesson in the strict sense of the word, this tour brings out the power and the beauty of the ancient remains intertwining myths with reality and gods with mortals, exactly the way the Oracle used to speak..!  In this tour we visit the sanctuary of god Apollo (Oracle) and the archaeological museum of Delphi. The duration of the tour is 2 hours.

 In the vicinity
The wider region of Delphi (Phokida province) is a land that offers a great variety of things to see and do. Endowed with a magnificent nature, this region combines densely forested mountains with typical mediterranean coastal plains and crystal clear waters. From medieval monasteries (Osios Loukas' monastery - Unesco site) to picturesque seaside little towns (Galaxidi) and ancient hiking trails, choices are really unlimited. So, let me be your guide in your local explorations!

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