Statue of King Leonidas in Thermopylae Greece honoring his bravery and sacrifice.

Delve into the Mythical Lands of Delphi and Thermopylae: An Epic 10-Hour Odyssey!

Duration: 10 hours


  • Starting Point

    We will pick you up from the port, airport or your hotel and start our tour.

  • Lake Yliki

  • Mountain Town of Arachova

  • Ancient Delphi

  • Temple of Apollo

  • Temple of Athena Pronaia

  • The Stadium

  • Ancient Theater

  • Delphi Museum

  • Village of Bralo

  • Thermopylae (aka Hotgates)

    This is where the battle of the 300 Spartan warriors against the Persians took place.

  • End of Tour

    We will return you to the pick up point or prearranged destination.

Important information about your private tour


  • Tolls
  • Gas
  • Parking Fees
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Licensed Tour Driver**


  • Entrance Fees
  • Food & Drinks
  • Licensed Tour Guide**


**Please note that all our licensed tour drivers are fully knowledgeable of the history of each monument in your tour's itinerary. However, by law licensed tour drivers are forbidden to enter any archaeological site and conduct tours. Only licensed tour guides are allowed to conduct guided tours on the archaeological site itself. Upon your request, a licensed tour guide can be booked for you at the archaeological site of your choice at an extra cost.


Set your alarms early, dear travelers, for we're embarking on a day of discovery and awe. Join us at Elite Tours as we hit the road, heading northward on the national highway of Greece, for an exhilarating 10-hour tour that takes you through the heart of ancient history and breathtaking landscapes.

The Journey Begins: Athens to Delphi

Seize the day early and hit Greece's national highway, bound for Delphi. As we cut through farmlands flourishing with cotton, tomatoes, and watermelons, a quick detour lets you marvel at Athens' vital water reservoir around the 90th KM. Then it's back on the road, weaving through a valley hemmed in by imposing mountain ranges on both sides. For those craving a bit of summer magic, we might just pause at Krya Springs for a refreshing drink amidst its scenic splendor.

Gateway to Delphi: Arachova

Our trek continues through the enchanting mountain town of Arachova, a ski enthusiast's winter paradise. In a short, 15-minute jaunt from Arachova, we find ourselves ensconced between towering Mount Parnassos and another mysterious mountain, our journey punctuated by endless olive groves below us. Delphi, the ancient world's hub of wisdom, beckons!

Delving into Delphi

Welcome to the Oracle’s lair. Our exploration starts with eye-catching landmarks like the Tholos monument, the Gymnasium, and the tranquil Castalian Spring. Then, the real deal: Delphi’s archaeological heart. Here, you'll encounter the Athenian treasury, the Sanctuary of Apollo, an ancient theater, and the all-important stadium. And for the history buffs, the Museum of Delphi adds another layer to your already rich experience. Ready to catch your breath? We've got a table reserved at a delightful Greek taverna, overlooking a sprawling valley filled with olive trees.

Olives and Heights: Amfissa and Mount Bralo

Post-lunch, it’s a scenic drive through Amfissa’s renowned olive groves. This city doesn’t just produce olives; it’s also the home of Greece's finest olive oil. Then, brace yourself for a steep ascent to Mount Bralo, offering a grandstand view that could leave you breathless. There's even a charming village here that defies gravity.

The Spirit of Thermopylae

We descend from the heights to the plains of Thermopylae. This is the hallowed ground where King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans took their immortal stand against Xerxes and his Persian horde. You'll visit the battleground, gaze upon the inspiring statue of Leonidas, and even get a quick tour of the local museum.

Flexibility and The Journey Back

Hey, it’s your day—we can tailor the pace to suit you. If you feel like pausing for another meal or simply stretching your legs, we’re all ears. Finally, as the sun bids adieu, we roll back into Athens. Feel free to nap or we might just stop for a quick refreshment to toast to a day well spent.