Hiking at Ancient Delphi

ancient Delphi trip
hiking ancient trails of Delphi Greece
ancient Delphi trip
hiking ancient trails of Delphi Greece

Hiking at Ancient Delphi


Classical heritage meets sports and nature in this fun one day hiking tour at Ancient Delphi and the surrounding area.

Visiting Places: Parnassos mountain, Livadi, Corycean cave (Korykion Andron), Ancient Delphi.
Duration: 1 day

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Why we like it

An alternative to the conventional big bus tour to ancient Delphi, this guided hiking tour with local experts, pioneers in their field of outdoor activities in the area, is a fantastic way to visit the ancient site after an exploration in the beautiful Greek mountains surrounding the area.  

Activity Description

Your guide, a renowned Greek expert, will drive you to Mt Parnassos -about 2 hours from Athens- where you will be trekking the mountain's ancient trails leading to the archeological site of Delphi. 
The hike starts off-road at the valley (Livadi) at a hight of approximately 1200m. Following the ancient trail, the guide will lead you through a forest area to the Corycean cave, an ancient holy cave dedicated to god Pan (except summer season, due to hot weather). The hike continues downhill with a magnificent view of the Corinthian bay and the mountains of Peloponnese, leading to ancient Delphi where you will have the chance to visit the museum and archeological site.
Along the way, you will stop at a sheepfold to enjoy a light lunch of fresh local produce.
Your guide will return you back to your accommodation in Athens by early evening. 

Special Features

  • Trekking in the ancient paths of Mt Parnassos
  • Cave exploration with significant history
  • Archeological site of Delphi
  • Light picnic with fresh local produce
  • Combination of exercise, nature and sightseeing. 
  • Door-to-door experience (including all transfers).


Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily, all year except August | Departure 8am from Athens (or other upon arrangement and depending on season).

Duration: Full day, hiking duration: 3-4 hours (depending on pace)

Meeting Point: Hotel pickup, upon arrangement.

Group size:  This is a private tour of min. 2 - max. 8 persons. More persons may be accommodated upon request. 

Pace: Moderate, car/mini-van and hiking as described. Suitable for adults in good physical condition. 

Spoken Language: English (French and Italian may be available upon request).

Included: Transfer by car/van, licensed guide and equipment, light lunch. 

Excluded: Meals and refreshments other than those specified, archeological site and museum tickets, gratuities (optional)

Note:  Equipment required: Backpack, shoes suitable for trekking or sports, warm jacket, fleece jumper, long trousers, warm cap/hat, water, snacks, extra clothes in case of bad weather and rain. Itineraries may be subject to minor changes depending on weather conditions. 

Young Travellers: Suitable for children over 10 years old, in the mood to hike. 

Vendor: Milias Camps

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 21 days prior activity date. 50% refund up to 7 days before the activity date, thereafter no refund.  

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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