On Foot

Delphi is small enough that walking is really the only means of transportation required. The museum and archaeological site are both in walking distance from the town.

Not only do visitors say that the village is best walked and can be easily traversed on foot, but Delphi is so high in the mountains and provides such spectacular views, you will be shortchanging yourself if you don`t get out of the car and enjoy the views.

By Bus

The public bus system in Greece is known as the KTEL. There are two main stations in Athens, one of which serves the lonian Islands and some of the areas of northern Greece. The latter bus system is the one that will take you into Delphi, located at 260 Liosion St, it is a narrow street a little past the official location.

You can buy tickets from a kiosk, or if the kiosks are closed, you can buy a ticket from the bus driver. The journey takes about 2.5 hours. A One-way ticket costs around €16.40 (no discount for return ticket). For more information on Intercity and Urban Bus Transport, visit:

It is recommended to buy bus (return) tickets to Delphi the day in advance, to be sure they are not sold out, as well as to familiarize yourself with the directions to the bus terminal.

Daily times to Delphi from Athens are: 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm.

Return: 5:30 am, 9:00 am (not on Sunday), 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Please note that times may change.

By Tram

While Delphi is small enough that you could walk around and see the main sights, you can also ride the tram around the city, so you can see the sights while sitting back and relaxing. The white tram has a charming look and is hard to miss. The train ride is free of charge in the month of May, and it may also be free of charge during the rest of the year, as well. You`ll also meet many locals while riding the train.

By Taxi

You can also get around the city by taxi, if you wish. The yellow-colored taxis are easy to spot, and you`ll even see luxury model taxis like Mercedes-Benz. The roads in the city are narrow and small; therefore, the taxis you see will also be quite small. To call ahead for taxi services, + 30 22650 82000.

By Car

To go to Delphi by car, take the National Highway from Athens to Lamia and at the junction of Thebes you follow the signs to Levadia. After Levadia, you continue to Arachova/ Delphi. The road from Athens to Thebes is large and comfortable, while the road from Thebes to Delphi is rural, which means that it has only one lane per direction.

Once you arrive in Delphi, you will want to park your car and walk. Parking spots are at a premium both in the village and at the site. If you can, park your car near your hotel and walk everywhere. If you have to drive to the site rather than walk the 5 to 10 minutes from town, be sure to set off early to get one of the few parking places. Whether you walk or drive, keep an eye out for the enormous tour buses that often come down the center of the road. Traffic on the lower main street heads toward the site and Arachova; traffic on the upper main street heads out of Delphi toward Itea and the Gulf of Corinth.