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cubrinj

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I have been researching places on mainland Greece to visit from Athens and I definitely want to make sure I see Delphi. This site has always fascinated me. Do you guys have any advice? I am not opposed to staying in Delphi for a night or two if it helps me better experience the place. I don't have to necessarily stay in Athens the whole time, that is just where my trip will be starting. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks so much!
 

Luana

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My advice? Go! No matter what. I went in winter, a bit cool but not crowded and the most beautiful ethereal place on earth. For me it was like an experience in another world. It was well over 30 years ago when I went, and it still stirs up same emotions in me.

Arachova is a nearby town you might want to consider an overnight visit.
 
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Xpisto

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I have been researching places on mainland Greece to visit from Athens and I definitely want to make sure I see Delphi. This site has always fascinated me. Do you guys have any advice? I am not opposed to staying in Delphi for a night or two if it helps me better experience the place. I don't have to necessarily stay in Athens the whole time, that is just where my trip will be starting. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks so much!
Plan to stay an overnight. It's about a 3 hr drive from Athens so a one-day trip is out of the question. There is a very nice hotel, NIDIMOS in Delphi just at the bottom of the hill on the right in Delphi, when coming from Arachova. There is a really nice restaurant "Patriko" across the street from the hotel. When we were there about 5 years ago the rate was 35E per night. Had a nice breakfast also.
 

Jerry s

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Delphi is about 2.5 hours drive from the centre of Athens. If I was you I would drive to Itea (20 minutes drive) have lunch on the waterfront and stay the night in Itea. There are several hotels there, I have stayed in Nafsika palace but there are others there.
Depending where you want to go next you can drive to Antirio the across to Rio, you don't have to go back to Athens.

 

k_tsoukalas

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I have never been to Delphi and after reading this, I think I will make it a point to see it! It seems like one of those things I should make it a point to see one of these days.
 

cubrinj

Member
Thank you everyone for the advice - this is so helpful!
 

What other places are near Delphi?

It is likely I will be spending time in Delphi this year - I want to see the site of the Oracle. Athens is my starting point and I was thinking, what else is there in the Delphi area, or within driving distance? I have seen very little of mainland Greece. Also on that trip I want to visit Marathon and Olympia - does it make sense? Delphi is a must-see for this time, but I could let the other two places go if I need to.

Is this a weird itinerary?

I am going to be in Greece about a month this summer and I keep changing my mind about what I will be doing while in the country. This is my itinerary and I am trying to figure out if I can pull it off without things being stressful. Every single thing on the list exists because I have people to visit. Santorini is on the list because of a wedding... I want to try to do all of it but I am not sure about the Santorini piece of it... but since it is a wedding I think I should just make it work.

Anyway, the destinations are: Athens (I have A LOT of people to visit, I will need like two total weeks here), Corinth (one person to visit), Kythira (no one to visit, I just want to go), Santorini (the wedding).

Is this too disjointed? Appreciate your thoughts.

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