Top 10 Historical & Heritage Tours in Central Greece, Greece

November 28, 2021 Madelene Haan

Continental Greece (Greek: Στερεά Ελλάδα, Stereá Elláda; formerly Χέρσος Ἑλλάς, Chérsos Ellás), colloquially known as Roúmeli (Ρούμελη), is a traditional geographic region of Greece. In English the area is usually called Central Greece, but the equivalent Greek term (Κεντρική Ελλάδα, Kentrikí Elláda) is more rarely used.

1. Private Tour to Delphi, Arachova, & St Loukas Monastery with Lunch Option

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Exclusive to your group alone, sit back in one of our new Mercedes EClass or AudiA6 models with WiFi & chilled bottled water as you set off towards Mt. Parnassos with stops at the impressive Hosios Loukas Monastery, one of the most important monuments of the Byzantine era and a UNESCO site, and at the mountain village of Arachova where you can browse the local craft shops. After lunch continue to explore the rich & extensive Archaeological site of Delphi, centre of the Ancient world. A stop at the ancient & pretty city of Amfissa can also be made & the tour tailored to any preferences. A local Olive oil experience or forest picnic or walk can also be included on request. Suitable for small groups, couples, families & all ages, our ‘go-at-your-own-pace’ tour aims to provide one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit. A hassle-free lunch option is also available with a reserved table overlooking the olive filled Plestos river valley in one of the best local tavernas

Inclusions: Tour 100% exclusive to your group, Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day, Return pickup from Athens address or port, First class transport: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 sedan; Mercedes minivan or Sprinter, All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water, Flexible pick up time on request

Exclusions: Entrance fees, Licenced guide for guiding inside Archaeological site (unless specified). Available on request, Food and drinks unles specified, Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge

Reviewed By Naseneis

It was a great tour to the classical hotsots of Greece. Due to Corona on all visited sites were only a few tourists what I never had before. The hotels were at nice places in walking distance to the city center, so that we could enjoy Greece evening life easily. Our driver did a great job and had always interesting stories about ancient history and modern Greece to tell during our journey - thank you for this experience Yanis!

2. 2 Days Private Tour: Delphi & Meteora

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For those who want to see two of the most visited places in Greece only in two days. Visit Delphi, the centre of the earth and the incredible Meteora rocks and feel impressed by Greek nature…

Inclusions: Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.], Transport by private vehicle, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Bottled water

Exclusions: Entrance Fees, Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost), Accommodation (We work with some of the best hotels. We have to know the number of the rooms), Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)

Reviewed By Akulasthraxus

My guide Vasile met me at the Acropolis metro stop, we headed to the Acropolis, and I was the only person that had signed up for a tour that day so it was a solo tour. We stopped at the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Greek Agora, Lycabettus Hill, the glass running man, and the Olympic Stadium in my half day tour. 100% worth it, got some great photos and better memories, and would happily suggest them again.

3. Visit Delphi and live their myths!

Hondos Center, Pl. Omonias 4, Athina 104 31, Greece EASYEXPERIENCES
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This is an excursion you can't do on your own. You will see things that will be unforgettable to you. I think that this expirience will be your hot spot from your visit in Greece. Only 2-7 people take part in each experience and we will stop anywhere we need to. We will discuss about history but mostly we will discuss about mythology and the meening of Delphi! It will be a long and full day, but i promise, worth it!

Inclusions: Water and refreshments

Exclusions: Tickets for arhaelogical site and museum of Delphi (6 - 12 euros), Lunch

Reviewed By MarkA3208FZ

If you are wondering whether or not to book, go for it! You will have made the right decision. And above all, you will come away understanding the deeper meanings of Greek Antiquity. I couldn't have had this experience on my own and the host was very informative and kind. It was certainly beyond all my expectations during my holiday in Athens.

4. Visit Meteora & Thermopyles. Live the experience of mythic and urban Greece!

Hondos Atini S.A., Pl. Omonias 4, Athina 104 31, Greece EASYEXPERIENCES
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Meteora is one of the most impressive and popular monuments in Greece. It is not only the Monasteries that are strikingly hanging on the rocks that you will see and admire. It is more the magic of nature and what it can create. It is the view of that landscape that gives you the feeling, the magic, the awe and the admiration. It is one of those landscapes that fills your soul and makes you feel beautiful, love beyond ordinary limits! Thermopylae is also certainly the most popular battle site in ancient Greece. The message that this battle has given to humanity has been unique, and you will surely feel it when you visit this place. We will talk a lot in this long journey, about myths and history and explain everything. It is not a simple journey, it is an experience, one that we always remember.

Inclusions: Snacks, Bottled water, Soda/Pop

Exclusions: Tickets for the entrance at Monasteries (6 EU)

Reviewed By 853irena

This is a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in Greek history and/or mythology. Pan collected us from right outside our apartment which was really handy and welcomed us with traditional Greek bread with sesame seeds from the bakery. There was also plenty of water being chilled for us in a cooler. The car was comfortable and clean and had good air conditioning which was very welcome on such a hot day. From the beginning, Pan was really friendly and talkative and we had some really interesting discussions before we even got to our first site. En route to Delphi, we passed the site where the Battle of Marathon took place and learned about the background and story surrounding it. We did not stop here which was fine as it was never planned anyway. Also en route, we passed the ancient city of Thebes and learned about the story of Oedipus. Our first stop was just before Delphi at a viewpoint which was a wonderful place overlooking a beautiful valley. There were portable toilets here. Then we went on to Delphi which was a truly spectacular experience. Pan was very well versed in the history of the area and helped us visualise what the place looked like in its prime. The views from Delphi were beautiful and the ruins left behind were fascinating to see. The cost of entry is not included in the price of this experience and Pan does not enter the site with you, but there are plenty of information boards to explain each attraction. The ticket cost 10 or 12 euros and also included entry into the museum which houses all of the recovered statues and artefacts from Delphi. After this stop (which probably lasted about 2 hours or so) Pan took us to an incredible restaurant for lunch which stunning views over a valley and out to sea. The staff were great and the food was delicious as well as the local ‘Delphi beer’. The cost of lunch is not included in this experience but it is very reasonably priced. Thereafter, we continued our journey to the home village of Pan in the mountains of Parnassus. It is a very charming little village and has two ancient ruined temples on the outskirts. One to Apollo and one to Artemis. There is also a lovely stream next to these ruins with a really interesting story which Pan explains well. After this stop, we made our way to Thermopylae, the site of the ancient battle where 300 Spartans, Thespians and local soldiers held off a huge army of Persians for a short time. We happened to be there on the anniversary of this battle from 2,500 years ago which made it all the more special. Pan again explained the story and took us to exactly where the battle took place. There are monuments there to remember the soldiers and even to this day, flowers and wreaths are left there! After this we drove home and in total the trip lasted 12 hours. There is a lot of time spent in the car but this is a necessity and is balanced out by the amazing sites we got to see and the great conversations we had with Pan. It is a trip we could never manage ourselves and to have the local and expert knowledge of Pan made it really special. Definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Athens!!

5. Delphi Full Day Tour (private)

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Are you willing to go that extra mile while you spend time in Athens to live a unique experience in one of the most magical places of Greece and probably the world? Through this Delphi tour, our drivers will lead the way and transfer you to archaeological site of Delphi.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, Private transportation, Professional Drivers with deep knowledge of history. (Not licensed to accompany you in any site), Professional English Speaking Drivers

Exclusions: Licensed Tour Guide upon request depending on availability (Additional cost -120€)

Reviewed By sotirisfourt

Everything was perfect.. The full day trip in Athens was excellent.. for my short trip in Greece.. Thank a lot Angel..

6. Private Tour: Delphi Day Trip from Athens Including wonderful local Lunch

Siva Private Tours
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Visit one of the most impressive sights of Ancient Greece on this private guided full day tour to Delphi. Leave Athens behind and travel through incredible scenery to ancient Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the archeological site with your private guide, and take the time to enjoy its many wonders including the monument of the Argive kings and the treasury of the Athenians. The site is very large and there is a lot to see including the famous oracle where in ancient times people believed they would learn what their future held. Enjoy the views from the site, they are incredible – the setting is so impressive that in ancient times it was considered the navel of the world. After vitising the site, next stop is the museum. The exhibits complement what you saw at the site allowing for a better understanding of the role Delphi had in antiquity. Next highlight is lunch. At a spectacular setting, enjoy a sumptuous 3course meal. Local tastes, hospitality and fun! A lovely day

Inclusions: Private driver/guide, Lunch, Coffee and/or Tea, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities

Reviewed By Dr Neil G

Well worth doing. Eva was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She brought the city, it’s history, sites and museum to life. If you have limited time in Athens then this is a must to enrich your visit.

7. From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova (fixed price per person)

Halandri, Chalandri 152 34, Greece Ammon Express
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The price is valid even for one person. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi, the epicenter of wisdom, on a full-day bus trip from Athens. Admire the breathtaking mountainous scenery of Parnassus and feel the vibes of the ancient nature. Explore the center of the ancient Greek world Let Pythia introduce you to the Oracle of Delphi Meet the Apollo Temple & Athena Pronaia Sanctuary (Tholos) Explore Delphi’s Archaeological Museum, discover the famous Charioteer and the other treasures of Delphi Museum Visit the Greek traditional village of Arachova (short stop)

Inclusions: Round-trip transportation from Athens, Transfer in new, luxury air-conditioned buses, English-speaking escort (archaeologist), Free WiFi on the bus, Basic travel insurance

Exclusions: Cost of lunch at the restaurant, Personal expenses , Guided tour inside the sites

Reviewed By ZoiaAshdod

Greece is back in force with Ammon Express. Reasonable prices ,excellent service and informative high quality guides. The trip to Meteora is long and requires outstanding driving skills. Dimitri displayed them together with vast knowledge,insight and healthy humor. The duration of the trip becomes really irrelevant in such pleasant company. Meteora is an international gem that is worth every effort. The trip was well planned in advance so that we could leisurely visit 3 monasteries, enjoy lunch and rest in between. Highly recommended. Corona wise, we felt safe all the way and the rules were enforced rigorously.

8. 4-Day Greece Highlights Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece Keytours - Greece
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Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this four day classical tour from Athens. With this unique tour visit and enjoy five UNESCO'S world heritage sites.

Inclusions: Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Hotel accommodation (A class / T class), Professional and licensed guide, Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus, Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels), Free Wi-Fi at hotels and coaches, Entrance fees

Exclusions: Lunch, Drinks, Gratuities (optional), Hotel accomodation tax

Reviewed By Lulupsu

The weather was against us but the guide was sunny and kept up our spirits. The site is so engaging and significant i was honored to be there.

9. Marathon & Thermopylae Battlefields Private Day Tour from Athens

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One of our favorite tours, this one is dedicated to those who fell in the name of freedom. This special tour was designed to accommodate those interested in ancient Greek battles, those who want to discover two major battlefields of the Persian wars, the plane of Marathon and Thermopylae.

Inclusions: Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.], Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private transportation, Bottled water

Exclusions: Entrance Fees [8€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens], Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost), Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 250 €], Lunch

Reviewed By Akulasthraxus

My guide Vasile met me at the Acropolis metro stop, we headed to the Acropolis, and I was the only person that had signed up for a tour that day so it was a solo tour. We stopped at the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Greek Agora, Lycabettus Hill, the glass running man, and the Olympic Stadium in my half day tour. 100% worth it, got some great photos and better memories, and would happily suggest them again.

10. Delphi full day private tour from Athens

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Delphi, home of the 4th-century-BC Temple of Apollo on this private, full day excursion from Athens. Travel in private, air-conditioned vehicles and get around all the sites your group is interested in visiting within the extensive mountainside archaeological complex before returning comfortably to Athens. - Your guides are not official site guides, but can explain all about the sites on the way to and from Delphi - Stop at the Delphi ruins, the Temple of Apollo, and Delphi Archaeological Museum - See the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, ancient stadiums, and theatres

Inclusions: Bottled water, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, Private transportation

Exclusions: Gratuities, Official tour guide (optional)

Reviewed By Theajulian

Jorge was an incredible driver, he explained everything and was very kind. He took us to eat at an amazing restaurant by the sea, he had a lot of patience with each stop and made sure to replace the time we were in traffic. I highly recommend the tour, even more if you go with Jorge

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