Ancient Delphi, town of Apollo, once held the most important oracle in all of Greece. Sitting in the shadow of Mount Parnassus, it is well worth a visit.
You need to take this tour and get out of town. Athens is dirty and disgusting, they need to clean it up.
Provider: Holland America Line
At ehe last minute we booked a private tour for Athens. I thought our other tour guides / drivers were good. This was the best as to being informative and extremly knowledgeable. I was also impress by his use of the english launague. He hot onlt showed us ALL that was to see in Athens but he went on to explain the monatary problem that Greece is experiencing, at least in his view. Very interesting. One thing he took us to wa the changing of the gard at the tomb of the unknown soilder. It was so different and a must see. After so many ruins in other cites the 'other stuff' was intresting. Again we went places that tour buses could not get into.
We wanted to experience a local greek resturant, which he took us too whch was an outdoor resturant in the Plaka area. The food wa great, the people watching was terreffic with lots of tourists and the wait staff was a riot. Another great tour with lots of memories.
Provider: Independent Operator
We had been to Athens before, so didn't take the usual Acropolis and Athens type tours. We did want to see Delphi, so this excursion was perfect for us. Delphi is three hours away from Athens, take the excursion and avoid the risk of not making it back on the ship. The ship literally sailed just after our busload reboarded... We were the last ones on.
However, it appears that NCL is no longer offering the Delphi tour. I can no longer find the listing on their website, though it may reappear in the future.
Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line