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About Delphi

Delphi, nestled in the scenic landscape of central Greece, holds a revered place in history as the ancient sanctuary dedicated to Apollo, the god of prophecy, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Renowned as the spiritual centre of the ancient world, Delphi captivates visitors with its rich tapestry of myth, legend, and archaeological wonders.

Echoing with the footsteps of ancient pilgrims, Delphi boasts a heritage spanning over 3,000 years, tracing its origins back to the Mycenaean period. Its mystical aura and profound significance as the seat of the oracle have drawn seekers of wisdom and knowledge from far and wide.

Today, amidst the tranquil surroundings of olive groves and rugged mountains, Delphi offers a captivating blend of ancient marvels and modern comforts. Visitors can explore the iconic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, and the majestic theatre, where the Pythian Games were held in honour of Apollo.

Immerse yourself in the ethereal ambiance of the Sacred Way, a pathway lined with votive offerings and monuments, leading to the enigmatic sanctuary of the oracle. As you ascend the slopes of Mount Parnassus, the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape unfold, revealing a timeless panorama of natural beauty.

Delphi’s allure extends beyond its archaeological treasures to embrace a vibrant cultural scene, with festivals, concerts, and exhibitions celebrating its illustrious past and contemporary spirit. Whether strolling through the charming streets of the modern village or savouring the flavours of authentic Greek cuisine, visitors are welcomed with warmth and hospitality.


Currency is the Euro. It is advisable to exchange money in banks or use the ATMs. Banks open solely on working days and hours (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 14:00)

For current exchange rates please check the daily central bank rates.

Credit cards are widely accepted and almost every field of the economic activity is obliged to maintain POS systems. Cash recommended for small local shops or flea markets.


The Organizers do not accept liability for personal injury, loss or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons during or while travelling to the Academy.


Please check before your trip whether you need an electrical adaptor for your equipment. For Greece there are two associated plug types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Greece operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Emergency numbers

Valid everywhere in Greece and free of charge.

General emergency number: 112

Ambulance: 166

Police: 100

Fire Brigade: 199


In the restaurants is customary for the guests to leave about 5 – 10% tip to the waiter.

Getting to Delphi

1) Getting to Delphi by bus

2) Driving from Athens to Delphi

3) From Athens to Delphi by taxi or a transfer service – the best option

Usually, travellers visiting Greece and Delphi arrive by plane and are landing in Athens International Airport. From it, they have plenty of options to reach the Transportation Hubs in Athens.

Useful links

  • Airport:

  • Currency converter:

  • Central bank exchange rates:

  • Information about Delphi:

  • Public transport in Athens:

  • Information about Athens:

  • Cost of living:

Getting around Athens

Athens public transportation system is anchored in the subway (Metro), the fastest means of getting around. The Athens Metro system consists of 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes and suburban railway. The Metro runs daily from 5:00 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2:00  am on Fridays and Saturdays. At peak hours, trains run every 5 -6 minutes.

The Hellenic American Union (the Academy’s Venue) is located at the city center. Thus, all major destinations can be reached by walking.

Ticket Prices

The cost for a single public transportation ticket applicable to all means (metro, tram, trolley, bus) is 1.20 EUR, lasting for 90 minutes. Tickets are primarily sold in all stations (you can be served by an officer or by vendor machines) but also in a variety of spots in the city and its suburbs. For more specific information you may use the following link:

You can select between a number of ticket types according to your needs (daily ticket, 5-day ticket, 3-day tourist ticket etc.). To explore the options you can follow the link:

Airport Transport

City center (Syntagma Square) is connected to the airport directly by the blue metro line (Line 3). The station Aerodromio (airport) is directly next to the terminal and connected with it.

Taxi in Athens

Before taking taxi from the airport make sure to agree on a fixed price with the driver.  The official charge is 0.9 EUR. per kilometer while the minimum charge for a drive is 4.00 EUR. The official charge from the airport to the city center is 40.00 EUR, all other costs (tolls, etc.) included.

Μost well known taxi apps (Uber, Beat) operate in Athens in  a credible fashion. You can always call a taxi from an agency or pick one from the street (the most common practice).

Accommodation suggestions in Athens

Bedway Athens Hostel  (13 – 15 euro / night) –  Right next to the Neos Kosmos metro  station.

Pella Inn (17 euro / night)  – Very close to Monastiraki metro station.

Crafoord Place Hostel Athens (from 15 euro / night)  – Bed in a mixed room for eight (8) people. Close to Syntagma Square.

The Student & Travellers Inn  (24 euro / night)  –  Bed in a mixed room for four (4) people. Kydathinaion St.  near Syntagma.

Athens Backpackers (40  euro / night)  –  Bed in a mixed room for four (4) people. Breakfast included. Very close to the Acropolis metro station.

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