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Delphi, Central Greece, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Delphi?

You should plan to spend around $109 (€102) per day on your vacation in Delphi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $9.18 (€8.57) on local transportation
  • $126 (€117) on hotels

A one week trip to Delphi for two people costs, on average, $1,532 (€1,430). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Delphi cost?

A one week trip to Delphi usually costs around $766 (€715) for one person and $1,532 (€1,430) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Delphi on average costs around $1,532 (€1,430) for one person and $3,065 (€2,860) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Delphi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Delphi on average costs around $3,284 (€3,064) for one person and $6,567 (€6,129) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Delphi has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Delphi expensive to visit?

Prices in Delphi are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Delphi is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Fethiye or Saaremaa.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Delphi Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Delphi?

The average Delphi trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Delphi travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 117 ($126)
Local Transportation 1 8.57 ($9)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 11 ($12)
Alcohol 2 6 - 19 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Delphi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Delphi is $63 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Delphi is $126 (€117). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Delphi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Delphi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.18 (€8.57) per person, per day, on local transportation in Delphi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Delphi
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Rental Cars in Delphi
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Food Budget in Delphi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Delphi can vary, the average cost of food in Delphi is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Delphi should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Delphi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Delphi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Delphi typically cost an average of $12 (€11) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Delphi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Delphi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Delphi on a Budget
Delphi The ruins of Delphi
Proclaimed to be the center of the world by the ancient Greeks, Delphi and its ruins exist on the sloping mountainside of Mount Parnassus. With breathtaking views just over the cliffs, one cannot help but marvel at the sweeping valley dotted with olive trees all the way down to the sea. The beauty of it all truly brings one to a place where they understand why Delphi was marked as the center of the earth.

While the archaeological site and modern town of Delphi exist side by side, the real attraction is the historical and mythological allure of the ruins. Home to the legendary Oracle of Delphi and sanctuary to the god Apollo, the worn stone and marble of the site was once a hub of civilization and cultural activity. People would come from all over the ancient world to walk the paths up the steep mountainside to the center of everything.
Of course, the archaeological site of Delphi is a treasure that cannot be missed-from the remnants of Apollo's sanctuary to the Rock of the Sibyl, where it was believed the great prophetess proclaimed her visions. The climb up the mountain with its marble switchbacks is a bit of a hike, but the journey to the center of the world is worth the pilgrimage. Walking the path of the ancients, seeing what they saw, is like taking a stroll into the past. You can almost feel the ruins come to life around you once more-the treasury of the Athenians, Apollo's theatre, and the stadium at the very top where the Pythian and Panhellenic games were once held. There is even a stone navel, called the ompholos, built to symbolize Delphi as the center.

Also be sure not to miss the sanctuary of Athena, located just southeast of the Delphic ruins on the other side of the road. The famous tholos with its circular structure is another marvel worth the hike.
The modern town of Delphi is located just west of the archaeological site. The streets are very narrow and often one-way, with many hotels and guesthouses as well as taverns and bars to accommodate tourists. The town was once located right on top of the archaeological site, until 1893 when archaeologists discovered that the actual site of ancient Delphi lay beneath. The village was then moved to the west where it has developed and stands today. A few gift shops are located at the edge of town closer to the archaeological site for the convenience of bus visitors.

In addition to the exploration of Delphi's archaeological ruins, the Delphi Archaeological Museum is also a must-see. Located within are artifacts unearthed during excavations at the adjacent archaeological site and its vicinity. The permanent exhibition covers over a thousand years, from the Mycenaean era to the Greco-Roman times, and the breadth and quality of its artifacts makes it one of top museums in Greece. From architectural remnants and bronze sculptures to painted ceramics and marble statues, the museum at Delphi is a treasure trove of the ancient past.

Unrelated to the archaeology of the area, many visitors come to Delphi in the winter months for the skiing that Mount Parnassus has to offer. Winter or summer, archaeology or skiing, the views of this mountainous haven alone are worth the trip.
Food and Dining
As with anywhere in Greece, Delphi houses some of the best traditional tavernas featuring classic Greek cuisine. Fresh vegetables from the surrounding areas, as well as expertly seasoned meat dishes can be found in the TripAdvisor recommended Taverna Vakhos, Taverna to Patrikomas, and Telescope Cafe. Many offer spectacular views of the valley while you enjoy your meal; however, there are also the quicker gyro options if you are looking to spend most of the day sight-seeing. While gyros are considered to be fast food in Greece, the fresh cooked meat with veggies and tzatziki on pita is a thousand times more satisfying than your regular big mac. There are also a few bakeries and gyro joints located closer to the archaeological sites, convenient for tourists to grab a quick coffee and spinach pie, ice cream, or cold drink.

Most tourists tend to visit Delphi by K.T.E.L. bus from Athens, which takes about three hours depending on traffic conditions. The trip is doable in one day, but it will be a busy one! Tickets for buses in Delphi are available in some of shops near the bus pick up/drop off site, though you can also buy your ticket from an attendant once you have boarded the bus. Do make sure to have cash on you if you choose this method.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.