Meet your private driver/guide in the lobby of your hotel for your departure. Begin the drive towards the northwest area of Athens, where you will arrive at the archaeological site of Delphi in just 2 hours without any unnecessary stops that many scheduled tours make. Explore the classic treasures, theater, and ancient ruins taking photos along the way. Take a moment to appreciate the Temple of Apollo, originally built in the 7th century B.C. and reconstructed on two additional occasions.
After observing this very historic archeological site and museum of Delphi, head to the scenic Arachova village, a small mountain town rich in culture.
Then you visit a non-touristy village for a great lunch & drinks for an authentic Greek food experience. This includes mixing with the locals so that you get a real feeling of the country.
After lunch, you head to the nearby Hosios Loukas monastery, with your driver arranging for coffee/tea/chocolate and homemade dessert to be ready for you after exploring the site. This beautiful location offers excellent views and peaceful surroundings. A 1,000 years old monument preserved to perfection is still active with its monks and also people using it for normal church services but also baptisms and weddings!
At the end of your day, you will return to your Athens accommodation or even airport.
☼ Hotel, Airbnb, or cruise ship pickup, and drop-off. Depending on your hotel and parking conditions it is possible that a nearby location will be our meeting place.
☼ Private driver/guide & vehicle.
☼ Brand new (2018-22) non-smoking vehicle & non-smoking driver.
☼ The dress code of drivers depends on the season of the year, always informal but at the same time professional. Remember that he/she tours & guides you at all times except when you self explore the sites (unless specifically requested to accompany you there too).
☼ Authentic lunch, drink coffee, and dessert in a convenient location with local people. We avoid touristy locations for a more “real Greece” experience.
☼ In-car, bottled water, and information booklet about the trip.
☼ Local mobile phone for direct communication while self-exploring.
☼ Free online consultation for all aspects of your planning and staying in Greece from the first moment you book the trip or any other day or multi-day trips of Eudaimonia.
☼ Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry-on bag.
☼ Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.
☼ Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (subject to an additional cost).
☼ Excess luggage not allowed.
☼ Entrance fees. Delphi archaeological site and museum at €12/person (€6 off-season). Osios Loukas monastery at €5/person.
☼ Touristy souvenir/shop stops unless required by yourselves.
☼ Professional guide to the sites (optional).
☼ Gratuities (optional).
Departure from Athens. Your hotel, cruise ship (Piraeus port), or a pre-arranged meeting point very close to these locations. For other starting locations please contact us.
Depending on the schedule and time of year, you can arrange to include add-on experiences in your itinerary, including:
 Visit the seaside town of Galaxidi which is 30 minutes away from the Delphi site.
This will add an extra 90 minutes to your trip and can optionally include swimming
 Visit a local olive oil production unit [availability from September to January]
 Winery visit & wine tasting
Please contact us for details and pricing. Not all add-ons can be included in all tours either because of time limitations (daylight time, closing times of sites) or because of the time of the year, etc. Some add-ons require an earlier starting time than the typical 8:00 a.m. pick-up.
There are two alternatives instead of just visiting Delphi and these are;
☼ 2-Day Delphi & Meteora
This tour combines Meteora monasteries using Delphi as the stepping stone with one night stay right next to the famous Meteora rocks.
This tour will give you a chance of visiting the monasteries on both days; the evening of day1 and the morning of day2 for lots of photos! It will be a more relaxed tour and as always, multiday tours save you the trouble/time to drive in and out of the traffic of the big city, plus enjoying real Greece which is its countryside!
☼ Best of Greece: 7-Day Peloponnese plus Delphi & Meteora
This grand tour includes the Mythical Peloponnese, Meteora, and of course Delphi. Great locations, both famous and non-touristy, with some amazing evenings at hotels and places that only local Greeks would know about.
Please contact us for details, availability, and pricing.
☼ All multiday tours include quality accommodation and all tours include lunch and drinks. Professional guide, dinner (on multiday tours), and tickets to the sites are not included. You can read more about why we have these inclusions and exclusions.
☼ Children must be accompanied by an adult.
☼ Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
☼ We are flexible and the duration of the tour is flexible, so there is no rushing during the tour except when there are specific restrictions (like not to miss the closing time of the sites during off-season).
☼ If canceled due to bad weather or any other extreme situation, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
‘Eudaimonia’ is the trading name of Eudaimonia Private Tours of Greece, a tour provider officially registered under the Greek National Tourism Organization with business license number: 1245E70000044101. The ‘client’ or ‘customer’ is the person or persons who have made a confirmed booking with Eudaimonia.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS AND SERVICES
(A) Cancellation Policy for the day or half-day tours or transfers:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made between 20 to 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 40-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning the day or half-day tours or transfers, such as site tickets or train tickets or bookings for the client (train/ boat tickets, wine tasting, restaurants, etc) will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.
Finally, a service fee of 8% (of the total amount agreed) will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 40-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(B) Cancellation Policy for multi-day tours:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 60 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees as mentioned below.
☼ Cancellations made between 60 to 30 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 60-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning any multiday tour, such as site tickets, train tickets, hotels booked for the client, and other bookings (like wine tasting, restaurants, etc), will be deducted from any amount to be refunded after the initial 60-day full refund period. This will be an amount of 25%-30% of the total tour cost.
Finally, a service fee of 15% of the total amount agreed will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 60-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(C) Special client-specific arrangements/agreements:
It is possible that there will be client-specific payments & bookings (full or partial) agreed upon through e-mail communication mentioned -for example- as “non-refundable”. Then, these client-specific agreements will precede any other interpretations made from this cancellation policy, and it is only at Eudaimonia’s discretion to refund fully, partly, or not at all, even under certain conditions including “Force Majeure”. Therefore, it is the specific written (email) agreement between each client and Eudaimonia that can only precede this main cancellation policy -if it is different- and determines the agreed cancellation policy for each client.
D) Other issues:
Eudaimonia reserves the right to make subtle changes to tour itineraries. Eudaimonia reserves the right to substitute vehicles and/or drivers should they arise. Eudaimonia reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Should change and/or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund or monies paid by you to us or you can transfer to another Eudaimonia tour without payment of any transfer fee.
Eudaimonia encourages all clients to communicate as early as possible concerning cancellation issues which can allow the agency to offer a better refund – partial or full- to a client despite the standard policy described in this document. This is a decision to be made entirely by Eudaimonia in an effort to better serve the client.
Eudaimonia itineraries are flexible, and if possible, the requirements of clients will be facilitated. Eudaimonia reserves the right to vary, modify or cancel any itinerary, either partly or wholly. Itineraries published are sample itineraries only and may be amended without notice. Eudaimonia also reserves the right to use alternative vehicles to those advertised.
Eudaimonia is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure.
Dietary requirements must be requested from clients and forwarded at the time of booking or at least one week before the tour.
Bookings can only be used by the client/s to whom the booking was initially arranged; no other person can use the booking in any circumstances.
The client may also be asked to produce a valid photo or/and passport number identification.
Eudaimonia strongly recommends that the client purchases travel insurance.
VALIDITY & DISPUTES
Any disputes will be resolved by the Greek legal system and its laws without the need for any arbitration.
The Client agrees to all the above when booking any of Eudaimonia’s tours and services.