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Hike in Mt Parnassos & archaeological site of Delphi

Hiking to Delphi
Hiking to Delphi
Hiking to Delphi
Hiking to Delphi
Hiking to Delphi

Lying on the slopes of Mt Parnassos, Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Pavlos, an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on an amazing 1-day hiking trip there.

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1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone

First Time


Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece, after the famous Acropolis. Join this 1-day hiking trip to explore this incredible place!

On the southern slope of Mt Parnassos (2457 m), one of the highest peaks in the country, lies the ancient sanctuary of Delphi, regarded as the centre of the world in ancient Greek mythology and home of Apollo's famous oracle.

In fact, the place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique temples, terraces and buildings to explore.

Our trip will begin early in the morning in Athens. We'll drive to Parnassos National Park, traversing beautiful mountain sceneries and small traditional villages.

Once there, we'll hike for 2km to the Corycian cave, the first highlight of this trip. Then, we'll follow a trail covered with flowers and fir trees to Delphi.

Along the way, we'll enjoy beautiful views of Amfissa valley and its famous olive trees.

Then, you'll have some free time to explore the archaeological site of Delphi.

On our way back to Athens, we'll stop at the village of Arachova and admire its authentic local crafts.

If you are interested in a 1-day hiking trip in this amazing destination in Greece, send a request! I'll be happy to be your guide there.

For other activities close to Athens, check this hiking trip in Mt Parnitha or a 3-day climb to Mt Olympus.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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About the guide

I am a mountain guide of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (HFMC) and an IFMGA mountain guide. I live in Greece, a unique country with some of the least explored landscapes in Europe.

I discovered my passion for mountaineering when I was 17. What started as a hobby soon turned into an exciting profession that has taken me on many expeditions around the world over the last two decades. One of my biggest achievements was reaching the summit of Mt Everest in 2004, as the Deputy Leader of the first successful Greek expedition.

Besides, I studied Mass Media Communication and I'm a Film Director. Producing documentaries is another way of unfolding my love for nature and travel.

I really like designing new itineraries and taking clients off the beaten tracks, allowing them to enjoy authentic experiences in my country.


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What people are saying about Pavlos Tsiantos

Seanathon Hyde


June, 2021

I can't put into words how great our experience was. Pavlos made us feel like family. The climb was a life changing and humbling experience. The mountain was beautiful!

carles portavella


October, 2019

Best guide I have had ever! Always helping and easy to adapt to needs and changes. Really impressed!...and great talker. Interesting and great knowledge of the area, the local restaurants, the history, etc. First class service!

Ken Koeklenberg


May, 2019

This was an awesome experience! Thansk to Pavlos, who is a perfect guide (and not a luxury at all when you want to climb Mytikas, we had 2 meter of snow in April). We did not reach the top due to heavy snowfall, but made a couple of other hikes while Pavlos told us the complete history of the Olympos mountain range. The breathtaking views from the refuge Giosos Apostolidis with the ever smiling ward Lazaros: it made it all a highly recommended journey! Thanks to all for making this happen!

Matthew Lumnitzer


April, 2019

Pavlos was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable as a guide. My wife and I had a perfect day of climbing in the beautiful Parnitha mountains just outside of Athens. Thanks again Pavlos!

Nikki Collins


June, 2018

Pavlos was an excellent guide. Highly professional and accommodating. He was able to match my limited skills with beautiful climbs, while also appropriately challenging me. He was very knowledgeable of Greek history and went above and beyond his role as a guide to help me gain a better understanding of Greece. He was humble about his many mountaineering accomplishments and success in media production only sharing information after I ask. You would be very lucky to spend the day with such an interesting and beautiful person. It was one of the highlights of my week in Greece.

Danielle M Kats


May, 2018

Pavlos is incredible. The entire day was so relaxed and entirely personalized to my preferences and skill level. He took me to some beautiful crags near Athens overlooking a village, and even dropped me off at my ferry afterward! He even taught me lead climbing strategies, since I’d only led a couple times before. 17/10 would recommend! The experience will be much more enjoyable if you have prior climbing experience, and you need to be able to belay Pavlos (don’t worry, he’s not that heavy!)



October, 2017

Booking the trip was smooth and easy. Pavlos was a great guide. He set up a trip that included climbing spots for both my wife and I (we climb at different grades). He was very thoughtful in making the trip fun and challenging for us both. The stories he told about his adventures (he's climbing Everest) were wonderful. He also took us to into the nearby town so we could enjoy local food. It was a great trip and I would certainly recommend Pavlos and explore-share.


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