If you love hiking, you will definitely enjoy the area’s paths which are clearly signposted; the E4 European long distance path crosses these grounds. You will find experienced guides who will show you the way around the well-known and the lesser-known spots that are absolutely worth discovering: caves, monuments, shelters, and idyllic spots for the perfect picnic in nature. You can try mountain or road biking and go parapenting for an amazing bird’s eye view over the area. The Parnassus National Reserve is only 15 min. from Delphi by car.
Make sure you also visit the museums in Delphi: the Archaeological Museum, right next to the archaeological site; the Museum of Delphic Festivals; and the European Cultural Centre of Delphi where you can visit painting and sculpture exhibitions. There are also quite a few Byzantine churches and picturesque country chapels scattered in the area, which you might want to explore.
Go for a trip to nearby Chrissos village, and stroll along the streets with the beautiful 19th c. neo-classical houses. Continue south towards seaside villages such as Kirra, a place with a history that meets that of Delphi: in antiquity, the pilgrims who disembarked at its bustling harbour would take the path that started here in order to reach the Oracle. Next to Kirra, follow the shoreline and visit Itea town and a little further to the south the picturesque Galaxidi town, famous for its naval history.
You will find many beaches, most of them sandy, as well as cafeterias, bars, and traditional tavernas serving fresh fish and seafood.
You must try the local top quality virgin olive oil and the very tasty Amphissa olives, which come from the area’s large olive groves, the largest in the whole of Central Greece. If you’d like to choose something as a memento of your visit to Delphi, you’ll find copies of beautiful ancient jewellery, traditional pottery, and other local products to buy.