Table with a view at Taverna Vakhos. Meals at most restaurants in Delphi are served with fantastic views out to the Gulf of Corinth.
Delphi Tips & Recommendations
Delphi is a small, charming town in the foothills of Mount Parnassus that is easily traversed on foot. Most hotels, shops, and restaurants in Delphi are located on two parallel main streets with views over the Pleistos River Valley. The archaeological site and museum are within a 20-minute walk from all hotels; a car isn’t necessary while staying in town.
Booking.com is the best website for booking hotels in Delphi.
To best experience the Delphi archaeological site and museum, we recommend a guided tour. For travelers staying nearby, the best private tour is by local tour guide Georgia Hasioti. The best day tour from Athens is through Ammon Express.
Excellent family-run restaurant serving elevated rustic cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Greek appetizers and hearty pastas and risottos start off a menu that also features grilled fish and meats, as well as traditional local dishes like country lamb, deer, and rooster – the hospitable staff will help you choose the perfect wine from their very good selection. All in a charming 19th-century stone building with a sprawling garden terrace offering unparalleled views over the valley. +30 2265 082150
Another wonderful family-owned spot offering a contemporary take on regional cuisine, Taverna Vakhos stands out for their selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings. All of their food is sourced locally – including the olives and olive oil, which they produce themselves – and their wine list includes many local and organic options. Great views from their terrace and valley-view dining room. Family-friendly, too, with a play area for the little ones. +30 2265 083186
A small shop on the upper one-way road, Dionisis serves up the best gyro and souvlaki in Delphi. Great quality, terrific value, and friendly staff. Eat in or take out, this is your best bet for a quick and inexpensive lunch. +30 6939 310801
This sweet cafe has been owned by the same local family since 1902. Among other offerings, they serve up great coffee, breakfast, delicious homemade snacks, and a good selection of beers. In front, there’s an ice-cream cart; in back, a flower-filled terrace with panoramic views. +30 2265 082842
Great traditional taverna in the center of town, with charming checkered tables that spill up the steps outside and act as a hot-spot for the local feline population. Staples like bifteki gemisto, spanakopita, moussaka, and stuffed tomatoes are excellently prepared and quickly delivered. The icing on the cake is the attentive and hospitable service. +30 2265 082790
Super friendly cafe offering coffee, light meals, and great milkshakes, plus evening wine and cocktails. Taking advantage of their remarkable viewpoint over the valley, owner Theo has set up telescopes for guests’ use; look down toward the Gulf of Corinth during the day, and up to the galaxy at night. +30 2265 083123
Cozy spot for excellent coffee and pastries, along with freshly-prepared sandwiches, herbal teas, ice cream, and alcoholic beverages. Just a short walk from the bus station, the only thing missing here is a view. (Who needs one, when the coffee’s that good?) +30 2265 083247
Stylish lounge with outstanding cocktails and impeccable service. Bartender Nicolas serves up innovative and traditional drinks – order off the menu or let him create a bespoke beverage just for you. This small town spot rivals any chic cocktail bar in Athens. +30 2265 082061