Where to stay in Delphi? This village near this famous World Heritage Site has the best hotels and most beautiful mountain resorts. But it does take some time to go through that overwhelmingly large offer to find the perfect place to stay in Delphi. As one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece – or even Europe – Delphi has many great hotel options. And the authentic mountain village of Arachova right next to Delphi has even more great places to stay. This blog will help you make a choice. What are the best places to stay in Delphi? And which unique hotels are the best for an unforgettable travel experience?
How to get to Delphi in Greece?
The World Heritage Site of Delphi is located in mainland Greece in the Parnassos mountains overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. The Greek capital of Athens is located further south than Delphi and is just over 2 hours’ driving from the archaeological site. Many day tours to Delphi are offered from Athens, which is definitely recommended if you don’t have your own transport to get there or if you’re short on time.
One of the destinations closest to Delphi is the village of Arachova. This authentic mountain village with a charming location on a mountain slope is full of nice taverns, bars and restaurants. Places of interest in Arachova are the old bell tower and the church, but you come here mainly for the charming atmosphere and the cozy street and squares. During a visit to Delphi, we highly recommend making a stop in Arachova as well.
Why Delphi is worth a visit
The ruins of Delphi are among the most important archaeological sites in Greece and are definitely worth a visit. The ancient Greek built a beautiful city with temples dedicated to the god Apollo against the slopes of Mount Parnassos, where the Oracle of Delphi was housed. The most powerful men of ancient times travelled to Delphi to ask the Oracle of Apollo for wise advice, and through its prophecies, ancient Delphi held one of the most important positions of power. That power and wealth can still be seen in the beautiful ruins that you can visit in Delphi today. The Delphi archaeological site has even been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. When traveling around Greece, Delphi is one of the best destinations to visit.
Read more: the 6 best things to do in Delphi.
Where to stay in Delphi
As one of the famous tourist destinations in Greece, Delphi offers many great hotels, restaurants and bars in its towns. Many of them are withing easy walking distance of the archaeological site.
But if you’re looking for the best place to stay in Delphi, you might want to consider staying in the picturesque village of Arachova 8 kilometers down the road. This traditional mountain village is very charming and cozy, while Delphi doesn’t have a lot of charm at all. In the winter months, Arachova is often visited by Greeks because of the nearby ski slopes in the mountains. You can then combine a visit to the Delphi ruins with a day of skiing!
The best hotels in Delphi
#1 Kastalia Boutique Hotel for a charming hotel with a view of Mount Parnassos. The boutique hotel is centrally located in Delphi.
#2 Acropole Delphi City Hotel for a beautiful hotel with a phenomenal view over the valley around Delphi. Ceilings with wooden beams and tiled floors give the hotel rooms an authentic atmosphere.
#3 Amalia Hotel Delphi for a modern hotel with its own outdoor pool and parking. The panoramic views, verdant gardens and modern rooms make this a favorite with visitors to Delphi.
#4 Parnassos Delphi Hotel for a colorful hotel with a central location in Delphi. The on-site Epikouros restaurant, colorful decor and modern rooms make this one of the finest hotels in Delphi.
The best hotels in Arachova
#5 Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort for a beautiful hotel that would not look out of place in other European ski resorts. With wooden ceilings, a heated indoor pool and a sauna, this is a wonderfully comfortable hotel option near Delphi.
#6 Boutique Hotel Skamnos for an attractive hotel outside Arachova. There is a swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and spa, all nestled in a beautiful mountain landscape.
#7 Santa Marina Arachova Resort for a boutique resort with modern and cozy rooms, a swimming pool, a spa and an on-site bar. The rave reviews praise the comfortable rooms and friendly staff.
#8 Alpine House Hotel for a cozy hotel with traditional wooden ceilings, dark wooden furniture and large windows. The spa and wellness facilities include massages, hydrotherapy and spa treatments.