Athens tourists often ask if visiting Delphi is worthwhile. Absolutely! How often do you get the chance to explore the ancient epicenter of the world? This fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site is about 110 miles from Athens. The archeological ruins are located on Mount Parnassus at the base of the Phaidriades (Shining) Rocks. Your best bet is to rent a car so you can arrive early before the crowds. Plan a 2.5 hour drive. If you opt for a sightseeing bus, expect an extra half hour both ways. Delphi will be a very memorable day trip for you. You can extend your experience by booking accommodations in the quaint town of Delphi (population 1,500).