Just read the posts about the more recent improvements to the train system in Greece - and I'm wondering if anyone has taken the train from Athens to Delphi via Tithorea, where you can get a cab transfer to Delphi (for about E50-60). Total travel time is estimated at 2hrs 20 min by RometoRio. Before I searched this I assumed there was no train to Delphi, whatsoever, as I never read anything about it before. I'm assuming this is a new line or re-opened line, so please tell me if anyone has any experience with this.
I'm willing to pay for a little more comfort - I'm 71 (experienced solo traveler) and will be traveling alone - the shorter trip, ability to walk on the train, and avoidance of a 4.5 hr bus ride is very appealing. My plan is to spend the night in Delphi, allowing for arrival day late afternoon/evening exploration at my own quiet pace, and to visit the Athena Pronaia site at opening time the next morning, for the light and ghostly ambiance :)
To clarify - I'll be traveling in mid-May. I'm not interested in an overnight bus tour - read too many reviews (CHAT, GO and 'the other one') of crowded buses, blaring PA systems, late pickups, and being herded thru the crowded site at peak visitation times. Plus I'd rather choose my own hotel and tavernas. That being said, my prime interest lies in anyone's knowledge about or personal experience with the train / taxi to Delphi. Any info at all is helpful and very much appreciated. Thanks in advance :).