2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens

2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens : November 2019 - October 2020

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2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens

2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens : November 2019 - October 2020

Let’s discover together the Myths and Prophecies of Pythia… Let’s admire the nature’s magic panorama standing on the cliffs of Meteora…


Central Greece Delphi Kalambaka Meteora Sightseeing in Greece Thermopylae

2 Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora... Arachova - Meteora Monasteries - Kalambaka - Thermopylae!

Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as Pythia the oracle sat on the tripod throne and gave her prophesies about important decisions to be made throughout the ancient classical world.

Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi the navel of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. It is located near the town of Kalambaka at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Program

Day Οne: Our Delphi Meteora tour from Athens starts on the highway, driving via the towns of Thebes, Levadia and the village of Arachova. Arachova is a picturesque settlement and famous winter destination built on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Our first stop will be at the Archaeological Site and the Oracle of Delphi.

After our visit to Delphi we will depart for Kalambaka. This journey will take us through the traditional settlements and majestic towns of Central Greece. Our final destination for the day is Kalambaka, where we will enjoy dinner and relax for the rest of the evening.

Day Two: A few minutes walk from the town of Kalambaka will give us the opportunity to admire the cliffs of Meteora. The complex of Meteora is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and panoramic view. Each cliff is host to one of the many Byzantine Monasteries which were built on top of the rock formations. We'll visit two of these Byzantine monasteries, the guardians of priceless historical and religious treasures through the centuries. Appearing as if they stand between the earth and the sky, on massive detached stone pinnacles, 400 metres above the ground. Meteora is one of Christianity’s holiest places as well as a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. Thousands of visitors arrive here every year, as this «stone forest» is a place where natural and man-made blend into one perfect landscape.

Meteora is the second largest monastic and pilgrimage area in Greece, the first being Mount Athos. The early monks found shelter on these cliff tops as they had to flee, due to an invasion of the Turkish army in the 11th-century a.C. Several monasteries were built in the following centuries while all building materials had to be winched up in baskets by the use of human effort.

Until the 1920's, this was the only way for getting supplies and people up to these monasteries. According to historical sources, there once were thirty thriving religious communities. Today, however, six of them still operate and remain open to the public.

On our return, we will pass by the cities of Trikala, Lamia and make a short visit at Thermopylae to take a glance at Leonida’s Monument.

The road trip will take as back to Athens, early in the same evening, signalling the end of our adventurous excursion, the «2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens».

Price List

« Tours in Greece : 2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From Athens »

 

2-Day Delphi and Meteora Tour From AthensSeasonalityPrice per person in double room
Hotel 3* – HB01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020185 €
Hotel 3* – HB
Early Booking 10% discount (60 days)
01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020166 €
Hotel 4* – HB01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020215 €
Hotel 4* – HB
Early Booking 10% discount (60 days)
01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020193 €
Hotel 3* – HB01/11/2019 – 31/03/2020179 €
Hotel 4* – HB01/11/2019 – 31/03/2020209 €

 

Package includes

  • Accommodation of your preference.
  • Half board basis.
  • Entrance fee for the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi.
  • Free pick up and drop off from the centrally located hotels of Athens and the city center.
  • Entrance fee for two monasteries at Meteora.
  • Services of a Professional - licensed guide.
  • Guided tours in the archaeological sites and the museums, which are mentioned at the above program.
  • Transport by comfortable A/C bus.
  • All taxes, fees.
Package does not include

  • Water, beverages or drinks during meals.
  • Any personal expenses & Tips.
  • City tax, 3* hotel 1,50€, 4* hotel 3.00€, 5* hotel 4,00€, payment directly at the hotel.
  • Whatever is not explicitly stated.
Remarks

  • During your visit at the Monasteries of Meteora, a kind suggestion would be for the ladies to wear a long skirt and for the gentlemen long trousers.
  • We shall visit 2 monasteries from the entire complex of Meteora.

November 2019 - March 2020
Every Wednesday

April 2020 - October 2020
Every Monday, until 26/10/2020
Every Wednesday, until 28/10/2020
Every Thursday, until 29/10/2020

Saturdays only on the following dates:
25/04 - 02/05 - 09/05 - 16/05
23/05 - 30/05 - 06/06 - 13/06
20/06 - 27/06 - 04/07 - 18/07
08/08 - 22/08 - 29/08 - 05/09
12/09 - 19/09 - 26/09 - 03/10
10/10

Departure: 08:45
Return: 19:30 (2nd day)

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