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Total € 708

Per group ( up to 1-3 )

Ancient Delphi & Meteora Monasteries  

 
 

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Total € 813

Per group ( up to 4-7 )

Oracle of Delphi - Meteora Monasteries 

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

Skip the ticket line

2 Days tour with 1 overnight at Kalabaka or Kastraki village.

Suggestion: Continually working with 4&5 star hotels, we can help with your bookings.

DAY 1:
You will greeted at your hotel, airport, port and will make your way to the most authentic and famous places in Greece. The Delphi and Meteora 2  days tour starts with a drive on the national highway towards northern Greece. Along the way, you will see the plain of Beotia and you will also pass through the city of Thebes, the birthplace of King Oedipus. Then we will be on slopes of Mt. Parnassus before reaching Delphi.

You will then drive on to Delphi, which dates to the 9th century B.C. Known as the << navel of the world >> this is the place where the Greece most important oracle. The area was also a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew the Python, a deity who protected the navel of the world (center of the world). Findings in the Delphi region are dated back to the Neolithic period, 4000 years B.C. and with break of thousands of years, they are identified during the Mycenaean times too ( 1600 B.C. - 1100 B.C. ). The sanctuary of Delphi became the heart of the ancient Greek world and the entire eastern Mediterranean, because of the oracle's power and prestige, which individuals and entire cities visited to receive answers to their questions even to questions of political nature. You will see the Roman Agora, walk along the Sacred Way, and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the Polygonal wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo where the oracle resided. Above the Temple, you can visit the well preserved 3rd-century Theater. On the lower slope of the mountain is the Tholos, a building whose exact purpose is unknown but architecturally speaking is considered one of the masterpieces of the ancient world. You will also see the Palestra where the athletes trained in preparation for the Pythian Games.

After you visit the archeological site, you will visit the Delphi archeological Museum. As its centerpiece, are the antiquities found in the complex of Oracle which dates from the 18th century B.C.Pythian Games, and many other artifacts.

After your visit to the museum, a stop will be made for a traditional Greek lunch in the village of Delphi, 
After lunch depart through Central Greece, following we will continue with a drive through the mountains, not taking the national highway, to see the real Greek country side. Overnight stay, in Kalambaka or Kastraki village. You will have time to take an evening walk and enjoy a local dinner.

DAY 2:

Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora to visit some Monasteries. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries, either perched precariously on top of Meteora’s towering sandstone cliffs or built into the cliffs themselves inside naturally formed caves. With your guide*, visit two of the incredible monasteries and hear fun facts and trivia about the monks who once called them homes. Originally lived in by 11th-century hermits, the monasteries later became safe havens for monks fleeing bloodshed when the Roman Empire began to fall. The two monasteries you may visit are subject to change but typically include Grand Meteora Monastery, Moni Varlaam or Moni Agiou Stefanou. Moving on after having our lunch at Kalambaka we will start heading towards Athens. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Private Vehicle

  • Meteora, the largest complexes of monasteries in Grrece

  • Great Meteoron Monastery

  • The Battlefield of Thermopylae

  • Monument if King Leonidas

  • Arachova

  • The Oracle of Delphi

  • Museum of Delphi

  • Sanctuary Athena Pronea and Gymnasium

  • Kalambaka & Kastraki Village

  • Thermopylae Battlefield - Leonidas statue

 
 

USEFULL INFO

A special offer is on for our guests to have a certified tour guide.

They are ready to meet your 

expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

​ What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully A/C private Mercedes Vehicle  

  • Meet & Greet ( your driver will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Professional Drivers (Not licensed to accompany you into the sites)

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line 

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Entrance Fees (Total Cost: 28 Euros per adult)

  • Licensed tour guide upon request, depending on availability (Additional Cost:340 Euros)

  • Airport pickup and drop off (Additional cost)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

  • Hotel Accommodation

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors
approaching tourists. 

  • Our tours and services are flexible and can be adapted to the customer’s needs.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended 

  • Your tour is totally private. No unknown passengers will participate in your group. 

  • Infant car seats are available upon request

  • There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

  • Your English- speaking driver will explain about the ancient monuments that you are about to visit, the ancient history of Greece and interesting facts about historical and modern-day Greece but is not allowed by law to accompany you in the sites. If you wish to have a licensed tour guide to accompany you into the sites, we will help you arrange a licensed tour guide to be with you at an extra cost

  • The tour guides we cooperate with are authorized and have experience in the museums, archaeological, historical and religious sites of Greece. They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

 

Interested in any of the above-mentioned tour services?

Contact us by phone (+30 6976 854 354), email (info@athensgreecetransfer.com) or Contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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