Highlights of the Mainland: Delphi and Meteora

Highlights of the Mainland: Delphi and Meteora

  • 3 Days
  • From : Athens
  • To : Athens
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 18 Years Old

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Discover the famous historical monuments of mainland Greece! With this three day sightseeing tour in Greece from Athens including Meteora and Delphi you will visit some of the most interesting sites in Greece. Visit the archaeological site of Delphi with Apollo temple and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock-tower monasteries of Meteora. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

Delphi: At the foot of Mount Parnassos, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which was the most famous Oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi is the second-most important archaeological site in Greece (after the Acropolis in Athens) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meteora: In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ‘columns of the sky’ from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremitic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting. . Meteora is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Athens: Explore the Capital of Greece on your own, with plenty of time for shopping.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with qualified local English speaking guide on the shared basis on day 2 and 3

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in your selected hotel category 

MEALS: 

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner

TRANSPORT:

  • Air-conditioned shared transportation throughout the program 
  • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  • Entrance fees for the Archaeological site of Delphi and 2 monasteries of Meteora

OTHER: 

  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Athens Airport 

Exclusions

  • Expenditures of a person nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Flight tickets or visa fees
  • Visit of the Museum of Delphi is not included
  • Airport taxes for domestic and international flights
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.

Please note

 

  • Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice 
  • Day 3: Ensure you arrange your flights late in the evening as the transfer to the airport is approx. 20:00hrs. Otherwise we suggest you book an additional night in Athens. 

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Day 2 Kalambaka: 

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Orfeas or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Grand Meteora or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA: 

Pre – Night in Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Post – Night in Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4* 

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ATHENS

On your arrival at Athens airport you will be greeted by our English speaking assistant and you will be taken to your Athens hotel in the comfort of an air conditioned car. Rest of the day free of leisure. Visit on your own the famous flea market in Plaka (old town of Athens).

Overnight in Athens

Day 2 :  ATHENS – DELPHI – METEORA (420 km – 5.5 hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in Delphi and visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, (Treasury of the Athenians, Temple of Apollo, etc.). Leave Delphi for an interesting trip through Central Greece to Kalambaka. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight in Kalambaka.

Overnight in Kalambaka

Day 3 :  KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (355 km–4.5 hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel. After departure visit Meteora, particularly impressive scenery, ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, stand suspended between earth and sky, on top of granite rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia. Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument), arrive in Athens early in the evening. Transfer to Athens airport.

Breakfast included