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From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

Delphi and Meteora: 2-Day Bus Tour from Athens

Delphi and Meteora: 2-Day Bus Tour from Athens

Meteora 2 days (on halfboard basis) 1st day: First you will drive to Delphi through Levadia and Arachova. At Delphi you will visit the archaeological site. Then depart for Kalambaka. Drive through the towns of central Greece (Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala) crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of Greece, to reach Kalambaka. Overnight. (D.*) 2nd day: Morning visit of the breathtaking Meteora and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Then start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae where Leonidas was killed (visit) and Kamena Vourla.(B.**) * Dinner ** Breakfast

From Athens: 4-Days Classical Tour with Meteora

From Athens: 4-Days Classical Tour with Meteora

Day 1: Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then, proceed to the town of Nafplio (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then, depart for Olympia through central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games (dinner) Day 2: In the morning, visit the archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, the spot where the torch of the modern Olympic Games is lit and the Archaeological Museum. Then, drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. Arrive in Delphi (dinner and overnight) Day 3: In the morning, visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, surrounded by gigantic rocks (dinner and overnight) Day 4: Visit Meteora, a striking scenery perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road to Leonida's Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

Delphi and Meteora: 3-Day Tour from Athens

Delphi and Meteora: 3-Day Tour from Athens

From the classic Temple of Apollo to the towering rock monasteries of Meteora, explore the iconic sights of Greece on an enthralling 3-day tour from Athens. Day 1: Venture through Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, arriving at Delphi around noon. Once considered the center of the earth and the universe, this ancient city played a central role in the classical Greek world, home to the Temple of Apollo, where the Delphic Oracle was situated. Tour spectacular works of craftsmanship from the era at the Museum of Delphi, including the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. After perusing the extensive archaeological treasures on display, enjoy a free evening to discover the modern town on your own terms before settling in for the night. Day 2: Leave Delphi for a journey through Central Greece, including a short stop in the historic city of Lamia, before crossing the Thessalian plain to Kalabaka; a small town built at the foot of the majestic Meteora, crowned by the extraordinary monasteries that bare its name, providing for one of the country's most unique attractions. Spend the night in Kalabaka, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in all of Greece. Day 3: Ascend Meteora to tour 2 of the incredible cliff-top Byzantine monasteries. Marvel at the fantastic views over Kalabaka and beyond from atop of these sandstone towers, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the residing monks. On return to Athens, stop briefly in Thermopylae to see the heroic monument of Leonidas, King of Sparta, then arrive back at the capital in the late afternoon.

Visit Thermopylae & Delphi Navel of Earth Private Tour 8H

Visit Thermopylae & Delphi Navel of Earth Private Tour 8H

Experience a private tour of Delphi & Thermopylae. Explore the amazing site of Delphi and pay tribute to Apollo while consulting the Oracle Pythia!!!! Be captivated by the amazing monument of King Leonidas and the renowned “Hot Springs” at Thermopylae! Visit the breathtaking sites in Delphi and learn the rich history of Castalia Spring, the archaeological site and the Theatre, the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle Pythia, the Navel of the Earth. Explore the Museum of Delphi, with its spectacular collection of artifacts, including the Naxian Sphinx, the unique bronze Charioteer and the Statue of Antinoos. Enjoy your traditional “village style” lunch on the magnificent Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea. Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece, 25 minutes Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece, 2 hours Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae Greece, 25 minutes Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece, 15 minutes Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece, 1 hour Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece, 2 hours 10 minutes Tholos of Athena Pronaia, Delphi 330 54 Greece, 15 minutes Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece, 20 minutes Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece, 20 minutes Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece, 20 minutes Parnassos, Parnassos, Phocis Region, Central Greece, pass by without stopping Thermopyles Hot Springs, Thermopylae Greece, 30 minutes Delphi Greece, 15 minutes Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae Greece, pass by without stopping

From Athens: 2-Day Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae Tour

From Athens: 2-Day Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae Tour

Embark on a 2-day private tour from Athens to Delphi and Meteora. Explore the ancient ruins of Delphi, visit the monasteries of Meteora, and stop at the battlefield of Thermopylae. Start your journey with a drive along the national highway heading towards northern Greece. Pass the plane of Theves and the city of Levadia. Soon after, be on the slopes of Mount Parnassus before reaching the mythical Delphi. Stop in Arachova, a small mountainous village, very close to a ski resort, made up of traditional houses and shops selling locally produced products. Walk through the village with its narrow, country streets and shops on the central street. After spending some time in this area of serenity, drive to the ancient site of Delphi, a famous sanctuary with a PanHellenic character dedicated to Apollo. It served as an oracle and was considered the naval center of the world. Today, Delphi is a symbol of Greek cultural unity. The scenic location allows you to have a soothing view of the Greek mountains and two more interesting sites, the Gymnasium and the secondary sanctuary of Athena Pronea. Visit the temple of Apollo where Pytheia spoke to the oracles, the theater, and the stadium. In the museum, see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues. Afterward, have lunch at the modern village of Delphi with a peaceful view of the mountains of Fokis. Stop at a point well known for its great view, where you can see the Corinthian Sea, the port of Itea, and the valley full of olive trees. Continue with a drive through the mountains, not taking the national highway, to see the real Greek countryside. Pass by the cities of Lamia, Trikala, and Karditsa to reach Kalambaka, a beautiful small city that is dominated by the Meteora. Have time to take an evening walk and enjoy a local dinner after settling at the hotel. On the following day, start in the morning for a visit to the monasteries and a closer look at the holy rocks. On the rocks that are like suspended in the air (that’s what Meteora means) there is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries still in use. Meteora combines natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it a unique destination. After having lunch at Kalambaka, start heading towards Athens and to the last stop. On the way back, meet the battlefield of Thermopylae. In the historical center of the site, enjoy a 3D movie. Travel through time and feel the presence of all who died for their freedom under a foreign conqueror. To complete the visit, see the statue of Leonidas standing right opposite Kolonos Hill where the persisting Spartans left their last breath. After that, drive back to Athens.

7-Day Grand Tour of Greece: from Prehistory to Modern Times

7-Day Grand Tour of Greece: from Prehistory to Modern Times

Day 1 Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplio (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive at Olympia, the cradle of the ancient Olympic Games (dinner and overnight). Day 2  In the morning visit the archaeological site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, the spot where the torch of the modern Olympic Games is lit and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi (dinner and overnight). Day 3 In the morning visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, the gigantic rocks that rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 4 Visit the Meteora: perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the astonishing valley of the longest river in Greece, Aliacmon. Arrival at Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 5 In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige after Constantinople. See unique sites like the White Tower, Roman Forum, Ottoman Market, St. Demetrius’ Church, and the Byzantine Walls. A short walking tour includes the ruins from the Palace and Arch of Galerius, and a visit to the famous Rotunda (built as a temple and transformed into a church, with fine Early-Christian mosaics). The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively center of the city (dinner and overnight). Day 6 Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. First stop at picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa, a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle's School. This is the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Then drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai), to experience a visit to the unique museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Only a few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 7 Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas, in situ as well as in the new museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 gods of Greek mythology). On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, pass by Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas' Monument) and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

Visit Meteora Monasteries First Class Private Tour

Visit Meteora Monasteries First Class Private Tour

Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly, 1 hour 1. Monastery, Kalambaka Greece, 1 hour 2. Holy Monastery of Rousanos - Saint Barbara, Μετεώρων, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece, 1 hour 3. Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom 4. Museum, Pindou 46, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece, 1 hour 5. Kastraki, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly, 1 hour 5. Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece, 20 minutes 6. Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece, 20 minutes 7. Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly, pass by without stopping

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The bus arrived at the meeting point in Athens at the scheduled time, our driver Vasilis was very experienced; our guide and expert, Thomas, was impeccable as he explained everything in detail, answered questions and it was clear that he always spoke with enthusiasm, captivating his audience with every word... We started with the trip to the Archaeological Site of Delphi, with a stop at the midway. Afterwards, lunch is at Taverna Omfalos in Arachova. Then, to Thermopylae for a quick stop to photograph the statue of King Leonidas. Afterwards, it's time to head to Kalambaka to sleep. (If you choose the hotel3* option, you will be staying at the Orfeas hotel; if you choose 4*, then it will be the Kosta Famissi). The next morning it's time to go to Meteora to visit 2 beautiful monasteries: St. Stephan and St. Barbara. The landscape is breathtaking! Lunch is at the Palazzo in Kalambaka. Overall, our experience with this tour was very positive!!!

We are still in bus and i must say the tour is a great value for time and money . Everything is planned so well and so is it executed amazingly . Our guide Sophia was just superb and amazing , she was very accomadating and has a great sense of humour too . Mario our driver drove us well and safe . Extremly happy with the tour !!

Well organised, comfortable bus and accommodation, professional guide Evie, great driver Socrates. Would highly recommend this as an easy and informative way tho see many historical attractions.

Too bad the tiny, slippery and dangerous slippery bathtub might spoil your stay.

Well organised with ample time to explore. Guide, Joy, was great too!