4. From Athens: 2-Day Delphi and Meteora Private Tour
Your driver will be waiting for you at your hotel or apartment, having everything ready to make sure your trip is smooth and comfortable. This tour is more relaxed in time, so we usually suggest starting from Athens between 9 – 10 am, but of course we can customise this, as everything actually on this tour hence this is a private tour. Our first stop Ancient Greeks believed that this place was the center of the world and there was the most famous oracle operated by Pythia. In case you missed the hints, we are talking about Delphi and the Temple of Apollo. Your driver will hand you the tickets and make sure you will have enough time to enjoy the site. Moving on Buckle up for a 3 hour drive through some of the most jaw dropping natural landscape the Greek countryside has to offer, before you arrive in Meteora just in time for dinner at local traditional Greek tavern giving you thee chance to dive deep into Greek cuisine’s secrets. But the day isn’t over yet, as you are in for an once in a lifetime experience, watching the sunset while sitting on top the Meteora rocks. Time to rest After such a long day, full of excitment and incredible images, is a about time to get some rest. And we couldn’t find a better place than a traditional guesthouse in the serenity of Kastraki village, just below the rocks of Meteora. Day 2 Words can’t describe the feeling of walking up in a place like this, the atmosphere is nothing short of mystical and usually the morning mist will add an extra layer on top of all that. Before heading to explore the monasteries, we will take breakfast consisting entirely of hand made local products. Visiting the monasteries Nowadays there are six active monasteries one can visit, all of them part of Unesco world heritage programm. Grand Meteoro, stands out by being the biggest one and having an incredible collection of items dating back to the Byzantine era. Very impressive is Rousanou nunnery as well, which is built as natural extension of the rock and offers an amazing viewpoint. Visitors are advised to be dressed modestly, long pants for men and skirts for women. On the way back We will make a stop at Thermopylae, where one of the most famous batlles of ancient times took place. King of Sparta, Leonidas and 300 soldiers stood up to the entire Persian army and their bravery sets an everlasting example.