2 Days Delphi and Meteora Private Tour

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English, French, Italian

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Delphi - Arachova - Kalabaka - Meteora

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

2 Days 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 evn 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 Tample 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. 
The full route lasts around four hours, so enjoy a stop in the town of Thermopylae, to complete the visit you will see the statue of Leonidas standing right opposite Kolonos Hill where the persisting Spartans left their last breath.Travel onward to the Greek capital, and finish your 2-day tour with a drop-off at the start point (your hotel or central Athens)  

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Live tour guide

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 Mini-van 

  • Airport and Port Meet & Greet ( your guide will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • A licenced English tour guide

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line

  • Entrance fees 

  • Airport and Port fees ( parking and tolls )

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended

  • The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition

  • 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.

  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevato. Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only

  • The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travelmonths, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum

  • 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.

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