Delphi-Meteora Tour

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Combine 2 major attractions in 2 days with the Delphi-Meteora tour. Starting from Athens, we drive north,passing by the city of Levadia.On our way, we can visit the monastery of Osios Loukas.

Founded in about 1011 AD, the monastery of Osios Loukas is dedicated to a local Greek holy man who endured much suffering at the hands of the Moors and Saracens and finally made his home in this remote area of central Greece.

After 2 hours approximately we arrive at Arahova village, a popular winter ski destination. Arahova is a beautiful picturesque village, where the local produce colorful carpets and several food products. Arriving you will be able to visit Delphi, you will visit Tholos temple as well as and the Gymnasium where athletes were trained, the Castalia spring where every visitor had to drink water from first in ancient times.

Then you will see the temple of Apollo where Pythia was sitting on her tripod, the theatre, the Stadium where Pythian games took place, the treasury buildings of Athens, Siphnians, Naxians, etc.

Inside the museum, you will admire the Charioteer, the statue of 3 dancers, Antinoos statue, the golden mask of Apollo, the huge statue of a Sphinx from Naxos, the friezes that describe famous themes from mythology and much more.

After lunch and free time in the village of Delphi, we will continue our trip to Meteora. Arriving at Kastraki village we will overnight.

DAY 2

In the morning we will visit 2-3 monasteries.  From the 24 monasteries, only 6 are operating today, differently every day. These remarkable rocks that monasteries were built on were created 60 million years ago in the Tertiary period.

Continuing the Delphi-Meteora tour from Athens we will have lunch in Kastraki or Kalambaka. On our way back to Athens we will visit Thermopylae to see where the epic battle of 300 Spartans against the Persians took place. We will return to Athens late in the evening.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel or Airbnb 

Departure Time

Morning from 7 till 10 AM

Price Includes

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Pick up/drop off
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All road tolls
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Accomodation
  • Food and beverages
Good to know
  • Driver-guides can not escort you inside Museums or sites. You can hire a licensed guide with an extra cost. 
  • Price is per vehicle, not per person.
  • Entrance fee costs 12 Euros for Delphi and 3 Euros per Monastery.
  • You can visit up to 3 monasteries.
  • You can choose between 3 or 4 stars hotel for overnight.
  • Indicate price for 3 stars double room is 60 Euros and 80 for 4 stars hotel.
  • Visitors inside Monasteries  must be dressed modestly.
  • Women must wear long skirts and long sleeved blouses inside, each monastery provides clothing for women.
  • Men must wear long pantgs and long-sleeved shirts.
  • No photos are allowed inside monastery’s leitourgia’s room.
  • Reduced admission (50%) in winter period from Nov. 1st till March 31. Also, children between age of 6-25 (outside E.U) or seniors after 65 years old (citizens E.U). Please note that an ID or a copy is necessary.
  • Free admission for up to 25 years old from countries of E.U.
  • Children up to 5 years old from countries outside E.U.
  • Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of E.U. (only with ID proof)
  • Days of free admission: March 6, April 18, May 18, October 28 and last weekend of September.
Highlights
  • Tholos
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Ancient theatre
  • Ancient stadium
  • Statue of Charioteer
  • Breathtaking view from the Monasteries
  • Picturesque village of Kastraki
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