Delphi & Meteora (3 days)

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About Delphi & Meteora (3 days)

Summary

Delphi and the world renowned Meteora Monasteries.

Activity code: ATH13

Duration: 3 Days

START - / FINISH - Athens

This three day tour stops at Delphi and the world renowned Meteora Monasteries. A perfect short trip to add to any holiday which includes a stay in Athens!

Highlights of the Delphi & Meteora Tour

  • Delphi: enjoys the most fabulous location on the slopes of a mountain terrace, dwarfed by Parnassus. In ancient times it was believed to have been the centre of the earth but it became most famous for its oracle. People used to journey there to consult the oracle on matters of love, business affairs or war. A sacrifice would be made, the priestess would chant the prophesies, which were then interpreted by a priest.
  • Kalambaka: your base from which to explore Meteora. It is one of the holiest places on earth, huge monasteries built on top of granite boulders, 400m above the ground. The site was chosen as an escape from raiders but also as a place of solitude to be near to God. Logistically it was a difficult place, any provisions had to be winched up in baskets from ground level!
  • Departure time: approximately 08:45
  • Return time: approximately 19:00
  • From 5th of April to 28th of October 2017: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
    Fridays only the following dates: 21/APR, 12/MAY, 26/MAY, 09/JUN, 23/JUN, 07/JUL, 21/JUL, 25/AUG, 08/SEP, 22/SEP, 13/OCT

What's included:

  • 4* accommodation on HB basis for 2 nights
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach throughout
  • Pick up / drop off in Athens
  • English-speaking tour guide / escort
  • All entry fees as per itinerary.

Contact us now to book this tour for any dates.

Itinerary

  • Day One

    Depart Athens in the morning for Delphi via Thebes and Levadia. In the afternoon visit the archaeological site.

    • Dinner & overnight in Delphi.

  • Day Two

    Visit the museum in Delphi in the morning and in the afternoon drive to Kalambaka through the picturesque villages of Central Greece.

    • Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.

  • Day Three

    Visit Meteora - these gigantic rocks have been etched by time into a variety of shapes; grey stalagmites rising towards the sky, they appear as nature's gift to the pious who, driven by faith, opted for solitude and a life of worship.The monasteries with their wooden galleries crown the summits of these formidable pinnacles. Precariously hanging over the sinister abyss these hermitages form one of the most truly breathtaking sights on earth. All contain priceless historical and religious treasures.

    Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae and Kamena Vourla.

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