Delphi & Meteora (2 days)

Two of Greece's famous areas

Summary

A great side trip for those staying in Athens!

START / FINISH - Athens

Activity code: ATH11

Duration: 2 Days/1 night

These two sites are not only stunningly beautiful, they also have a wealth of history attached to them. The ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the centre of the universe. This sanctuary, dedicated to Apollo, attracted pilgrims in droves - they all came to consult the priestess of Apollo on private matters or matters of state. Delphi sits between two towering peaks of Mount Parnassus with extensive views to the valley below.

Meteora is the site of many monasteries, perched high on granite rocks. These religious houses were built in such an inaccessible place to be safe from attack, but also because the monks felt closer to God. Supplies (and often animals) had to be winched up in a basket from the ground!

Dates of operation

  • From May to end of October: Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday plus some Saturdays.

Not included: In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax per room per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. 5* hotel: 4,00€ per overnight per room, 4* hotel: 3,00 € per overnight per room, 3* hotel: 1,50 € per overnight per room)

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What's included on your Tour ?

  • 4* accommodation on HB basis for 1 night
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach throughout
  • Pick up / drop off in Athens
  • English-speaking tour guide / escort
  • All entry fees as per itinerary.

Highlights

Itinerary

Depart Athens for Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. After your visit to the archaeological site you'll journey on to Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece.

  • Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka

 

This morning you'll have a visit to Meteora - these monasteries crown the summits of vast granite rocks - it truly is one of the most breathtaking sights on earth.

 

 

Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae and Kamena Vourla, arriving into Athens early evening.

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