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From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

1. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

Meteora full day private tour from Athens

2. Meteora full day private tour from Athens

We start our tour early in the morning from Athens till Meteora. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel/ apartment or the airport/ port. The travel time is about 4,5 hours. The first stop is at Kalabaka, a town of the municipality of Meteora in the Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. The population was 12,000 at the 2011 census, of which 8,330 in the town proper. The Meteora monasteries are located near the town. We arrive at Meteora and visit up to three Monasteries. Breathtaking at first site, the Monasteries are of great cultural and natural importance. Split from earthquakes, weathered from the wind and the water over millions of millions of years, these immense rocks are an authentic masterpiece of mother nature. The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries. The six (of an original 24) monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the name means "lofty", "elevated", and is etymologically related to meteor. Please be modestly dressed. Women are suggested to wear long skirts & long sleeves. If you do not have, you will be given a skirt on your way in. Next stop is at Kastraki, a picturesque village near Meteora, where we have free time for lunch at a traditional Greek tavern with your friends and family or shopping. As we leave the magnificent Meteora behind us, let us not overlook the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BCE, which has long been the topic of cultural motivation, as it is perhaps the most famous military last stand of all time. The monument of the Great Leonidas, King of Sparta, in Thermopylae, will grace our path on our way back to Athens in the late afternoon. The drive is about 4,5 hours.

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4.3 / 5

based on 142 reviews

The tour was amazing, our guides and our drivers were also very knowledgeable and kind. I was a little sad that in Delphi we did not have time to visit the museum, but since the meteoras were still a long drive ahead, it was understandable (and if you would like to spend more time in Delphi, there are separate day tours available). But I must say, that the view of the meteoras definitely made up for it ☺️ They are one of a kind and stunning, and you should not miss them if you visit mainland Greece. All in all, this tour was a great experience and I can only recommend it

It was a great experience. Our guides were very knowledgeable and patiently explained the history of the sites we visited and overall information about Greece as well. Meteora is a must see especially if you are already doing the Delphi tour. Our overnight hotel stay was very good and comfortable and dinner and breakfast was also great. Overall a very good and highly recommended tour. Khush & Sanjay Vancouver Canada

Fantastic tour, I'm glad I signed up. Everything I researched about the ruins of Delphi and the Meteora Monasteries just came alive. Excellent execution of logistics by the G.O Tours. I highly recommend this to family and friends.

El guia que nos acompañó a Meteora es excelente y tuvimos tiempo para disfrutar tranquilamente del paisaje y los monasterios.

Great tour guide…Anna…..and bus driver…Niko. Everything went so smooth and well organized.