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Delphi ^ Corycian Cave and king Leonidas with Ǝoo Spartians

1. Delphi ^ Corycian Cave and king Leonidas with Ǝoo Spartians

We start driving from Athens and in our way as we drive we'll see Marathon, the start of the original marathon race, the city of Thiva and the spot where Oedipus killed his father, according to the Aeschylus tragedy , and we will stop at the celebrity ski resort village of Arachova. Next stop is Delphi. You have 2 hours to visit - archaeological site and museum. - temple of Athena  tholos monument - kastalia the holy spring - gymnasium Lunch in Delphi (not including) with magnificent view of Delphi riviera and the biggest valley of olive trees in Greece. After, off-road drive at a height of 1400m / 4593f visiting the corycian cave, the 1st oracle since 4.000 b.c. not full excavated yet. Next stop will be at Thermopylae (hot gates) : *Battlefield view from the top of the Mountain *Ancient hot gates ^ Leonidas and 300 Spartans monument *Full detailed description of the battle. *Kolonos hill is the place where the last Spartan died protecting the dead body of King Leonidas . At Delphi is not allowed to be your guide but i will give a book guide and as we drive for 2 hours i will explain the myths and historical events in ancient Greece not only for Delphi but concerning religion, the immortality of the soul with the Eleusinian mysteries, the culture, and the sciences. Get comfortable shoes lets go to mythical Greece

From Athens: Private Full Day Meteora and Katraski Tour

2. From Athens: Private Full Day Meteora and Katraski Tour

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.

Delphi and Meteora: 3-Day Tour from Athens

3. Delphi and Meteora: 3-Day Tour from Athens

From the classic Temple of Apollo to the towering rock monasteries of Meteora, explore the iconic sights of Greece on an enthralling 3-day tour from Athens. Day 1: Venture through Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, arriving at Delphi around noon. Once considered the center of the earth and the universe, this ancient city played a central role in the classical Greek world, home to the Temple of Apollo, where the Delphic Oracle was situated. Tour spectacular works of craftsmanship from the era at the Museum of Delphi, including the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. After perusing the extensive archaeological treasures on display, enjoy a free evening to discover the modern town on your own terms before settling in for the night. Day 2: Leave Delphi for a journey through Central Greece, including a short stop in the historic city of Lamia, before crossing the Thessalian plain to Kalabaka; a small town built at the foot of the majestic Meteora, crowned by the extraordinary monasteries that bare its name, providing for one of the country's most unique attractions. Spend the night in Kalabaka, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in all of Greece. Day 3: Ascend Meteora to tour 2 of the incredible cliff-top Byzantine monasteries. Marvel at the fantastic views over Kalabaka and beyond from atop of these sandstone towers, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the residing monks. On return to Athens, stop briefly in Thermopylae to see the heroic monument of Leonidas, King of Sparta, then arrive back at the capital in the late afternoon.

From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

4. From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

Our day tour will start early in the morning and our first stop will be after 2hs and 15min., in Thermopylae. At this point Leonidas' 300 faced the Persian army in a battle that shaped the result of the war although it had been lost for the Greeks. After Thermopylae we will cross the plain of Thessaly region, seeing from our left the usually snowy mountain range of Pindos, as well as landscapes and picturesque villages that have not been affected by modern life and mass tourism. We’ll travel for about 2hs until we reach the area of Theopetra. Τhe Τheopetra cave is currently closed, but we will have the chance to visit the Museum and see footprints of people who lived from 130,000 to 4,000 years ago, in an area that seems to have had a continuous human presence. We’ll stay in the Museum for about 1/2hrs and then we’ll travel for about 15min until we reach Meteora. The imposing Meteora, the vertical rock formations up to 200m high, were created during the Oligocene and Miocene eras. About 30 monasteries were built since the 11th century on these rocks, while 6 of them operate nowadays. It is the second most important monastic complex in Greece after Mount Athos and is included in the Unesco World Heritage List. We will have the chance to approach and visit up to 3 Monasteries, while on our way we will make as many stops as you wish to take photos and admire the great view. After our visit to the stunning Meteora, we’ll make a stop at Kalampaka, where you can taste local tasty food in one of the traditional taverns. (Note: food/drink are at your own expenses and are not included in our price). After lunch, we will travel back to Athens for almost 4 ½ hrs.

Feel Ancient thermal Spa Visit Delphi, Leonidas ℨoo Spaʀtan

5. Feel Ancient thermal Spa Visit Delphi, Leonidas ℨoo Spaʀtan

We ll start driving from Athens. We will see on our way the Marathon lake, the start of the original marathon race, the city of Thiva. The 1st stop will be at the celebrity ski resort village of Arachova. Next stop at Delphi to visit - kastalia the holy fountain - main archaeological site oracle and the museum. Then lunch (not including) with a magnificent view of Delphi riviera and the biggest olive trees valley in Greece. Then driving thru the mountain to Thermopylae (Hot gates) ^ Leonidas and 300 Spartans monument and we will swim for half an hour in hot gates ancient natural thermal spa (34 °C / 93 °F) that Hephaestus (Greek god of blacksmiths) created for the healing of Hercules' wounds. It detoxifies and oxygenates the body, regulates pressure, dilates the blood vessels, relaxes the muscles, clears the lungs, strengthens the bones and relaxes the nervous system. In Delphi museum and archaeological site of oracle the guide tour is not allowed but before, i will explain for more than 2 hours the myths and historical events in ancient Greece not only for Delphi but concerning religion the immortality of the soul with the Eleusinian mysteries, the culture, the sciences. We promise unforgettable experiences, healing body and mind !

From Athens: Private Day Trip to the Monasteries of Meteora

6. From Athens: Private Day Trip to the Monasteries of Meteora

Begin your adventure with pickup from Piraeus port or your hotel in Athens at 8 AM am and embark on an incredible journey to the monasteries of Meteora, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.  Make your first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro, the largest and oldest formation on the site, breathtakingly suspended in the air. Make a second stop at the Monastery of St. Stephen, a small church built in the 16th century. This fascinating structure rests on a plain rather than a cliff and was damaged during World War II before nuns took over the site and reconstructed it. Admire the treasures of Byzantine at the museum inside the monastery. Finish this mesmerizing day trip at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka, where you can treat yourself to a delicious traditional Greek lunch. On your way back to Athens, make a short stop at Thermopylae and the Statue of King Leonidas, dedicated to the great battle that took place in 480 BC. Get dropped off back at your hotel at around 8:30 PM.

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4.3 / 5

based on 27 reviews

This tour was excellent overall. We had fantastic guides, Anna and Anna and thanks to Tomas the greatest bus driver for our safety. We chose the the 4 star hotels and they were both excellent. The Apollonia family hotel in Delphi was such an amazing experience because of the family owners. We loved that we got to have a local meal time in Delphi and not being able to have a local village meal on the last day would be our only criticism. The transportation, entrance fees, accommodations, meals and guides make this a fantastic value. The hotel meals in Delphi were superior because they were authentic, family cooked meals. The Meteora meals were okay, but served in a large dining hall which lacked an authentic cultural feel. That aside, we would highly recommend this tour and would do it again ~ thank you

Amazing time and such informative tour guides. Will definitely book again! Iulia is a total gem!!!