2 Days Delphi Meteora Tour Greece (Delphi-Temple of Apollo-Kalambaka-Meteora monasteries-Thermopylae-Statue of Leonidas)

2 Days Delphi Meteora Tour Greece (Delphi-Temple of Apollo-Kalambaka-Meteora Monasteries-Thermopylae-Statue of King Leonidas)

Departures :  Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday   (08.30 in the morning).

Duration :  Two days.

1st Day: ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA

Departure for the 2 Days Delphi Meteora Tour, from our Athens central hotel or the terminal, early in the morning. Drive to Delphi, through Levadia and Arachova. Arrival in Delphi. Situated at the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece.

Delphi was regarded as the center of the world and the universe. According to the Greek mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious center and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. We’ll visit of the archaeological site  ( Museum not included ) of Delphi. We’ll admire the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle, the Theater, the Stadium, the monument of Argive Kings, the Temple of Pronaia, the Treasury of Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Plateans, the Castalia Spring. After visit , depart to Kalambaka crossing the Thessalian plain , the granary of  Greece and passing by the cities of Central Greece Lamia and Trikala. Arrival,  dinner and overnight  in Kalambaka .

2nd Day: KALAMBAKA – METEORA MONASTERIES – THERMOPYLAE – ATHENS

After breakfast at our hotel, we depart for the visit of Meteora Monasteries. We’ll admire one of the most amazing places in Greece. The monasteries built on the top of giant rocks are one of the most unique attractions of Greece. Meteora, meaning ‘suspended in air’ ,soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm. Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community.

The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. We’ll visit two different impressive Byzantine monasteries. After visits start the drive back to Athens passing by the monument of heroic King Leonidas of Sparta in Thermopylae ( short stop ). Arrival in Athens early in the evening. The 2 days Delphi Meteora Tour is a perfect choice in order to visit the unique  archaeological site of Delphi and the magnificient Meteora Monasteries.

Prices :

Period 01/11/2020-31/03/2021

per person in Double per child Single Hotel Category
179 € 109 € 209 € Tourist class
209 € 129 € 249 € First class

Period  01/04/2021-31/10/2021

per person in Double per child Single Hotel Category
185 € 119 € 219 € Tourist class
215 € 135 € 259 € First class

 

The above tour includes :

  •     Transportation by luxury A/C  coach.
  •     Professional and licensed tour guide.
  •     One overnight at Tourist class or First class hotel.
  •     Breakfast and Dinner.
  •     The entrance fees for the archaeological site of Delphi.
  •     Free Wi-Fi on the bus.

Notes :

  •     Drinks and beverages are not included.
  •     The overnight stay ( 1.5 € at Tourist class  &  3 € at First class ) per room, per night is not included. 
  •     The visit of Delphi museum is not included.
  •     The child fare is valid for children under 12 years old, sharing a room with two adults.
  •     The tips (optional) are not included.

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