Travel the Greek mainland, feel the energy of Delphi Oracle, be amazed admiring the geological phenomenon of Meteora and visit the monasteries.
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- Since all the tours we offer are private we have the flexibility to discuss with you any changes you wish to make in the itinerary.
- During summer time because of the hot climate conditions in Greece we always suggest you to wear light clothes, bring with you a hat and sunscreen and make sure to wear non-slipper comfortable shoes due to the slippery terrain in the archaeological sites.
- Also we always provide child seats or boosters whenever is needed with no extra cost. In case there are children between the passengers and you need a child seat we can provide it with no extra cost.
Our Delphi and Meteora 2-day tour starts by driving towards north. We will exit the national highway and we will pass by the village of Leivadia and after 30min of driving we will stop right outside of Arachova to capture a wonderful panoramic view of the village.
We will drive through the picturesque small streets of Arachova (famous for the carpets) and a few minutes later we will arrive in Delphi. First you will visit the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Castalian Spring. Right after you will visit the archaeological site Of Delphi and you will admire the Royal Thrones, the Athenian Treasury, the Roman Agora, the Theater, the Stadium and the Temple of Apollo where the priestess Pythia was giving her prophesies.
Continuing you will admire the exhibits of the archaeological museum of Delphi and later you will relax and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant with an amazing view. We will continue our Delphi and Meteora 2-day tour by driving through the mountains heading towards Lamia town.
Continuing further north and passing through beautiful landscapes and the towns of Domokos, Trikala and Karditsa we will arrive in the town of Kalampaka. We will check in at the hotel where you will take some rest and then we will head to Meteora for a sunset tour, later we will drive you back to the town of Kalampaka for dinner.
We will start our second day after your breakfast by visiting the monasteries in Meteora. The route to the monasteries is breathtaking and very scenic among the rocks, we will make several stops to capture in pictures the unique beauty. This wild and inaccessible place attracted Christian hermits as early as the 10th and 11th centuries, with official operation of the monasteries beginning in the 14th century. At their peak, there were about 24 monasteries in operation. However, today only 6 of them remain active. The area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will have time to visit the 3 most important monasteries and after numerous beautiful pictures you will take, its time to enjoy your lunch in a traditional restaurant. After lunch we will take the road back and we will make our last stop at the famous battlefield of Thermopylae. You will get the chance to walk on the very same place where the battle between the 300 Spartans and the Persians took place in 480 B.C. and you will also admire the statue of glorious King Leonidas that stands there to remind us the bravery of the Spartans. Our tour ends by driving you back to Athens and to the place we picked you up.
- Temple of Athena Pronea
- Castalian Spring
- Delphi site (Temple of Apollo, Athenian treasury, Roman Agora, Theater, Stadium)
- Delphi Museum
- Mountain Parnassos
- Thermopylae battlefield
- Hot springs
- Leonidas Statue
- Meteora monasteries