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2 Day Private Luxury Tour Of Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae From Athens & Corinthia – Overnight At Kalambaka or Kastraki

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Duration

2 days

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Pay tribute to Apollo, visit the Hot Gates and be captivated by the breathtaking "Hanging Monasteries" of Meteora!

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Our first stop, Delphi one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and an Unesco’s World Heritage monument. 

Next is the historical Thermopylae! Paying tribute to King Leonidas of Sparta and his 300 Spartan warriors we will visit the amazing monument of his statue which is captivating!

Next stop breathtaking Meteora! Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and its hanging monasteries are one of the country’s most unique attractions.

You will be delighted in the play of light on the rocks and their changing moods. On sunny mornings the red roof tiles of the monasteries glisten in sharp contrast to the weather-stained grayness of the rocks while the late afternoon sun bathes the landscape with a golden glow. 

Day 1 Delphi

  • Pickup from your chosen hotel in Athens
  • Drive to Delphi
  • Visit Delphi archaeological site: A Unesco World Heritage Center, Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.

The functions of the oracle grew over the centuries to include athletic games, cultural events, most importantly the Pythian games. The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia are truly captivating.

  • Visit Delphi Archaeological Museum: Many important ancient Greek artifacts from the excavations at Delphi are housed here.
  1. Frieze of the Treasury of Sifnias
  2. Naxian Sphinx: Dated to 560 BC, comprises one of the earliest representations in art of the demonic creature with a lion’s body, bird’s wings and a woman’s head.
  3. Metopes of the Athenian Treasury: Early 5th century BCE you will gaze upon Theseus and Antiope, Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus and Marathonian bull, Heracles and the cattle of Geryon, Heracles battling the three-bodied giant Geryon, Heracles subduing a Centaur, Heracles and Cycnus, Heracles and the Nemean lion, An Amazonomachy scene and many more.
  4. Omphalos: Signifying the center of the earth and kept in Apollo’s temple.
  5. Kleobis and Biton: Two brothers from Argos. The statues are of the typical kouros type attributed to a Peloponnesian workshop and date to the end of the 7th century BC.
  6. Statue of Antinoos: Portrays the celebrated for his beauty, youth and emperor Hadrian’s favorite as a god. This work is considered one of the finest examples of the neoclassical style revived in the 2nd century AD.
  7. The famous Charioteer: Belonging to a statuary complex of a chariot run by four horses and included a second male figure.
  • Arachova Village: A popular tourist destination the village of Arachova is renowned for the picturesque little shops and the traditional cafes and tavernas.
  • Enjoy your lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa.
  • Shopping for your family and friends
  • Coffees
  • Drive to Thermopylae

Thermopylae

  • The Gates of Fire: Deriving from the Hot sulphur Springs and in Greek mythology the cavernous entrances to Hades.
  • The monument of King Leonidas: Erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. The brass sculpture of the Spartan King with his spear and shield is truly amazing.
  • Thermopylae museum: The innovative museum is dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization as we know it today.
  • Hotsprings: The baths of Thermopylae could be described as a paradise of healing spas. 
  • Drive to Meteora
  • Check in at your chosen hotel in Meteora
  • Visit the “Hanging Monasteries” (1 to 2 monasteries).
  • The town of Kalambaka.
  • The village of Kastraki.
  • Experience the breathtaking Meteora sunset.
  • Late lunch – early dinner at a traditional taverna.
  • Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.
  • Overnight at Kalambaka or Kastraki.

Day 2 Meteora

  • Breakfast at Meteora
  • Visit the remaining “Hanging Monasteries”
  • The monasteries that will be visited are:
  1. St Nicolaos
  2. Rousanou
  3. Varlaam
  4. Metamorphosis Sotiros (Grand Monastery)
  5. St Trinity
  6. St Stefanos
  • Lunch at a traditional Greek taverna at Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Coffees
  • Drive to Athens and your chosen drop off location
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

  • casual clothing

  • non slip shoes

  • sunscreen

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

  • Native English speaking drivers

  • Handmade candies

  • Refreshment wipes

  • Bottled water

  • WiFi

  • Fuel surcharge

  • Parking fees

  • Goods & Services tax

  • Driver/guide’s accommodation

  • Entry or admission fees

  • Food & drinks

  • Tip or gratuity

  • Accommodation (option for hotel reservation upon request)

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