Delphi & Meteora Two (2) days Tour

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Explore the significance of the sanctuary of Delphi and its archaeological sites as well as the rock formation in the regional of Trikala, the well known Meteora in Kalambaka in a two days tour.

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The two days Delphi and Meteora tour starts with a 70-mile drive along the National highway northwest of Athens. Driving through Levadia, we will arrive at the Monastery of Hosios Loukas, one of the finest Byzantine monuments in Greece, built in the 10th century and set on a picturesque slope on the western foothills of Mount Hellikon, near the ancient town of Steiri. Departing from the Monastery, we will arrive at Delphi via Arachova, a picturesque town situated on the south slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arachova has become a popular day or weekend road trip for Athenians, mostly during the winter because of the ski centre. At Delphi, we will visit Castalia spring, the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the ancient Stadium, the ancient Theatre, the unique bronze Charioteer, and the Museum. Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town on the southwestern slope of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In Greek mythology, it was the navel of the earth, the site of the Delphic Oracle and a major site for the worship of god Apollo after he slew the Python, a dragon who protected the navel of the earth. People consulted the Delphic Oracle on everything from important matters of public policy to personal affairs. The Oracle exerted considerable influence throughout the Greek world and consulted before all major events. The ancient Stadium held the Python Games, which were one of the four Pan-Hellenic Games held every four years. We will conclude our visit to Delphi by having lunch at a local restaurant enjoying the view of the Itea Gulf, followed by a visit to the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Gymnasium. We will continue driving through the mountains of central Greece, arriving at Kalambaka, an important town well known due to the second largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries in Greece after Mount Athos, Meteora. We will spend the night in a hotel at Kalambaka. The next morning, we will visit as more as possible from the six suspended in the air Monasteries, built on natural sand stone rock pillars. The Meteora Monasteries date back to the 11th century and are included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The James Bond movie for your eyes only was filmed at the Monastery of Holy Trinity. We will conclude our visit to Meteora by having lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a drive back to Athens through picturesque towns of Central Greece and a short stop at Thermopylae, the Hot Gates, an important town well-known for the battle among the Greek forces including the 300 Spartans and their leader King Leonidas and the Persians in 480 BC. The monument of King Leonidas was erected by the battlefield reminding all of us of the sacrifice of those patriots for a free country. Finally, we will arrive to Athens driving along the National highway.

Includes

1) Private transportation 2) Pick up/ drop off from/to your hotel in the Athens city center 3) Pick up/ drop off from/to Piraeus Port 4) Professional English speaking driver 5) Bottled water 6) Air-conditioned vehicle 7) WiFi on board 8) Your driver's accommodation at Kalambaka

Important Information

  • As the tour is private and flexible can be adjusted according to your needs and the conditions. As a consequence , we may change the order of the places included in the itinerary, omit a place that does not seem interesting to you or extend our visit at another one that attracts you more.

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