Visit Ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a 2-day tour from Athens! With an expert guide, explore the archeological site at Delphi on a walking tour and learn about Ancient Greece while seeing the Sanctuary of Apollo and more. Travel through the picturesque towns of the Thessalian plains, and stay overnight in a 3- or 4-star hotel in Kalambaka, gateway to Meteora. The following day, explore two of Meteora’s beguiling cliff-top monasteries before making the journey back to Athens.
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  • Min price: $229.48
  • Departure Point: Selected Athens centrally located hotels or meeting point near Syntagma Square

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  • Good for:
    • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
    • Multi-Day Trip
    • All-inclusive tour
    • Led by a local guide
  • Operates: November to March: Wednesday April to October: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Selected Saturdays
  • Itinerary: Day 1: Athens – Livadia – Delphi – Kalambaka (D)Start your 2-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or alternatively, make your way to Amalia Hotel near Syntagma Square to meet your guide. Hop on board your air-conditioned coach and then relax on the journey northwest to Delphi. Stop in the historical spa town of Livadia to stretch your legs, and then continue through the larger town of Arachova to Delphi. Dominating the top of a cliff on the site of Mt Parnassus, the village is home to one of the country’s most famous archeological sites: Ancient Delphi. Head inside the UNESCO World Heritage site for your 1.5-hour walking tour, and learn all about the Ancient Greek civilization in Delphi from your guide. Built on the spot where eagles of the Greek god Zeus collided when released from opposite ends of the Earth, Ancient Delphi is strewn with monuments from the era such as the Sanctuary of Apollo, a highlight of the site.Enjoy a break for lunch in town (own expense), and then relax on your afternoon journey through central Greece. Gaze out of your window as you cross the Thessalian plains, passing the pretty towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala, and then arrive at your Kalambaka hotel in the early evening. After checking in you can explore town on your own, and finally relax over dinner in your hotel.Overnight: 4-star Amalia Kalambaka Hotel or 3-star Orfeas Hotel in KalambakaDay 2: Kalambaka – Meteora – Thermopylae – Athens (B)Savor breakfast in your hotel, and then travel to Meteora, your first destination of the day! The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries, either perched precariously on top of Meteora’s towering sandstone cliffs or built into the cliffs themselves inside naturally formed caves.With your guide, visit two of the incredible monasteries and hear fun facts and trivia about the monks who once called them homes. Originally lived in by 11th-century hermits, the monasteries later became safe havens for monks fleeing bloodshed when the Roman Empire began to fall. The two monasteries you may visit are subject to change but typically include Grand Meteora Monastery, Moni Varlaam or Moni Agiou Stefanou.After your tour of Meteora, return to your coach for your journey back to Athens. The full route lasts around four hours, so enjoy a stop halfway in the coastal town of Thermopylae, near Lamia. Use the break for lunch (own expense), and to stretch your legs while learning about Thermoplylae’s historical battle between the Greek Spartans and Persians.Travel onward to the Greek capital, and finish your 2-day tour with a drop-off at the start point (your hotel or central Athens) in the early evening.
  • Inclusions:
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Professional guide
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Local taxes
    • Entrance fee to Ancient Delphi and Monasteries
    • Free Wifi in the Amalia hotel and in the coach 
    • Map of Greece
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) 
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Lunch
    • Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • One room will be allocated per booking; if more than one room is required please do separate bookings
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm on Day 2
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 4
    - 26 January 2018 -

    Loved the places we visited, too bad the time at Delphi was too short. Is a very big site, there wasn't enough time to enjoy it all. Hotel and meals at Kalambaka were very good, and so was lunch on the first day. Lunch on the way back from Meteora was not good at all. Probably the whole bus trip should be reviewed regarding stops, passengers behaviour, time to sleep and time to give info. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge to share.

  • 2
    - 14 January 2018 -

    The accommodation was not really good for the 4 star accommodation. Otherwise trip is well conducted and smooth

  • 4
    - 12 January 2018 -

    The tour covers two places Delphi and Meteora. That is really nice. But, too short to stay at Delphi and didn’t go to Delphi Museum. My son is really sad about that. Our tour guide about Delphi trip is knowledgeable and told us a lot of stories.

  • 4
    - 16 December 2017 -

    Nice to have everything taken care of just able to relax and see sights. Would have liked more time at the monasteries.

  • 5
    - 10 December 2017 -

    I understand that this trip might not be for everyone. I went on this trip with my adult son and we both agree that this was well worth it but did have its pros and cons. Let me start with the cons. You spend most of the first day on the bus. The hotel in Kalambaka is not great. You do not have too many options of what to eat. Although lunches are optional, they take you to places that are really your only option as no other restaurants are in the area. On the second day the place ran out of options and I had to eat what was left. With this said, the pros more than outweigh the cons. The pros are Delphi and Meteora. On day 1 you visit Delphi. Although I was expecting the ruins I was pleasantly surprised by the setting. The surrounding area is beautiful and just enhanced the ruins. On day 2 you see Meteora. Although it is not as well known as other sights, I think it should be on everyone's bucket list. I could have spent all day just sitting up there and looking at the stunning views. Take this trip but expect that you will have to travel to see these two wonders.

  • 5
    - 25 November 2017 -

    The highlight of this tour was the knowledge and experience that our guide, Stathus, had. We also enjoyed not having to do the driving to the sites. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty, but our dinner was just OK. Overall, though, it was enjoyable and informative.

  • 5
    - 18 November 2017 -

    Everything super. Worth the money!

  • 5
    - 15 November 2017 -

    I would highly recommend this tour. Well worth the cost. Coaches were clean, well maintained and the guide and driver were very friendly and helpful. Delphi was stunning and the hotel we stayed at was a converted monastery which was beautiful. Meteora itself is a must do, it's amazing. You won't regret the trip :

  • 5
    - 08 November 2017 -

    I learnt so much on this tour. It was great!!

  • 4
    - 05 November 2017 -

    The views at Meteora were incredible. Must be prepared for a lot of driving with 5hr bus ride back to Athens.

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