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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 31408

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Experience two of Greece’s most awe-inspiring sights on this 3-day tour from Athens, with round-trip coach transport and hotel accommodation included. Explore UNESCO-listed Delphi on Mt Parnassus, and hear tales of the long-ago oracle who dispensed prophesies from its Temple of Apollo. Then, marvel at UNESCO-ranked Meteora, famed for its medieval monasteries perched on needle-like rock pinnacles, before your return to Athens. Your tour includes a choice of hotel standards in Delphi and Kalambaka near Meteora, plus breakfast and dinner each day, and hotel pickups and drop-offs in Athens.
Traveling by comfortable coach, your 3-day tour showcases two of Greece’s iconic sights, ancient Delphi and Meteora. After visiting the ruins of Delphi on Day 1, travel through picturesque central Greece on Day 2 and stay overnight in Kalambaka. Then, on Day 3, take in the spectacular rock-tower monasteries of Meteora before returning to Athens.

Your tour lets you choose from first-class or tourist-class accommodation depending on your budget, and includes breakfast and dinner at each hotel, plus time each day for lunch at your own expense.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Athens hotels or the Amalia Hotel near Syntagma Square
Departure Time:
8:30am
Duration:
3 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to the original departure point at 6:30pm on Day 3

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3-day trip to Delphi and Meteora with first-class hotel accommodation

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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Meteora, Greece
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Athens hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Local taxes
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunches
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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
  • Every effort is made to use first-class hotels, as classified by the Greek Government. In smaller towns where no first-class hotels are available, the best existing hotels are used. All hotels used on this tour have private facilities
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Itinerary:
Day 1: Athens – Delphi (D)
Start your 3-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or the Amalia hotel near Syntagma Square. Then, settle into your air-conditioned coach and drive northwest to Delphi.

Pass through the towns of Livadia and Arachova, known for its colorful rugs, and as you travel, listen to tales about ancient Greece, a civilisation that flourished from the 8th century BC to the 1st century AD, and made Delphi its most important religious site.

After roughly 3 hours, arrive in Delphi and drive to the UNESCO-listed ruins on Mt Parnassus for a 1.5-hour walking tour. As you explore, admire the mountain views and hear how Greek myth placed Delphi at the center of the world. Learn, too, how the site housed the oracle of Apollo, a priestess who dispensed cryptic predictions; and was also home to the Pythian Games, second in importance only to the Olympics.

Inspect the relics of the Temple of Apollo, where the oracle issued her prophesies, and stroll around the surrounding temples and treasuries as your guide describes their purpose and construction.

Then, check in to your hotel in Delphi and spend the afternoon as you wish, perhaps having lunch (own expense) or shopping before dinner at your hotel tonight.

Overnight: first-class or tourist-class (interior rooms) accommodation at the Amalia Hotel in Delphi

Day 2: Delphi - Kalambaka (B)
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Perhaps explore Delphi or use the time to see the stunning collections of ancient artifacts at the Delphi Archaeological Museum (own expense).

After lunch (own expense), enjoy the views as you travel through central Greece, crossing the mountain-ringed Thessalian Plain and passing through the towns of Amphissa and Trikala before arriving in Kalambaka, near Meteora. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner this evening.

Overnight: first-class Amalia Hotel or tourist-class Orfeas Hotel in Kalambaka

Day 3: Kalambaka – Meteora – Thermopylae – Athens (B)
Following breakfast, continue to another of Greece’s must-sees, UNESCO-listed Meteora. This spectacular area boasts around 24 medieval monasteries, each perched on top of high rock towers or burrowed into cliffs.

Visit two monasteries — typically the Grand Meteora Monastery, Moni Varlaam or Moni Agiou Stefanou — and hear how they provided refuge for monks in the bloody aftermath of the Roman Empire. Listen to fascinating stories on how the monks accessed the monasteries: either being hoisted in nets or using retractable wooden ladders.

Later, travel back to Athens, stopping on route for lunch (own expense) and photos at Thermopylae, made famous by the battle between the Greek Spartans and Persians here in 480 BC.

After, continue to the Greek capital, where your 3-day tour ends with an evening drop-off at your hotel or the city center.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jan F, July 2013

The local operator, Chat Tours, is professional and conscientious with knowledgeable guides. All the logistics and communication for our hotel pickups, tours, hotels and meals were excellently managed. The free afternoon and morning my daughter and I were able to enjoy in Delphi was a perfect mid-vacation break (12 days in Greece). Delphi has some excellent souvlaki and bakeries/cafes, as well as souvenir shops with hand-made Greek items. We hiked a lovely section of the E4 trail which is very well marked.

Reviewed by: Victor A, July 2013

My trip was in two segments, the first to Delphi. Our guide, Daphne, was incredible. Not only was she knowledgeable but also very enthusiastic and helpful in getting me setup for the next day. The next day I was picked up and enjoyed a trip through the plains of Greece with another great tour guide. I had been having knee problems and was worried about climbing stairs, but we drove right up to the monasteries and I was able to climb the rest of the way with only little difficulty. The hotels on both days were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this trip.

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