Book by November 30, 2016 and you will enjoy 4-Star accommodation for the price of 3-Star accommodation
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Multi-Day Trip
- All-inclusive tour
- Led by a local guide
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Tour with overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel
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Tour with overnight accommodation in a 3-star hotel
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- 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
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Free Wifi in the Amalia hotel
- Map of Greece
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
- 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
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 Kalambaka
Day 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.
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.
Reviewed by: Kelly O, September 2016
love it....the guide took us to a nice eatery in Kalampaka too.
Reviewed by: Robert A, September 2016
The drive was extremely relaxing and the hotel was the best of our trip, in my opinion. The rock formations at Meteora were inspiring and one of the highlights of my trip. I've never seen anything quite like them in all my travels! The history surrounding the monks was well explained by our guide and seeing the buildings on tops of such remote tops of rocks gave a new insight to the devotion of the monks. Be prepared for a very long walk with many stairs down and up to enter the Grand location. I was not able to do it but still enjoyed watching from the viewpoint I had while others made the trek. Definitly enjoyed this tour and the hotel.