3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
Book by November 30, 2016 and you will enjoy First Class Accommodation for the price of Tourist Class Accommodation
Your tour lets you choose from first-class or tourist-class accommodation depending on your budget, and includes two breakfasts and two dinners, plus time each day for lunch at your own expense.
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3-day trip to Delphi and Meteora with first-class hotel accommodation
USD $374.94Pricing details
3-day trip to Delphi and Meteora with tourist-class hotel accommodation
USD $374.94Pricing details
- 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
- Free Wifi in the Amalia hotels
- 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
- 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
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, D)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.
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: jimjenkins444, October 2015
To see Delphi and trhen Meteora is one of those rare sites in the world. The trip to Delphi was very good and the ruins were excellent but the highlight was to see the monasteries at Meteora perched on the very top of the mammoth rocks. Nothing like it. Also, the guide Irene was one of the best we have every had. We would recommend this trip without qualification
Reviewed by: JENTARRAR, June 2015
Well organized - not rushed - plenty of time to explore on your own.
Hotels were good - the food was very good buffet style.