2-Day Private Tour to Delphi Meteora and Thermopylae

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Sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minivans models with WiFi as you travel from Athens to explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private tour.

Visit Delphi on the beautiful slopes of Mount Parnassus, a major center of worship in the ancient world. Marvel at the Meteora Monasteries, set on top of a series of majestic rock pillars that reach up to 1,312ft...
Sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minivans models with WiFi as you travel from Athens to explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private tour.

Visit Delphi on the beautiful slopes of Mount Parnassus, a major center of worship in the ancient world. Marvel at the Meteora Monasteries, set on top of a series of majestic rock pillars that reach up to 1,312ft. (400m) high and stop at the Battle of Thermopylae site and the Visitors Center with its 3D-recreation of the Battle of the 300. With boutique style or 4-star hotel in Meteora included, our flexible 'go at your own pace' tour is a great option for families, couples, small groups & all ages.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Delphi, Center of the Ancient World

Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Distomo 32005 Greece
Heading out of Athens an optional first stop is the UNESCO site and well preserved Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas set in beautiful countryside where you can explore its 1100 year old Architecture along with its unique & impressive fresco's
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
Inset on wide terraces along the hillside we are fortunate that the landslides of previous centuries preserved much of the ancient remains for us to witness including the 4th century BC temple of Apollo from where the Oracle spoke her prophesies along with the Castilian spring of Mythology, theatre, treasury buildings, temples of Athena and Gymnasium where athletes gathered before the Pythian games to bath in the sacred waters. During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this...
Itinerary

Day 1: Delphi, Center of the Ancient World

Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Distomo 32005 Greece
Heading out of Athens an optional first stop is the UNESCO site and well preserved Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas set in beautiful countryside where you can explore its 1100 year old Architecture along with its unique & impressive fresco's
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
Inset on wide terraces along the hillside we are fortunate that the landslides of previous centuries preserved much of the ancient remains for us to witness including the 4th century BC temple of Apollo from where the Oracle spoke her prophesies along with the Castilian spring of Mythology, theatre, treasury buildings, temples of Athena and Gymnasium where athletes gathered before the Pythian games to bath in the sacred waters. During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. A beautiful addition to the site is the modern museum dedicated to the finds which stretch back in time to at least 1500 BC, as well as those notably which adorned the temples & streets of the ancient city at its peak around the 4th century BC with outstanding pieces such as the Naxos Sphynx, the twin Kouroi and famous Bronze Charioteer among others.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
Lunch Stop. Spend time enjoying the local craft shops and wonderful views over the olive filled Pleistos river valley before your trip following the coast road towards Meteora
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
In the evening you will arrive beneath the 'rock forrest' at the town of Kalambaka where you are free to explore its squares, cafes & traditional restaurants.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Discount Option with 3 Star or boutiques style hotel; Superior Option with 4-Star Hotel.

Day 2: Meteora. The rock forest & its Monasteries

Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
After breakfast we ascend towards the monasteries above. Built on a natural formation of sandstone rock pillars up to 1,312 feet high, the six remaining monasteries date from the 14th century and form a remarkable and awe-inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance. We visit at least two of the most outstanding monasteries, normally the Grand Meteora Monastery, Varlaam or Agiou Stefanou, and learn about their long history and the hermits and monks that lived there alongside the majestic landscape views.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
A relaxing & refreshing lunch stop in one of the central squares of the town before continuing
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thermopylae 350 09, Greece
After our visit to the Monastaries we return south towards Athens for approximately 90 minutes to the site of Thermopylae, stopping to see the monument and enter the newly built Visitor’s Center which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas led the 300 Spartans in 480 BC. After pausing for lunch or a break by the sea in one of the many local villages we finally continue to your onward destination with the memories and images from these wonderful experiences.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
  • Vehicles: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6; 4 to 7 Mercedes; 8 to 14 Mercedes Sprinter
  • WiFi & bottled water available in vehicles during travel
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 4-Star or Boutique Style Hotel
  • Flexible pick up time on request
  • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas
  • Gratuities
  • Professional guiding inside Delphi and at Meteora. Can be arranged on request. If you require this option please specify which sites you would like guiding.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
o Pick up time flexible on request. We suggest 07:30 but if a later time is preferred we will start according to your needs

o For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.

o For Airbnb's please provide the exact address

o If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle

Airports

  • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


Ports

  • Piraeus
  • Nafplio


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pllease state whether you have oversize luggage
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.