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Meteora – Delphi | Three Days Tour

Let’s visit Delphi and Meteora. Delphi was regarded as the center of the world. You will fall in love with the breathtaking sight of Meteora.

Itinerary

1st Day
Pick up from your hotel 07:30
Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in Delphi.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece.
Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world.
According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met.
The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.
Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
2nd Day
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon depart to Kalambaka crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. After arrival short visit of the village. Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka.
3rd Day
Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece.
Meteora - meaning ‘suspended in air’ the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos.
There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm.
Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community.
The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage.
After our visit, we start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae, where we shall stop for a photo. This visit can take place sometimes the second day.

Schedule

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • From 09/04/2023 to 25/10/2023
    Tourist Class Hotel: Adult 355.00 € / Child 177.50 €
    First Class Hotel: Adult 415.00 € / Child 207.50 €
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday

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Included

  • Pick up - drop off from your hotel
  • Two nights accomodation at Tourist Class or First Class hotel as per your choice on Half Board Basis at the hotel (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners)
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Deluxe A/C coach
  • Free wifi on the bus
  • Free wifi at the hotel
  • Map of Athens & Greece

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation tax 3€ per room/per night
  • All personal expenses
  • Everything that is not specifically mentioned in the "Included" section

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