Plaka, athens
Athens Delphi and Meteora
Cultural tour

Athens Delphi and Meteora

Description

Visit 3 of the most amazing places of the world ! The Athens Acropolis with its Parthenon, Delphi; the navel of the world and Meteora - the suspended on the air - Monasteries!

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Itinerary

( 6 days )

Your tour’s schedule in detail:

Arrive in Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights.
Balance of the day is at leisure.

 

Athens Sightseeing Tour [duration approx. 4.5hours] & 
Cape Sounion/Athens [duration approx. 4 hours]

Morning sightseeing tour of Athens, including a visit to the awesome Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheum, and Acropolis Museum Drive past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, Panathenian Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, and lots more.

Take a couple of hours break from you Sightseeing to wander around the Plaka.  It is the oldest district in Athens (it is also mentioned as "Gods' district") with outstanding scenery. The moment you start walking on its paved narrow lanes you get the feeling that you travel back in time. In the early afternoon, you will drive down the coast to Cape Sounion dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Return to Athens in the early evening.

For dinner, visit Lycavittos hill or one of the numerous roof top restaurants to enjoy the magnificent night view to the Acropolis.

 

Tour to Delphi and Meteora [day 1 of 3] Athens to Delphi

Drive through Livadia And Arachova (famous for its bright multicolored 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 center 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 center 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. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

Tour to Delphi and Meteora [day 2 of 3] Delphi to Kalambaka

Morning at leisure to explore Delphi on your own pace.

 In the afternoon depart to KALAMBAKA through the towns of Central Greece Amphissa – Lamia & Trikala crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. – Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka.

Tour to Delphi and Meteora [day 3 of 3] Kalambaka to Athens

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 visits start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae (Photo Stop) & Kammena Vourla.

Overnight in Athens

Departure

Arrangements terminate with breakfast at the hotel and check out

 

Departure / Return location

ATHENS

Departure days :

April - October: Mon - Fri & Sun.
Wed on: May 11,18 & 25 - Jun 08,15 & 22 - Jul 06 - Aug 03 - Sep 07,14,20 & 28 - Oct 05 & 12
For arrivals on other days, extra nights in Athens maybe required and the sequence of visits may change.  
November to March :  please enquire

Notes: 

The sequence of the tours may change, depending on your arrival day.  

Wear

Casual dressing.
Most sites in Greece involve extended walking and/or slippery surfaces.
Therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes.
Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.

Difficulty

Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.

Included

  • Private arrival transfer from the Athens airport or Piraeus port.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Athens at the hotel category of your choice including breakfast daily and all taxes except the accommodation tax. 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation during the classical tour [in different locations].
  • Shared: Athens Sightseeing tour, Cape Sounion, 3-day /2-night classical tour
  • 2 hotel dinners during the tour
  • English Speaking Qualified Guide.
  • Deluxe a/c motor coaches.
  • Entrance Fees to the sites visited.
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number.
  • All Taxes

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Accommodation tax
  • Departure transfer on day 6.
  • Drinks during meals
  • Anything not clearly stated above as included
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