2-Day Trip To Delphi And Meteora From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • 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.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a 2-day tour from Athens! With an expert guide, explore the archeological site at Delphi on a walking tour and learn about Ancient Greece while seeing the Sanctuary of Apollo and more. Travel through the picturesque towns of the Thessalian plains, and stay overnight in a 3- or 4-star Hotel in Kalambaka, gateway to Meteora. The following day, explore two of Meteoras beguiling cliff-top monasteries before making the journey back to Athens.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Get an up-close history lesson on Ancient Greece with this unforgettable 2-day trip. See the Itinerary section below for more details on each day.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Athens – Livadia – Delphi – Kalambaka (D)
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.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Overnight accommodation

Local taxes

Free Wifi in the Amalia hotel and in the coach

Map of Greece

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Lunch

Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

Port or private apartment pickup are not available

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Oct-2019

    We joined 2 days tour. We traveled by bus with customers for one day tour then changed bus to continue our trip joining group of customers who were on 4 days tour. The overall operation was smooth and nice. However, we felt that the level of tour guides is really depending.

    The guide on the first bus from Athens to Delphi was good but the next guide from Delphi to Meteora then back to Athens was sort of insensitive. During the trip, I didn’t feel like I was her customer as she seemed wanting to concentrate on tour operation rather than taking care of customers.

  • 18-Oct-2019

    A nice relaxing trip. Enjoyed all aspects especially once I was in a smaller group. I would have liked more time at Delphi. I had to give up seeing all of the outdoor sites to be able to spend time in the museum. I suggest missing the guides presentation (which was very interesting) if you want to see it all. Meteora was fascinating. Hotel and stops were great. Also would have appreciated info re dress codes prior to travelling.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    The guide's English was very poor. She has a lot of Greek ascent and I can hardly understand what she meant to say. I even heard of some other guides laughed at her pronunciation. Moreover, she seemed to be readi with difficulty on the coach when introducing the sites.

  • 02-Oct-2019

    The tour guide was prompt for the pick up from the hotel and tour was excellent. The Hotel was good but not much choice for the vegetarian food in the dinner and in the breakfast

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Most economical way to just sit back and enjoy the ride to 2 must-see sites if you visit Greece. The tour was very organized and included almost everything except lunch and tips. Our guide for Meteora was very personable and particularly informative even though I'd been there before. Our only criticism was that the stop at Delphi seemed rushed. There is so much to see. We had to run through the museum which we would have liked to spend more time in. Hopefully, another 30 to 45 minutes would have been just right. (NOTE: We speed walked up to the theater and stadium.) For anyone with reduced mobility, those 2 features would not have been possible if you stayed with the group to listen to the guide's tour of the site.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    The trip on the whole was very good but quite a long way. We started the day by being picked up at 8am and travelling to Delphi with a local guide on board. We did stop a few times along the way for toilet stops. The guide stayed with us when we were in Delphi and was talking about the ruins but then left us to be on our own which didn't give us that much time to explore as we were taken to the 3rd level and needed to be back on the bus by a certain time. After Delphi we dropped off some people who were not doing the Meteora part and we got another guide. This guide was very hard to understand and made it very difficult to focus. We stayed at the hotel Amelia in Meteora which included a buffet dinner and the overnight stay with breakfast included. Hotel was comfortable and the restaurant meals were very good. The next day we went to Meteora. The weather was wet and this made it a little difficult to see the monasteries when the clouds move over. The monasteries have a very strict dress code, men must have long pants or shorts that cover the knees and women are to have their shoulders covered and can be allowed in with a shirt or dress providing their knees are covered. If a women wears pants they must get a wrap from the attendant. We visited 2 of the monasteries and the views were amazing and the monasteries themselves were very interesting but be prepared to climb a few steps. Overall it was a very nice place to visit but a very long day coming home.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Fantastic trip to Delphi and Meteora! The tour guides were increadibly knowledgeable and passionate making the coach drive extremely interesting. The hotel that we stayed in was beautiful and had a great pool as well as providing delicious food! The actual tours around Delphi and Meteora were also amazing with plenty of free time to explore by ourselves. There were also plenty of coach stops at scenic places where photos could be taken. Overall an extremely enjoyable trip with plenty of education opportunities! Would consider doing a longer trip next time!

  • 11-Jul-2019

    The guide Stephanie was very knowlegeable and very well organized. I loved every moment of the tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Nice hotel in Meteros with buffet breakfast and dinner. Thanks for the Organized pickup and drop off.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent scenery and great service from tour guide.Meals provided were excellent also accommodation. Had two wonderful days

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