3-Day Trip To Delphi And Meteora From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15.
    08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience two of Greeces most awe-inspiring sights on this 3-day tour from Athens, with round-trip coach transport and Hotel accommodation included. Explore UNESCO-listed Delphi on Mt Parnassus, and hear tales of the long-ago oracle who dispensed prophesies from its Temple of apollo. Then, marvel at UNESCO-ranked Meteora, famed for its medieval monasteries perched on needle-like rock pinnacles, before your return to Athens. Your tour includes a choice of Hotel standards in Delphi and Kalambaka near Meteora, plus two breakfasts and two dinners, and hotel pickups and drop-offs in Athens.

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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.

Day 1: Athens Delphi (D)
Start your 3-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or the Amalia hotel near Syntagma Square. Then, settle into your air-conditioned coach and drive northwest to Delphi. 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 a 3-hour drive, arrive in Delphi to see 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.

Day 2: Delphi - Kalambaka (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. 

After lunch (own expense), travel through central Greece, crossing the mountain-ringed Thessalian Plain as you are  arriving in Kalambaka. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner this evening.

Later, 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
Day 3: Kalambaka Meteora Thermopylae Athens (B)
Following breakfast, continue to another of Greeces 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.

After, continue to the Greek capital, where your 3-day tour ends with an evening drop-off at your hotel or the city center.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

2 nights of accommodation

Free Wifi in the Amalia hotels and in the coach

All Fees and Taxes

Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo

Exclusions

Lunches

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

there is no pick up service from ports, airport, airbnb and apartments

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter monasteries. 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

French speaking ONLY on Tuesday

Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.

Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Port , airport or private apartment pickup are not available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Sep-2022

    I paid for an upgrade for first class hotel but I found out that everyone is going to same hotel and there is no upgrade for hotel or rooms. I asked for partial refund for the difference but they're not doing anything. In addition, there is almost no activities on the 2nd day while we were in Delphi, wasted a lot of our time.

  • 14-Apr-2022

    Both the archeological site of Delphi and Meteora are beautiful and full of history, definitely worth a visit.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Everything was amazing except the Hotel in Meteora was disappointing. The tours were well organized and we had two great guides - Joy in Delphi and Effie in Meteora. Drivers were incredible too, including Nik who stopped the bus to save turtles crossing the road. Hotel in Delphi was good - food good, service was great. Location was wonderful and spectacular views. Hotel in Meteora was disappointing. Wifi was terrible, zero sound buffering in rooms and loud, echoing hallways. Pool closed too early too (8 pm), which didn’t help us as we arrived just past 7 and then dinner was served. Hotel is also outside town, so nothing to do. Sheets are scratchy, as was the toilet paper! However, it seemed all worth it the next day when we went to the monasteries and were blown away by the breathtaking scenery. I would recommend this tour, just don’t have high expectations of the hotels.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our 3-day trip to Delphi and Meteora was unforgettable! We loved the archeological sights in Delphi, the beautiful monasteries and view in Meteora, as well as all the extra details of the trip--nice people on the bus, great and knowledgeable guide, beautiful hotels, fantastic meals--especially the lunch at the seaside in Itea near Delphi!

  • 30-May-2019

    Our 3-day trip to Delphi and Meteora was unforgettable! We loved the archeological sights in Delphi, the beautiful monasteries and view in Meteora, as well as all the extra details of the trip--nice people on the bus, great and knowledgeable guide, beautiful hotels, fantastic meals--especially the lunch at the seaside in Itea near Delphi!

  • 24-May-2019

    Everything was amazing except the Hotel in Meteora was disappointing. The tours were well organized & we had two great guides - Joy in Delphi & Effie in Meteora. Drivers were incredible too, including Nik who stopped the bus to save turtles crossing the road. Hotel in Delphi was good - food good, service was great. Location was wonderful & spectacular views. Hotel in Meteora was disappointing. Wifi was terrible, zero sound buffering in rooms & loud, echoing hallways. Pool closed too early too (8 pm), which didn’t help us as we arrived just past 7 & then dinner was served. Hotel is also outside town, so nothing to do. Sheets are scratchy, as was the toilet paper! However, it seemed all worth it the next day when we went to the monasteries & were blown away by the breathtaking scenery. I would recommend this tour, just don’t have high expectations of the hotels.

  • 10-Nov-2018

    I had arrived in Athens a few days before my traveling companions and so I decided to book this tour rather than hanging around Athens. The trip was well organised and it is a great way to see two of the most important sites in Greece. I did not feel rushed at all and there was even some spare free time to explore on my own. The Amalia Hotel in Delphi was beautiful and well located. The Amalia Hotel in Meteora is a much bigger and older establishment but perfectly adequate. The tour includes a drop off at the end and instead of traveling all around Athens I would suggest that you get off the bus near a Metro station and make your own way back to your hotel. Of course this would all depend upon the amount of luggage you have with you.

  • 29-Sep-2018

    Guides in Sorrento were terrible. Were supposed to be helping me with booking a driver to tour the Amalfi coast, would not call me back so finally scrambled and did it myself. The guide for the day trip to Capri was TERRIBLE - the worst I have ever had. Left us standing around a lot of time - there was nothing booked when we got to Capri and it took him a while to get us a bus. Worst part is he left us standing in the hot sun for 45 minutes and would not communicate what was going on. He also was late meeting us at the dock in Sorrento. He told us we couldn't go to blue grotto because the seas were too rough. We asked the boat captains who were steadily going out if that was true and they said the seas were fine. He got mad when confronted with this. After pressure from whole group he did make that happen in afternoon. Too much standing around and very little touring Capri.

  • 24-Sep-2018

    It was a great way to end my 3 week visit to Greece and the islands! I appreciated the constant communication prior to the trip, to help us reconfirm with the local tour operator CHAT Tours, and everything was clear. I was amazed by the beauty of the landscape and mountains throughout this tour, which was unexpected. Our tour guides (one in Delphi and another in Meteora) were fantastic and very knowledgable. I'm not normally one for big group tours, but everything was made easy, and I'm glad I chose the 3 day vs. the 2 day version of this trip, so that we had 24 hours in Delphi to explore additional sites and wander the village, have cappuccinos on patios overlooking the amazing views, and swim in the Amalia Hotel pool. It was well organized and admissions and entries to sites were handled for us. The downside was the long drive home, the volume of tour buses at these sites, and the busy rest stops. These are heavily visited UNESCO Heritage Sites, and I hadn't realized that, or the distances prior to the trip. It would have been handy to have a road map of Greece with me to track the journey and help me remember the little towns we went through.

  • 21-Sep-2018

    It was a great way to end my 3 week visit to Greece and the islands! I appreciated the constant communication prior to the trip, to help us reconfirm with the local tour operator CHAT Tours, and everything was clear. I was amazed by the beauty of the landscape and mountains throughout this tour, which was unexpected. Our tour guides (one in Delphi and another in Meteora) were fantastic and very knowledgable. I'm not normally one for big group tours, but everything was made easy, and I'm glad I chose the 3 day vs. the 2 day version of this trip, so that we had 24 hours in Delphi to explore additional sites and wander the village, have cappuccinos on patios overlooking the amazing views, and swim in the Amalia Hotel pool. It was well organized and admissions and entries to sites were handled for us. The downside was the long drive home, the volume of tour buses at these sites, and the busy rest stops. These are heavily visited UNESCO Heritage Sites, and I hadn't realized that, or the distances prior to the trip. It would have been handy to have a road map of Greece with me to track the journey and help me remember the little towns we went through.

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