Do not miss the opportunity with this two day tour from Athens to see and visit the majestic Meteora grey rocks and its cliff-top monasteries.
1st Day: You will arrive at Delphi around noon.
Famous for its theater, Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was considered the center of the earth and the universe, and played a central role in the classical Greek world. Visit at the archaeological site and the Temple Apollo famous for its oracle. In the afternoon after lunch depart through Central Greece and the cities of Lamia (short stop), Trikala crossing the Thessalian plain, to Kalambaka (a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries (short stop for souvenirs). Overnight stay in Kalambaka.
2nd Day: Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora for a tour of the cliff-top monasteries to visit two different Byzantine Monasteries built on top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful area of mainland Greece, and its monasteries are one of the country’s most unique attractions.
By your return you may visit optional a factory of Byzantine style icons. Return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas king of Sparta in Thermopylae (short stop for photos). The tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.
Note : Normally we are visiting Great Meteoron Monastery and St. Stefanos Monastery. Every Tuesday we are visiting instead of Great Meteoron, Varlaam monastery.
Entrance at Delphi archaelogical site
Visit temple of Apollo
Two Meteora Byzantine Monasteries
Great Meteoron monastery
Monument of King Leonidas of Sparta
This tour includes :
Pick up/Drop off service
Overnight in 3* or 4* hotel in Kalambaka
Dinner & breakfast in the hotel
Professional English speaking guide during the whole tour
Entrance fees to Delphi archaeological site & in two Meteora monasteries as per itinerary