|2 days and 1 night|
Greece (Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora)
Prehistory, the Classical period, Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this two day tour.
Dep: 08:00 - Ret:19:00 (2nd day) approx.
Pick up from your hotel in Athens city center. Please specify hotel name & address.
We would like to inform you that according to Government’s law, from 1/1/2018 guests shall be required to pay directly to the hotel an “accommodation tax”, per overnight, per room. This tax goes directly to the state and the Hotel and/or travel agents have no interference. Hotel guests shall be requested to pay the accommodation tax directly to the hotel and is not included in our given rate.
1) Visit to the Museum in Delphi is not included.
2) Entering to the Monasteries an appropriate dressing is needed, for ladies a skirt and for gentlemen long trousers. Normally we are visiting Great Meteoro and St. Stefanos Monasteries.
Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka
We depart from Athens in the morning and we 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. We visit the archaeological site and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. In the afternoon, after (optional) lunch, we drive through Central Greece and the cities of Lamia (short stop) & Trikala and by crossing the Thessalian plain, we arrive to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries (short stop for souvenirs). Overnight stay in Kalambaka.
Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
Today, we depart from our hotel in the morning for nearby Meteora for a tour to 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. During our way back from the monasteries, we may make an optional visit to a factory of Byzantine-style icons. Late in the afternoon, we return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas king of Sparta in Thermopylae (short stop for photos).
- Entrance fees
- Transport by luxury bus
- Hotel pick up service
- Services of a Professional and Licensed guide
- Breakfast and dinner at the hotel (Half Board basis)
- Hotel accommodation based on your choice (3*/4*)
- Visit to the Museum in Delphi
- Accommodation tax, paid by guest directly to hotel
Athens - Your Athens city center hotel
|Place||Tourist Class||Class A|
|Kalambaka||3 Stars||4 Stars|