Delphi - Meteora - 2 Days Tour

Explore the history of Delphi and admire the incredible rocky landscape, topped by the Meteora Orthodox monasteries

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Delphi - Meteora - 2 Days Tour

Explore the history of Delphi and admire the incredible rocky landscape, topped by the Meteora Orthodox monasteries

  • 2 Days
  • Delphi - Meteora
  • Bus transportation

FIRST DAY:
 
We leave to the northwest, towards the province of Boecia. Passing through the city of Tebas, Lebadia and the picturesque village of Arahova, we will arrive at the bottom of Mount Parnassus, where Delphi, 'the navel of the universe', is located. In the ancient world, it was one of the main religious centers, when the sanctuary of Apollo, god of harmony and music, guardian of the sacred laws of Zeus, attracted countless pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. We will cross the Sacred Way, decorated with innumerable offerings of Greek and foreign cities, until arriving at the Temple of Apolo. Besides the statues, the cities dedicated to the god the so-called treasures to house the offerings in the form of small temples, such as the treasure of Sifnos, the treasure of Thebes or the Treasure of the Athenians, which we will visit.

In addition to the whole monumental complex, including the Oracle's Tholos, the visit to the Delphi Museum is absolutely mandatory once you are in the site. It is one of the most important museums in Greece. It houses the works of art found in Delphi during the excavations carried out by the French School of Athens. In the lobby, we will find a conical block of marble covered by a sculpted net, a Hellenistic copy of the navel that marked the center of the known world. We will also visit the famous statue of the Charioteer of Delphi, perfectly preserved, dating from the Archaic era and part of a bronze votive offering that represented the victorious Quadriga of the Olympic Games.
 
We leave in the afternoon towards the north of the country. We will make a brief stop in the famous passage of Thermopylae, a geostrategic place in ancient times. We continue our journey until we reach the town of Kalambaka, where we will have dinner and stay in 3 or 4 star hotels.
 
SECOND DAY:                                                                                                                                                             

We are in Meteora'suspended in the air' or 'between heaven and earth'; once there, we understand the reason for the name. An authentic forest of rocks of fantastic and dark shapes are cut out over the Peneo valley and the city of Kalambaka. It is a unique geological phenomenon that creates a unique landscape. The tops of these gigantic boulders are crowned by some cenobitic monasteries. Its origin is in the first anchorites of the 11th century, who settled in their caverns in search of isolation. In the 14th century, with the invasion of the Serbs in Thessaly, many of these hermitages were transformed into monasteries and it was then that St. Athanasius, coming from Mount Athos, founded the Great Meteora, and other monks followed him, despite the difficulties to transport the materials for the construction of the different monastic centers. The 15th and 16th centuries were the period of greatest splendor, when there were up to 24 monasteries. Today, there are only 5 of them occupied by religious (male and female). We will have the opportunity to visit two of these unique monasteries in the world with our guide.

Tour Availability

Summer: Monday and Friday

Winter: Friday

Price Includes

The price includes tour guide, tickets, transportation, breakfast and dinner.

Additional Information

ARTYTOURS offers its customers a passenger pick-up service, with pick ups in the city of Athens. Our Spanish-speaking assistants will pick you up from your hotel in the city of Athens, or in other meeting points close to your accommodation. We ask for punctuality in the pickup not to delay the rest of the route. From our terminal, you will be taken by our assistants to the corresponding bus for the booked tour.

Tour Map

Hotel

Pick up

S/S-Argolida-Delfos-Circuito

Sunio

B/N

360 Degrees

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

A 4 Athens

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Achileas

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Achilion

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Acropolis Ami Boutique

Callirhoe

07:30

14:35

20:00

Acropolis Hill

Dionisos Parking

07:30

14:30

20:00

Acropolis Museum

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Acropolis Select

Acropolis Select

07:30

14:35

20:00

Acropolis View

Dionisos Parking

07:30

14:30

20:00

Adams Hotel

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Adonis Hotel

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Adrian

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Alassia

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Alexandros

Alexandros

07:20

13:45

19:15

Amalia

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Amazon

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Apollo

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Areos Boutique

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Arethousa

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Arion

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ariston

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Aristotelis

Aristotelis

07:40

14:05

19:40

Art

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Astor

Athens Plaza

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Backpackers

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Center Square

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Choice

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Athens City

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Athens Cypria

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Diamond

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Gate

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Lotus

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Athens Mirabello

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Plaza

Athens Plaza

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Status Suites

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Style Hotel

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Athens Tiare

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Was

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Way Hotel

Titania

07:30

14:00

19:30

Athina Palace

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athinais

Athinais

07:20

13:45

19:15

Athos Hotel

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ath. Atrium

Agios Sostis Church

07:10

15:00

20:15

Attalos

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Balaskas

Balaskas

07:40

14:05

19:40

Callirhoe

Callirhoe

07:30

14:35

20:00

Candia

Candia

07:40

14:10

19:40

Caravel

Caravel

07:30

13:45

19:15

Cecil

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

City Circus Athens

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Claridge

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Cosmopolit

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Cosmos

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Crown Plaza

Crown Plaza

07:30

13:45

19:15

Crystal Palace

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Delice Hotel Apart

Caravel

07:30

13:45

19:15

Delphi Art

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Diamond

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Diethnes

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Diros Hotel

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Divani Acropolis

Divani Acropolis

07:30

14:35

20:00

Dorian

Dorian

08:00

14:10

19:55

Economy

Dorian

08:00

14:10

19:55

Electra Ermou

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Electra Metropolis

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Electra Palace

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Elite

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Epivadros

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Euripidis

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Exarchion Hotel

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Filoxenia

Filoxenia

07:30

13:45

19:20

Fresh

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Golden Age

Golden Age

07:30

13:45

19:15

Golden City

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Grand Bretagne

Grand Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Hellinis

Hellinis

07:15

15:00

20:00

Hera

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Hermes

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Herodion

Herodion

07:30

14:35

20:00

Hilton

Hilton

07:30

13:45

19:15

Byron

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Sweet Home

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ilissia

Ilissia

07:30

13:45

19:15

Ilissos

Ilissos

07:10

14:45

20:15

Iniohos

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

07:15

15:00

20:15

Ionis

Ionis

07:40

14:05

19:40

Jason Inn

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Katerina

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Key Tours

Key Tours

08:15

14:20

20:00

Kimon

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

King George

King George

08:00

14:15

20:00

Marina

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Melia

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Metropolitan

Metropolitan

07:15

15:00

20:15

Minoa

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Moka

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Museum

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

My Athens

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Myrto

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Nafsika

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Nana

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Nefeli

New

08:05

14:15

20:00

Neos Olympos

Candia

07:40

14:10

19:40

New Hotel

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Niki

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Novotel

Novotel

07:40

14:05

19:40

Novus

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Odeon

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Omiros

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Oscar

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Pallas Athena Hotel

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Pan

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Radisson Blu Park

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Parnon

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Parthenon

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Pella Inn

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Pergamos

Pergamos

07:40

14:05

19:40

Periscope

Grande Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Phillipos

Herodion

07:30

14:35

20:00

Plaka Hotel

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Polis Grand

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

President

President

07:30

13:45

19:15

Pythagorion

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Rio

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Royal Olympic

Royal Olympic

08:15

14:20

20:00

Solomou

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

St George Lycabettus

Grande Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Stanley

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Tempi

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Arty Tours Terminal

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Titania

Titania

07:30

14:00

19:30

Vasilikos

Vasilikos

07:30

13:45

19:15

Victory Inn

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Viena

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Wyndham Grand

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Zafolia

Zafolia

07:30

13:45

19:30

Zillers Boutique

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00