Day 1: Delphi
In the morning, Athens City Tours will transport you to Delphi, one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. It is located 190 km from Athens. Its importance, as well as the idyllic landscape that surrounds it, make Delphi one of the most popular sites of the country. The main places of the archaeological site include the Temple of Apollo with the famous ancient oracle (the priestess Pythia gave her prophecies to people traveling from all over the ancient world to consult her), the stage where the Pythian Games were held every four years in the same way as the Olympic Games and an ancient theater still in use occasionally. You will also visit the Museum of Delphi, which is located on the archeological site. This museum has a number of remarkable objects, recovered from the excavations carried out at the location of the hotel.
After lunch we will depart for Meteora, one of the most impressive sights in Greece. Crossing Central Greece through the cities of Amfissa, Lamia and Trikala, we will reach Kalambaka, a city located under the imposing rocks of Meteora.
You will spend the night either in Kalampaka or in the beautiful village of Kastraki, which is located nearby.
Day 2: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens
In the morning, you will visit Meteora, a series of 24 Greek Orthodox monasteries that are spectacularly located on rocky peaks that rise over 400 meters above the ground. The name Meteora means "floating in the air" and perfectly describes the settlements of the monks that were built in the 11th century and after. The monasteries flourished until the 17th century, but only 6 survive today. The Monastery of Saint Stefanos, of the Holy Trinity, of Varlaam and of Meteoro are those that still host religious communities and are accessible by stairs cut into the giant rocks.
After lunch, we will take the road back with a brief stop to Thermopylae, the city where the famous battle took place in 480 BC. During the battle of Thermopylae, the king of Sparta Leonidas & 300 Spartan soldiers fought against King Xerxes of Persia who wanted to invade Greece. Although the Greeks overcame the huge Persian force, Leonidas and his soldiers refused to surrender and sacrificed themselves to defend the country.
You can customize your private tour at any time according to your interests and requirements. The Exclusive Mini Bus is at your disposal, ready to help you personalize your tour. Just let us know and we will ensure that your private tour will be an unforgettable experience for you!
- Free pick up & return from hotels and cruise ships
- Groups of up to 15 people
- Luxurious air-conditioned vehicle, Mercedes Van / Sprinter / Coach
- Tour 100% exclusively for you
- Bottled water
- English speaking guide tour guide with knowledge of history
- Entrance fees for archeological sites
- Certificated tour guide upon request