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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
From the classic Temple of Apollo at Delphi to the famous rock-tower monasteries of Meteora - you'll visit some of the most iconic sites in Greece on this three-day tour from Athens.

Highlights

  • Three-day tour to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
  • Tour Delphi's archaeological site, museum, Temple of Apollo and Athenian Treasury
  • Free time in Delphi
  • Scenic drive across the Plain of Thessaly
  • Unesco World Heritage-listed rock-tower monasteries of Meteora
  • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites included
  • Choice of tourist-class or first-class hotels
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Athens hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think 3 days is the perfect length for those looking to absorb some Greek culture but also have some down time. This balanced tour gives you the best of both the man-made and natural worlds as you tour the ancient ruins of Delphi and take in the spectacular area surrounding Meteora's monasteries.

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Delphi, Greece

Famous for its theater, Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was at the heart of the classical Greek world, and considered the center of the earth and the universe. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful area of mainland Greece, and its monasteries are one of the country's most unique attractions.

After taking a scenic drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi-colored carpets), you'll arrive in Delphi. You'll tour the site's museum of archaeological treasures, and have the rest of the day free in Delphi.

After spending the morning how you wish, you'll drive through the central towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala, crossing the Thessalian plain to spend the night in Kalambaka.

Next day you'll take a tour of the cliff-top monasteries, built on the top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. After your tour of Meteora's unique monasteries, you'll travel back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae and Kamena Vourla.

Itinerary

Day 1: Delphi (D)
Drive to Delphi through Levadia and Arachova. Upon arrival visit the archaeological site and the Museum. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Delphi - Meteora (B, D)
Morning at leisure then drive across the Thessaly Plains to the spectacular Meteora region, through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala.

Day 3: Meteora (B)
Tour the monasteries of Meteora and marvel at the towering rocky pinnacles that the region is famous for. Start the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae (short stop) and Kamena Vourla.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The local operator, Chat Tours, is professional and conscientious with knowledgeable guides. All the logistics and communication for our hotel pickups, tours, hotels and meals were excellently managed. The free afternoon and morning my daughter and I were able to enjoy in Delphi was a perfect mid-vacation break (12 days in Greece). Delphi has some excellent souvlaki and bakeries/cafes, as well as souvenir shops with hand-made Greek items. We hiked a lovely section of the E4 trail which is very well marked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

My trip was in two segments, the first to Delphi. Our guide, Daphne, was incredible. Not only was she knowledgeable but also very enthusiastic and helpful in getting me setup for the next day. The next day I was picked up and enjoyed a trip through the plains of Greece with another great tour guide. I had been having knee problems and was worried about climbing stairs, but we drove right up to the monasteries and I was able to climb the rest of the way with only little difficulty. The hotels on both days were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this trip.

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