Disfrute de dos de los más asombrosos parajes de Grecia en este viaje de 3 días desde Atenas, con transporte de ida y vuelta en autobús y alojamiento en hotel incluido. Explore Delfos, declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, en el monte Parnaso, y escuche las historias del oráculo que hacía sus profecías desde su Templo de Apolo. A continuación, maravíllese ante Meteora, declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, famosa por los monasterios medievales encaramados en altísimas formaciones rocosas, antes de su viaje de regreso a Atenas. La visita incluye una selección de estándares de hoteles en Delfos y Kalambaka, cerca de Meteora, con dos desayunos y dos cenas y traslados de ida y vuelta desde el hotel en Atenas.
It was a great way to end my 3 week visit to Greece and the islands! I appreciated the constant communication prior to the trip, to help us reconfirm with the local tour operator CHAT Tours, and everything was clear. I was amazed by the beauty of the landscape and mountains throughout this tour, which was unexpected. Our tour guides (one in Delphi and another in Meteora) were fantastic and very knowledgable. I'm not normally one for big group tours, but everything was made easy, and I'm glad I chose the 3 day vs. the 2 day version of this trip, so that we had 24 hours in Delphi to explore additional sites and wander the village, have cappuccinos on patios overlooking the amazing views, and swim in the Amalia Hotel pool. It was well organized and admissions and entries to sites were handled for us. The downside was the long drive home, the volume of tour buses at these sites, and the busy rest stops. These are heavily visited UNESCO Heritage Sites, and I hadn't realized that, or the distances prior to the trip. It would have been handy to have a road map of Greece with me to track the journey and help me remember the little towns we went through.
Sites and guides were excellent. Food was good. Long bus rides in comfortable buses. On 3 day trip there is too much free time, two day better use of time or four day. Hotels were clean but very hard mattresses. Delphi and Meteora are sites not to be missed.
To summarize I would say a great tour - but not without flaws. Seating on the bus was somewhat chaotic - especially if you join the bus at the end of the pick up from your hotels - you end up sitting apart from your travel companion without any sympathy from the tour guide - worse was when we were shunted from Chats tours to another tour operator after the Delphi overnight stop - it ended up wasting hours of idleness . The Amalia hotels used on the tour was great - most outstanding was the hotel in Kalambaka as far as standards go but unfortunately very far out of town - impossible to walk to town, so one is very much confined to the hotel grounds. The sights on tour was great : Delphi visit was amazing although too short - great pity that there was no stop at the beautiful town of Arachova - it is a major oversight of the tour organizers to not include a stop-over here. Meteora is mind blowing - a must see for anyone visiting Greece. The tour and route from Delphi to Kalambaka Meteora includes beautiful mountain scenery. The stop at Thermopylae and the statue of Leonidas is very informative thanks to the great tour guide. Even with the flaws I would still recommend this tour with a 5-star rating.
A very special trip to discover Delphi and Meteora - thoroughly recommend as it takes you into the ancient history of this great country. A really special tour. Walk up to the monasteries as they are absolutely unique.
This trip was excellent value for money. Whilst we were split across a couple of groups to complete our experience, the times and rendezvous points were made quite clear, and the staff were punctual. So we had two tour guides: the first, Stathos ? created a great narrative, first as we left Athens toward Delphi and then at Delphi itself as we took 'the sacred route' to the temple of Apollo. This gave the information context and sequence. Our second guide, Irini, was also excellent - informative, easy to understand and thorough. The coach travel takes you through some amazing scenery from fantastic mountains to broad plains, allowing comfortable viewing of parts of Greek countryside that might not otherwise be visited, and the sites themselves make an excellent combination. The accommodation was comfortable - with the swimming pools being most welcome - although they were not of the quality advertised, especially with respect to the food which tended more to mass production than a dining experience. Delphi and Meteora are remarkable places visiting with knowledgable guides adds enormously to the experience and this tour is very good value for money.
Mon mari et moi avons beaucoup aimé ce tour. Le 1er jour, nous sommes parti de Athènes et avons visité le site archéologique à Delphes, très intéressante. Le fait de passer une journée/nuit 24hrs à Delphes nous a permi de visiter le charmant petit village près de l'hotel avec piscine et de manger au restaurant Telescope notre choix dont la vue était exceptionnelle, nourriture très bonne et le propriétaire d'une extrème gentillesse. Le 2e jour, départ en après-midi, voyage entre Delphes et Karalamba Météores a été très confortable et nous avons fait quelques arrêts en route dépanneur/casse-croûte. À l'hotel, belle piscine avec de belles vues, buffet assez varié, loin du village mais près des Météores. Le 3e jour, départ tôt le matin pour la visite des météores. Le WOW du voyage. Les Météores sont magnifiques et assez impressionnantes à voir. Visite de monastéres: Reposez-vous bien la veille car des marches vous allez en monter et descendre lors de la ou les visites de Monastères. Celui que nous avons visité avait au total 287 marches pour s'y rendre seulement et non 150 comme mentionné par la guide, vaut la peine d'y aller. Apporter de bons souliers de marches, chapeau de protection car il n'y a pas beaucoup d'ombre :-. Une excursion de 2 jours pourraient convenir. À voir absolument!!!
Delphi and Meteora are both great locations to visit, and putting them in one trip also limits the time you spend in the bus travelling though the views are amazing on the way. Our guides for both locations were entertaining and knowledgeable. The Amalia hotels where we stayed were also very nice, though the Kalabaka Meteora site was somewhat out of the town proper. On the other hand, we thought that the trip itinerary allocated too much time at Delphi. That portion of the tour was not taxing enough to require a night stop, and the major sights were covered in the walking tour though the guide skipped the Athena Pronaia temple. We felt later that it would have been more efficient to take the 2-day version of this trip far cheaper, too!, since the extra day adds no guided activities.
Combining 1,2,3 and 4 day tours created problems, different guides, a pack of 48 people trying to follow and hear commentary in museums and churches was totally impossible. The use of headsets would have helped.
The overcrowded bus led to seat battles. Some tour companies use a seat rotation system to overcome impolite clients. This may have helped.
The first guide , a lady , was good, this was before the various groups were combined, the second man whilst funny, always started, before the 48 had assembled. This also included daily instruction in a hotel lobby.
For me , 48 people is far too large for me.