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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Athina, Greece

From $198.71

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an up-close look at Ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora. Departing from Athens, follow a knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO-listed site at Delphi, discovering the Sanctuary of Apollo and the rest of the area's rich history. Then pass through the scenic towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before relaxing in 3- or 4-star accommodations in Kalambaka for the night. Top off your trip on Day Two with a visit to the famous monasteries of Meteora, once a safe haven for monks fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire.
  • 2-day Greece tour to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
  • Discover two top Greek UNESCO World Heritage sites in one trip
  • Explore the archeological site of Ancient Delphi on a walking tour
  • See the Sanctuary of Apollo and hear tales about the Greek god Zeus
  • Visit two of the famous rock monasteries in Meteora with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy overnight 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation with dinner in Kalambaka, near Meteora

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Meteora is well worth the trip from Athens. This is a quick and hassle-free way to see its astonishing cliff-top monasteries and their staggering views!

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance tickets to Delphi archaelogical site
  • Entrance tickets to two Meteora Monasteries
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch meals
  • Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

    On Syntagma square, opposite the National Garden

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to monasteries. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • French speaking available ONLY on Wednesday
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port , airpott or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff in the bus and closed museums
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Traveler Tips

This may seem like enough time, but it doesn't allow time to casually walk and enjoy the sites.
For anyone with reduced mobility, those 2 features would not have been possible if you stayed with the group to listen to the guide's tour of the site.
Also, there are stops built in for every 2 hours or so making it possible to get drinks, snacks and to use the bathroom.
532 reviews
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Great time at Delphi & Meteora
Saumya_D, Jun 2022
We took the 2 day tour to Delphi & Meteora. Both the days were great experience with 2 wonderful guides who provided good insight. The stay & food at hotel Amalia was great too. Very smooth handling of the entire trip by CHATTOURS
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pretty views, Best crew!
svhvs87rxq, Jun 2022
Beautiful boat tour around the island. Lots of opportunities to hop in and enjoy the sea. The cave was really cool to swim into, and the food provided was excellent. The captain and crew are very personable people. They wanted to make sure everyone was happy and enjoying their time. Definitely an experience you should have on your stay in Naxos!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Site amazing process needs some improvement
mauro_f, Jun 2022
The monasterys are amazing we are very happy we did this trip. The first tour guide was a bit dismissive with people when they asked questions. We would have liked if the overnight hotel was in a village instead of outside of a town there was no where to walk or see in our free time. Also we were asked which hotel we would liked to be picked up at so we booked a stay near one of the choices and then out of no where we received an email telling us we had to meet at an hotel half a kilometre away. It was due to the thin streets which makes sense but the booking process should not give you choices that are not options or promise hotel pick up if this these are not options. This is quite a distance dragging luggage over uneven old streets. Also what if we didn’t see the email? Second Tour guide was very informative. Driver was amazing for the thin roads and traffic
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour at a comfortable place
Anupama_K, May 2022
Meteora was stunning. Enjoyed walking thru the green path on the slope to reach the monastery. Stopped at very scenic places for lunch on both the days. Only thing is - wish it was cooler when we climbed Delphi
Truly Enjoyed The Tour!!
Dipti_S, May 2022
Spectacular trip visiting the Temple of Apollo and the famed location of the Oracle and original Pan Hellenic games. Truly incredible site. This followed by the mind blowing Minasteries of Meteora. Truly a site to behold. Breathtaking scenery and the monasteries themselves were truly beautiful. Of course the tour would have been nothing without our incredible Tour guide Ave ( short name :))! Ave was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about every location and Grecian history in general! His added details about the Grecian gods and their followers made the tour truly come to life. Thank you Ave!!! Only negatives are more about the food. The stop at the Restaurant at the sea was just bad. Bland, overpriced food. Maybe indicative of the region but just felt like a tourist trap. The food at the Hotel that evening was even worse. Why not take us somewhere nicer. I would have happily paid for it. Lunch by the Monasteries was delicious with a great view. Do better with the food Chat Tours! This is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. Note: it is a long trip with about a 5-6 hour drive back from Meteora at the end.
Horrible experience with Viator
ManKinMike_K, May 2022
We booked the two days tour to Delphi and Meterora in March 2022. When we booked it on, we noticed there are two different itineraries available. One will make a stop at Arachova village for 1 hour 30 minutes and the other has a stop at Leonidas Monument. We booked the first one as we like to see Arachova village. We started our two days tour on May 19, 2022 but there was no stop at the village as mentioned on the website. We talked to the tour guide Effia on the bus at around 6:00pm and showed to her the two different itineraries on viator’s website. At that time our itinerary was still showing on the website, she can be our witness. She helped us to call customer service to find out why. However the lady on the phone insisted there’s only one itinerary and could not find our itinerary with a stop at the village. She did not offer any help at all. When we pointed it out to Effia, we only wanted to clarify but not to make any complaints. If there’s a mistake on the website that misleads customers, we can accept an apology. We just want to voice out and clarify. However after we spoke to customer service at around 7:00pm, someone changed the itinerary on the website and deleted the stop at the village in order to cover up the mistakes and then emailed us at 7:18pm with a link for the updated itinerary. This is totally unacceptable and ridiculous. They make us look like a fool and don’t know what we paid for is a nonsense. Everyone makes mistakes and if they admit it sincerely, they can still maintain their goodwill but instead of doing so, they cheated and tried to cover it up. THIS IS BAD!!!! We are very disappointed with Viator’s service. We will put a very bad review on viator’s website. To run business successfully is by honesty, not by telling lies!!!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear clients, We are thanking for your feedback. Hope that you enjoy your tour with Chat Tours as Effie your guide gave us for review regarding the tour. You don't need any whitness and we are apologize for the typing error at the itinerary we assure that Chat Tours run this itinerary the last 34 years. Hope to see you again in our tours, kind regards Hara Kritikidou Chat Tours
Amazing and worth it.
Kunal_R, May 2022
What an amazing trip. They gave sufficient breaks. Everything was perfectly timed. My hotel was Amalia and I don’t expect it to be so good. The lady guide was awesome. I would definitely recommend this to all.
The sights and guiding were excellent
Rikard_F, May 2022
The sights and guiding were excellent, the restaurants that we were taken to around the sights was decent but clear tourist priced. The hotel stay and included meal were OK but not more.
Fun 2 day excursion
thomas_s, Apr 2022
Was a great trip with 2 very nice and great story telling guides. Only things....would have liked alittle more time in Delphi and we saw two monestaries but nunneries. Would have liked to have seen one nunnery and one monk monestary. Other than that was great!
Seeing Meteora is a must!!!
VAL_V, Apr 2022
We were picked up from our hotel without any problem. The bus was quite full because it was like a common bus for 2 tour operators. When we reached a place before Delphi, we transferred to the bus of our actual tour operator. The bus was also quite full because we (2-day trippers) are joining the 4-day, 3-day tour on their 3rd/2nd day. There is WIFI on the bus but the guide did not share this until we asked -- probably mentioned to all the 4-day or 3-day trippers already. The information given is like a continuing story from the 4day,3day tour which us (2day) have no idea of. I suggest that the guide he/she speak in the point of view that everyone on the bus are new - no reference to previous 2 days. After the transfer to the new bus, we went to Delphi. Unfortunately, there was a strike of the workers at the Temple of Apollo - it is closed. We were not able to see the temple up close. Instead, we walked to Athena's temple in Delphi where we can see the Temple of Apollo from afar. This is quite frustrating but this is not controlled by tour operator. We then stopped by the Spartan monument before going to Amelia Hotel in the outskirts of Meteora. It would have been better if the hotel was located in the Meteora center so we can already start admiring the monolithic stones as soon as we arrive. Anyways, dinner and breakfast was good. We then proceeded to visit 2 monasteries. The views on Meteora was really breathtaking. Despite the strike and some not so good experiences along the way, I still recommend this tour. I just hope the tour operator use these reviews to make the experiences of their future travelers more complete.
1 traveler found this review helpful
2 Day Tour was okay
tmyers16t, Oct 2021
You spent most of the trip in the car and about 30-45 at the three stops. The tour guide was nice but only talked for a few minutes at each site and they gave you time to walk around. The hotel was nice and the included food was good. For non-paid meals and rest stops they took you to specific restaurants where options were very limited, not good, and pricey. Overall the Delphi and Meteora were nice to see but not worth it.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear client, We are thanking you for your review. Its true that we have to cover long distances in the bus and unfortunately this is the only way to visit in 2 days Delphi and Meteora. On first day you visited the arch. site of Delphi and the guide starts to guide you from 08:45 to 11:30 in the bus and then 1 hour in Delphi and of course she must give you some free time on your own to have your photos of this important site before your departure to Meteora. On day 2 you visited 2 monasteries and again the guide guided you in the bus and then to the monasteries. Conforming Covid protocols she can't guide in the churches therefore you have time to walk around. Hope you will hold the unique scenic of Meteora. Kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
Joy was our first tour...
Cori_H, Oct 2021
Joy was our first tour guide to Delphi. Instead of talking to the tour she talked to the driver the whole time. Finally got to Delphi and she talked which gave us limited time to see the sites. Then we were transferred to another tour. Our tour guide was much better but the hotel was just ok. Enjoyed the monetary but the guide did not check which one was open so we had to go to a different one. Wish we had more time to see the sites
1 traveler found this review helpful
Meteora part of the tour was 5 star
Pratim_B, Sep 2021
The first 1/2 day tour to Delphi was too rushed and less than satisfactory. Then we joined another bus with the same company. It was a night and day difference. We spend 1-1/2 days in Meteora. Our tour guide Giota was excellent in explaining the history and kept us engaged.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Worth the cost and time investment.
Michael_D, Sep 2021
Overall the trip was worth the cost, the time, and the length of bus travel. History and geology converge to give this trip a great perspective. The guides were very pleasant, and did a great job explaining why the areas are so important to Greece, as well as keeping us organized. Poor weather at Meteora (cloud & drizzle) challenged visibility, but that was just the luck of the draw. Viator did a great job. Thanks for the experience.
Smooth operation, guides are depending
Nanan7385, Oct 2019
We joined 2 days tour. We traveled by bus with customers for one day tour then changed bus to continue our trip joining group of customers who were on 4 days tour. The overall operation was smooth and nice. However, we felt that the level of tour guides is really depending. The guide on the first bus from Athens to Delphi was good but the next guide from Delphi to Meteora then back to Athens was sort of insensitive. During the trip, I didn’t feel like I was her customer as she seemed wanting to concentrate on tour operation rather than taking care of customers.
Delphi and Meteora
Judy_V, Oct 2019
A nice relaxing trip. Enjoyed all aspects especially once I was in a smaller group. I would have liked more time at Delphi. I had to give up seeing all of the outdoor sites to be able to spend time in the museum. I suggest missing the guides presentation (which was very interesting) if you want to see it all. Meteora was fascinating. Hotel and stops were great. Also would have appreciated info re dress codes prior to travelling.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Please improve the guide's English.
VioletWC_S, Oct 2019
The guide's English was very poor. She has a lot of Greek ascent and I can hardly understand what she meant to say. I even heard of some other guides laughed at her pronunciation. Moreover, she seemed to be readi with difficulty on the coach when introducing the sites.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful ans well explained
fanny_v, Oct 2019
Nice group, Nice guide and i recommended to anybody . The bus traveling was long but it worth it. 5 stars
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mr Patel New Zealand
The tour guide was prompt for the pick up from the hotel and tour was excellent. The Hotel was good but not much choice for the vegetarian food in the dinner and in the breakfast
1 traveler found this review helpful
A little Disappointing
Angelica S, Oct 2019
The trip on the whole was very good but quite a long way. We started the day by being picked up at 8am and travelling to Delphi with a local guide on board. We did stop a few times along the way for toilet stops. The guide stayed with us when we were in Delphi and was talking about the ruins but then left us to be on our own which didn't give us that much time to explore as we were taken to the 3rd level and needed to be back on the bus by a certain time. After Delphi we dropped off some people who were not doing the Meteora part and we got another guide. This guide was very hard to understand and made it very difficult to focus. We stayed at the hotel Amelia in Meteora which included a buffet dinner and the overnight stay with breakfast included. Hotel was comfortable and the restaurant meals were very good. The next day we went to Meteora. The weather was wet and this made it a little difficult to see the monasteries when the clouds move over. The monasteries have a very strict dress code, men must have long pants or shorts that cover the knees and women are to have their shoulders covered and can be allowed in with a shirt or dress providing their knees are covered. If a women wears pants they must get a wrap from the attendant. We visited 2 of the monasteries and the views were amazing and the monasteries themselves were very interesting but be prepared to climb a few steps. Overall it was a very nice place to visit but a very long day coming home.


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