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.
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.