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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.
Knowledgable and friendly tourguides take you through tow of the most majestic and inspiring sites of Greece.
To see Delphi and trhen Meteora is one of those rare sites in the world. The trip to Delphi was very good and the ruins were excellent but the highlight was to see the monasteries at Meteora perched on the very top of the mammoth rocks. Nothing like it. Also, the guide Irene was one of the best we have every had. We would recommend this trip without qualification
Well organized - not rushed - plenty of time to explore on your own.
Hotels were good - the food was very good buffet style.
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.
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.
Really fantastic to see the monastries perched up on those rocky pinacles. The tour couldn't have been any better. We loved the accommodation as well. I highly recommend this tour.
Excellent trip with world class highlights at Delphi and Meteora. Expect some long drives, but scenery is beautiful and mountainous. Included is some free time to do your own thing, a well balanced tour. Guides are good, enthusiastic and well organised.
If you are still considering whether to go on this tour, do not hesitate! Delphi and Meteora are the "must see" places in Greece and indeed they are amazing, especially Meteora. Organization of the tour was perfect, hotels could not have been better each had a pool so you could cool off a bit after a long day but the best was the tour guide. Thanks to her, we got to know Greece, Greek tradition and habits much better. The trip was one of the best I had. Efharisto thank you in Greek Viator and the local agency!
We did this tour back in September, and it was very good. The guides were excellent, especially in terms of giving an overview of the history and constructions. The hotels were very good, and all in all we were able to see much more at a cheaper price than we could have arranging things on our own. We priced a few different options, and this tour was the best on paper for value for money. And now that we've done it, we agree that it was very worthwhile.
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.
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.
very nice tour. 3 day tour could just as well have been done in 2 days, Delphi and Meteora were amazing places.
The 3-Day trip is nicely paced and we have more than enough time to rest and explore both Delphi and Meteora. The guides Vicky and Joy are awesome in sharing the historical facts and we do enjoyed the journey very much.
excellent hotel in Delphi but in Kalambaka our room in the Amalia had a non-functioning toilet flush, a sink stopper that once down we couldn't get up, a tv we couldn't figure out , and a door to the patio we couldn't open -- and the food was pretty mediocre.
similarly, our guide at Delphi, Coreena, was outstanding Meteora only ok
The trip was quite nice. The hotels we were staying at were quite good, and the tour was conducted in a very relaxed pace that was exactly what I was looking for. Take note that it may not necessarily be conducted with 1 bus. I got dropped off at a hotel in Delphi by on bus that was doing 1 day trip to Delphi, and the next day after lunch I have gotten picked up by the bus doing 4 day trip. That was ok, although it would have been nicer if it has been communicated in the tour description.
It was a first for us and we enjoyed our trip around Greece. The 1st leg of the tour from Athens to Delphi was a real treat. Our guide Evie was a 'fire-cracker' and made everyone feel welcomed and excited about the trip. Her storytelling and positivity kept us all engaged at all time. On the 2nd leg of our tour we joined a different group. Meteora was also impressive, but it was Delphi that took our breaths away also because you had to climb up the hill in the heat. Both hotels were pleasant and beds were comfortable. The only downside was the food, which was less of a greek buffet and more of a international mix of pastas and meats.
All together it was an interesting experience and one we enjoyed.
We really enjoyed these tours and had excellent guides for each. We chose the first class accommodation at both towns and it was very nice with plenty of choices for both breakfast and dinner. The only negative for this tour was the 24 hour stopover in Delphi. I was aware of this after reading previous reviews but as I wanted my husband to see the town of Delphi we had no choice. We were dropped off at the hotel in Delphi around 2.30 pm one day then picked up at 3pm the next. We had walked the streets of Delphi many times over and it was too cold to swim in the pool, so we sat for quite a few hours just waiting to get picked up. So if the weather is hot and you are happy to sit around the pool, or read a good book, this tour will suit you. If not, think twice about taking it. Check out was at 12 and our pick up time kept getting later and later. By the time we got on the bus we were pretty annoyed. Its a pity they don't have a one day tour to Meteora so you could take both tours independently and not spend a precious day of your holidays sitting around doing nothing.
We booked the first class accommodations for the tour at an extra price but everyone stayed at the same hotel with breakfast included so there was no need to pay extra. We were upset by this deceitful advertising. The tour itself was very good, especially the guide on the second two days. We had booked a 3 day tour and didn't realize that we would be dropped off at the hotel in Delphi and stay there 24 hours while we waited to be picked up by the bus for the 4 day tour to Meteora to continue our tour. We think this also could have been more clear in your advertising.
I enjoyed the tour. The monasteries at Meteora were amazing. Tour guides were knowledgeable. One thing that could've been improved was informing people if they would be joining other groups later in the tour at the start of the tour. On day 1, I was with a group of people that went to Delphi. When we got to the hotel for lunch, I was told I would be joining another group tomorrow since the group I was with would be returning to Athens. I had to ask the tour guide more questions for more info. I would appreciate this info early on so I would not be caught off caught.
We had a fantastic trip, the tour guides, hotels as well as locations are recommended for all fellow travellers. The 2 day trip option is also available, however the 3 day option is perfect for those looking for a relaxed tour with a half day break for recuperation. The guides were very informative and shared insights on Greek culture, mythology, education as well as demographics. Excellent experience!
The trip was spectacular we really enjoyed Delphi and Meteora it was well worth the money and I would recommend it to all. The only negative was been dropped at the Delphi hotel without any feel back from the guide we didnt know what was going on or what was the plan for the next day we were at a loss.
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