Ancient Delphi Meteora Monasteries tour is combining Ancient Greece with Byzantine Greece. The ruins of ancient Delphi and the famous Meteora Monasteries are the two samples of these great Greek periods. At the same time, you will see a big part of mainland Greece full of green and beautiful villages.
Day 1: ATHENS – DELPHI – METEORA
Drive through the spectacular sites at the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and arrive at Arachova. Then at the Delphi located on the slopes of the breathtaking Mount Parnassus. Delphi was the centre of the Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: METEORA – ATHENS
Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.
The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and the Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
• Travel Plan
From April to October:
Departs tour terminal at 08:45 and returns at 19:00 next day