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Tour style – Culture & History

2 days

Feast your eyes upon the spectacular and dramatic scenery as we drive past the Plain of Thessaly, Delphi (home of the Oracle), the beautiful village of Arachova, and the clifftop monasteries of Meteora.
Departs Athens
Get exploring some of the most famous sites of Greece including Delphi, the heart of the classical Greek world, plus the breathtaking cliff-top monasteries of Meteora in this amazing mini adventure. We’ll head to Kalambaka for the night, passing through the Thessalian plains then take a tour of UNESCO listed Meteora, one of the country’s most unique attractions.
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Athens to Delphi to Kalambaka We depart Athens on an extraordinary journey of Greek culture, sites and hospitality and make our way towards Delphi. We stop in the quaint village of Arachova used as a base for skiers in the winter. We continue the drive to Delphi where we visit the site and the museum.
    The Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the Omphalos, the ‘navel of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th Century B.C. was the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world. With our local guide we walk along the sacred way to the Temple of Apollo, visit the Castalian springs and view the Temple of Pronea at the valley of Delphi. There’s some free time to relax and enjoy a home-made meal, prepared with fresh local ingredients in one of the local coffee shops
    In the late afternoon we start making our way to Kalambaka. The drive takes us through traditional Greek villages untouched by time. We can admire the wild beauty and grandeur of the Greek countryside, as well as the natural beauties of the Thessalian plain, also known as the ‘breadbasket of Greece’.
    Day 2: Kalambaka to Athens After breakfast we meet our local Meteora Guide, who will tell us the myths and history about this magical landscape known as Meteora. We visit two of the most important monasteries perched high on top of incredible rocky formations, famous for their Byzantine frescoes and their spectacular views.
    At the end of this unique experience we drive southwards to our first stop in Thermopylae, where the statue of Leonidas stands to commemorate the heroic defence of the Spartans against the Persians. It looks a little different nowadays than what is shown in the movie 300! Our next stop will be at a small seaside village named Kamena Vourla, where you can relax, have a cup of coffee, lunch or a quick swim in the crystal clear waters before our return to Athens.

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