Delphi & Meteora Tour

Discover the Oracle of ancient Greece & the awesome Meteora monasteries with Athens Tour Driver. A two days Delphi tour  & Meteora visit!

Day one

We drive on the Northern highway out of the "bowl" of Athens & pass by cotton & wheat fields of Thebes. An hour later we visit the historical village of Cheronia famous for its marble lion built by Alexander the Great to commemorate his victory over the Thebans here the year 336 BC & hometown of Plutarch.

We start our uphill drive passing Levadia village, the hills of Davleia known for the myth of Aedipus & reach the mountaintop village of Arachova.

We pass by the narrow road with its charming houses, shops, sidewalk cafe's made of stone.

Driving next to the Gorge of St. George we arrive to the site of Delphi  next to the Castalian Spring  & the "shiny" rocks.

 
Temple of Apollo
 

Visit the UN UNESCO site & museum that houses among others the Charioteer statue, the Naxian Sphinx & the navel.

We visit the nearby charming village of Delphi, built on the slope of mount Parnassos, with a spectacular view of an olive tree forest & Itea.

Try the local specialties at a traditional tavern.

We visit the site opposite the Temple of Apollo  known as Palaestra or Gymnasium. Walk next to the pillars of the circular temple of Athena Pronoias  first such temple in the world.

Day two

 
Meteora Monasteries
 

We drive the winding road to the higher monastery & start our visit.

There are 6 active monasteries. The Great Meteoron, Varlaam, St. Barbara, St. Nicholas  & Holy Trinity known for the James Bond movie "For your eyes only" a rather difficult one with many steps, St. Stephen  & another one built in a cave.

After lunch in the afternoon we start our return to Athens.

On the way we stop at the site of Thermopylae  known for the heroic 300 Spartans & King Leonidas who defended this strategic passage to Athens the year 480 BC.

Our drive back to Athens takes us past coastal villages, tunnels, mountain lakes & the plains of Thebes.

 

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Delphi & Meteora tour

Additional Info

  • Duration :: 2 Days
  • Activity Level :: High

Keep in mind...

All our tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary to your needs

Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

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