Day 1: ATHENS - THERMOPILES - METEORA: Our driver will meet you at your hotel at 08.30 (or your specific check point) and go ahead to your excellent Christian tour in Meteora. The presence of many monasteries in such a small space, and the Orthodox spiritual life and performance over time cause the admiration of both visitors and the people around the world! Our first visit during the tour will be at Thermopiles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial of the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire. In continue driving through Central Greece, and the city of Trikala which we have a short stop, we arrive in Kalambaka, after noon, in a small traditional town that is built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of God, at the shadow of the great Meteora Monasteries. After your check in and your rest, we will visit one of “the famous Monastery of Holy Trinity” famous from James Bond movie! The Monastery of the Holy Trinity is on top of the cliffs, and was built in 14th century. Late in the afternoon, you will admire the sunset from your balcony feeling the unique energy from the wild environment! Overnight Meteora. Proposed hotel Hotel www.dellasbutiquehotel.gr
DAY 2: TOUR AT THE MONASTERIES OF METEORA: After your breakfast, we visit to Meteora enjoying a unique and most impressive scenery of ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. We visit the first great monastery of Varlaam, founded on the 16th century and located on the top of a rock at 380m height! The Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery in the Metéora complex, with the largest number of monks (seven) of the male monasteries. Our second visit will be at the Monastery of St. Stephan, of the 15th century, also built on the top of the top of another huge rock where you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monastery! In continue, we will suggest you to visit the “Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum”. Meet the mushrooms and their rich variety of shapes and colors. Explore the Museum's collection and meet some of the most amazing mammals of Greece and Europe. Get familiar with the protection of ecosystems, wildlife and endangered animals. The Museum includes a rich collection of rare birds from around the world. Learn about native and migratory birds and enjoy our collection. Overnight meteora. Proposed hotel Hotel www.dellasbutiquehotel.gr
Day 3: METEORA - DELPHI - ATHENS: 09.00 pick you up from your hotel to visit the “the Monastery of Grand Meteoro” that it the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. One building serves as the main museum for tourists. We will leave Meteora to reach in Delphi, the Ancient Oracle, the Stadium, the Ancient Theatre where could seat more than 5000 spectators and of course the Museum of Delphi, where you can admire the ‘’Charioteer’’, one of the best bronze statues ever! Delphi is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Afterwards, we can have coffee or lunch, at the most famous winter resort in Greece, Arachova (a traditional and at the same time modern small city in an altitude of 1000 meters)! Return to Athens late in the afternoon.
- Thermopiles - Statue of Leonidas
- The Monastery of Holy Trinity
- The Monastery of Varlaam
- the Monastery of St. Stephan
- the Monastery of Grand Meteoro
- Delphi area
- The Museum of Delphi
- Winter village of Arachova ( near Delphi)
**All our drivers can provide you general information for each site**.
That is why our tour packages do not include tour guide, in order to be more affordable to our clients.
But you have the below choice in order to have tour guide during your trip.
- You can book licensed tour guide accompany to you
- You can book local tour guide in each area
- Sedan like Mercedes E class or Audi A4 for 1 to 3 pax, ( according the availability )
- Mini Van type Mercedes Viano or opel vivaro 4 to 8 pax, ( according the availability )
- Mini Bus Mercedes Sprinter 9 to 15 pax.
ABOUT THE HOTELS:
IMPOSITION OF A TAX ON ACCOMMODATION IN HOTELS. THE RESIDENCE TAX WILL BE:
- 1,5 euros per room per day for 3-star hotels,
- 3 euros per room per day for 4-star hotels,
- 4 euros per room per day for 5 star hotel
PICKUP & DROP OFF: In case that we meet you at Athens airport or Piraeus port our representative will be waiting holding a sign with your name written on it, helps you with your baggage, and accompany you at your car, provide you minelar water & Tissues.
DRESS ODE: For visits to the monasteries, and museum ladies are required to wear skirts and gentlemen need to be in long trousers.
OPERATION DATES: All year, any time that you wish.
**Please note that, if you wish we can arrange the transfer from/to Athens Airport also your accommodation a day before your tour start and last day in Athens**
- 12 euro / person for Delphi & Museum
- 3 euro / person for each Monasteries of Meteora
- Children under 19 years of age are free of charge
- Students from E.U ( ID is required )
Rates include :
- English Speaking DRIVER
- Transportation with Private car or minivan
- Pickup & Drop off from/to major hotel or specific check points
- Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotel
- Breakfast Daily
- Goody Bag with Gifts upon your arrival
- All taxes
Rates do not include :
- Entrance fees at the Monasteries
- Personal expenses, Meals
- Tour Guide
- Hotel City Tax