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From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
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Explore the Delphi archeological site and marvel at amazing cliff-top monasteries in Meteora on this 2-day guided tour from Athens. Visit the Temple of Apollo in Delphi and 2 of the monasteries in Meteora, perched high above the surrounding countryside.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Free pickup service at most central Athens hotels is provided. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins at Delphi, including the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Theater
  • Enjoy a relaxing drive through beautiful Greek countryside
  • Marvel at the fascinating cliff-top monasteries in Meteora
Full description

Embark on a 2-day tour that takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. Explore the picturesque small town located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. See the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the priestess Pythia would foretell the future from the famous Oracle of Delphi. Visit the theater that seated 5,000 spectators and hosted plays, poetry readings, and festivals. At the nearby stadium, the Pythian Games were held every 4 years. Athletes from all over the Greek world would come to compete, and these games would become the predecessor to the modern Olympics. At the end of the day, drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka.

Day 2

In the morning, head to Meteora for a tour of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. Be amazed by the cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, and were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. On the way back to Athens you’ll make a short stop at the monument to Leonidas, the King of Sparta who died in 480 B.C. at the famous Battle of Thermopylae.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off service from selected hotels
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
  • Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotel (depending on the selected option)
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to the Delphi archaeological site
  • Admission to Stoa of Athenians
  • Admission to 2 monasteries
  • Admission to the Delphi Museum
  • Meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel tax
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Pick-up is available from the majority of hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time
  • Alternatively, you can meet at the tour operator's office 15 minutes before the tour departure
  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required:
  • Ladies should not wear short skirts and must wear long sleeves.
  • Men are not allowed to wear shorts
  • Please note that a hotel accommodation tax will be applied. The tax will be paid directly to the hotel and the cost is as follows: 5 star hotels - €4 per room/per night, 4 star hotels - €3 per room/per night, 3 star hotels - €1.50 per room/per night
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 205 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was amazing to see Delphi (which I've read about since high school) and Meteora, which I'd never heard of but was simply stunning. I've never seen anything like it. Our guide Christina was extremely knowledgeable and the driver Lukas was super nice. We stayed at the 3 star hotel option and while the accommodations were fine and the pool refreshing, the food gave us indigestion. The people on our tour that stayed at the four star hotel felt better the next day. It is a lot of driving, but the bus stops every 2 hours or so for a break so you can get a snack or use the restrooms. For us it was worth it to see something so memorable and for someone else to handle the driving & navigation.

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August 8, 2022

A great way of visiting Delphi and Meteora if you do not want to take a car. I would have appreciated more information in Meteora. The lunch and break stops sometimes were not ideal as the restaurants and cafeterias were expensive. It would be lovely to have more options but I understand that it is complicated in a long tour like this.

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July 13, 2022

I really enjoyed this tour. It was a great way to see Delphi and two of the monasteries of Meteora, especially if you don't have a car. The monasteries were beautiful and I wish we had more time to see them. My only complaint was with the food where we stopped for lunch. It was expensive and mediocre. With all the amazing places to eat in Greece, I was disappointed that we wasted time and money eating somewhere that wasn't very good.

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July 4, 2022

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