- Multi Day Tour
- Some Meals Included
- Unesco World Heritage Site
From Delphi – the navel of the earth – one of the most famous sites of classical Greece; located in a breathtaking landscape out at the foot Mt. Parnassus to one of the most amazing places in Greece – METEORA. Meaning “suspended in air” the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage.
|DEPARTURE DAYS||Apr – Oct (Mon/Wed/Thu)
SAT >Apr 22, May 13 & 20 & 27, Jun 10 & 24, Jul 08 & 22, Aug 05 & 26, Sep 16 & 23 & 30, Oct 07
|RETURN TIME||7:00pm (2nd Day)|
|WEAR||Casual dressing. To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
Most sites in Greece involve extended walking and/or slippery surfaces.
Therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes.
Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.
|DIFFICULTY||Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.|
Two-day/one night tour to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
Tour Delphi’s archaeological site, Temple of Apollo and Athenian Treasury
Scenic drive across the Plain of Thessaly
UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock-tower monasteries of Meteora
Temple of Apollo
Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut’s expedition and the Trojan War; more certain are the consultations over the founding of the Greek colonies. It was the oracle’s fame and prestige that caused two Sacred Wars in the middle of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. In the third century BC, the sanctuary was conquered by the Aetolians, who were driven out by the Romans in 191 BC. In Roman times, the sanctuary was favored by some emperors and plundered by others, including Sulla in 86 BC.
Spectacularly perched atop rocky pinnacles in Thessaly, the Meteora monasteries are among the most striking sights in Greece. The name Meteora (Μετέωρα) is Greek for “suspended in the air,” which perfectly describes these six remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries. The sandstone peaks were first inhabited by Byzantine hermits in the 11th century, who clambered up the rocks to be alone with God. The present monasteries were built in the 14th and 15th centuries during a time of instability and revival of the hermit ideal; the first was Great Meteoron (c.1340) and there were 24 monasteries by 1500. They flourished until the 17th century but only six survive today; four of these still host monastic communities.
Pricing Details (Per person rates)
|Category||In sharing twin/ triple||In single|
|Tourist class||182,00 €||211,00 €|
|First class||212,00 €||247,00 €|