Delphi & Meteora tour itinerary
We leave Athens by taking the national highway and traveling north. On our way to Delphi we will see the farmland of Greece. On each side of the road there are cotton fields and vegetable fields. You will also see many little picturesque villages. Approx. 80 percent of Greece is surrounded by mountains. During spring or summertime this ride is very beautiful.
Our first stop is at the Lion of Heronia which was erected by the Thebans in memory of their solidiers who died in the battle of Heronia in 338BC. The battle was between the Macedonians led by king Philip II with his son Alexander the Great and the Thebans. This area also has a nice museum.
Then we travel to Delphi passing outside the city of Livadia which is a nice little city surrounded by mountains. On our way there will make a stop at the Karakolithos monument which is dedicated to the Greek Resistance who fought against the Nazis in WWII.
After we will make a stop outside the village of Arachova which is the 2nd most visited village in Greece (the most visited village in Greece is Nafplion). You can take some great photos here of this picturesque village. Arachova is famous for its stone houses and for its skiing resort.
From Arachova we reach Delphi after 8km . When we reach the site Delphi the first thing that you will see on the left side is the temple of Athena Pronaia, the Tholos monument and the Greek gymnasium (this is where athletes warmed up before the Pythian Games.) To the right you will see the Castalian spring. The Oracle of Delphi would cleanse herself here before entering the temple of Apollo.
When you enter the archaeological site of Delphi while walking on the Sacred road you will see the Market place, the Athenian treasury, the temple of Apollo and its sanctuary. A bit further up you will see the ancient theater and lastly you will see the Stadium where the ancient Pythian Games were held (chariot races, running and wrestling were some of the sports.) After that when you come down you make a right and you walk to Delphi’s beautiful museum. After seeing Delphi we drive through the mountains and the Thessaliko Valley where you get to see the wonderful tomato and watermelon fields. Then we reach Meteora where we sleep over.
The next morning we will see 6 beautiful monasteries, which are built in such an extraordinary way on top of these gigantic rocks. The monasteries were built in the 14th century. Then in the afternoon we come back to Athens.
- Duration: 2 days 1 night
- Vehicle: Mercedes sedan
- Capacity: 4 people + the driver
- Price: Check Availability
Things to know about this private tour.
What is not included in the price
- entrance fees to museums & archaeological sites
- licensed tour guide on site
Please note that tolls and gas are included in the price.
- Delphi : €9 for both the archaeological site and museum
- Meteora: €3 for each monastery
Public Holidays in Greece
Most services and museums in Greece are closed on the following holidays:
- January 1st
- March 25th
- Good Friday
- Orthodox Easter Sunday
- May 1st
- December 25th
- December 26th
The vehicle you will be riding in is an E-class Mercedes sedan taxi which can comfortably accommodate 4 people + the driver.
If there are more than 4 people in your party, we can accommodate you with a spacious van.
Car seats for infants are available.
Also, we are smoke-free!
Hotels that we recommend.
Iridanos, a perfect place that you will find as soon as you enter the city of Kalambaka, on the main road towards the Meteora. We built the guesthouse with a lot of love and we will try to fulfill all your needs and wishes during your stay with us. Our philosophy is to make our guests feel at home and comfortable and excited because they encounter more than they had hoped for!
For more information please visit www.iridanos-guesthouse.gr
You are welcomed in our hotel "Meteoritis" near the paths that you can take to reach monasteries, in the foothill of Meteora . Hotel "Meteoritis" since October 2009 is the most modern hotel in Kastraki and offers you family hospitality and personal care with a fascinating view to Meteora . Enjoy the modern comforts of our hotel! We invite you to visit us and enjoy moments of relaxation compined to the dinstinctive luxury of "Meteorites". Our goal is your satisfaction! Enjoy the calmness that you can't have in your daily routine. Enjoy your coffee or your drink in our big green garden after a day full of sightseeing. Our experience can make you happy! We are looking forward to seeing you!
For more information please visit www.meteoritis.com
Restaurants that we recommend.
The fisherman's taverna
Plaka's oldest restaurant continues to receive connoisseurs of the finest that Greek traditional cuisine has to offer. The emphasis here is on top qualityin the realms of taste and service. For more than two decades, The Fisherman's Taverna, with the guarantee of Vlassis Stathokostopoulos' Group, has been living proof that the Plaka has much more to offer than the usual tourist traps. This traditional taverna is the preferred choice of distinguished personalities of the political world, business circuit and art scene. The Fisherman's Taverna attracts guests of all ages looking for the best in authentic Greek cuisine. Regardless of the name, the selection available is not limited to fish but includes a broad range of traditional Greek dishes.
For more information please visit www.psaras-taverna.gr
Thanasis has one of the best kebab and souvlaki in town! If you are looking for a delicious snack without having to spend a lot - Thanasis is the place to go!
For more information please visit Thanasis
Orizontes (Horizons) is an excellent restaurant located on Lycabettus hill. Orizontes provides excellent cuisine, impeccable service and the best view of Athens and the Saronic gulf. If you decide to eat at this restaurant be sure to make reservations ahead of time
For more information please visit www.orizonteslycabettus.gr