Watch the Greek history unfold in the four days private tour to Mt Olympus, Delphi, Meteora, Vergina, Pella, Dion and Thermopylae, and live an unforgettable experience touring Greece in a comfortable and luxurious way, making the most out of your stay in this historical country.
Itinerary of the four days private tour
Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Dion, Vergina, Pella, Litochoron, Mt. Olympus, Thermopylae, Athens
Highlights of the tour to Delphi, Meteora, Vergina, Pella and Dion
- A visit to the mystical sanctuary of God Apollo in Delphi
- The UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora Monasteries
- The archaeological site of Vergina, with the Macedonian Golden Star of Vergina
- Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great
- Thermopylae, the actual battle site of King Leonidas and his 300
Description of our 4 days private tour in Greece
Day 1: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora
The first day of the tour starts from Athens; make sure you are packed and ready early, because a long day awaits you. We will be driving through the scenic national road towards Central Greece, and a couple of hours later we will pass by the picturesque village of Arachova, situated at the feet of Mt Parnassus, before arriving to the nearby Delphi.
Delphi is one of the major stops of this tour; known in the ancient years as the centre (navel) of the Earth, Delphi were a divine place, as God Apollo had chosen it to establish his sanctuary.
The Oracle of Apollo gave ambiguous responses to the people who were flocking there to ask a question about a personal or city issue.
In Delphi you will visit the archaeological site, the ancient theatre, and of course the museum where you will see the famous Naxian Sphinx, the Twin Brothers, and the Charioteer of Delphi, also known as Eniochos.
After a lunch stop in Delphi, we will continue our tour driving towards Kalambaka and Meteora. Overnight at Kalambaka.
Day 2: Kalambaka, Meteora, Vergina
The second day of the tour starts with an exciting tour to the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora. The complex of the Monasteries is the second largest in Europe, after the Monasteries of Athos in North Greece.
All the monasteries were built from the 11th century and on and are still housing monks and nuns. However, Meteora Monasteries are not important just because of their age and history, but also for their location. Built upon huge rock formations, they give the impression of suspended buildings (meteora in Greek), creating a visual phenomenon you will love.
After the visit to Meteora you will enjoy a lunch in the area and then head towards Vergina, passing by the impressive mountain line of Pindos.
Vergina is the place where the golden star of Macedonia was found, and where lies the tomb of King Philip, father of Alexander the Great.
Overnight in Vergina.
Day 3: Vergina, Pella, Litochoron, Mt. Olympus
After enjoying your breakfast, it’s time to set off and visit the Royal Tombs and the summer palace of the Macedonian Kings, where Alexander spent his first years of youth.
The private tour will then continue towards Pella, the actual birthplace of Alexander, where you can visit the archaeological museum with all the artefacts and remains of the Macedonian Empire.
After lunch, the tour will bring you to Mt Olympus, the residence of the twelve Gods of the ancient mythology.
Overnight at one of the most gorgeous villages located at the feet of Olympus, Litochoron.
Day 4: Litochoron, Mt. Olympus, Thermopylae, Athens
The fourth day of the tour will begin with a scenic drive towards Dion, the sanctuary of God Zeus.
You will also see the ancient theatre of Dion, which operates till today, presenting theatrical and musical plays in the summer months.
After Dion, it’s time to head back, passing by Thermopylae, the place where King Leonidas and his 300 men showed the brave and audacious Greek character, fighting the millions of Persian invaders.
The tour ends late in the afternoon in Athens.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed