Magical Delphi, Impressive Meteora, Legendary Thermopylae 2-Days

Delphi & Meteora: An unbeatable mix of things to see and do

Two of the world’s most significant monuments, recognized by UNESCO as “A Preserved and Protected Monument of Humanity”, are Greece’s primary archaeological and monastic center. Our private two days tour to Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae gives visitors the chance to visit some of the most important historical areas in Greece, known for their beauty and historical significance.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Delphi – Meteora
Region: Central Greece: Thessaly, Delphi-Meteora
Accommodation: 1 nights in Kalambaka, Kastraki
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year olds
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of the private tour to Delphi, Meteora, Thermopylae

Athens – Monastery of Ossios Lucas  – Arachova – Delphi – Kalambaka – Meteora Monasteries – Thermopylae – Athens

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  • Blessed Lucas Byzantine monastery
  • The town of Delphi, the museum and the archaeological site of Delphi with the temple of Apollo
  • The suspended rocks of Meteora with the breathtaking Byzantine monasteries on top of them
  • The town of Kalambaka by the feet of Meteora Rocks
  • Thermopylae, the famous Hot Gates of the ancient Years.
  • Scenic drive through the picturesque and hospitable countryside
  • English-speaking tour driver.
  • Pickup and drop off from Athens hotels or Piraeus cruise terminal

Are you interested in a Delphi and Meteora tour? You’re in luck! We have designed the top tour to Delphi and Meteora from Athens. Delphi and Meteora hold great historical significance in Greece. Delphi is a key site from ancient Greece, and Meteora boasts stunning monasteries built on towering rock formations. Don’t miss out on visiting these incredible sites on your next trip to Greece – taking a tour from Athens is definitely worth it!

Experience the wonders of Meteora and Delphi on this 2-day private tour from Athens. Rated highly by travelers, this tour offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the ancient site of Delphi and the captivating UNESCO site of Meteora. What sets this tour apart is its all-inclusive nature: transportation from Athens, a knowledgeable driver guide, and a night stay at a top-rated hotel in Meteora are all included.

Osseus Lucas
Osseus Lucas Monastery

Start your exciting journey from the bustling city of Athens to the mesmerizing Delphi.

The 2-day private tour starts on the morning of the first day.  Your driver will travel you through the villages of Thebes &  Levadia to visit one of the most famous Monasteries of Ossios Lucas, known for its byzantine architecture and the golden mosaics, built in the 11th century. After a short stop at the monastery, the private tour will continue towards Arachova, one of the most famous and popular winter destinations in Greece.

Arachova is a lovely, picturesque mountain village, built on the south slopes of Mt Parnassus. It is famous for its bright multi-colored carpets and several local products including fresh pasta, cheese, and sweets.

Delphi, Greece
Delphi, Greece

Arrival in Delphi

After Arachova, the tour will take you to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Our private tour includes a visit to the Delphi Museum where you can see among others the archaeological treasures of the ancient oracle, the unique bronze Charioteer, and the sacred way to the Athenian treasury.

After our visit to the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi, we will enjoy a tasteful lunch in Delphi or Arachova.  We will continue our private two-day tour driving through the towns of Central Greece (Amphissa, Lamia, Trikala).

We will drive through the Thessaly plain, the granary of Greece, to reach Kalambaka late in the afternoon, where we will spend the night.

Meteora Sunset
Meteora Sunset

The thrones of Meteora

The second day of the tour starts with the visit to the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora, which is part of UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites, built on the top of high rocks.

You will have the chance to visit byzantine monasteries of unique beauty and architecture, built in the 11th century. After the visit to Meteora, the tour will take you back to Athens, passing by the famous Thermopylae, the Hot Gates of Ancient Greece.

This is where the battle of Thermopylae took place in 480AD between the Persians of King Xerxes and the 300 Spartans of King Leonidas. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in Athens ending our tour.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • 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 Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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