3 impressive days private tour to Olympia, Delphi, Meteora; If you had only three days and you wanted to see the most important sites in Greece, and some of the most significant places in the world, you would be looking for a private tour that combines the best. This 3 days private tour to Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora are simply what you are looking for.
Itinerary of our 3 days private tour to Olympia, Delphi, Meteora Monasteries
Athens, Corinth Canal, Olympia, Nafpaktos, Antirio, Rio Bridge, Delphi, Trikala, Kalambaka, Meteora Monasteries, Thermopylae, Athens
Highlights of the 3 impressive days private tour to Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
- A tour to the most important sites of the Peloponnese and Central Greece
- A combination of significant archaeological sites such as Delphi and Olympia, with important Christian and Byzantine sites, such as Corinth and Meteora Monasteries
- Taste real Greece with fully flavored Greek lunch dinner
- English-speaking professional driver
- Pickup and drop off from your hotel in Athens
Description of the tour in Peloponnese and Central Greece
Day 1: Athens, Corinth Canal, Ancient Olympia
An early wake-up call will signal the beginning of the three days tour. Starting from Athens, the driver will drive you along the beautiful coastal road from Attica towards Corinth Canal, where you will enjoy a short stop to admire the gorgeous views of the sea and of course take some pictures to show back home.
After a shortstop, the tour will continue towards one of the highlights of this tour, Olympia. Sixteen kilometers from the Ionian Sea in the western Peloponnese to the point where the rivers Alpheus and Kladios meet, lies the ancient sanctuary of Olympia and the site of the ancient Olympic Games. In the early years, the region belonged to the city-state of Elia.
Till today, Olympia becomes the epicenter of interest every four years, during the Olympic years, because the Olympic Flame is born here, celebrating its true origins. The Altis, the sanctuary of God Zeus, and the original Olympic stadiums of the Games are also located here. Overnight in Olympia.
Late in the afternoon, the tour continues from Olympia driving northward. You will have a short cruise (20 min) overlooking the largest and most impressive bridge in Greece that connects the Peloponnese Peninsula with Central Greece, the bridge of Rio – Antirio.
Soon you will find yourself driving along the coastal road of Itea bay, passing by Nafpaktos, Itea, and Galaxidi, before arriving at Delphi, the second highlight of this tour.
Overnight in Olympia or Delphi
Day 2: Delphi, Kalambaka, Kastraki, Meteora
The second day of the tour starts early in the morning visiting the sacred Delphi, which is known due to the sanctuary of God Apollo and the famous Oracle that gathered people from all over the known world in the ancient Era.
You will visit the archaeological site of Delphi, the Athenian treasury, the Temple of Apollo, and the museum of Delphi, with an array of significant artifacts and findings, including the unique bronze Charioteer or Eniochos.
After the sightseeing tour, it’s time for a tasteful lunch at the nearby Greek restaurant of Delphi, with a picturesque mountainous view that lies at the feet of Mt Parnassus.
After lunch, the tour continues towards Kalambaka and Meteora. You will reach Kalambaka, the town at the feet of Meteora late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Kalambaka or Kastraki.
Day 3: Meteora, Kalambaka, Trikala, Karditsa, Lamia, Athens
The third day of the tour starts with a visit to the breathtaking Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora, with their long history. Meteora Monasteries comprise the second most important complex of Monasteries after Athos but stand out because they are built as if suspending from the huge rock formations in the heart of Thessaly. Keep in mind that not all monasteries are open to visitors every day, but you will be informed of the open monasteries in advance.
After the visit to the Monasteries and lunch on the way, you will pass by Thermopylae, the battlefield of King Leonidas and his 300 men, and a series of important and developed towns in the Thessalian plain.
The tour will slowly bring you back towards Athens, passing by other important towns of Thessaly, such as Trikala and Karditsa. You will reach Athens late in the afternoon, where your private tour ends.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the 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 state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to 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)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting 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 the 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 the 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-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