Visit The Magnificent Delphi, Meteora And Epirus

Visit the magnificent Delphi, Meteora, Ioannina, Zagorochoria and Vickos Gorge 5 days tour


Enjoy a unique private tour in Greece, visiting archaeological and Byzantine sites, a plethora of picturesque villages, and impressive countryside areas in Epirus (West Greece), with a five days tour to Delphi, Meteora, and Ioannina.

Itinerary of the five days private tours to Delphi, Meteora, and Ioannina

Athens, Arachova, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Zagorochoria, Vikos Gorge, Ioannina, Athens

Highlights of the magnificent Delphi, Meteora, and Epirus 5 days tour

  • An interesting road trip from Central to Western Greece
  • Sites of immense archaeological interest, such as Delphi, and important Byzantine hubs, such as Meteora
  • Visit the picturesque and hospitable villages of Zagorochoria in Epirus
  • Enjoy the gorgeous landscape of Central and Western Greece


Description of the 5 days tour to Delphi, Meteora, and Ioannina

Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi

Driving through the beautiful countryside and villages of Central Greece is always a great experience, therefore, wake up early in the morning and set off for Levadia and the picturesque mountainous village of Arachova, which is a famous winter & ski resort; just a few kilometers away you will find Delphi, the Navel of the Earth, as it was known in the ancient years.

Delphi is the sanctuary of God Apollo and one of the most mystic areas in Ancient Greece; it was here where the Oracle of Apollo gave her ambiguous answers to all the people that were flocking to Delphi from every corner of the known world to ask for her opinion on political and personal issues.

In Delphi, you will visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi, which houses the Bronze Charioteer, the Athenian Treasury, and the ancient theatre.

After the sightseeing tour, you will enjoy a tasteful lunch with local flavors, either in Delphi or Arachova and you will have a free afternoon to spend at your leisure in Delphi.

Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

Day 2: Delphi, Amphissa, Lamia, Trikala, Kalambaka, Meteora

The second day of the tour starts with a free morning in Delphi, before setting off for Kalambaka.

We will drive you to important towns of Central Greece, such as Amphissa, Lamia, and Trikala.

At the end of our trip, we will reach the town of Kalambaka, which nests at the feet of Meteora Rocks and Monasteries.

You will have a free evening and overnight in Meteora.

Day 3: Meteora – Zagorochoria Villages – Metsovo

On the third day of the private tour, you will have the chance to visit the renowned Monasteries of Meteora, which are located on the top of the Meteora Rocks, as if hanging from them.

The complex of these Byzantine Monasteries is the second most important in Europe, after Athos in Northern Greece. Today Meteora is protected by UNESCO, and it is definitely one of the highlights of the tour.

village of Papingo in Epirus, North-Western Greece
The picturesque village of Papingo in Zagorochoria

After the visit to the Meteora Monasteries, you will travel towards Western Greece and you will stop at the beautiful Zagorochoria, a small complex of gorgeous and picturesque villages that stands out due to its lush greenery, the running waters, the cobblestone paths, and stone bridges.

You will spend the night at the largest of the villages, namely Papingo so as to relax and feel the rejuvenating freshness of nature.

Day 4: Papingo, Vikos Gorge, Ioannina

The 4th day of the private tour finds you in Papingo of Zagorochoria; after breakfast, we will drive to Monodendri the largest village in Zagori, setting off for the Vikos Gorge, the deepest Gorge in the world and one of the main outdoor activity hubs in Greece, where trekking, climbing, and rafting are the most common things to do. We’ll visit the impressive monastery of Agia Marina, and admire from the balcony (Balkoni) the impressive Vikos gorge with breathtaking views! If Guinness is to be believed, this plunging gorge cutting the Pindos Mountains to the north of Ioannina is the world’s deepest canyon based on a width-to-depth ratio. Carved by the Voidomatis River, this seven-mile gorge on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi descends half a mile and at any point is no wider than 400 yards.

And if you want to visit the impressive gorge, a rocky and at times indistinct trail follows the tree-shaded waterway beneath the gorge, linking the clifftop village of Monodendri, at its southern end, to the hamlet of Vikos, in the north. Allow at least four hours for the challenging trek, which involves a steep descent from Monodendri and an equally steep switchback ascent to Vikos, where you’ll be happy for a hearty meal (perhaps wild boar stew) and a refreshing beer in a taverna (must be pre-arranged).

You will enjoy a late lunch and then head towards Ioannina; 4km away from Ioannina you will visit the Cave of Perama, which is one of the largest and most impressive caves in Greece covering a total area of 14,000 sq. meters. The caves’ house remains from the prehistoric era, fossils, and murals which are inspired by the myth of God Hades and Persephone.

gorge of Vikos
Vikos gorge

You will have a free evening in Ioannina where you can enjoy a wonderful stroll by the largest lake in Greece, Pamvotida.

Overnight in Ioannina.

5th Day: Ioannina, Igoumenitsa, Parga, Preveza, Agrinio, Nafpaktos, Antirio, Rio, Athens

The morning of the 5th day is free, allowing you to get the feeling of Ioannina, a truly atmospheric and picturesque city. Don’t miss the Vrelis Wax Museum of Greek History!

Later, we will drive you through the seaside road from Igoumenitsa to the picturesque Parga and Preveza, so as to enjoy the gorgeous sapphire Ionian Sea waters.

The tour will end in Athens late in the afternoon.


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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