No wonder the two-day private tour to Delphi and Meteora is the most popular multi-day tour in Greece.
In these two days, you will not only have the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Greek countryside, but also visit the most important religious places of Greek antiquity and Christianity as well.
Visit Delphi, the famous Oracle of Ancient Greece and explore its mysteries. Visit Meteora, the holy dark rocks rising from the ground, which host the most important Monasteries of the Greek Orthodox religion, symbols of faith and human connection to the divine.
Delphi, the archeological site with the greatest significance in Greece, according to Greek Mythology was described as the centre of the universe, or the naval of the Earth.
Indeed, for thousands of years Delphi was the centre of the known world, the most important religious centre and the oracle with the greatest reputation of its time. Ancient Greeks used to travel for days and under harsh conditions in order to visit the oracle of Delphi and consult god Apollo, through a priestess called Pythia.
Starting from Athens we will be driving for 180 km and after 2 hours we will arrive at the site of Delphi, located at the southern slope of mountain Parnassus.
There you will visit the Castalia Spring, where both Pythia and pilgrims used to wash in order to purify themselves.
Once you enter the site you will walk through the “Sacred Way” that leads to the Temple of Apollo. Along the way, you will pass by the ‘’Τreasury of the Athenians’’, built after the battle of the Marathon. In this treasury, the Athenians used to host their valuable offerings in tribute to god Apollo, as tokens of appreciation for his assistance in achieving victory against the Persians at the battle of the Marathon. Continuing your way up to the slope of the mountain, you will see the Αncient Τheatre and further above the stadium where the Pythian Games were hosted. Below these areas, are the temple of Athena Pronoia and the Gymnasium, where the athletes who competed in the Pythian Games used to train.
Your experience will be completed after visiting the archeological Museum of Delphi, located right next to the site.
Once you have completed your visit, we will pick you up and drive to the town of Delphi, where you can have lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we will get back in the car and drive for three hours through the scenic route of the mountains of mainland Greece and the plane of Thessaly, towards Kalampaka.
As we will be approaching Kalampaka, you will be amazed by the view of the Meteora rock formations, rising behind the town.
You wll spend the night in Kalampaka.
Meteora, is not only a holy place, but also a unique phenomenon that you cannot easily describe with words. The monasteries located at the top of the dark vertical rocks, mesmerize every tourist who has ever visited this place.
The following morning of the tour we will be driving up to Meteora, where you will experience the beautiful panoramic views of this amazing natural phenomenon and get to know the history of the monasteries as well as the monastic life of the monks, while visiting three of the six monasteries.
The tour will end with a Greek traditional lunch at Kalampaka, which will be followed with the drive back to Athens.
On the way, you will also visit the battlefield of Thermopylai, where the famous battle of the 300 Spartans took place. It was one of the most important battles between the Greeks and the Persians (480 BCE). There, you will visit the information centre and the statue of King Leonidas.
You will be arriving in Athens in the afternoon.
Customize the tour
Don’t hesitate to ask for changes in the itinerary. We are very flexible and able to adjust the itinerary as you wish. You have the option to extend the tour in order to add other sites or spend an extra day at leisure in Delphi or Meteora.
Tour Duration: 2 Days
Tickets: Museum & Archaeological Site of Delphi Full: €12 / Reduced: €6
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: people under 18 years old, students from European Union Meteora Monasteries €3 per person / free for children under 12 years old
January 1st: closed
March 25th꞉ closed
May 1st: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
December 25th: closed
December 26th: closed
Free admission days
March 6th (in memory of Melina Mercuri)
April 18th (international monuments day)
May 18th (international museums day)
Last weekend of September (European heritage days)
Every 1st Sunday from November to March
Prefer to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
A proper dress code (long is required for the visit of the Monasteries
Photography is allowed during the tour. Don’t lose a chance to take some nice pictures of the amazing scenery in Meteora.