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Explore Central Greece with an affordable 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora

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    DAY 1: Athens, Osios Lucas Byzantine Monastery, Arachova, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora

    The 2-day private tour starts in the morning of the first day.  Your driver will travel you through the villages of Thebes &  Levadia to visit one of the most famous Monastery 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 the several local products including fresh pasta, cheese and sweets.

    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.

    DAY 2 : Kalambaka, Meteora, Thermopylae. Return to Athens

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point 08:00am: HOTEL MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: We will meet you at the main entrance of your hotel. Please inform the porter that you are expecting your tour driver to call for you. If you are staying in a small hotel, please inform the receptionist instead.

    CRUISE PORT MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Please disembark and walk outside the terminal exit door, where our driver/guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it.
    Dates: See Availability
    Return point: Return at the same spot

    Airports

    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


    Ports
    Piraeus port
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Inclusions
    • 3-Star or family boutique style Hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • A professional English speaking driver 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. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
    • Pick-up from the cruise ship pier at Port of Piraeus
    • Road tolls and local taxes
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
    • Gratuities
    • 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
    • Food and drinks
    • Athens Airport transfers: arranged on request
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Sunscreen and hats are recommended for visits during the summer months
    • Duration time is approximate and may vary based on local traffic and conditions
    • While the local operator does its best to ensure sites are open before travel, they are not responsible for short-term closures
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Our family had an Amazing 2 days tour of Delphi and Meteora with our driver Panos - a super friendly, nice professional who made the trip even more memorable. The drive was smooth, comfortable. Panos helped us prioritize and plan our day carefully, while still managing to get
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    We booked a family tour with this company and loved every minute of our journey. Our driver (Panos) was an absolute star. From start to finish he was obliging, informative, courteous and good humoured as he drove us to Delfoi and Meteora, with a stop at Thermopoly to visit the
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    We took the 3 day, 2 night tour of Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae and Meteora. We had a great time and saw a lot in a very short time. If you're considering a cheaper bus tour vs this one, you really want to think it through. Our driver, Panos, was friendly and knew all about
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    We would like to thank our guide/driver, Panos, for being the most amazing & friendly guide we have met. We really hit it off from the start, with Panos, who speaks excellent English, being really friendly & helpful. We booked the tour to visit Delphi, Thermopylae, & Meteora.
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    By: Athens Tours Greece
    557 reviews
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    xaniecat
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    65
    Really fun day
    This was a very fun and informative day! Our tour guide picked us up at the Athens port, and we were off. We saw
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    bugmankennyg
    Ponchatoula, Louisiana
    30
    service
    the tour guide we had (George) was extremely knowledgeable of his city and the history of athens. he spoke english
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    markcochran1512
    30
    A great tour
    We had an awesome time! We were taken to various sites and we had an itinerary that suited us superbly. We had
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    Ashlyn S
    Atlanta, Georgia
    102
    THE BEST PART OF OUR TRIP!
    "Athens Tours. The best decision I made when booking my trip to Greece was choosing Athens Tours, Greece, for my
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    Ruffles23
    72
    Buyer Beware
    When I booked this tour I asked if Sunday, November 17th was available and was told that it was. The tour was to
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    san18
    new york
    4284
    Great tour guide and one day tour
    Demetri was an excellent tour guide. His English is excellent and he planned the tour according to our needs
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    KenInIndy
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    3550
    Day Trip - Delphi and Thermopylae
    Our driver was Demetrios and he was great. The vehicle was clean, the conversation was friendly and I we were in
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    Jack M
    Civitavecchia, Italy
    71
    Great Two Day Accessible Tour of Delphi and Ancient Olympia
    My wife and I did the private two-day cultural tour by Athens Tours Greece of Delphi and Ancient Olympia in
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    Needlepointer48
    10
    Athens In A Day
    We had a driver and a tour guide. Since there were just the two of us, our days was customized for what we wanted
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    AmandaL937
    Sydney, Australia
    239
    2 day Delphi & Meteora
    We looked at doing a group tour initially and to do this private tour as a family of four worked out to be not
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    rogercharlie
    Bengaluru, India
    7284
    Average experience
    Had expected a more polished experience given the feedback on TripAdvisor. The guide was very very average. Could
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    Eddie0409
    10
    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING !!
    We were on honeymoon in Athens and booked this tour for our first day and it is by far the best tour we have ever
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    Nancy K
    Kamakura, Japan
    110
    Sparta, Mystras, Diros Caves and Olympia
    My husband and I booked this tour to continue our Greek experience after a cruise of the Greek Islands. We were
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    viaggiatore8111
    Milan, Italy
    160
    very good
    really kind and helpful guides, always with a smile and always happy to answer any question we may had
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    KunalB407
    20
    Amazing Tour with Panos
    Our family had an Amazing 2 days tour of Delphi and Meteora with our driver Panos - a super friendly, nice
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