Two days tour to Meteora monasteries in central Greece
Departures from November 2019 until March 2020:
Every Wednesday except December 25th and January 1st.
Departures from April until October 2020:
Every Monday from April 13th until October 26th
Every Wednesday from April 8th until October 28th
Every Thursday from April 9th until October 29th
On the following Saturdays (English-speaking guides):
April 11th and 25th, May 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th, June 13th, 20th and 27th, July 11th and July 25th, August 8th and 29th, September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, October 10th.
at 8:00 AM (first day) - returns at 6:30 PM (2nd
1st day: Depart through Thebes, LEVADIA
(short stop) and Arachova for DELPHI, you'll
arrive in Delphi at around noon. Famous for
its ancient theater, the Temple of Apollo and ancient
ruins, Delphi was considered as the center of the
earth and the universe, and played a central role
in the classical Greek world. Pass by CASTALIA
SPRING, visit at the archaeological site the
TEMPLE of APOLLO, famous for its Oracle and
the MUSEUM of Delphi (optional), with its
spectacular finds, including the unique bronze Charioteer,
the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos. Continue
your visit at the archaeological site of DELPHI.
In the afternoon, after lunch, depart through Central
Greece and the cities of Lamia (short stop), Trikala,
crossing the Thessalian plain, to Kalambaka,
a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey
rocks and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries
(short stop for souvenirs). Overnight stay in Kalambaka.
2nd day: Leave in the morning for
nearby Meteora for a tour of the cliff-top
monasteries to visit two different BYZANTINE
MONASTERIES built on top of rock towers and
providing fantastic views over the plain. The monasteries
are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which
for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats
for the monks. Meteora is considered as one
of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece,
and its monasteries are one of the country's most
unique attractions. On your return you may optionally
visit a factory of Byzantine style icons. Return
to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas
(king of Sparta) and his 300 warriors in THERMOPYLAE
(short stop for photos). The tour returns to Athens
in the late afternoon.
* The entrance fee of the
Delphi museum is not included. To enter the monasteries,
appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should
not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves.
Men are not allowed to wear shorts.