DAY DELPHI & METEORA – Description, details & prices And for bookings in 4 star hotel the arrival transfer is f.o.c.
DELPHI & METEORA
DELPHI-the centre of the universe
According to the myth, Zeus released two eagles. One flew east and the other one west. They met over Delphi, determining that the centre of the world was there. A temple dedicated to god Apollo was built there in the 7th c BC. The oracle of Apollo became a religious centre where common people and kings alike, came to consult the priestess of the sanctuary.
The archaeological site consists of the temple of Apollo, the treasury houses, the theatre, and the stadium, while the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia consists of the best known landmark (the THOLOS = a circular structure with 3 of its original 20 doric columns restored), the gymnasium and the rest of the sports fascilities, used for training during the "Pythian Games".
Today, next to the archaeological site, there is an impressive museum, displaying findings from the local excavations, that started 1892. The highlights are offerings by the oracle visitors, such as the famous Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, the two "kouros" statues, the OMFALOS, being the sculptured stone that represented the navel of the world, and many others.
METEORA-the art of nature
In a region of inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks found protection and settled on these "columns of the sky" from the 10th c. onwards. 24 monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the monastic ideal in the 15th c. Their 16th c. frescoes mark a key stage in the development of the post-Byzantine painting.
More than a million people visit the area of Meteora every year and admire this "unique" natural phenomenon.
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spend an extra day in Kalambaka and explore Meteora, in our 3 day/2 night tour, from 148.00 euro.
DAY 1: The bus starts the pick up at 07.30am and departs from the terminal in the centre of Athens at 08.30am.
After passing from THEBES (town of Oedipus), LEVADIA (short stop) and the traditional village of ARACHOVA, you arrive inDELPHI, famous "Temple-Banks", at 11.30am. Delphi was considered by the ancient Greeks, "the centre of the universe".
With the professional tour guide you will explore the legendary site of the Oracle.
13.30 The group proceeds for lunch, and at +/- 14.45 departs via AMPHISSA, LAMIA and TRIKALA for Kalampaka.
Arrival at your hotel in Kalampaka, dinner & Overnight.
DAY 2: 08.15 am. After breakfast drive to the METEORA, and visit two of the monasteries.
12:00 Return to Kalampaka for lunch and after lunch you start the return to Athens, with a short stop at THERMOPYLAE, the place where the famous battle between the Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan soldiers against the huge Persian army of Xerxes 480 B.C. took place. Arrival in Athens between 19.30 - 20.00.
|8:30||Depart from the terminal in Athens||Hotel pick up starts from 07.30am|
|11:30||Arrive in modern Delphi village||Short break near Levadia|
|11:45||Visit of the ancient sanctuary site||With the professional tour guide|
|13:45||Lunch at a local restaurant||Lunch, is optional.|
|15:00||Proceed to Kalambaka||Via Karditsa & Trikala|
|19:15||Arrival in Kalambaka||Hotel check-in and dinner at 19.30|
|08:15||Depart from Hotel DIVANI||Visit an icon exhibition|
|09:00||On the way to the monasteries. Visit 2 of them||Entrance fees included|
|12:00||Lunch at a local restaurant||Lunch, is not included in price|
|14:00||Start the return to Athens||Stop at Thermopylae|
|19:30||Arrival in Athens||Hotel drop off by 20:00|
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The two day guided tour to Delphi and Meteora between April 1st - October 31st is organized:
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and selected Saturdays. Click and see all the dates.
From November 1st - March 31st, this tour is organized ONLY on Wednesdays.
OUR DISCOUNTED PRICES and the hotels that we use in Kalambaka until March 2017, are:
Option1: 3 star - Hotel KOSTA FAMISSI (breakfast only): Triple room= 125.00, double = 132.00 p.p., single=149.00
Option2: 3 star - Hotel ORFEAS or Hotel ANTONIADIS (half board): Triple= 140.00 p.p., double= 147.00 p.p., single= 175.00
Option3: 4 star - Hotel DIVANI or Hotel AMALIA(half board): Triple= 173.00 p.p., double=182.00 p.p., single= 239.00
(The above price in 4 star hotels includes a free arrival transfer to your hotel in Athens.)
Option4: Our enabler's price = 119.00 € p.p. = (everything except food and lodging. The hotel is your choice and payment)
You can choose and stay in any hotel in Kalambaka. We arrange the taxi transfer from/to the bus terminal in kalambaka.
If our prices look interesting, please, read at the footer of this page "the 4 steps to make and secure a booking".
Languages: Mon & Wed=English + French. Thursdays and Saturdays=English
MORE OFFERS and DISCOUNTS (only one discount allowed - the highest one):
a) 5% GROUP DISCOUNT: Make a team of 5 or more passengers and gain 5%.
b) 5% ADVANCE BOOKING and payment discount. Follow the following 3 steps and save.
# SUBMIT your booking request form 4 months before the tour departure.
# WITHIN ONE WEEK following our confirmation, pay a non refundable deposit of 35.00 euro.
# TWO MONTHS before the departure of the tour, settle the balance in full.
c) And for couples travelling with ONE child, in 4 star hotels, the child pays 25%.
THE ABOVE RATES INCLUDE:
- transportation on modern, air conditioned buses
- Pick up / drop off from your hotel or near it (See the list of hotels)
(This service is from hotels in Athens. The airport and the Port of Piraeus are not in Athens.
- Services of the professional tour guide all along the tour
- Option1, at hotel KOSTA FAMISSI, the price includes room and breakfast only.
- Options 2 & 3, hotel accommodation includes stay, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast.
- Entrance tickets to the ancient site of Delphi and 2 of the monasteries.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE, OR, IN THE TOUR:
- lunches on both days. The bus stops at local restaurants, but the cost of the meals are extra.
- this tour allows you time to visit only the ancient site, the museum is not included.
Read the details in BOOK AND SECURE a booking in 4 steps, submit the booking form, and after receiving our confirmation, if you feel comfortable, please, proceed with the PAY ON LINE website. When we receive the message that the money have been deposited, we shall send you the voucher. There is a cancellation deadline if the bookings are not paid on time. We cannot be held responsible for misunderstanding, misreading and not noticing such deadlines.
Last minute bookings (last 48 hours), can be done only in our office, located on 48 Stadiou street. See our location.