5-Day Athens, Meteora & Delphi Exploration Trip
Tick three of Greece’s most famous spots off your bucket list: the glorious capital city of Athens, the mind-blowing Meteora and the mysterious Delphi, where tales as old as time are waiting to be told.
Discover the most beautiful, fascinating, and unspoiled areas of Greece. From Athens, the historic Greek capital, to the incredible monasteries of Meteora, the wonders of spiritual Delphi, fairytale towns such as Arachova and dramatic scenery that will leave you speechless this is your chance, in as little as 5 days, to see a Greece that is verdant, mountainous and steeped in centuries of learning, aspiration, and worship both spiritual and religious.
The first day of your engaging trip will help you uncover Athens' treasures! Admire the incredible monuments of the Acropolis Hill, such as the famous Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the sacred Erechtheion, before walking the short distance to the Acropolis Museum, where you will have the opportunity to delight in exhibits and artifacts nearly 3.000 years old
Explore Plaka, snap as many pictures as you can in this picturesque island-like neighborhood in the heart of Athens, and learn about the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates that lies in its premises! Following a much-needed break, hop on your luxury vehicle to bass by Athens' most important landmarks, including the Library of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the multicolored Monastiraki, with its vivid flea market, and the emblematic Syntagma Square. A day packed full of fun is waiting for you!
Time to experience a truly unique UNESCO Heritage site, the stunning Meteora rock pinnacles, home to exceptional Orthodox monasteries. Board the morning train to Kalabaka and enjoy a scenic trip through the Greek countryside. As soon as you arrive at Meteora train station, meet with your expert local guide and embark on a Meteora tour! Across 5 hours, take in the mystical landscape of the region from the comfort of your vehicle and learn the history behind each nook and crevice of the city. Stop on the top viewpoints of Meteora, visit the caves of Badovas, and go inside 3 Meteora Monasteries.
The next day, indulge in scrumptious local delicacies on a private food and wine tour that will last from morning till afternoon! Take a walk around Kalambaka and a picturesque drive through the villages around Meteora. Taste luscious local wines, home-made sausages, and top-quality meat, local cheese, yogurt, honey, homemade sweets, and tsipouro. The delicious food, however, is not the only experience you're going to get: you’ll have the exceptional opportunity to enter the only ancient hermitage accessible to the public in the area, the hermitage of St Theodosius. Take advantage of your free evening to wander through Kalabaka in search of local delicatessens, the Museum of Mushrooms, or just a refreshing drink.
Today is the day to experience the mystifying vibe of Delphi, where prophets used to chew bay leaves to foresee the future and mythical gods ruled from the high mountains. Your driver will take a most interesting detour to Pavliani, a traditional village that harmoniously sits amidst a forest of plane, maple, chestnut, and walnut trees! In the afternoon, you will discover the core of mythical and spiritual ancient Greece with a private guided tour around the archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum.
Depending on the time of your travel, you will visit either Galaxidi, which offers iconic sea views and the chance to take a dip in its calm waters, or Arachova, which offers a beautiful mountainscape and busy village fora walk inside its picturesque alleys.
Hosios Loukas / Return
While it may be the final day of your trip, there is plenty to do before your return to Athens. Not far from Arachova, you will stop at Distomo to visit Hosios Loukas Monastery, one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Your road trip finishes at your Athens hotel or at Athens International airport. Until next time!
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Andronis Athens BC is a boutique, centrally located hotel that aims to offer its guests the time of their lives and wrap them in style and comfort.
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a 5-star hotel in downtown Athens that offers unmatched services in an idyllic setting of opulence and glamor.
Athens Ikon Hotel is a 4-star hotel that provides its guests with exclusive services and luxury amenities in the historic Greek capital.
Athens Was is a 5-star design hotel that promises a luxurious experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services.
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours as described at the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- All domestic flights/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees in all sites
- Welcome dinner in Athens
- Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance