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!
- Embarking on guided tours across two of the most significant archaeological sites of Greece
- Enjoying the services of expert guides, archaeologists, and historians
- Taking in the mystical ambiance of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora
- Visiting the Hosios Loukas Monastery at Distomo; another UNESCO World Heritage Site
Starting from EUR 1,400 per person including handpicked acommodation, all private tours and transfers
- Handpicked accommodation
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites
- All guided tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer to Athens train station on day 2
- Transfer to Kalabaka hotel after the end of Meteora tour
- All transfers with a luxury A/C vehicle
- Services of excellent english-speaking licensed guides & professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
We believe in a certain way of traveling. And this does not include big bus tour groups, nor large chain hotels or just crossing destinations off your list.
- immerse yourself in the culture and the landscape of your destination
- take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and not hop from one destination to another
- exploit your limited time with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will open your eyes about what you see and give you a real perspective of living in this country
- trust an experienced, local travel specialist with whom you will design a trip tailored to your needs, avoiding endless research and first-timer mistakes
And this is what we strive to do. Either you join one of our small-group tours or design a private trip just for you, we are here to help you experience Greece in a meaningful, authentic way.
What an amazing trip! Christina and the team were very helpful in order to accommodate us in the best way possible; The itinerary was customized to our needs and all guides and tour leaders were excellent. All visited areas were beautiful. This was truly one of the best trips we have ever done - thank you Greeking.me!
Our family of 14 visited, Meteora, Delphi and Athens in mid June. We were guided through most of it by Greeking.me. The trip was fantastic! Christina was amazing. She was always watching over us during the planning and while we were in Greece. Moreover, I was amazed at the cost. It really was not that much more than if I had done it all myself. And if I did it all myself I would have made so many mistakes and we would have been lost so many times. Guys, thank you so much. You turned a great trip into the best of our lifetime.
My Mom and I had an amazing time and cannot say enough wonderful things about the guides we had both in Athens and Meteora. We truly felt that we had the opportunity to get to know the people and culture in a way that would not have been possible without the support of your amazing team of local experts. It has truly changed my perspective on trip planning and guided tours in general. The highlight for both of us was the Meteora excursion. We truly felt we were treated like family and introduced to as friends to the guide on our hike, 80-year-old nuns at one of the monasteries, the winemaker at Domain Liakou and the restaurant owner at Meteora Panorama. The second day in Kalabaka, in particular, felt like a true window into how people really live and what they value most highly.