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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.

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  • #Culinary
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Duration
5 days
Availability
All year
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Group Type
Private

Private tours, transfers & skip the line entrance fees from EUR 665 per person (high-season) for 6 people.

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665/Person
for a group of 6 people

Tour Highlights

Come with us to some of 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. Carefully designed by our in-house travel experts and historians and led by expert guides and archaeologists, this experience will educate and inspire whilst giving you the opportunity to switch off and escape to the tranquility of nature. We take care of the details so that you can focus on enjoying a journey full of sweeping landscapes, impossibly majestic architecture and authentic, traditional culinary offerings.

Guided tours across two of the most significant archaeological sites of Greece

Services of expert guides, archaeologists and historians 

An opportunity to discover the natural landscapes of Greece

 

A carefully-selected itinerary for the perfect balance between relaxation, sightseeing and gastronomic exploration

Itinerary

Start your captivating 5-day trip in Athens, the alluring Greek capital that is the beating heart of Greece. Explore its highlights in just one day and see for yourself its most significant archaeological sites, landmarks and neighborhood with the element of stress completely eliminated.  From the world-renowned Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, and the Panathenaic Stadium, to Syntagma Square and the Presidential Guard, Plaka neighborhood, Monastiraki Square and Hadrian’s Library, don't leave a stone unturned and get the most out of your day in the city of gods!

The following day is time for you to board a train bound for the mountainous region of Meteora and relax as you take in scenic views of Central Greece. From here on in, it’s time for you to escape from the hustle and bustle and join us on a journey in time to the days of Byzantine rule and the rituals of Orthodox Greece. See the teetering monasteries of Rousanou, Agios Stefanos, Varlaam and Agia Triada -one the James Bond fans amongst you may recognize. These monasteries are set in the most dramatic of landscapes that cry out to be explored. Whether it's a leisurely stroll, a ride on horseback or a refreshing mountain hike -depending on the weather- immerse yourself in the heartbreaking beauty of Mount Koziaka.

The centerpiece of our itinerary is one that will surely leave an indelible impression, the spiritual heart of ancient Greece: Delphi. With our expert guide and archaeologist discover the wonders of the ancient world such as the Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle, the Theatre of Delphi and see ancient treasures at the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. Breath in the mountain air of Mount Parnassus as you take in the magical landscape and give in to the mystifying ambiance of the archaeological site.

From the picturesque stone-walled streets of Arachova to the mountainous village of Pavliani discover the rural wilds and charms of this mysterious region. Come upon the glories of empires past such as Osios Loukas monastery with its terracotta exterior and ornate halls, just one of the many architectural feats you will see. Our local experts have sought out the very best tavernas, cafes and local eateries for the most discerning of foodie travelers, to give you a taste of this region’s rich culinary offerings.

Flexible as always, we offer plenty of extras to choose from- why not indulge in a little wine-tasting endeavor in the afternoon or some shopping therapy? Whatever you choose to do, one thing is for sure: this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the heart of rural and spiritual Greece will be one to remember!

DAY 1

Athens

The first day of your delightful trip will take you around Athens' treasures in a 'Best of Athens in One Day; Acropolis & City Exploration with Transfer' tour that will cover the basics and then some! 

Following your hotel pick-up on foot, your licensed guide will lead you to the Acropolis Hill. Admire the sacred hill's many incredible monuments, 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 and learning the history behind each of them from your deeply knowledgeable guide.

Next up, comes the exploration Plaka, and its emblematic buildings of neoclassical architecture. 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, home to the Greek Parliament since the establishment of the new Greek state. Last but not least, take in the green haven in the middle of the city, the National Garden and drive by Panathenaic Stadium, where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place!

A day packed full of adventure is waiting for you!

Overnight in Athens

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Skip-the-line access to all archaeological sites and museums
  • All guided tours with an excellent licensed guide and archaeologist
  • Tour leader guides as per itinerary
  • All transfers with a luxury A/C vehicle
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Accommodation (can be arranged)
  • Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
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Your Trip at a glance

DAY 1 (Athens

  • Hotel pick up
  • Best of Athens in One Day; Acropolis & City Exploration with Transfer

DAY 2 (Athens - Meteora)

  • Transfer from Hotel to train station / Train from Athens to Kalabaka (Meteora)
  • Transfer from train station to hotel (During winter, tours start straight from the train station)
  • Short break (during summer)
  • Sunset Tour of Meteora and free evening

 DAY 3 (Kalabaka)

  • Hotel pick up / morning guided tour at Aspropotamos RIver OR Pertouli (Mt Koziakas)
  • Return to hotel / free afternoon and evening

Options for this day are dependent on season but include; trip to Aspropotamos River, horse riding in Elati or visiting the villages of Palaiokaria & Neraidochori. 

DAY 4 (Kalabaka, Delphi & Arachova)

  • Transfer from Kalabaka to Pavliani village
  • Lunch break at Pavliani village
  • Transfer from Pavliani to your hotel in Arachova
  • Free time at Arachova town - Transfer to Delphi
  • Guided tour of Archaeological site and Museum of Delphi
  • Relaxed walk & dinner in Galaxidi town - Return to Arachova

 DAY 5 (Return to Athens)

  • Transfer from Arachova to Monastery of Osios Loukas
  • Visit the Monastery of Osios Loukas
  • Drive to Livadeia - Lunch Break
  • Transfer to Athens Airport/ Athens Hotel

Please note this is the summer itinerary. Contact us for details on the winter itinerary which has some amendments.

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FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • 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!

    - North11
  • 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.

    - dhg24
  • 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. I’m not sure whether you saw the review I posted on Meteora Tour, but Nicolaus (our driver) and his team were truly exceptional and did everything in their power to ensure we had a trip we’ll remember for forever. 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 (who Nicolaus personally called to gain an invitation to visit), 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.

    - ShannonS

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