2 Days Delphi, Meteota and Thermopylae private tour

In: 2 Days Private Tours

Duration: 2 Days | 1 Night | Dayily departures | Pick up/Drop off: Athens hotel, cruise port. Distance: 450(km) / 280(miles)

Delphi tours | Meteora Tours | Thermopylae Tours

Athens to Delphi (Delfi), and Meteora through central Greece .Tour Greece to meet the ancient history. Delphi was the most celebrated place in ancient world. Here the democratic lows of Athens where approved. The most uncompromising philosophers respected Delphi. Even Socrates was declared here as the wised of men. To unlock the future we must first unlock the secrets of the past; here in Delphi.

Meteora is in a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks & nuns settled on these ‘columns of the wind & sky’ from the 11th century onwards. 24 of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century.

Itinerary:

Drive & See Stop | Walking & Visit
LevadiaArachova | Delphi | Thives | Distomo | Bralos | Lamia | Karditsa | Trikala | Kalambaka | Meteora | Thermopylae Delphi | Distomo | Kalambaka | Meteora | Thermopylae

Day 1: Levadia | Arachova | Delphi | Thives | Distomo | Bralos | Lamia | Karditsa | Trikala | Kalambaka

Tour Discription: Delphi Greece is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, the most important in ancient world, and accordingly, it seems to appear in the itinerary of every traveler who is attracted to the oracle that influenced affairs in the known world for over a thousand years.

Start your Greece private tour from your cruise ship or your Athens hotel to a through the centures trip.

Greece  tours private chauffeur will drive you through the fertile plain of Beotia, passing through THERMOPYLAE (hot gates) about 220 km from Athens, the place that the battle of the 300Spartans and LEONIDES took place.

Visit the modern memorial to King Leonidas on one side of the highway that shows the Spartan King on the top of a memorial wall with the words “Molon Lavei” written under the statue. The phrase means, “Come and get it”, this is the phrase that Leonidas said to the Persian king Xerxes when he told Leonidas to hand over his weapons. The phrase has become a slogan of defiance all over the world. Shortly After the battle the ancient memorial was placed just across the highway from the modern memorial. It is a small carved stone plaque that says, “Stranger, tell the Spartans that we lay here obedient to their laws”. This ancient memorial is on the small hill across the national road from the modern one,  and KAMENA VOURLA.

Arrive at Delphi, the centre of Ancient World – the «Omphalos» (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.

Our private Greece tour continues visiting Delphi’s Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in Delphi, and start travelling to Kalambaka. Overnight.

Day2:  Kalambaka | Meteora | Athens

Tour Discription: Start in the morning travelling with Splendid Greece Tours to reach Meteora . Here visit the unique in the world the breathtaking METEORA and its byzantine monasteries built on the top of high rocks standing between Sky earth & wind.

The monasteries of Meteora are 6:

  • The Monastery of Great Meteoron. It is the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
  • The  Monastery of Varlaam is the second, after the Great Meteoro, big in size monastery.
  • The Monastery of Rousanou. It is dedicated to ‘The Transfiguration’ but honored to Saint Barbara.
  • The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It is the first to meet on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
  • The Monastery of St. Stephen. It is one of the most attainable as we don’t have to cope with innumerable stairs to reach it.
  • The Monastery of Holy Trinity is very difficult to reach. The visitor has to cross the valley and continue high up through the rock before we arrive outside the entrance.

Have lunch in Kalambaka  in a traditional home made Greek food restaurant  by the feet of Meteora.

After  lunch, Greece tours private chauffeur will start traveling back to ATHENS. Late arrival at your Athens hotel.

Celebrate now the glory of Delphi , and the breathtaking Meteora, ancient and new, in this gallery of images of the original fields of dreams ….

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