Greece Classical – Explore Athens, Meteora & Delphi

  • 8 Days , 5 Cities
  • From $1,950
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Greece was considered a vital link in the world’s history, straddling east and west, due to its strategic position. Visit two of Greece’s most famous spots, Meteora and Delphi, and the capital city of Athens. Meteora is a great place to experience a spectacular landscape and Byzantine monasteries perched on top of steep rocks.  Today is the largest archaeological site in Greece in terms of its area. Be ready to explore ancient times!
Countries Visited Greece
Places Visited Athens, Kalabaka, Arachova, Distomo
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Wine Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Athens, Greece!

    Welcome to the capital of Greece. Upon arrival the airport, our English speaking driver warmly welcome you and takes you to your hotel in central Athens. Today, spend the day at leisure day to relax and rest after your overseas flight.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Athens - Wander around the historic city center

    After breakfast at hotel, wander around the historic city center and discover some of its highlights by yourself. At the sunset, enjoy your evening at a local tavern and taste delicious Greek dishes - Greek way to welcome you to this wonderful country!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Athens - Full day exploring the city

    The second day of your delightful trip will take you around Athens' treasures.

    Your private English-speaking guide will lead you to Acropolis Hill, following your hotel pick-up on foot. 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 of 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 on 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!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Kalabaka - Meteora day trip from Athens by train, Kalambaka

    Meteora day trip from Athens by train.

    The imposing vertical rocks are standing as pillars reaching the sky host on their plateaus ancient monasteries with a vast cultural significance for the region and the whole of Christianity’s history. Hop on a train from Athens and enjoy the historical route full of spectacular images of natural beauty as you will pass through national parks and arched stone bridges.

    Overnight in Kalambaka

    Today, you will experience a truly unique UNESCO Heritage site, the stunning Meteora rock pinnacles, home to impressive Orthodox monasteries hooked to 400m-tall cliffs and built under impossible conditions by fearless hermit monks during the 11th century AD.

    Board the morning train to Kalabaka and enjoy a 5-hour scenic trip through the Greek countryside; a medley of sea blues, hues of greens, earthy browns, and scattered areas of rural intervention.

    As soon as you arrive at the Meteora train station, meet with your expert local guide and embark on a Meteora tour! Stop at the top viewpoints of Meteora, visit the caves of Badovas, and go inside 3 Meteora Monasteries. Across five 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.

    After the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 5

    Kalabaka - Food and Wine Tour

    Today you will have the opportunity to indulge in delicious local delicacies on a private food and wine tour that will last from morning to afternoon!

    Take a walk around Kalambaka, and a picturesque drive through the villages around Meteora. Taste luscious local wines, homemade sausages, top-quality meat, local cheese, yogurt, honey, homemade sweets, and tsipouro. However, the delicious food is not the only experience you'll get: you’ll have the exceptional opportunity to enter the only ancient hermitage accessible to the public in the area, the sanctuary of St Theodosius.

    Take advantage of your free evening to wander through Kalabaka, searching for local delicatessens, the Museum of Mushrooms, or just a refreshing drink.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Delphi - Travel south to iconic Delphi and explore the beautiful mountains cape at Arachova

    Today you travel south to iconic Delphi. As the road unfolds, your driver will take a most exciting detour to Pavliani, a traditional village at 1030 meters (3380 ft.) that harmoniously sits amidst a forest of the plane, maple, chestnut, and walnut trees! As you admire the scenery from the comfort of your private transfer, imagine a time when prophets were chewing bay leaves to foresee the future, and mythical gods ruled from the high mountains.

    In the afternoon, we will take you to the very core of mythical and spiritual ancient Greece with a private guided tour around the majestic archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum. Soon you will discover all the myths that touch on the place's existence and realize why ancient Greeks called this place the navel of the earth.

    Depending on your travel time, you will visit Galaxidi - offering iconic sea views, a fascinating Marine Museum, and the chance to dip in its calm waters – or Arachova, which provides a beautiful mountainscape and busyness village for a walk inside its picturesque alleys.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Athens - Visit the Hosios Loukas Monastery

    While it may be the final day of your trip, there is plenty to do before returning 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 (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

    Your road trip finishes at your Athens hotel or Eleftherios Venizelos airport.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Depart to Athens Airport

    Your incredible trip to Greece has reached its end. We hope you enjoyed the views, sites, culture, gastronomy, and nature. As we want to salute you warmly, we will have a driver pick you up from your hotel and take you to Athens airport early enough so you can have plenty of time to catch your flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $1,950 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 8 nights in a luxury hotel accommodation
    3 Nights in Athens
    2 nights in Kalabaka
    1 night in Delphi
    2 nights in Athens
  • Best of Athens tour with transfer
  • Delphi tour
  • Meteora Monasteries tour
  • Meteora food and wine tour
  • Visit Hosios Loukas Monastery in Athens
  • Transfer to Athens train station on day 2
  • Transfer to Kalabaka hotel after Meteora tour
  • Tour guides as per itinerary
  • Train tickets for the transfer to Kalabaka (Meteora)
  • All transfers with luxury A/C vehicles
  • Archaeological Sites & Museums entrance fees are included.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Private Best of Athens in One Day Tour: Athens’ treasures in a ‘Best of Athens in One Day; Acropolis &City Exploration
  • Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea, and the sacred Erechtheion
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum
  • Exploration Plaka and its emblematic buildings of neoclassical architecture
  • Learn about the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • Visit 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.
  • Discover the National Garden and drive-by Panathenaic Stadium, where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place!
  • Visit a truly unique UNESCO Heritage site, the stunning Meteora rock pinnacles, home to impressive Orthodox monasteries.
  • Train trip to Kalabaka and enjoy a Meteora tour
  • Meteora food and wine private tour
  • Iconic Delphi tour
  • Visit Pavliani, a traditional village at 1030 meters
  • Private guided tour around the majestic archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum
  • Visit Galaxidi, which is a very interesting Marine Museum
  • Explore the Distomo to visit the Hosios Loukas Monastery, one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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