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Athens - Delphi - Meteora - Greece - 4 Nights




A wonderful tour taking in the best of Greece, from stunning Delphi to the glories of Athens.
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Plaka Hotel 3*

Greece, Athens

Plaka Hotel is situated in the heart of Athens, 5 minutes walk from Syntagma square. Acropolis, museums, Athens Cathedral, Parliament, the shopping area of Plaka and Ermou Street are all on the hotel's door step * 67... [read more...]

  • Day 1
    • Transport: Athens Transfers
    • Overnight Excursion: Delphi - Meteora Three Days
  • Day 2
    • Overnight Excursion: Delphi - Meteora Three Days
  • Day 3
    • Overnight Excursion: Delphi - Meteora Three Days
    • Accommodation: Plaka Hotel
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
    • Transport: Athens Transfers
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Delphi - Meteora Three Days

Delphi - Meteora 3 Days

1st Day:
Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in Delphi.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum. Dinner and overnight in Delphi. (D)

2nd Day:
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon depart to Kalambaka crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. After arrival short visit of the village. - Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka (D).

3rd Day:
Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece - Meteora
Meaning 'suspended in air' the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm. Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. After visits start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae (Photo Stop). This visit can take place sometimes the second day.
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