The 2day tour to Meteora Monasteries
Two days tour to Meteora
Departures from April until October 2019:
Every Monday (English-speaking guides)
Every Wednesday (English-speaking and French-speaking guides)
Every Thursday (English-speaking and Italian-speaking guides)
On the following Saturdays (English-speaking guides):
April 20th, May 11th, May 25th, June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th, August 31st, September 14th, September 28th, October 12th.
Duration : 2 days
Departs at 8:00 AM
1st day: Depart through Thebes, LEVADIA (short stop) and Arachova for DELPHI, you’ll arrive in Delphi at around noon. Famous for its ancient theater, the Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was considered as the center of the earth and the universe, and played a central role in the classical Greek world. Pass by CASTALIA SPRING, visit at the archaeological site theTEMPLE of APOLLO, famous for its Oracle and the MUSEUM of Delphi (optional), with its spectacular finds, including the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos. Continue your visit at the archaeological site of DELPHI. In the afternoon, after lunch, depart through Central Greece and the cities of Lamia (short stop), Trikala, crossing the Thessalian plain, to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries (short stop for souvenirs). Overnight stay in Kalambaka.
2nd day: Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora for a tour of the cliff-top monasteries to visit two different BYZANTINE MONASTERIES built on top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. Meteora is considered as one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, and its monasteries are one of the country’s most unique attractions. On your return you may optionally visit a factory of Byzantine style icons. Return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas (king of Sparta) and his 300 warriors in THERMOPYLAE (short stop for photos). The tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.
* The entrance fee of the Delphi museum is not included. To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
Official prices of this tour:
215 € per adult incl. 1 night in a First Class (4-star) hotel in Kalambaka
185 € per adult incl. 1 night in a Tourist Class (3-star) hotel in Kalambaka
Our Special prices for this tour:
168 € per adult for 1 night in a First Class (4-star) hotel (save 47 € )
150 € per adult for 1 night in a Tourist Class (3-star) hotel (save 35 €)
Prices per child (under 12 years old) when sharing a room with 2 adults:
106 € per child for 1 night in a First Class (4-star) hotel
94 € per child for 1 night in a Tourist Class (3-star) hotel
Supplement for Single occupancy of the hotel room:
40 € for the 1 night in a First Class (4-star) hotel
28 € for the 1 night in a Tourist Class (3-star) hotel
The above prices include Half Board (breakfast and one dinner)