April to October - On
Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays and two selected Saturdays every month.
November 1 to March 31 - ONLY on Wednesdays, and ONLY in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation in single, double or triple bedrooms, with dinner & breakfast.
DAY: Depart at 08.45 am and drive to DELPHI through THEBES (the town of the legendary Oedipus), LEVADIA (short stop) and
ARACHOVA. Arrive at DELPHI +/- 12.00, and visit the archaeological site with the guide. After the ancient site you are allowed time free (30 min), during which you can visit the archaeological museum without the help of the guide. Depart at +/- 14.30, and driving through the towns of AMPHISSA, LAMIA and TRIKALA, arrive in KALAMBAKA (+/-19.00). Dinner & Overnight.
In Delphi the entrance fee to the ancient site is included. The entrance fee for the archaeological museum is extra. (This is the only Tour Operator that allows you extra time (30 min) to visit the archaeological museum. The tour costs 13.00 euros extra. Remember to make a note if you wish to take the tour that allows you the extra 30 min in Delphi to visit the museum).
DAY: The mountain pillars of METEORA are extraordinary. The huge rocks are a mixture of sandstone, pebbles and hard gravel, called conglomerate, reaching 600 m tall, with horizontal stripes and strange shapes. The art of Nature, a rocky forest. They were formed millions of years ago. What makes them more remarkable are the exquisite monasteries built by hermits during the 9th c. AD, at the pinnacles of the rocks, as if suspended in mid-air. Meteora has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and since 1995 the Hellenic government declared it a " sacred area",
belonging to everybody and protected from any change or
interference. Early in the morning drive to the "unique" site of METEORA and visit two of the monasteries open on the day of your visit. Sit at the edge of one of the rocks, and let your mind travel million years back and
imagine that you wet your foot in the water of a big lake. A lake covering the whole Thessalian
valley. Look at the horizon and imagine the lake drying gradually, recovering all this natural beauty in
front of you.
This is the most probable option of how all these were created. You are in front of a geological
phenomenon universally unique, where words like admire, unexplainable, impressing which we
usually find in many writings can describe it's
size only to one point. After lunch you start your return to ATHENS stopping at THERMOPYLAE, the area where the Spartan king LEONIDAS and his
300 soldiers were killed. Arrive in Athens, +/- 19.00.
The promotion of the natural phenomenon of the Meteora and the monasteries on the rocks of Meteora, a world heritage jewel, is our concern. Every year more than 1,000,000 people visit the Meteora and the monasteries. We consider ourselves very knowledgeable about the Meteora, the birth and history of the area. Let us book the hotel of your choice in Athens and take advantage of the information that we have prepared for you, about the Greek Orthodox church architecture and the history of the monasteries at Meteora.