Wonders & hidden gems of Mainland Greece: Delphi and Meteora Tour

The Best Combo: Discover the Navel of the Earth with a Road Trip in the "Middle of the Sky"

A behind-the-scenes private tour – ideal for families – to the mainland’s icons and hidden gems, peppered with little known stories and anecdotes, local gastronomy and stunning scenery en-route.

 

Wonders & hidden gems of Delphi & Meteora

Explore the world-famous landmarks of mainland Greece, but also get a taste of the country’s little known rural legacy that’s still alive and kicking. Brimming with contrasts this tour is all about exciting experiences: See the Sanctuary of Apollo, hear stories about Zeus and imagine the fabled Oracle Pythia at play, in Delphi. Join the beau monde at Arachova, a quaint mountain village that’s renowned for its lively apres ski scene. Catch a glimpse of the country’s industrial past with a visit to Vagonetto, a former mining site – turned thematic park and museum. Relax and bask in the locals’ hospitality in the historical, Unesco listed village of Kastraki. And then trace the footsteps of the monks who, fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire, sought refuge in the towering, heavenward pointing, sandstone columns of Meteora that were formed millions of years ago. Blending timeless spirituality and mystique with modern-day cosmopolitanism and an in-depth look at the local folks’ life, culture and traditions, this tour will remain imprinted in your memory for life.

Experience

What To Expect

Highlights

  • Archaeological Area of Delphi
  • Archaeological Museum of Delphi
  • Temple of Apollo & Oracle of Delphi
  • Arachova & Delphi Town
  • Meteora, Kalabaka
  • Kastraki Village
  • The Monastery of Grand Meteoron
  • The Monastery of St Stephen
  • The Monastery of Varlaam
  • Leonidas of Sparta & 300 Momument*
  • Monastery of Hosios Loukas*
  • Theopetra Cave*
  • Vagonetto, Thematic Park: Former Mining*

* Available for a 3-day Tour

TOUR PACKAGE

Day 1

Delphi
  • Starting Point: A chauffeur-driven private vehicle will pick you up from your location
  • Drive to Delphi
  • 2-hour Delphi archaeological site and museum guided tour
  • Free time for lunch, shopping at the picturesque Delphi town
  • Arachova: Bliss out at the cosmopolitan winter Mykonos of Greece
  • Visit Monastery of Hosios Loukas, UNESCO Heritage Site*
  • Visit Vagonetto, a former mining site – turned thematic park and museum (Ideal for Families/Kids)*
  • Drive to Meteora
  • Overnight Stay: Kastraki, Kalampaka, Meteora

Day 2

Meteora
  • Starting Point: A chauffeur-driven private vehicle will pick you up from the hotel
  • Meteora visit 1-2 Monatseries
  • 4-hour Meteora tour with specialized local guide
  • Lunch Break in Kalabaka or Kastraki Village
  • Visit to Theopetra Cave*
  • The gates of Thermopylae, Leonidas of Sparta & 300 Monument*
  • Drive back to Athens

* Available for a 3-day Tour

  • Accommodation: Luxury 4-5*/Boutique Hotel with Meteora view. You can book directly the hotel of your preference.
  • Private State-Licensed Tourist Guide, English speaking
    • Option 1: Only On site, Delphi & Meteora
    • Option 2: She/he will escort you for the entire tour/days
  • Private Transport by
  • Luxurious Mercedes Vehicle (no taxi)
  • Vehicle/Chauffeur on disposal for the entire experience
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (Athens City & Coastal)
  • English Speaking ”Insider” Chauffeur
  • Admission Tickets: Priority – Skip the Ticket Booth Lines (where applicable)
  • On Board: bottled water, snacks & refreshments, WiFi, mobile/tablet chargers
  • All taxes, fuels, tolls, vehicle insurance, parking fees and handling charges
  • Customizable “tailored to your wishes”
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Personal expenses, lunch, dinner
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Guide’s other Languages: Deutsch, Español, Français, Pусский, Português, 中国, Italian, Japanese, Turkish,Romanian, Arabic, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish
  • Vehicle type/class upgrade (e.g. Limo, MiniVan, Limo VIP MiniVan, Minibus)
  • Meteora Overnight Stay (4-5* or Boutique Hotel accommodation).
  • For bookings including  the extras/upgrades, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel

Archaeology, Culture & History, Food & Drink, Pilgrimage, Nature, Family & Kids Friendly

  • The tour is held in English. For other languages, please send a request.
  • The tour is private and can be customised to your wishes and whims
  • We offer only Private Tours, therefore some of them are directly bookable for later dates because they are subject to availability. If you wish to book a tour at an earlier date, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel
  • If you have any special requirements please advise us (e.g. accessibility, health issues, wheelchair, child seat, etc)
  • Now before you visit: Comfortable clothes & hat, athletic walking footwear, sun block cream & sunglasses
  • Each Monastery will require between 45 mins to1hr  least to visit owing to the steps
  • Each Monastery has specific visiting hours (Winter/Summer)
  • Visitors must wear trousers or long dresses/skirts to enter the monasteries
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