A two days tour in Delphi and Meteora
- Day 1: Athens, Livadeia, Arachova, Delphi , Lamia, Trikala, Karditsa, Meteora
Your private 2 days tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship, passing by some scenic countryside places.
You will pass by Livadeia and Thebes, both great ancient cities.
Our first stop is the pictursque village of Arachova , which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center.
Then let's drive to Delphi where you'll visit both the archaelogical site and museum. Delphi is the fisrt touristic attraction of the antiquity, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place, that the prophesis were given to every man, every prince, general and king. It was the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the Gods.
You will visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifats and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin Brothers and Sphynx of Naxos.
Lunch there with a great view of mountain Parnassus and Itea. Later on, drive to Meteora. Free Leisure time and overnight on Kalambaka or Kastraki.
- Day 2: Meteora, Thermopylae, Return to Athens
After your breakfast you will visit the monasteries of Meteora. They come second in relegious importance after mount Athos in orthodox christianity.
Meteora means "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" and the monasteries are built on high pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
The monasteries are: St. Nicolas, Grande Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousannou, Holy Trinity and St. Stephen.
There you will visit up to 3 monasteries, depends on the day, admire the wonderful, panoramic view and taste some local Greek food at Kalambaka or Kastraki.
Our next stop is the battlefield of Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their moto. They achived both, as their memory lasts for ever. After that religious and historical experience, it is time to return back to Athens
Let's make your day Golden