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3Days Private tour Delphi,Arahova Hosios Loukas, Meteora,Thermopylae from Athens

Our 25 years experience and the combination of stunning natural scenery and the legacy of a

fascinating and diverse cultural heritage of Delphi-Meteora and Thermopylae makes this 3days trip from Athens an irresistible

option. You will discover the fascinating historical, cultural and geographic landscape of the regions

per adult from

$1,511

AUD

Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • WiFi on board
    • Fuel and tolls
    • English Speaking Driver(not allow to escort you into the sites/museums)
    • Mercedes Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    • Mineral Cold Water
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Entrance Fees
    • Licensed Tour Guide (Bookable upon request by contacting us on the phone number provided by Viator)
    • Hotel accommodation(If you wish to arrange your room call us on the phone number provided by Viator)
    • Gratuity(optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi
    • Entry/Admission - Meteora
    • Entry/Admission - Battlefield of Thermopylae

  • Day 1: Visit the monastery Hosios Loukas, Arachova town, Delphi and overnight in Delphi

    Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Distomo 32005 Greece
    Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

    The foundation of the monastery is related with the presence of the local Osios Loukas, who was an ascetic here in the last years of his life, from 946/7 to 953. He was a gifted man, who made miracles and had the gift of prophesy.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
    The most cosmopolitan mountain village in Greece has for years been gracing the glossies. Celebrities in après-ski styles, families, couples hand-in-hand, young groups of friends, hikers and nature lovers enjoy their holiday in the number one winter destination in Greece.

    Arachova has a panoramic view, uphill small houses and the cobbled streets show a picturesque architecture. The town center includes a huge and steep cliff, the Bell Tower, covered with dense ivy. At the top of the tower is a large 10m height clock. Arachova is famous for its black wine, its "brusque", the colorful textiles, carpets and rugs, handicrafts and woodcut creations as well.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Delphi Greece
    Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

    Welcome to the grandeur of Delphi, where nature and ancient ruins blend in an extraordinary way, enhancing the beauty of one another against a setting of mountains, terraces and trees. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, hundreds of feet above the sea, it is easy to see why Delphi was once believed to be the center of the earth.

    Before you reach the archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum, a short stop at the traditional picturesque village of Arachova is a must!

    Take your chance to lay back and listen to your driver as he ,on the way to your destination, he tells you the fascinating history of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the paved Sacred Way, and the Doric temple of Apollo. Admire the Theatre and the Stadium, used for the main events of the Pythian Festival, located on terraces above the Temple. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies. Across and below the road from the Spring you will find the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, with the conspicuous building of Tholos.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Visit some monasteries and overnight in Meteora

    Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
    The UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora consists of a group of monasteries built on rocky spires in northwestern Thessaly. The monasteries are ‘floating in the air’, as its name means, on a series of spectacular outcrops of this region that are as much as 400 meters high. They are formed of eroded conglomerate and riddled with caves that provided shelter for the hermits who first settled there.

    Meteora is now the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. While monasteries in Meteora are first attested in the early 14th century, its history can be traced back to the 11th century when monks first settled there.

    Its sublime beauty cannot be conveyed in words or pictures. The soaring monoliths of more than four hundred metres in height seem to have been expressly created by God for the bold ascetics who would seek the ideal place in this tranquil setting to devote themselves wholly to prayer.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Visit the rest monasteries , Thermopylae and return back to Athens

    Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
    The UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora consists of a group of monasteries built on rocky spires in northwestern Thessaly. The monasteries are ‘floating in the air’, as its name means, on a series of spectacular outcrops of this region that are as much as 400 meters high. They are formed of eroded conglomerate and riddled with caves that provided shelter for the hermits who first settled there.

    Meteora is now the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. While monasteries in Meteora are first attested in the early 14th century, its history can be traced back to the 11th century when monks first settled there.

    Its sublime beauty cannot be conveyed in words or pictures. The soaring monoliths of more than four hundred metres in height seem to have been expressly created by God for the bold ascetics who would seek the ideal place in this tranquil setting to devote themselves wholly to prayer.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece
    Thermopylae is a place in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs.The Hot Gates is "the place of hot springs"

    Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie." Thermopylae is the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. This passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Accommodation Piraeus area, Port and Cruise Terminal (Included). Meeting point: The driver will meet you at the port holding a sign with your name onAccommodation in Athens and Athens Suburbs Pickup/drop off from/to Accommodation located outside Athens Pickup/drop off from/to Athens Airport Meeting point: The driver will meet you inside the airport holding a sign with your name onAirports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Pireaus
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Passengers and the driver are obliged to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Tours of Athens

Activity ID: V-86140P103

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