Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his "Grandmother Earth" (Ge, Gaea, or Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found
Metéora, literally "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to meteorology) is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage.
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" and in Greek mythology it is the cavernous entrances to Hades".
Thermopylae is world famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces including the Spartans and the Persian forces, giving birth to the world famous epitaph declaring "Go Tell the Spartans Passerby, 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.
Leave Athens early in the morning to Delphi via the National highway, passing by the village of Arachova. Visit to the Museum of Delphi with its Spectacular finds including the World famous Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the Ancient Sanctuary of the Greek God Apollo. Afternoon is free. Delphi is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Greece and home of the well-respected oracle of the Ancient times. Marvel the Temple of Apollo, pass through Castalia Spring, whose waters said to be magical. After lunch the tour continues along the cities of Lamia (short stop), Trikala (located in the middle of Thessalian plain), and ends to Kalambaka ,a small town built on the slopes of the breathtaking rocks of Meteora. Overnight at Kalambaka or Kastraki Village.
After breakfast, your driver will drive you up to Meteora Monasteries- built on the top of high rocks standing between earth wind and sky-for visit (2-3 of them) until lunch time in the afternoon
After lunch you will start your way back to Athens.Driving back ,you might want to visit a factory of Byzantine icons (optional). Continue on to Thermopylae and make a stop for photos in the place where 300 Spartans sacrificed themselves fighting against a massive Persian army.
The tour returns to Athens late in the afternoon. The marks the end of your 2 days Delphi and Meteora tour.
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►All prices include all taxes, fuel, insurance, and parking fees.
► The total price for the tour is per group size. Individuals may split the cost of the tour among themselves as they wish.
►This tour does NOT include entrance fees to any archeological site and museum,meals, hotel accommodations, gratuities, or other client personal expenses. Driver’s hotel expenses are not included in the price but If our company book the hotels we use frequently you can avoid this cost. If you wish to book your own hotels then you need to pay a room for the driver.
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Entrance fee to Delphi is 9 Euros pp.
Free admission for:
• Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
• University students from Greece and the E.U
Free admission on specific Greek holidays: January 1, March 25, May 1, in the morning of Good Friday (April 18), Easter Sunday (April 20), December 25 and 26; no tours will be performed on those days.
* The total price for the tour is per group size. Individuals may split the cost of the tour among themselves as they wish.