Day 1: We depart Athens through the coastal road to reach the impressive Corinth Canal (short stop).
We continue our drive along the coastline until we reach Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games. See the impressive ruins of the temples of Zeus and the temple of Hera, in front of which the Olympic flame is lighted and the torch relay starts, the Gymnasium (for training of the naked athletes), the Palestra and more.
Walk across the way to the Museum and see the amazing pieces of sculpture and pottery and the architectural remains of the ancient edifices.
After lunch, we depart for Delphi crossing over Rio Antirion bridge (the longest suspension bridge in Europe).

Overnight stay in Delphi.

Day 2: After breakfast , you will explore Delphi known as the center of the world, the popular oracle of Apollo, who spoke to the mortals through the priestess Pythia. Walk up the Sacred Way of the Treasury houses to the Temple of Apollo, next to which there was the exact spot that was believed to be the “navel” (omphalos) of the earth, and the Theater, with the Stadium at the top of the hill.
Proceed to the Museum of Delphi that houses a splendid collection of artifacts from the excavation, including the bronze “Charioteer”one of the best preserved ancient works of metallurgy.

Day 3: In the morning drive up to Meteora and visit two of the Byzantine monasteries, perched on top of gigantic natural sandstone rock pillars of weird shapes. The whole area of Meteora is a unique phenomenon and it is considered by UNESCO part of our world’s heritage
After lunch start driving back to Athens. On the way to Athens we stop at Thermopylae: where the famous battle between the Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan hoplites against the Persian army of Xerxes 480 B.C. took place. The monument to Leonidas and the 300 cypress trees reminds us of the sacrifice of the heroic Spartans. After that short stop we take our way back to Athens.

> Entrance fees into the archaeological areas of Delphi and its Museum are 9 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).
> Entrance fees to each monastery are 2 Euro pp.
> Entrance fees to Ancient Olympia are 9 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)

Free admission for :

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.

Free admission for all on the following dates (not applied for monasteries):

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Olympia:
Winter period:
Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00-15:00
Monday: 10.00 – 17.00
Summer period: 08:00- 20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Delphi:
Winter period: 08:30– 15:00
Summer period: 08:00 – 19:00

Opening hours for Meteora Monasteries:
Summer period:
St. Stephen’s Nunnery
Visiting Hours: 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30.
The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
Great Meteoron Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays.
Roussanou Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:45.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
Holy Trinity Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.
Varlaam Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 16:00.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.
St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:30.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.
Winter Period
St. Stephen’s Nunnery
Visiting Hours: 9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
Great Meteoron Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Roussanou Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
Holy Trinity Monastery
Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 16:00.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Varlaam Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
The monastery stays closed on Thursdays and Fridays.
St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed

  • The hillside site of Delphi requires almost continuous uphill walking over dirt and some paved surfaces to visit. Guests must be in good health and sensible walking shoes are a must. At the museum, there are steps to enter the building.
  • You can get into the Monastery of St Stephen from the parking area with only a few stairs. The other 5 monasteries all require much walking over winding, steep and uneven stairs.Most of the monasteries are definitely not for those who have difficulty walking.
  • For visits to the monasteries, ladies are required to wear skirts and gentlemen need to be in long trousers.
  • Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Monasteries or inside any other site or museum.If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking are recommended for this trip.
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.

  • Our prices are much better in comparison to those of the big Tour operators, because we are ourselves the tour operator and we do not use third party providers.
  • It’s always a great idea to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen with you because in the warmer months it becomes quite hot and sunny.
  • A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.
  • The area around the Monasteries and Delphi can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.
  • Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, but if choose you accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip for them.

  • For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentary only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behaviour as your safety during the tour is our top priority.
  • Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance to the Municipality of each place and Traffic laws of Greece.
  • Our service is solely confirmed when the potential customer has received and email confirming services along with the details of the tour. If the confirmation email is not received than please conclude that the service has not been confirmed. We suggest you contact us immediately for further clarification.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Corinth Canal

  • Temple of Zeus, Olympia

  • Temple of Hera, Olympia

  • Ancient Olympic Stadium, Olympia

  • Olympia Museum

  • Temple of Apollo, Delphi

  • Athenian Treasury, Delphi

  • Ancient Theatre, Delphi

  • Castalian Spring, Delphi

  • Delphi Museum

  • Arachova village, Delphi

  • Meteora Monasteries

  • Kalambaka

  • Leonidas momument, Thermopylae

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More details about the attractions you visit

  • Corinth Canal

  • Olympia

  • Delphi

  • Meteora

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