2 Days Delphi and Meteora

Length: 2 days/1 night Depart From: Your accommodation in Athens/ Piraeus or Athens Airport

You can have the whole day tour to Delphi (as described) and straight afterwards we will drive Northern Greece to Kalambaka or Kastraki small village, where you can have a dinner and stay overnight.

The itinerary is as follows:
Day 1:
Departing from Athens, we drive through Thebes, Levadeia for Delphi known in ancient times as the naval of the world. Pass by Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and the museum of Delphi. After launch depart through Central Greece, Trikala to Kalambaka (a small town built at the foot of the the grey rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries). Overnight stay, in Kalambaka.

Day 2:
Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora to visit some monasteries (2-3). After lunch return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae (short stop).

 

FEES & FREE ADMISSIONS
  • 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 Euros pp.

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)
OPENING HOURS

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

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 Monaster
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.

HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

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
SPECIAL NOTES & TIPS

Restrictions

  • 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.

Special Notes

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

Tips

  • 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.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms of Use

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 and Traffic laws of Athens.

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.

“Hi Nicholas,
Our trip to Delphi and Meteora with Makis X was amazing. He is was a very charming and passionate man that took very good care of us. The best restaurants we went to were the ones he took us to. Not touristy, great prices and amazingly tasty! Best lamb I’ve had at the tavern in Kalambaka. It was such a nice way to start off our Greek adventure. It was nice to have someone who has such love and pride for his country show us Greek hospitality. He was a very good guide and good with making sure we didn’t miss out in anything.
Our day trip out to Corinth, Nemele, Nafplion etc, was incredible. We enjoyed this one mostly because of our guide, Makis Kourtis. He made it so much fun for us! He was such a lovely man! He gave us good insight in to Greece from a Greek perspective, is well spoken, a very good guide, so funny(!) and was very kind to us both. He took us to amazing places. Such a character and we have been meaning to write rave reviews about him after settling back in from our long holiday and migration back to New Zealand. Would you please send him (Makis Kourtis) a little message from us and this photo of us? Could you please let him know that Ari proposed to me while we were watching our first sunset in Oia on Santorini. Straight after we laughed about Makis saying we should get married on Santorini because Ari was trying to be secretive about proposing while Makis was saying we should get married there. ? And that we went to see his friends Tavern in Mykonos (around where the pelicans are) but it had already closed for the season. That we are well, think fondly of him and Greece and he and/or his son visit New Zealand he is welcome anytime to stay with us.
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