Departure from ATHENS. Your BUS (*) will pick you up from your hotel in the center of the city (**). En route to METEORA, visit the epic battleground of THERMOPYLAE, the Monument of LEONIDAS and the Ancient HOT SPRINGS. Before resuming the way for METEORA, take a break at the charming seaside resort of KAMMENA VOURLA for a coffee or short snack. Arrive in METEORA (Kalabaka) around 14:00-14:30 in the afternoon and check in at your hotel (**). Familiarize yourself with your surroundings, enjoy a bite, or a well-deserved nap. Around 16:00 you will be picked up from your hotel to join our renowned METEORA SUNSET TOUR, to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the monasteries and all the hidden gems of this legendary location. Return to your hotel in the evening.
Start your day in METEORA enjoying local products and flavors during breakfast at your hotel. For the rest of the day you shall have two (2) options to choose from: (Important Note: YOUR SELECTED OPTION NEEDS TO BE FIXED UPON RESERVATION).
Option 1: VERGINA and VERIA: Depart from METEORA and make a brief Photo-stop at the scenic VENETICUS RIVER, prior to visiting the ancient town of VERIA, a very prosperous city during the Hellenistic Period, renowned for the preaching’s of St. PAUL. Visit the BEMA (Altar) MONUMENT where St. PAUL brought Christianity to the citizens of VERIA. Proceed to VERGINA and ancient AIGAI, the 1st capital of the MACEDONIAN DYNASTY, where you shall visit the POLYCENTRIC MUSEUM area including the ROYAL BURIAL CLUSTER OF KING PHILIPP II, the father of ALEXANDER THE GREAT. Enjoy lunch in the VERGINA area, before taking the return road to METEORA and your hotel.
Option 2: EXPLORE MORE OF METEORA: With this 2nd option we give you the opportunity to choose the activity or the tour you prefer: the METEORA HIKING TOUR, or the HALF-DAY MORNING TOUR. Our guide will meet you in the lobby to explore together the site of METEORA for about 4 hours and discover the NATURAL BEAUTY and CULTURAL HERITGE of this area. Enjoy a journey back in time and learn the stories of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of METEORA. Return to hour hotel in METEORA in the afternoon.
After breakfast, embark on your bus and drive through the scenic countryside heading for DELPHI. Explore the site of the legendary NAVAL OR THE WORLD and seat of the ORACLE and visit the DELPHI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Leaving DELPHI, make a Photo-stop and take a brief walk in picturesque ARACHOVA, a popular winter resort destination situated on the foothills of MOUNT PARNASSUS. Stop for lunch at the traditional village of ZEMENO on the way back to ATHENS. Arrive in ATHENS at your hotel in the early evening (***).
(*) Bus particulars: Modern and comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz tourist minibus, with a capacity of up to 16 -18 passengers (or similar). Non-smoking vehicle.
(**) Pickup times may vary between 07:00 and 07:30 depending on the location of your hotel.
(***) Arrival times may vary between 18:00 – 19:00 depending on the location of your hotel.