Greece - Athens - Coach Tours

(2 Day) Meteora

2 Days and 1 Nights

Delphi + Meteora

Departure Dates
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Ex: Athens - 08.45AM
Day Destination / Itinerary Overnight
1Drive to DELPHI through Levadia and Arachova. Time at leisure DELPHI then depart for KALAMBAKA through the towns of Central Greece.Overnight Kalambaka. (D)
2Morning visit METEORA afternoon return to Athens through THERMOPYLAE (photo stop) KAMMENA VOURLABack to ATHENS. (B)

All rates are AUD Per Person Twin Share

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Tourist Class
3 Apr 2013 - 26 Mar 2014316255255
First Class
3 Apr 2013 - 26 Mar 2014390315315

1st DAY:
Drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in DELPHI.

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.

Visit of the archaeological site (Museum not included)
After visits depart to KALAMBAKA through the towns of Central Greece AMPHISSA - LAMIA & TRIKALA crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece.

Dinner & Overnight in KALAMBAKA

2nd DAY:
Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece - METEORA

Meaning 'suspended in air' the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm. Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community.

The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. After visits start the drive back to ATHENS passing through THERMOPYLAE (Photo Stop) & KAMMENA VOURLA.

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**(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner lincluded**

Tour runs every
Wednesday 9 Apr - 29 Oct
Thursday 10 Apr - 23 Oct
Monday 7 Apr - 27 Oct
Saturdays - 26/4, 17/5, 24/5, 31/5, 28/6, 12/7, 26/7, 9/8, 23/8, 13/9, 20/9, 27/9, 4/10, 18/10

Wednesday 5 Nov - 1 April 2015

Note: Tour cancelled due to National Holidays on March 25, April 20 (Easter), May 1, Dec 25,26 & Jan 1