5 Days Private Tour: Meteora - Delphi - Olympia & Argolida

This tour addresses visitors that are interested in the natural beauty, medieval history, the ancient Greek period and modern history of Greece and at the same time want to spend some time at each location in order to understand and experience Greek culture.

per adult from

$2,019

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Duration

5 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees
    • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
    • Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost)
    • Entry/Admission - Historical Information Center Thermopylon
    • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olympic Games
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
    • Entry/Admission - Tiryns
    • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary of Asklepios
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

  • Day 1: Thermopylae - Meteora - Kalambaka

    Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece
    We will meet the battlefield of Thermopylae’s. In the historical centre of the site you will enjoy a 3D movie, travelling through time you will feel the presence of all who died for their freedom under a foreign conqueror. To complete the visit you will see the statue of Leonidas standing right opposite Kolonos Hill where the persisting Spartans left their last breath.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Historical Information Center Thermopylon, Lamia 35009 Greece
    10 years after the Battle of Marathon, King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans heroically faced the Persian army. In the historical centre of the site you will enjoy a 3D movie, travelling through time you will feel the presence of all who died for their freedom under a foreign conqueror.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece
    To complete the visit you will see the statue of Leonidas standing right opposite Kolonos Hill where the persisting Spartans left their last breath.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
    Our trip will continue with a drive through the mountains, not taking the national highway, to see the real Greek country side passing by the cities of Lamia, Trikala and Karditsa we will reach Kalabaka, a beautiful small city that is dominated by the Meteora rocks standing upon it. Reaching the small town we will settle at the hotel and then drive up around the hills for an evening photo tour on the rocks under the Greek sunset.

    Stop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Eparhiacos dromos Meteoron, Kalambaka 42200 Greece
    We will visit the monasteries and a closer look at the holy rocks. On the rocks that are like suspended in the air (that’s what Meteora means) there is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries, still in use. Meteora combines natural beauty and cultural heritage, a fact that make them a unique destination between the world’s monuments. Great Meteoron is the biggest and most impressive.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Agios Stefanos, Kalambaka Greece
    The Holy Monastery of Agios Stefanos is one of the few female monasteries of Meteora. The exact date of the monastery's construction is unknown but according to some evidence it was built in the 15th century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka Greece
    The monastery Varlaam owes its name to the hermit-anchorite Varlaam, who first inhabited the rock in the 14th century. The history of the monastery begins substantially from the early 16th century, when the rock settled and organized their priory the Ioannina brothers Theophanes and Nektarios Apsaras, descendants of the old continent Byzantine family.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Kalambaka in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 2: Kalambaka - Delphi

    Pass By: Delphi Greece
    After spending sometime in this area of serenity we will drive to the site of Delphi, an ancient Greek sanctuary with a PanHellenic character dedicated to god Apollo. It functioned as an Oracle and was considered ‘the naval’ the center of the word and is today a symbol of Greek cultural unity. The scenic location allows you to have a view of the Greek mountains and two more sites the Gymnasium and the secondary sanctuary of Athena Pronea.

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece
    In the site you will visit the Temple of Apollo where Pytheia spoke to the oracles, the theater and the stadium.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    While in the museum you will be able to see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Mount Parnassus, Delphi Greece
    Delphi is mountainous village built on a cliff 900m above sea level very close to the Parnassus ski resort.

    Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
    Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece. It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favorite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Apart from the mountain activities, Aráchova is also famous for its bustling nightlife and as the favorite mountain resort of Athenians.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Delphi in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 3: Delphi - Nafpaktos - Ancient Olympia

    Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    Nafpaktos, is a small town by the Olympic Rings sea having a view towards the battlefield where the naval battle of Lepanto took place in 1571 between the Ottoman Empire and the united western powers.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    We will visit the archaeological site and the museum of Ancient Olympia. This is one of the largest sites in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Walking through the site you will pass by the Gymnasium, the Palaistra, the workshop of Phidias, the Temple of Zeus and you will end up at the Stadium where for every four years the Greeks competed for glory and for spiritual elevation honoring their cities.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    The museum is also quite unique as it includes the renowned statue “Hermes of Praxiteles” with its perfect analogies and tools that belonged to Phidias himself. With the tools he created one of the seven wonders of the world “the gold ivory statue of Zeus”.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia Greece
    The Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games hosts 463 ancient works, from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, and other museums in the Greek territory. The exhibits cover a wide chronological range, from the 2nd millennium BC until the 5th century AD. Ancient exposed in thematic units and through them yperchilietis shows the history of the Olympic games, the longest ancient institution.
    Apart from ancient art, the visitor has the possibility of detailed information through the rich visual material.
    After a walking in the footsteps of ancient athletes we will take our lunch at the village.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Ancient Olympia in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 4: Ancient Olympia - Mycenae - Tiryns - Nafplio

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    Next day we will visit Mycenae (dated to the 2nd millennium B.C.E) which represents the era of Achilles, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy, the cyclopean walls, the burial circle A and the remains of Agamemnon’s Palace.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lion Gate, Mycenae Greece
    In the site, you will see the renowned Lions Gate, the oldest architectural sculpture in Europe.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece
    Within the site there is a modern museum exhibiting the findings of the “City Of Gold” before leaving the site we will make a small stop at the treasury of Atreus, the best preserved Tholos tomb, one of the finest examples of the Mycenaean architecture.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae Greece
    Just before leaving the site we will make a small stop at the treasury of Atreus, the best preserved Tholos tomb found and one of the finest examples of the Mycenaean architecture.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    From here we will travel through time towards a more recent history of Greece and to the city of Nafplion. Nafplion is considered the most scenic city which also functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834. It offers you an impressive combination of fortresses and castles (Palamidi, Bourtzi), an enormous port opened to the Aegean Sea and the unique architecture of the old city of Nafplion revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements.
    Lunch will be at a traditional tavern by the sea.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Bourtzi, The Harbor, Nafplio Greece
    Bourtzi is a little islet with a fortress in a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea.

    Stop At: Acronauplia, Nafplion 211 00, Greece
    We’ll drive up until the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tiryns, Nafplio Greece
    Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in Peloponnese, and the location from which mythical hero Heracles performed his 12 labors.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Nafplio in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 5: Nafplio - Epidaurus - Corinth

    Stop At: Sanctuary of Asklepios, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    A short drive away and you will be able to see one of the most important ancient Greek sanctuaries. Dedicated to God Asclepius, he was the god of healing and medicine.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    Epidaurus is located in peaceful environment and spread out on a hilly area, its highest point being the actual theater of Epidaurus. As the best preserved ancient Greek theater (dated 4th century B.C.E.) it is proof of what miracles the ancient Greek minds could create. Test the acoustics great even today and climb up to the higher seats just to close your eyes and dream you are attending an ancient Greek tragedy.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Ancient Corinth, Corinth 20007 Greece
    The temple of Apollo at Corinth is one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland. Built around 560 B.C.E., of local monolithic limestone on top of an imposing, rocky hill to the north of Acrocorinth, the Archaic temple was an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Akrokorinthos, Corinth 200 07 Greece
    Next stop will be the hill of Acrocorinth, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    Our last stop of the day, the Corinth Canal. Eventually opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese from the rest of Greece all the while connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. Having time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal closer, you may go bungee jumping on some days (if you’re game).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Athens, Athens, Attica
    We will drive back to Athens

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs.Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Olive Sea Travel

Activity ID: V-63145P29

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