Come with us to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Greece. From the incredible monasteries of Meteora, the wonders of spiritual Delphi, fairytale towns such as Arachova and dramatic scenery that will leave you speechless this is your chance, in as little as 5 days, to see a Greece that is verdant, mountainous and steeped in centuries of learning, aspiration and worship both spiritual and religious. Carefully designed by our in-house travel experts and historians and led by expert guides and archaeologists, this experience will educate and inspire whilst giving you the opportunity to switch off and escape to the tranquility of nature. We take care of the details so that you can focus on enjoying a journey full of sweeping landscapes, impossibly majestic architecture and authentic, traditional culinary offerings.
What to expect
Beginning in Athens, with an evening in the ancient city, the following day board a train bound for the mountainous region of Meteora and relax as you take in scenic views of Central Greece. From here on in it’s time for you to escape from the outside world and join us on a journey in time to the days of Byzantine rule and the rituals of Orthodox Greece. See the teetering monasteries of Rousanou, Agios Stefanos, Varlaam and Agia Triada -one the James Bond fans amongst you may recognise.. these monasteries are set in the most dramatic of landscapes which cry out to be explored. Whether its a leisurely stroll, a ride on horseback or a refreshing mountain hike (season dependent) immerse yourself in the heartbreaking beauty of Mount Koziaka.
The centrepiece of our itinerary is one that will surely leave an indelible impression, the spiritual heart of ancient Greece: Delphi. With our expert guide and archaeologist discover the wonders of the ancient world such as the Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle, the Theatre of Delphi and see ancient treasures at the archaeological museum. Breath in the mountain air of Mount Parnassus as you take in this most special of sites.
From the picturesque stone-walled streets of Arachova to the mountainous village of Pavliani discover the rural wilds and charms of this mysterious region. Discover the glories of empires past such as Osios Loukas monastery with its terracotta exterior and ornate halls, just one of the many architectural feats you will see. Not only for the history buffs and mythology seekers, our local experts have sought out the very best tavernas, cafes and local eateries for the most discerning of foodie travellers, to give you a taste of this region’s rich culinary offerings. Flexible as always, we offer plenty of extras to choose from- why not indulge in a little wine tasting of an afternoon? Or shopping for some truly unique pieces to remember this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the heart of rural and spiritual Greece.
Why book the "Meteora & Delphi Splendour" Tour?
- A perfect package for those looking to get back to nature, lovers of history, architecture, those interested in religion and anyone who truly wants to unwind in the most spectacular scenery Central Greece has to offer!
- You will be joined by expert guides, archaeologists and historians who will add context and meaning to the wonders that you will see.
- An opportunity to discover the natural landscapes of this dynamic land!
- Let us take care of the itinerary. Our team research and personally visit each of the places we take you to so that we design an itinerary that is the perfect balance of relaxation and sightseeing.