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3 Days Christian Tour Meteora, Truffle Hunting...
3-day private tour to the awe-inspiring Monasteries of Meteora. This complex of timeless monasteries, perched atop towering rocks, is home to invaluable historical and religious treasures. Discover a harmonious blend of spirituality and natural beauty as you ascend to these magnificent monastic retreats, which seem to bridge the gap between Earth and Sky.
Explore captivating monasteries and join an exciting truffle hunt, unearthing these hidden gems to enhance a delectable pasta dish. Visit a unique Mushroom Museum for insights into the world of mushrooms. Your journey also includes a stop at the archaeological site of Delphi, steeped in historical and mythological significance. Conclude with a visit to the statue of Leonidas in Thermopylae, a powerful memorial to the legendary Battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartans valiantly faced a massive Persian army.
Day 1: Athens - Thermopiles - Meteora - Sunset tour around the rocks:
- Embark on an excellent Christian tour of Meteora as our driver meets you at your hotel at 08:30. We begin with a visit to Thermopylae, where the statue of Leonidas stands as a memorial to the famous battle of the 300 Spartans against the Persian Empire. Continuing through Central Greece, we arrive in Kalambaka, a charming traditional town nestled at the foot of the majestic grey rocks. After checking in and some rest, we visit the renowned Holy Trinity Monastery, famous for its appearance in a James Bond movie. Perched on the cliffs, this 14th-century monastery offers breathtaking views. As the evening approaches, you'll have the opportunity to witness the stunning sunset over the rocks, immersing yourself in the unique energy of the wild environment. Overnight stay in Meteora.
Day 2: Monasteries of Meteora - Truffle Hunting:
- After breakfast, we explore the captivating monasteries of Meteora, a truly impressive sight where ageless monasteries cling to massive rocks, housing priceless historical and religious treasures. Our first stop is the grand Varlaam Monastery, founded in the 16th century and perched at a height of 380m. It is the second-largest monastery in the Meteora complex, home to a significant number of monks. We then visit the St. Stephan Monastery, which dates back to the 15th century.
- (Optional) Today, we recommend an incredible truffle hunting experience beneath the rocks of Meteora. In the beautiful and lesser-known forests of the region, you'll have the opportunity to participate in truffle hunting, enjoy a delicious pasta dish infused with freshly found truffles, sample various mushroom products, and discover the fascinating world of mushrooms through a museum tour. The duration of this experience is approximately 3 hours, after which you can continue your visit to the monasteries. Overnight stay in Meteora.
Day 3: Meteora - Delphi Athens:
- At 09:00, our driver will pick you up from your hotel to visit the Grand Meteoro Monastery, the largest among the monasteries in Meteora. Built in the mid-14th century, it underwent restoration and embellishment projects in later years. The monastery also houses a museum for tourists to explore. Leaving Meteora behind, we head towards Delphi, where we will visit the Ancient Oracle, the Stadium, the Ancient Theatre with seating for over 5000 spectators, and the Museum of Delphi, home to the famous "Charioteer" statue, considered one of the finest bronze statues ever created. Afterward, we can enjoy coffee or lunch in the picturesque winter resort town of Arachova, located at an altitude of 1000 meters. We return to Athens in the late afternoon.
***Travel insurance: We would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening that may cancel or interrupt your trip.
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- Thermopiles - Statue of Leonidas
- The Monastery of Holy Trinity
- The Monastery of Varlaam
- the Monastery of St. Stephan
- the Monastery of Grand Meteoro
- Delphi area
- The Museum of Delphi
- Winter village of Arachova ( near Delphi)
- Sunset tour Meteora
- Private transportation with English speaking driver
- Pick up & Drop of from hotel or specific check points
- 2 Nights' accommodation with breakfast
- Sunset tour in Meteora
- Welcome Bag with Gifts upon your arrival
- All Taxes
- Entry/Admission fee is not included
- Truffle Hunting
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel City tax
- All our drivers are professional English-speaking drivers, have high experience and they have a good knowledge of the sites that you are going to visit. They can provide you general information for each one, but they are not official guides. They will lead you to paths past the tourist crowd and they will also suggest you local, traditional restaurants where you can taste the known Mediterranean cuisine.
- During the trip to Ancient Greece, we suggest you to have local guides in each place as you will receive deep information
- Alternative, you can book licensed tour guide accompany you throughout your tour
- We are owner of car Rental Company www.premiumrentacar.gr with wide fleet of Cars & Minivans that's why we can keep the cost low
- From 1 to 4 persons, we provide you Mercedes E class or MPV, Citroen Picasso or similar
- From 5 to 8 persons, we provide you Mini Van type Mercedes Vito/Viano or similar
- From 9 to 17 persons, we provide you Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 18 seats
- Upon your arrival at Athens airport or Piraeus, our representative will be waiting there holding a sign with your name written on it, helps you with your baggage, and accompany you at your car, provide you mineral water & Tissues.
- If you are already in Athens, our driver meets you at your hotel in Athens or Airbnb (or from your specific address)
- Also, we will give you a folder with vouchers of the hotel, tickets and contact numbers in each area that you are going to visit.
- We provide you 4* star hotels or 3* stars hotels with high standard services in great locations. Please note that you can ask us for 5* star hotel with extra supplement.
- After your booking we will send you the detailed program with the names of the hotels.
- If you wish we can arrange your accommodation a day before and after your tour.
- Our vacation tour packages are PRIVATE only for you and not for other passengers.
- You can add or remove everything from our proposed program in order the tour to be modified to you, also note that we can accommodate from 1 person to 36 persons or more.
To take full advantage of your stay in Greece, we would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening during your trip. To this effect, we have collaborated with INTERAMERICAN, the largest private insurance company in Greece.
- 1,5€ per room / per day for 3* star hotels,
- 3€ per room per / day for 4* star hotels.
- 12 euro / person for Delphi & Museum
- 3 euro / person for each monasteries of Meteora
*** Children under 18 years of age are free of charge
- In order to confirm any booking, 30% payment in advance is required, fully refundable in case of any written cancellation received 40 days prior the arrival date.
- For any cancellation OR change between 39 days to 20 days prior the first day of arrival, cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total cost of program applies.
- For any cancellation OR change within 19 days prior the first day of arrival and/or non shows, full cancellation fees applies – the total cost of the program.
- A written notification of any cancellation or change is necessary to be sent to PRIVATE TOURS Greece.