This private tour combines the home place of the 12 Gods of Olympus with the treasures of Macedonia, Vergina and Pella
Itinerary of the four (4) days Mount Olympus Delphi, Meteora and Macedonia private tour: Delphi, Meteora, Vergina, Pella, Mountain Olympus Dion, Thermopylae
Delphi: The place that the most compromised philosophers had a great respect, Meteora: Original Byzantine monasteries standing between land, wind and sky, Thermopylae: One of the most important battles in the ancient world, who changed today’s world.
Experience one of our best Greece tours in the most celebrated place of the ancient world starting from Athens.
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Description of the Four (4) days Mount Olympus Delphi Meteora and Macedonia private tour
Day 1: Athens, Arachova, Delphi, Meteora
Start in the morning, Athens taxi tours driver will pick you up from your cruise ship or your hotel, and we will start our Greece private tour traveling through the verdant plain of Viotia, through Thieves,which according to mythology was connected to King Oedipus, LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored hand-made carpets).
Arrive in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Our Athens taxi private tour includes visits, the Oracle, the navel of Earth, visit the Temple of Apollo, the Delphi Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury.
After our visits our Greece tours driver will take you for lunch in Delphi or Arachova a picturesque mountain village, the jet set of the winter, built on the south slopes of Parnassus mountain, well known for its snow ski resort.
Depart for KALAMBAKA a town by the feet of Meteora. We continue our Greece private taxi tour driving through the towns of Central Greece (AMPHISSA, LAMIA and TRIKALA) crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, to reach KALAMBAKA late in the afternoon. Overnight.
Day 2: Meteora, Vergina
Breakfast in the hotel and Athens taxi tours will drive you to the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks standing between earth wind and sky.
Meteora is from the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece. They belong to a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks. On these ‘columns of the sky’ monks have settled from the 11th century on wards where twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting.
The most important monasteries of Meteora are:
- The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. It is the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
- The Holy Monastery of Varlaam is the second, after the Great Meteoro, big in size monastery.
- The Holy Monastery of Rousanou. It is dedicated to ‘The Transfiguration’ but honoured to Saint Barbara.
- The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It is the first to meet on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
- The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. It is one of the most attainable as we don’t have to cope with innumerable stairs to reach it.
- The Monastery of Holy Trinity is very difficult to reach. The visitor has to cross the valley and continue high up through the rock before we arrive outside the entrance.
After our visit in Meteora & lunch, Athens taxi tours driver will travel through Pindos mountain line (world war two resistance head quarters) passing Grevena to reach Vergina famous for the graves of Phillip B’, father of Alexander the great. Overnight in Vergina or Veroia.
Day 3: Vergina, Pella, Mount Olympus – Litochoron
After breakfast we will visit the graves and the summer Palace where Alexander the great was grown up. Continuing our private tour we will travel to Pella the birth place of Alexander the great (Visit the new museum). After lunch we will travel towards mountain Olympus riviera to rich Litochorn village by the foot of mountain Olympus (home of the 12 Greek Gods). Overnight by the foot of mountain Olympus in Letochoron.
Day 4: Mount Olympus – Dion – Thermopylae – Athens
Start in the morning our journey to Dion, the foyer to mountain Olympus and the temple of Zeus. After the end of our visit we will drive to Thermopylae passing by Tempi valley and Pilion, the mountain of the Centaurus, where Lionidas and the 300 Spartan with their defense against 2 million Persian, inspired nations and countries . ‘Molon lave’ , come and get it, was heard for the first time in the world.
Continuing our private tour we will drive back to Athens from the same route. Arrival in Athens ending our Greece private tour late in the afternoon.