The most famous sites in the world! The places that have been the epicenter of history, culture, and religion for centuries.
The tour is almost the same as the 4 days classical tour. It is though specially designed for those who want to visit the most visited and famous places of the ancient world, they have limited time!
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights. Pick up/drop off: cruise terminal port, Athens hotel, Athens city
The itinerary of this private tour will take you to some of the most famous historical locations in Greece and the world, from Athens to Delphi, the Delphi museum, the temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Temple to Athena Pronoea, the Meteora high rocks, the byzantine monasteries on the top of Meteora rocks, Kalambaka by the feet of Meteora, the birthplace of the Olympic games, ancient Olympia and Thermopylae the legendary 300 Spartans.
Itinerary of the 3 days to adorable Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora private tour
Athens – Thebes – Levadia – Arachova – Delphi – Thermopylae – Trikala – Kalambaka – Meteora – Nafpaktos – Antirio – Rio – Olympia
Description of the 3 Days Delphi, Meteora, Olympia & Thermopylae Greece Private Tour
Day 1: Athens – Arachova – Delphi – Thermopylae – Meteora
This most famous of the Greece tours begin in the morning. Experience the most well-known places in the world that have been the center of civilization from ancient times to this day. Athens Taxi Greece – private tours will travel you to LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi-colored carpets). Arrive in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo.
Our Athens taxi tour includes visits to the Oracle, “the navel of the Earth”, the Temple of Apollo, the Delphi Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique Bronze Charioteer of Delphi, then proceed through the Sacred Way to the Athenian Treasure-House in Delphi. We can have lunch either in Delphi or Arachova, a picturesque mountain village, the meeting place of the Greek jet set in winter, built on the southern slopes of Mt. Parnassus.
Our Athens taxi tours driver will depart for KALAMBAKA a town by the feet of Meteora traveling you through Karditsa and Trikala. We continue our Athens taxi tour passing through THERMOPYLAE where we will make a stop to visit the place where LEONIDAS and his 300 Spartan warriors fell in glorious battle against the Persians. We will pass 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, where we will overnight.
Day 2: Meteora – Nafpaktos – Olympia
In the morning, our Athens Taxi Greece – private tours driver will travel you to the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks, giving observers the impression of being suspended in the air.
Twenty four were the total of the monasteries at the 8th century AD. During the many difficult times that Greece has been through ( many empires and wars have been through Greece), there are only 6 of them remaining in a good condition to visit!
The monasteries of Meteora are:
- The Monastery of Great Meteoron. It is the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
- The Monastery of Varlaam is the second, after the Great Meteoro, big in size monastery.
- The Monastery of Rousanou. It is dedicated to ‘The Transfiguration’ but consecrated to Saint Barbara.
- The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It is the first to meet on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
- The Monastery of St. Stephen. It is one of the easiest access, as one does not have to climb 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.
- Read more: Monasteries of Meteora
After our visit to Meteora & lunch, Athens Taxi Greece – private tours will start to travel through Nafpaktos, Antirio, the biggest bridge in Europe, which connects western Greece with the Peloponnese, Rio, Tripolis, and finally ancient Olympia. Overnight in ancient Olympia.
Day 3: Olympia – Athens
Today Athens Taxi private tour driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to experience the historical cradle of the world’s athletic spirit, which lasts from the 8th century BC till today, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, OLYMPIA.
Despite being secluded near the western coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years in honor of Zeus. The most important sanctuary of Zeus is situated here, as well as Altis and the original Olympic stadiums of the Games. Ancient Olympia has been the center of attention during the ancient years, and still, today is the departure point of the Olympic Flame that is lit here, every four years prior to the new festival. The starting line is still visible; take your position and run this historical course, competing with the athletes of the
past, or simply with some of the numerous other tourists visiting this area. Your Greece private sightseeing tour includes also a visit to the Olympia archeological museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games, where artifacts and collections related to both ancient and modern Games are housed.
We will return to ATHENS through Patras with a short stop at the Corinth Canal. After our arrival in Athens in the afternoon, this Athens taxi Greece – private tour will end.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.