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Escape to Athens, Delphi & Meteora

Greece in 5 Days, 4 Nights in Destination

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A journey through mainland Greece to soak up the history and discover the archaeological and architectural treasures of Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka and Meteora.

Trip Highlights

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    Acropolis of Athens
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    Athens
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    Delphi
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    Meteora

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until October 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 290

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Accommodation: 4 Nights

Itinerary

Experience the exciting history and culture of Greece. Discover the ancient Acropolis of Athens and the magical atmosphere of the vibrant neighbourhoods of this bustling capital. Explore the mysterious sanctuary of Delphi and head to the Thessaly valley to visit Kalambaka and see the impressive floating monasteries of Meteora.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Athens

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Ready to dive into one of the greatest civilisations of all time, walking in the footsteps of Socrates to Aristotle? Head to your departure airport ready for a flight to Athens*, the Greek capital. 

Arrive at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy your first taste of Athens and rest after your flight. Try visiting Plaka, the oldest district of Athens located under the Acropolis, or enjoy a spot of shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki, and Voukourestiou streets. Overnight stay in Athens.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
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1576 Reviews

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2nd Day: Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an Athens Sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Begin in the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library.

On-route to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a quick stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. During the Acropolis visit witness the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era. Return to your hotel with the remainder of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At the Athens Acropolis, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1576 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Moderate

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3rd Day: Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today head for Delphi. On-route discover the cities via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus.

Arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site of the 4th-century-B.C. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the beautiful remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Next, depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka.

Please note: At Delphi, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs and steep paths. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. During the excursion, travelers are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Athens to Kalambaka 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amalia Kalambaka or similar
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755 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Delphi Archeological Site

Moderate

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4th Day: Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll visit the striking rock formation, Meteora, an incredibly unique scenery with ageless Monasteries protruding from the rocks. These priceless historical and religious treasures stand between sky and earth on the top of the cliffs. An incredible sight to behold.

In the afternoon return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see Leonida's Monument. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At Meteora, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and you will be required to climb a number of stairs in order to visit the monasteries. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. Modest dress is required to enter the monasteries of Meteora. This includes a long skirt (not trousers) and covered neckline/shoulders for women, and long trousers for men. 

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Kalambaka to Athens 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1576 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to the Meteora Monasteries

Moderate

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5th Day: Athens - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel.* After an unforgettable journey through Greece's ancient sites, it's time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to Athens airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved. A hat & sunscreen is recommended for UV protection. Not available on the 16th and 17th April, 1st May and 31st October.

Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Included activity for day 2 in Acropolis of Athens

Tour the highlights of both modern and ancient Athens! Stops include Consitution Square, the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis Museum.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved as well as we advise to bring a hat and sunscreen. Reminder: These activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Visit to Delphi Archeological Site

Included activity for day 3 in Delphi

Head to Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival, visit the archaeological site, home to the Temple of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Appropriate clothing will be required to enter the monasteries. For men, sleeveless tops and shorts over the knees are prohibited. For women, sleeveless tops, shorts or pants are prohibited—only skirts at the knees are allowed.

Visit to the Meteora Monasteries

Included activity for day 4 in Meteora

Visit up to two of these ancient sites, established between the 12th and 16th centuries, and enjoy the amazing views across the Plain of Thessaly.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Athens - UK/Ireland.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Athens & Acropolis tour. Escorted tour to Delphi Archeological Site & Meteora Monasteries.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees,* city taxes and tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

The Greek government has introduced a Climate Resilience Tax, which is calculated per room per night and varies according to the category of accommodation and the time of year. The following rates will be charged to guests upon check-in at the hotel:

  • From March to October: 10€ in 5-star hotels, 7€ in 4-star hotels, and 3€ in 3-star hotels.
  • From November to February: 4€ in 5-star hotels, 3€ in 4-star hotels, and 1,50€ in 3-star hotels.
Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.

Important information regarding hotels: 
 
Hotel classification in Greece is not governed by the same standards as in other countries. Please take this into account when selecting your desired accommodation. 
 
• The group may be allocated in different hotels depending on group size and hotel availability.
• Triple rooms: Usually triple rooms in Greece will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed. We can't guarantee triple rooms with 3 beds of the same size.
• Please be aware that the WIFI connection in Greece tends to be very slow. 
 

Important information regarding Activities: 
 
 
• Some included activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.


Important Trip information: 
 
The order of the itinerary may differ depending on which day you arrive at the destination: 

Arrival at destination Monday / Tuesday / Thursday/ Saturday: Begin your trip with 2 nights in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 1 night in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Arrival at destination Wednesday / Friday / Sunday: Begin your trip with 1 night in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 2 nights in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Also, during national holiday, religious or official events your itinerary may vary and change its order. All the included visits will be carried out in any case. 

• We recommend taking cash in the local currency with you on this trip, as withdrawing cash at ATMs is not always possible or easy in Greece. City taxes must be paid in cash directly to the hotels.
• Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.
• For wheelchair users this trip is upon request and it is recommended to travel on a private basis, please contact us for further information.
  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Greek.

  • Electricity

    230 V. 50 Hz. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    www.visitgreece.gr

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.
 
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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