Departing from Athens our first day’s itinerary includes
Osios Loukas Monastery: a Byzantine monastery listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Delphi: The place that in Ancient Greece was considered the “Centre of the World”.
In the archaeological area you will see:
Delphic oracle: the most important oracle of classical greek world.
The Temple of Apollo: as Delphi was the major site for the worship of the god in Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Stadium
The Ancient Gymnasium
The Castalian Fountain
Tholo of Athena Pronaia
The archaeological museum with interesting statues and many other artifacts.
Lunch at a local greek tavern with traditional greek cuisine.
Continue our trip to reach Meteora where we are going to stay overnight.
2nd day Highlights
We are going to visit Meteora (spectacular rock formations on which 6 Greek Orthodox Monasteries were built -also famous as featured on big screen in the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only”). There you will have the time to visit 3 monasteries.
Time for lunch to taste the locaL greek cuisine.
On our way back to Athens we make our last top at Thermopylae (or “Hot Gates” . A narrow coastal passage in which the world-famous battle took place between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces).