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Delphi – Meteora – Metsovo – Ioannina

The chosen tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy a part of Greece which is very fascinating as it combines mythology, Christianity and the ottoman period at its best. The oracle, the monasteries the picturesque towns and the natural beauty will show you almost every aspect of the Greek character.

Not long before reaching Delphi we will drive through Arachova, a beautiful little town which is a ski resort but gives the impression that came from the past. Then in one of the slopes of mount Parnassus there is Delphi and the oracle. The oracle was a temple dedicated to god Apollo where people could consult the god. The whole area around it was part of the sacred site and you will be able to see the treasuries, where the gifts were kept, the sacred spring called Castalia, the theater and the stadium where the games to honor the god Apollo were taking place. In the museum the statues and the treasures found in the site will make your visit more special. After your meal we will head to Meteora.

The next day after spending the night at Kalambaka, the small town in the shadow of Meteora we will visit two monasteries. Meteora, is one the most important religious complexes in Greece and in the Balkan Peninsula. The monasteries surprise the visitors with their location as they are built on very steep rocks, and they are part of the rock now. Nowadays there are six monasteries open to the public that people can admire. We can make the experience as sacramental as the place can be. Then we will drive to Metsovo where you can enjoy your lunch. 

Metsovo is a small, picturesque town among the mountains of Greece’s most significant mountain range, Pindos. It was established in the Ottoman period but it offered a lot to the country’s independence. After our stop to Metsovo we will drive to Ioannina where we will spent the night.

The next morning we will visit Ioannina which is a beautiful town famous for its lake and the little island that used to be the base of the ottoman pasha. You will be amazed by the beautiful castle and the ottoman buildings preserved from that period. From Ioannina we will also visit the cave with the stalactites and stalagmites. Last but not least is the visit to Dodona oracle, dedicated to Zeus, father of all men and gods that along with the one in Delphi were the most important oracles in the ancient world. In the site you will also admire the ancient theatre, with capacity of 18.000 people, that made it the biggest of its time. Then after your meal we will drive back to Athens.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The charge for the tours and transfers is based on the vehicle used, therefore is per vehicle and not per person.

The price includes the driver and the vehicle. Our drivers are very knowledgeable and can give you all the information about the archaeological sites, ancient history but also modern life and culture, although are forbidden by law to enter the sites with you. If you wish someone to enter the sites with you, we can arrange for you to have a licensed tour guide with an extra cost.

Our prices include the driver with the vehicle, fuel and in case of a trip outside of Athens it also includes the toll fair and the driver’s accommodation. The prices don’t include the fees to the sites, meals and in case of a trip outside of Athens your accommodation.

Tips are not mandatory, it is up to your discretion if you want to give and how much!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ROGER BRANCOFORTE

We came to Athens and had the opportunity to have two tours with viptoursathens, they were polite, professional, and knowledgeable and funny. They put meaning to an already incredible experience. Most importantly, we made friends forever.

GEORGE ROUSALIS

Just to say a huge thank you for the experience that you gave me. The team had the best time and energy that a kanoe-kayak adventure needs! Thank you for being so accommodating. You have a very professional and excellent team. It’s been a pleasure to meet you. I hope we can travel you again soon.

MARTA KOCH

You guys are AMAZING! Our group had a fantastic time on our three day tour in Sparta – Monemvasia and Olympia! From the first phone call through the execution of the tour, you were professional, and your team was wonderful – they care about their work and their clients. Thank you VIP Athens Tours!

EMMA HOOLBROOK

The combination of the archaeology, the food and wine experiences, the swimming and the generally relaxed atmosphere made for a very enjoyable tour. There was a high attention to detail. Our main tour guide was very enthusiastic and highly qualified. Excellent.

PETER RICHARD

The trip was fabulous. Stella and John provided us with a wealth of information. Each place we saw left a lasting impression. Everything had been organized soooo perfect!!! I have already recommended this trip to others. Thank you once again!

RICKY TUCKER

Many Thanks for organising my celebration trip in Greece for 40th Wedding Anniversary by lear jet. Excellent choice of Hotels, comfortable Day Trips not too strenuous, accompanied by an excellent, careful and knowledgeable Driver, Manos. Our Sincere Thanks to you and your team. 

ITINERARY & PLANNING

DAYS

PLACES

DAY 1

ARACHOVA – DELPHI – CASTALIA (STADIUM & THEATER) – METEORA – KALAMPAKA

DAY 2

KALAMPAKA – MONASTERIES VISIT – METSOVO – IOANNINA

DAY 3

IOANNINA – LAKE – CASTLE – CAVE (STALACTITES-STALAGMITES) – DODONA ORACLE – ATHENS

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