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Alternative Historic experience in Delphi & Meteora (1-3 pax)

Alternative Historic experience in Delphi & Meteora (1-3 pax)

    Delphi, ancient Greece’s most sacred site, discover a beautiful
    abandoned village and watch one of the last tanners and bellmakers of Greece at

    Reach the top
    of incredible rock formations to admire the great orthodox monasteries of Meteora, perched on
    soaring rocky promontories.

    Visit a local icon painter from a family of artists linked
    for generations to the monasteries there and customize an orthodox icon.

    Enjoy a Greek writing lesson in old school-turned-museum

    Lose yourself in
    the Forest of the White River, a wonderful mountain
    wilderness area full of natural beauty.

    Explore the
    flavors of northern Greece with a fun food tourwine tasting and a Greek pie cooking class!



    Embark on a journey of discovery through mainland Greece that will take
    you to the famed archaeological site of Delphi and the world-famous Meteora monasteries -both UNESCO World Heritage sites– but also to roads
    less traveled, like the Koziakas mountain range and the forest
    of the White River. Although Greece is inextricably tied to the sea, few people
    know that it is the mountains that dominate its landscape. With the help of a
    fun and knowledgeable private guide, during this Delphi & Meteora tour you will
    discover an unknown side of Greece and learn how these mountains shaped the
    local folks’ life, culture and traditions.

    Day 1: Delphi Tour

    After a
    morning departure from Athens, the ancient past meets the present in this
    spectacular exploration of the breathtaking site of Delphi, navel of the ancient World and
    oracle of the Gods. Here, you’ll marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the Athenian Treasury. You’ll have plenty
    of time to soak in the magical scenery, after which it’ll be time to visit the Delphi Museum, where some of the finest
    examples of ancient Greek art are on display – including the world-famous
    bronze statue of the Charioteer of Delphi.

    Then you’
    ll head to Amfissa, the regional capital of Phocis, where Greece’s last hand-made bell-maker will show you how livestock
    bells have been forged by hand in his family for generations; then you’ll
    stroll through the cobbled streets of the old leather-tanning district. Here,
    in one of the last remaining tanning workshops in Europe, you’ll see what a tanner’s working life was, almost unchanged
    from a century ago up to today, and listen to the tanners’ stories – father and son – to understand
    what life is like today in this part of Greece.

    You’ll then
    enjoy your lunch under the shade of the large plane
    in the town square, where you will taste local delicacies prepared for you by women of the

    Amfissa, you’ll then head north across the mainland to continue towards our Meteora tour. A few miles before reaching
    your destination, you will have dinner in a traditional family-run
    in the foothills of Mt Koziakas. The food there is delicious, sourced
    from local farms and gardens, and the tavern itself looks like a setting from a Middle Earth fantasy, featuring a giant
    tree right in its middle! You will spend the night in a charming family-run
    guest house in the pretty village of Kastraki, right under the
    towering rocks of Meteora.

    Day 2: Meteora Tour

    Meteora is a stunning natural
    phenomenon, featuring towering sandstone columns, formed
    millions of years ago
    , all pointing heavenward. These remote rocky
    skyscrapers became dwelling-places for Christian Orthodox monks and, by the
    14th century, large monastic communities were flourishing on the summits of
    many of these rocks. Today, six Meteora monasteries are still
    , two of which you will visit. You’ll also walk and drive around
    Meteora, to make sure you soak in the sights and the awe-inspiring landscape
    before enjoying lunch in a nearby Kalambaka.

    lunch, you’ll visit a local icon painter from a family of
    artists linked for generations to the monasteries here. In his tiny workshop
    you’ll have a chance to learn about his art and try out your skills in customizing an orthodox icon to take back home with

    Then it’s a
    stop at the small but original Book Museum, where you’ll get to try your skills at Greek handwriting and find out
    about Greek classrooms of the past. The owner is a fascinating personality, a
    collector of rare books who decided to turn his passion into a private museum!

    After the
    Meteora tour, we’ll be heading south, to the little-known Forest of the White River, a wild area of small
    mountain villages hidden in the depths of a massive forest. Here, at a mountain lodge in perfect harmony with its
    surroundings, you’ll dine and spend the night under the warm hospitality of Mrs
    Eleni, the owner who fell in love with the region some 40 years ago.

    Day 3: Greek mountain
    life tour

    The next
    morning, you’ll embark on a Greek food tour to discover the
    local specialties and flavors of Northern Greece! First, you’ll join a local shepherd and help him milk his sheep
    and goats before hitting a local kitchen for a quick cooking lesson: Pie making is on the menu

    After work
    comes play; a swim at a beautiful river, a spot known only to
    locals. Close by is a charming small monastery rarely visited
    by tourists
    , which you will also visit.

    Afternoon Greek coffee will be offered at a
    charming rustic outpost with far-reaching valley views. Here you will also
    taste Greek yoghurt and traditional ‘spoon sweets’, or fruit preserve, that Mrs
    Soula, the owner’s mother, makes year-round.

    Then it’s
    off to a nearby local winery to taste the area’s best
    wines, cheeses and cold cuts,
     before lunch at a local tavern. Here,
    you’ll eat like locals, savoring wild mountain greensjuicy lamb ribs and other local specialties. With this wonderful meal in a
    village that you won’t find in any tourist map or guide, your 3-day Delphi & Meteora Tour will be reaching
    its end, and satisfied in body and soul, you’ll be ready for the ride back to

  • Ideal starting time 07:30 -08:30

  • Return time: 19:00-19:30 ( Next day)

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