One of the most popular tours this 2 day tour is organized
from November till March ONLY on Wednesdays, and
April-October, on Mon., Wed., Thu., and the
selected Sat.(Click and see them)
There isn't a dull moment visiting these two memorable UNESCO sites.
All travel agents and well known travel sites, sell the tours of 3 Tour Operators.
Stop paying full prices for the same guided tours, cruises and hotel accommodation.
Compare prices, and even if you choose a tour operator of your choice, get back to us and gain.
However, one day in Kalampaka may not be enough. Depart Wednesday, return Friday,
follow the guided groups on these 2 days and on Thursday, explore the area, on your own.
a) CLICK and see our tour that allows you an
extra day in Kalambaka, to explore Meteora on your own,
b)or, CLICK and see our 3 days independent trip
by train visiting Kalambaka and Delphi and organized daily.
sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi
The sheer magnificence
and grandeur of the location strikes you. God Apollo, had
chosen the best place in the area to build his sanctuary.
Below the site, a valley with thousands of olive trees, surrounded by mountains,
provides breathtaking views from any location within the site.
The temple of Apollo, the most important building dominates the sanctuary from its
central position. This is where the cult rituals,
including that of divination, took place. The Temple housed the
Oracle of Delphi, the world's greatest source of income for a thousand years.
Ancient writers mention that on the walls of the Athenean treasury,
aphorisms of the seven sages, such as 'know
thyself', 'Nothing in Excess' and the letter E, were inscribed.These sayings were
read and pondered upon by all of the great kings,
warriors and noblemen who came here for advice,
giving the impression that the true wisdom of the
Oracle lies not within the words of the
priestess, but within the walls and everything that was founded
in the sanctuary.
history of the Meteora rocks
an "art of Nature", is a rocky forest,
designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In
1995 the Hellenic government declared it a "sacred area",
belonging to all and protected
from any change or interference. The huge rocks
were formed millions of years ago, from a mixture
of sand, stones, pebbles and hard gravel, when
the three rivers that came to the lake, brought
all kinds of raw materials. The petrified pillars
of METEORA are extraordinary, with horizontal
stripes and strange shapes, reaching 600 m tall.
What makes them even more remarkable are the
exquisite monasteries, built by hermits during
the 9th c. AD, at the pinnacles of the rocks. For
centuries these towers of sandstone provided
cliff-top retreat for the monks.
at the edge of one of these massive rocks, and
let your mind travel millions of years back, when
the big lake covered the whole valley. As a
result of a very strong earthquake, the water
went into the Aegean Sea, and the lake dried out,
recovering all this natural beauty that you see
in front of you today.
This is the most probable explanation of how all
these rocks were formed. You will confront a
geological phenomenon which is universally
unique, where words like, "admire,
unexplainable, impressive" describe its
size, only to a point.