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8 Days / 7 Nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour – Delphi (1 night) - Kalambaka (1 night) - Volos (2 nights) - Athens (1 night)

8 Days / 7 Nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour – Delphi (1 night) - Kalambaka (1 night) - Volos (2 nights) - Athens (1 night)

Delphi Theater

Group or Private Basis Only

Thessalos, son of Haemon, was, according to the Greek Mythology, one of the first kings in Thessaly, former Haemony, to which he gave his name. It is mainly Thessaly you have the opportunity to visit, along with other important sites on your way. Thus, you have an extraordinary opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful countryside of the mainland, with visits to Arachova, Delphi, Kalambaka, the incredible monasteries of Meteora, and the magnificent region of Pelion, with an overnight in the city of Volos, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the sea. An important city tour of Athens will begin the week.

Day 1

Athens City

Athens Acropolis
Athens Acropolis

Arrival at Athens International Airport. Assistance and transfer, with escort, to centrally located Hotel. Overnight Athens.

Day 2

Athens City

Athens Herodeon Theater
Athens Herodeon Theater

After breakfast, depart for an orientation tour of Athens with our professional guide, passing by the most important historical monuments of town. Stop at the foot of the Acropolis hill for an extensive visit of the site, the New Acropolis Museum, as well as the Dionyssos Theater. Descend from the Acropolis hill through the Ancient and Roman Agora for a guided tour. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight Athens.

Day 3

Athens City, Thiva City, Livadia City, Delphi Town

Delphi Bronze Charioteer
Delphi Bronze Charioteer

After breakfast, depart for a drive along the Greek National road, via Thiva and Levadia, leading us to the foot of the Parnathos Mountain. Before reaching Delphi, we will pass through Arachova, a picturesque ski resort, famous for its local hand-woven covers and carpets, but also for its local wine and a special type of cheese. A few minutes drive will take us to the site of Delphi, suddenly appearing ahead of us, stretching on both sides of the road, along the steep mountainside. We will visit the famous archaeological site, the “Navel of the World,” where history was ‘predicted’ by the renowned oracle in ancient times. The museum contains many important finds from the site, among them the impressive bronze Charioteer. Overnight Delphi.

Day 4

Delphi Town, Amfissa City, Lamia City, Kalambaka Town

Meteora and the Monasteries
Meteora and the Monasteries

After breakfast in the morning, we will leave Delphi for Kalambaka, via Amfissa and Lamia, from where we will reach the Thessalia plain, a rich agricultural area. Approaching the town of Kalambaka, one can see from afar the impressive rocks with the famous Meteora Monasteries on top, which seem to want to touch the sky. Depending on the opening times, we will visit one of the Monasteries on arrival. Overnight Kalambaka.

Day 5

Kalambaka Town, Larissa City, Volos City

Volos Town Overview
Volos Town Overview

After breakfast, we'll visit one or two of the magnificent Monasteries. Afterward, we will leave the Thessalia plain and drive, via Larissa, to the Pelion region. The area combines beautifully both the sea and the mountains, and we will arrange accordingly our visit here. Upon arrival, we will explore Volos, the capital of the area, with a stroll through town and along the seaside. Overnight Volos.

Day 6

Volos City

Volos Town Overview
Volos Town Overview

If our visit to Volos coincides with a weekend, we will have the opportunity for a very special train ride: The so called black train, a small, traditional train, driven by charcoal, runs along the coast to take us from Ano Lehonia in a slow and steady drive through a beautiful green valley up to the mountain village Milies. The village counts as an important cultural center, and one should visit the local library, which hosts a number of rare books and manuscripts, or the museum, which exhibits a fine collection of folk art. Some of the traditional homes here have been renovated and operate as guesthouses today. After some time for visits and explorations, we continue for Visitza, a mountain village with houses that can be considered as examples of the typical architecture of this region. Late afternoon we return by coach to Volos. Overnight Volos.

Day 7

Volos City, Anakassia, Ali Meria, Portaria, Athens City

Athens Acropolis View
Athens Acropolis View

Before returning to Athens, we will drive northeast of Volos to the nearby villages of Anakassia and Ali Meria, where there are some wall paintings by Theophilos, with a chance to admire the panoramic view of the Pagasetic Gulf and the plain of Thessaly. After Anakassia, we continue for Portaria, a lovely summer resort with abundant crystalline water and a number of hotels. We will stop at the village, and there will be opportunity to visit the chapel of the Panagia of Portaria with its 16th century frescoes. Afterward, we will continue to drive on to Athens. Overnight Athens.

Day 8

Athens City, Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Athens International Airport In due time for your return flight home.


For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form. All prices will be given in Euros, per person in double occupancy, and will include:

  • 3 Nights in Athens at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night in Delphi at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night in Kalambaka at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights in Volos at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Athens City Tour
  • English-Speaking Guide and Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches
  • Entrance fees to all places visited on the Tours
  • Transfers as per Itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Please note that (1) your accommodation can also be booked on Half-Board basis; (2) this tour is only on Group basis (minimum 20 participants). For less participants, the tour is on a private basis. In the latter case, there are two alternatives: either by hired taxi or, to bring down the cost, by rented car. If your choice is by rented car, road maps are provided and a guide will be waiting for you at the archaeological sites/museums, wherever this is needed.

If you don't find an itinerary that is exactly what you need and have in mind (both in terms of length and of destinations included), then choose the one(s) that are closest to your wishes and contact us by email. The itinerary that you choose will form the basis of our email correspondence. Any change or substitution is possible, and our aim is always to best fit your needs!