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Tour #8A  Meteora 

2 DAYS (on Halfboard Basis)

From November 7th to March 27 2013 - Every Wednesday

From April 3rd to October 30th 2013- Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Saturday only in certain dates.

 Dep.: 8:30am – Ret.: 7:00pm 

EURO 195 PER PERSON IN 4 STAR HOTEL

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: EURO 35

EURO 165 PER PERSON IN TOURIST CLASS HOTELS

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: EURO 29

 

1st DAY: Drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in DELPHI.

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.

Visit of the archaeological site (Museum not included)

After visits depart to KALAMBAKA through the towns of Central Greece AMPHISSA – LAMIA & TRIKALA crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. – Dinner & Overnight in KALAMBAKA (D).

2nd DAY: Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece - METEORA

Meaning ‘suspended in air’ the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm. Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community.

The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage.

After visits start the drive back to ATHENS passing through THERMOPYLAE (Photo Stop) & KAMMENA VOURLA.

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Name: Nikolas Zafiriou or Maria Renieri
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