Delphi to Meteora 2-day hiking trip

Visit two of the most important landmarks in Greece in this 2-day hiking trip: from the ancient remains of Delphi to the monasteries of Meteora, together with Pavlos, an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    A great 2-day itinerary in Greece to explore Delphi and Meteora, two major landmarks of the country, surrounded by incredible mountain sceneries!

    Starting from Athens, we’ll drive to Delphi enjoying wonderful landscapes. Finally we’ll arrive to this important archaeological site on the slopes of Mt Parnassos.

    We’ll learn about the history of this place, which is central to ancient Greek mythology, and explore its incredible remains. We’ll also visit a museum.

    After lunch, we’ll head to Meteora, a unique rock formation with pinnacles rising up to 300 m. On the top of these rocks, there are ancient monasteries built over six hundred years ago.

    On our second day we’ll hike from the village of Kastraki up to the monasteries.

    Both Delphi and Meteora are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two of the most famous places to visit in Greece.

    Would you like to hike on this amazing places of great natural and historical value? Send a request to book this 2-day trip in Greece!

    If you are looking for more exciting adventures in this area, you should consider this 3-day climbing trip to Mt Olympus.

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Athens / Delphi / Meteora

      We depart early from Athens and we will drive towards the archaeological site of Delphi.

      Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious center and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.

      You will explore the archeological site and the archeological museum, which is one of the most important in Greece.

      After lunch, we will depart from Delphi in the direction of Meteora and you are not likely to forget the first moment the rock pinnacles come into view.

      Overnight in Kastraki, Doupiani House (L,D)
      Driving distance: 

      Athens to Delphi 180km / 2h 30min
      Delphi to Meteora 230km / 4 hours

    • Day 2Meteora / Athens

      The world Heritage listed Meteora is an extraordinary place, a testament to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature.

      By far, the best way to appreciate the power of the natural forces that shaped this breathtaking landscape is walking right into it.

      Fantastic manifestations of geological history and current processes of nature await you around every bend or rise in the trail.

      We will start from the village of Kastraki, which lies at the bottom of the rocks and hike up for a visit in the monasteries.

      They represent a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation and prayer.

      Hiking distance: 8 km / Hiking Duration: 3 hours
      Driving distance: 

      Meteora to Athens 350km / 4h 30min

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Athens

    Accommodation

    Overnight in Kastraki, Doupiani House

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am a mountain guide of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (HFMC) and an IFMGA mountain guide. I live in Greece, a unique country with some of the least explored landscapes in Europe.

    I discovered my passion for mountaineering when I was 17. What started as a hobby soon turned into an exciting profession that has taken me on many expeditions around the world over the last two decades. One of my biggest achievements was reaching the summit of Mt Everest in 2004, as the Deputy Leader of the first successful Greek expedition.

    Besides, I studied Mass Media Communication and I'm a Film Director. Producing documentaries is another way of unfolding my love for nature and travel.

    I really like designing new itineraries and taking clients off the beaten tracks, allowing them to enjoy authentic experiences in my country.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Pavlos Tsiantos

     

    This was an awesome experience! Thansk to Pavlos, who is a perfect guide (and not a luxury at all when you want to climb Mytikas, we had 2 meter of snow in April). We did not reach the top due to heavy snowfall, but made a couple of other hikes while Pavlos told us the complete history of the Olympos mountain range. The breathtaking views from the refuge Giosos Apostolidis with the ever smiling ward Lazaros: it made it all a highly recommended journey! Thanks to all for making this happen!
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    Ken Koeklenberg
    Pavlos was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable as a guide. My wife and I had a perfect day of climbing in the beautiful Parnitha mountains just outside of Athens. Thanks again Pavlos!
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    Matthew Lumnitzer
    Pavlos was an excellent guide. Highly professional and accommodating. He was able to match my limited skills with beautiful climbs, while also appropriately challenging me. He was very knowledgeable of Greek history and went above and beyond his role as a guide to help me gain a better understanding of Greece. He was humble about his many mountaineering accomplishments and success in media production only sharing information after I ask. You would be very lucky to spend the day with such an interesting and beautiful person. It was one of the highlights of my week in Greece.
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    Nikki Collins
    Pavlos is incredible. The entire day was so relaxed and entirely personalized to my preferences and skill level. He took me to some beautiful crags near Athens overlooking a village, and even dropped me off at my ferry afterward! He even taught me lead climbing strategies, since I’d only led a couple times before. 17/10 would recommend! The experience will be much more enjoyable if you have prior climbing experience, and you need to be able to belay Pavlos (don’t worry, he’s not that heavy!)
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    Danielle M Kats
     

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