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Meteora monasteries

Operating days & prices

APRIL-OCTOBER, organized: Monday-Tuesday-Saturday & selected Thursdays.
NOVEMBER-MARCH: ONLY on Mondays

A popular tour visiting: Corinth canal-Epidaurus-Mycenae-Olympia(o/n)-Delphi(o/n)-Thermopylae-Kalambaka(o/n) and a short photo stop in Nafplion.

Departure from the terminal in Syntagma area at 08:30, return to Athens on the 4th day at +/- 19:30
Free pick-up/drop off service starts at 07:30. (See the link in the footer of this website)

PRICES: All travel agents, in Greece and worldwide, offer the same tours organized by 3 big tour operators, in different prices. We believe that our prices for this tour is not matched by any other company. After 60 years organizing tours throughout Greece we have secured the best deals in all aspect of travel. However, don’t take our word for it. Compare our prices and services, and decide. Why pay more? Our prices per adult are:

Three choices Tour price in double room Tour price in single room
Option 1: 3* hotel with breakfast 320.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €) 385.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €)
Option 2: 3* hotel Half board 375.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €) 440.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €)
Option 2: 4* hotel Half board 435.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €)
includes arrival transfer offer
530.00 + entrance fees (48, 24 or 0.00 €)
includes arrival transfer offer

* In option 1: Upgrade your stay at Olympia in hotel OLYMPIC VILLAGE (4*) with breakfast paying 14.00 € p.p. extra
* Child (4 – 12 y.o.) pays 75% of the tour price (No entrance fees apply)
* Infants up to 4 y.o. travel free of charge when they share the parents’ double bed

EXTRAS

APPLICABLE entrance fees:
JANUARY – DECEMBER, Juniors under 19, plus E.U. students are allowed free of charge.
JANUARY – DECEMBER, Students from other countries, plus E.U. seniors over 65, pay 24.00 €
NOVEMBER – MARCH, everybody else, pay 24.00 € while, from
APRIL – OCTOBER everybody else pay 48.00 € extra.

We offer the tours without entrance fees since we have clients that because of age, occupation, etc. are allowed to enter sites/museums f.o.c.
To make the matter clear: The price for a full adult is 320.00 + 48.00 for entrance fees = 368.00 euro
* No hidden costs or surcharges. We offer you the best price in the market and guarantee a great tour.
* Organizing tours throughout Greece for more than 60 years we have secured and offer you the best deals.

The tour services include:
– Transportation on modern air-conditioned buses
– 3 nights hotel accommodation. 1 at Olympia, 1 in Delphi, and 1 in Kalambaka
– 1 breakfast at Olympia, 1 in Delphi, and 1 in Kalambaka
– 3 dinners (if you choose to pay hotel accommodation on half board)
– Pick up/drop off from or near your hotel (See the list of hotels at the footer of the website), and
– The services of the professional tour guide for 4 days along the tour.
– The price in 4 star hotels include a complimentary arrival airport transfer.
– All taxes except the “hotel overnight tax” (1.50 – 3.00 € per room, per night).
From 2018, a new hotel accommodation tax is applied and paid by clients directly to the hotels as following: 4* hotels=3.00 € per room/per night, 3* hotels – 1.50 € per room/per night.

Special discounts: (One option of 5% discount is applicable).
* Persuade a friend, share a triple room with your friend and save 5%
* Persuade your friends, make a team of 5 or more adults and save 5%
* Take advantage of our PAY IN ADVANCE 5% discount (see in the footer)
* Combine it with the 1 day cruise and pay a special price for the package.
* Upgrade your 3 star hotel at Olympia to the 4 star OLYMPIAN VILLAGE by paying 14.00 euro p.p. extra

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Copied from a client’s blogspot:
The tour which I joined was organized by G.O.TOURS. However I did not book through their website. I booked it through ASTORIA TRAVEL
After browsing through the web, I found that ASTORIA TRAVEL offers the cheapest tour packages in Athens. Initially I was quite skeptical. How can this tour agent offer such a low price (20% cheaper) compared to the travel company’s price? Is this a scam? Well, believe it! It was not a scam. I even booked my first two nights in Athens at Hotel Arethusa (next to Syntagma Square) at a very cheap price through ASTORIA TRAVEL. Read more in the testimonials section….

Description


Visiting Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka with a short photo stop in Nafplion

This tour includes nearly all of the most important archaeological sites, architectural remains ­and museums of antiquities on mainland Greece. It presents a complete picture of ancient Greek civilisation beginning with the Mycenaeans, the Greek Bronze Age, and continuing through Archaic, Classical and, to a lesser extent, Hellenistic and Roman Greece. It also provides a glimpse of the spiritual splendour of Byzantine art and architecture.

It is a full itinerary, but the pace is manageable. Plenty of time is available on the sites and in the museums, allowing time both for adequate exposition by the tour guide and time for further exploration on your own.

The Amazing open THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS The priests of the sanctuary of god Asclepius were excellent surgeons. On the ground of the sanctuary, the administration of the Asclipieion, in order to entertain the patients, decided to build a theatre. Today, next to the sanctuary of Asclepius, there is a small museum, displaying the instruments and tools used by the priests, excellent surgeons, to perform even brain operations.

NAFPLION – “The town of the Venetians” in Greece. (Short photo stop). Modern architecture hasn’t spoiled the old town of Nafplion, which is a feast for the eye. Nafplion was the capital of the Greek state in the early 1830s. Here, is the first residential palace for the young Bavarian Prince, Otto, the first king of the new country after the revolution against the Turks. The old town is beautiful, with old mansions and paved roads. The town’s fortresses, the Palamidi and the Akronafplia, played a key role during the war of independence. The Venetian influence is everywhere justifying the town’s name as the “Greek Venice”.

MYCENAE – “City in gold” Mycenae, the city that controlled both the land and sea routes, was the kingdom of mythic Agamemnon. Myths related to history have inspired poets and writers over the centuries from Homer and the Greek tragedies of the classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creations. The site was uncovered in 1874 by Heinrich Schlieman, who also excavated the site of Troy. You enter the citadel through the impressive Lions’ Gate.

OLYMPIA & the OLYMPIC GAMES The site of Olympia, was the location of the ancient Olympic Games, with the first recorded win in 776 BC. In addition to the numerous temples and sanctuaries, there are remains of sporting structures, such as the ancient Stadium, the Gymnasium, the Palaestra and others.

DELPHI – The famous “temple bank”. The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, location on the oracle of Apollo, was the spiritual centre of the Greek world. Situated in a spectacular natural setting on the mountain of Parnassus, it was the symbol of Greek cultural unity from the 8th century BC onwards.

Driving from Delphi to Kalambaka you take a short stop at Thermopyllae, the place where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans fought the Persians. Overnight in kalambaka.

KALAMBAKA – The unique “ART OF NATURE”. Travel on the rocks of Meteora and visit 2 monasteries that are open on the day that you visit Meteora. Return to Kalambaka for lunch and after lunch start the return and arrive in Athens at +/- 19:30

Highlights


Short photo stop at Corinth canal
Visit the sanctuary of Asclepius and the Epidaurus Theatre
Visit the Mycenae Archaeological site & Tomb of Atreus
Visit the Olympia Archaeological site & Museum
Visit the Delphi Archaeological site & Museum
Visit 2 of the Meteora monasteries that are open on the day you visit Meteora
Short stop at Nafplion town

More info & Map
– These tours are organized by 3 Tour Operators. All the Travel Agents sell the same tours at discounted rates.
– Start the communication, and choose the travel agent that sounds honest and suits your budget.

* In the footer of the website find the “4 steps 2 book” and we look forward to receive your request.
* When we receive the message from the bank that the money have been deposited, we’ll send you the voucher.
* There is a deadline and the bookings are cancelled if they are not paid on time.

MAP – ROUTE OF THE TOUR

Testimonials


ESP4525, Bozeman, Montana, 62 Reviewed November 26, 2017
wonderful Athens experience
Just completed a 4 day 3 night tour of the major archeological sites in Greece that we booked through Astoria travel. We could not have been happier with the service they provided. The personal service we received from Kostas was more than we could have hoped for. We will definitely use them again if we get the opportunity.
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From: https://travelbunny8.blogspot.com/2016/07/greece-4-days-classical-greece-tour.html
(Visit the excellent blog site, read the description and comments)

If you wish to see the major sights of mainland Ancient Greece including UNESCO listed ancient site of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora monasteries, then I recommend you to join a 4 Day Classical Greece Tour.
The tour departs from Athens and returns to Athens. You visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Site in 4 days. I have to warn you that 4 out of the 5 World Heritage Site are in ruins. The tour which I joined was organized by G.O.TOURS. Information about the tour can be found at their website at http://www.gotours.com.gr/en/

However I did not book through their website. I booked it through ASTORIA TRAVEL http://www.astoria.gr/price-tours-classical-4day.html that can be contacted at athens@astoriatravel.gr. I e-mailed Mr. Kosta and since I booked the tour through him in 4 star hotels, I got a free arrival transfer offer to my hotel. Actually, Kosta himself, came to the airport and took us to the hotel.

After browsing through the web, I found that Astoria Travel offers the cheapest tour packages in Athens. Initially I was quite skeptical. How can this tour agent offer such a low price (20% cheaper) compared to the travel company’s price? Is this a scam? Well, believe it! I even book my first two night in Athens at Hotel Arethusa (very near Syntagma Square) at a very cheap price through Astoria Travel.

I took the First Class package as the price difference was not much compared to the Tourist Class package and the complimentary airport transfer sounded attractive. During the tour, some of my fellow travelers took the Tourist Class package. Frankly, I don’t think there was much of a difference compared to the First Class hotels. In fact, the Tourist Class hotels were located nearer to the town centre while the First Class hotels were located at quieter locations outside the towns providing small luxuries (swimming pools, good dinners and breakfasts, etc.)

The tour includes visits to two of the six monasteries of Meteora.

As the tour group was small, we got to know each other pretty quickly.
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Emeo, San Juan, Puerto…, 41 posts, 35 reviews, Re: Astoria Travel Meteora trip Reviews

In the end of April we joined the G.O. Tour for the Classic 4 days tour in Greece. Due to unexpected medical reason, we decide not to commit until we had gotten an okay from our doctor.
Finally we confirmed the tour one day before we flew to Athens. We booked with Kosta. He was nice and very prompt. And he has one of the best rates in the internet.

In the morning of the tour day, Kosta even came to the main bus pick-up point to make sure we made it. We had a good time in the tour and made friends with several families and couples from different countries. We compared the prices we had paid and our price was the best.
And remember to print the voucher at home or hotel. The tour company will keep the print-out as confirmation. Thank you Kosta!!! : )

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