Wonders of mainland Greece in 3 days - Roadtrip

Highlights

  • Visit Delphi, ancient Greece’s most sacred site, but also the less travel roads of the Pindos mountain range. 
  • Reach the top of incredible rock formations to admire the great orthodox monasteries of Meteora, perched on soaring rocky promontories.
  • Discover hidden villages of unique beauty, hunted by stories of water nymphs, heartbroken ghosts and mythical heroes.
  • Explore at your own pace, with the ease of mind that our customized app gives you: seamless navigation, local tips and suggestions, audio storytelling and the advice of our favorite guide Danae at each stop.

STARTS FROM: Athens
DURATION: 3 days
TRIP DISTANCE: 300 km
ACCOMMODATION: We have carefully selected boutique hotels and family-run guest houses in great locations, with lots of character. Below you can see some photos of the hotels we use in this trip (hotel selection is based on availability at the time of the booking)
CARBON: Neutral (We have offset the CO2 footprint of this trip to mitigate the impact on the environment)

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Descripción

Mystical mountains, uncharted villages, fairy-tale forests and some of Greece’s most impressive monuments, all combined in an immersive road trip!

Embark on this trip to discover mainland Greece, the famed archaeological site of Delphi, the world-famous Meteora monasteries -both UNESCO World Heritage sites- but also to roads less traveled, like the Koziakas mountain range and the forest of the White River. Each day has a theme, to make your trip more fun and insightful!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delphi - Meteora I Mountains and waters, a source of divine inspiration

    Start your trip towards Delphi, with a first stop at a mystical location of a mythical river and its sacred springs. Then continue with a visit to the ancient site and the museum of Delphi, the most important Oracle of antiquity and a monument of incredible beauty.

    After Delphi, you can enjoy a traditional Greek lunch under century-old plane trees in a beautiful, abandoned village, followed by a road trip through the mountains and valleys of central Greece. Finish the day with an evening walk and a dinner in Meteora.

    Overnight in Meteora

  • Day 2

    Meteora I Between Heaven and Earth

    After breakfast start your exploration of Meteora, a stunning natural phenomenon, featuring towering sandstone columns, formed millions of years ago, all pointing heavenward. These rocks became dwelling-places for Christian Orthodox monks and today you can visit six monasteries that are still functioning. You can also visit a prehistoric cave and admire how people lived in the area 130,000 years ago.

    Then, explore the town of Kalambaka and learn about local society and how it has developed under the shade of the Great Rocks. For lunch you can enjoy delicious local food in a nearby village or learn all about local wine by visiting one of the best wineries in the area.

    Overnight in Meteora

  • Day 3

    Pindos - Athens I In search of the divine in the Greek mountains

    This day is dedicated to a road trip in Pindos, the most scenic mountain range of central Greece. You will explore the little-known Forest of the White River, a wild area of small mountain villages hidden in the depths of a massive forest.

    We'll also show you the secret path to one of the most beautiful -but rarely visited by tourists- monastery with thirteen domes, before visiting the spot where three rivers meet. Here you can take a dive in turquoise waters and continue your drive through the gorge to enjoy one of the most scenic routes along the Pindos Mountain range before you head back to Athens.

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What's Included

Included

  • Rental of category D car for 3 full days (Toyota Auris or similar), with Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Cover, Collision Damage Waiver (with excess based on category booked) ,Theft Waiver (with excess based on category booked), Airport surcharge, 24h road assistance (for accidents or mechanical breakdowns), Local Taxes
  • Two accommodations at 4* hotels or traditional guest-houses
  • Two traditional Greek breakfasts
  • Customized trip app featuring:
    • thematic detailed itinerary & navigation
    • enriched content
    • audio storytelling & advice from a top-rated guide at each location
    • optional stops
    • local tips & points of interest
    • suggestions for tours
    • audio guided tours & activities
    • restaurant recommendations in each area.

Our rates are based on the rental of one car per 4 people, one double room per 2 people, one triple room per 3 people and one quadruple room per 4 people. In case your group has different requirements please contact us for a customized offer.

Not included

  • Car delivery and collection
  • Gas & tolls
  • Site entry fees
  • Meals
  • (Optional) local guided tours / audio guided tours / activities
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About the provider

Back to the Routes

Back to the Routes is a personal journey, or better, a collection of personal journeys in the land of Greece. It is the collection of our childhood journeys that we started with our parents, who taught us to love and appreciate simple things in life and that we later continued ourselves.

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