Highlights: Athens – Arachova – Meteora – Zagorochoria Villages – Ioannina – Pelion – Athens
9 days / 8 nights
Upon arrival in Athens Airport, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. You can enjoy your evening walking through Plaka neighborhood with the numerous taverns and narrow streets.
Pick up your rented car in the morning at your hotel. You will proceed to Delphi. On the way pass by Thebes and Livadeia. You will have the option to visit Delphi Archeological site and Museum on your own (must see places). Delphi was one of the sacred ancient places in Greece. Then you will continue to the beautiful village of Arachova at the foot of Parnassus Mountain.
About 250 kilometers away you will reach Meteora. Don’t miss the chance to pay a visit to the glorious monasteries built on giant rocks. These gigantic rocks are said to have been built during the medieval times and monks still inhabit them. In the evening, you can visit one of Kalabaka city restaurants or cafes.
Your driving will lead you to Zagori villages. On the way though you should make a stop at Metsovo, the beautiful traditional village with the known cheese, the beautiful old houses and its shops with handmade products. In Zagori there are numerous villages like Monodendri, Papigo worth visit, but the most amazing part is its natural treasures with gorges like Vikos, the bridges and the hiking footpaths.
Zagorochoria – Ioannina
Another day that you can enjoy the exploring of Zagori villages. Alternatively, you can drive to Ioannina city, where you can visit the Lake Pamvotis with its islands and the castle. Ioannina is the capital of Epirus and a big commercial center. Return for overnight in Zagori.
Today we drive towards the Mount of Pelion. On our way, which is not less than 300 kilometers, you may pass through the big city of Larissa. In Pelion, you will enjoy natural beauty either for its architecture, the nature, even the sea as it combines the mountainy parts and the beaches. Overnight at a traditional village in Pelion like Makrinitsa, Hania or Portaria.
Second day to explore the Pelion villages like Zagora or Chorefto. On near distance, you can drive to Tempi valley or to Volos city where you can enjoy local drinks like ouzo or tsipouro. Overnight in Pelion.
Return to Athens
Return to Athens through Lamia and the seaside resort of Kammena Vourla. Upon arrival in your Athens hotel, car delivery and check in. Rest of the night is free at leisure.
Transfer to Athens Airport for your departure flight according to your flight schedule.