Below you will find a bit of a long winded review of my trip with G.O Tours 3 days 2 nights Delphi - Meteora. In short, I would not recommend the 3 day tour and after careful consideration possibly yes to the 2 day tour of Delphi and Meteora.
I booked this trip through a local Greek travel agent and picked the tourist class. I think G.O. Tours works with all Greek travel agency and is a monopoly in this type of tour. I would not use the term tour as there was no one guide from point A to B. There were other people from other countries who were on the same group who also thought this tour was going to be run by one person and not so much waiting.
We were very happy we got to see Delphi and Meteora. This was the only option for us as renting a car and a private tour were not options for us. These two places are memories I will never forget but wish things were handled better.
We were told as we boarded the bus that we would be brought to another location and board another bus. This bus would be our group. We made some stops along the way. We board the next bus and no explanation of how things were to proceed was given. No hand outs or anything. Then we picked up more people at hotels and travel agencies. We then passed the exact spot the first bus had picked us up. Odd.
We were on the bus for a bit and the tour leader stated her name. I felt bad for this woman all I could think of is this woman needs a vacation. She spoke in a deadpan voice and felt like we were an inconvenience. We were told no drinks or food were allowed on the bus (most likely as there is no bathroom on the coach buses). She spoke about Delphi and few things along the way. We were pleasantly surprised that WIFI was available on the bus. We expected the trip to be around 2 hours.
We had a stop at a tourist trap coffee shop. One soda was 3.50 Euros. There was no other choice in the area to walk to. We arrived at Delphi and we started with the site first. We went up and she talked about the site. We had some free time and we were to meet her at the museum. She gave a tour of the museum and told us we had to be at the bus by 2:20.
While waiting for the museum tour part to start we were talking to other people in the group. We came to learn that a 1 day group, 2 day group and my 3 day group where all lumped together. When I boarded the bus, I asked her about the rest of the trip logistics.
I was told that she was not going to be with us the entire trip. That we had an option to go to lunch with the group (not included as expected) or be dropped off near the hotel. All other information on the included dinner, pick up time for the next part of the trip would be given at the hotel lobby by the hotel staff. One nice thing was that our luggage was waiting for us at the hotel already.
Hermes Hotel was clean,comfortable and beautiful views. Please note that the only bathroom in the entire hotel is your hotel room. When we arrived we were asked to give a time for dinner and things were arranged. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around Delphi.
At dinner time, we were brought to a restaurant the hotel partners with. The meal was less than what we expected
Small Meat Patties
Chunks of meat that where fatty with some type of dressing
Dessert consisted of Jello with a can of Whip Cream
There was another large group that had arrived before us. Personally I think this meal was prepared cheaply in order to feed a large quantity of people in the most cost saving manner.
Please see second post