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  • Hours: Open daily; some monasteries have restricted schedules
  • Admission: €2 per monastery
Meteora, located in central Greece, is a place of natural beauty and man-made wonder. The huge natural rock towers found here are home to 14th-century clifftop monasteries built by Eastern Orthodox hermit monks who settled in the area in the ninth century and began living in the caves and fissures of the rocks. Originally built to fend off Turkish invaders, the inaccessible monasteries (six of 20 survive) have been identified by UNESCO has an area of world significance.

Visitors will need a bit of time to explore Meteora, and travelers often stay overnight in the modern town of Kalambaka or Kastraki, a smaller town closer to the rock. Guided tours often visit from Athens, while buses and trains run to Kalambaka, where another bus can be caught to Meteora.

Practical Info

There can be many steps to climb, and the area does impose a dress code.

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Meteora Half Day Tour Including Theopetra Cave with Transport from Kalambaka, Meteora, null
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Meteora Half Day Tour Including Theopetra Cave with Transport from Kalambaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Travel back to the dark ages on this incredible 4-hour walking tour of Meteora and Theopetra Cave. With an expert guide at your side, explore the breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Kalambaka, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.61
Sunset Meteora Tour from Kalambaka Including Badovas Hermitages, Meteora, Half-day Tours
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Sunset Meteora Tour from Kalambaka Including Badovas Hermitages

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Visit UNESCO-listed Meteora on a late-afternoon and sunset tour from Kalambaka. With a local guide at your side, see the rocky landscape without its usual ...  Read more

Location: Kalambaka, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.21
Private Tour: Meteora Tour with Transport from Kalambaka, Meteora, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Meteora Tour with Transport from Kalambaka

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Explore the surreal rocky landscape and gravity-defying cliff monasteries of Meteora on this 4-hour private tour from Kalambaka. Choose between a morning or an ...  Read more

Location: Kalambaka, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.01
Meteora - Day Trip by Train from Athens, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Meteora - Day Trip by Train from Athens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Immerse yourself in some of Greece’s most spectacular scenery on a day trip to Meteora by train, the most fascinating way you could never imagine.

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.63
2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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Visit Ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a 2-day tour from Athens! With an expert guide, explore the archeological site ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $201.66
3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens, Athens, Overnight Tours
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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Experience two of Greece’s most awe-inspiring sights on this 3-day tour from Athens, with round-trip coach transport and hotel accommodation included. ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $375.30

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