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  • Address: Kalampaka, Greece
  • 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 - Day Trip by Train from Athens, Athens, null
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Meteora - Day Trip by Train from Athens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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 $113.47
Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka, Meteora, Day Trips
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Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

See the 'columns of the sky' where monks once settled on this 4-hour walking tour of Meteora. With a guide by your side, explore the UNESCO-listed site and ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.02
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Meteora Sunset Tour from Kalambaka, Meteora, Half-day Tours
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Meteora Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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 $27.02
$37.82 Save $10.80
Panoramic Meteora and all Monasteries Tour from Kalabaka, Meteora, Walking Tours
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Panoramic Meteora and all Monasteries Tour from Kalabaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This 4-hour, small-group tour with an experienced tour guide and a VIP limo mini bus will take you to Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meteora is one of ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.02
Majestic Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour, Meteora, Half-day Tours
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Majestic Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Have the chance to experience the majestic sunset in Meteora in a comprehensive tour with the best tour guide in the area, our VIP Limo Mini-Bus and numerous ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.02
Meteora Hike with Transport from Kalambaka, Meteora, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Meteora Hike with Transport from Kalambaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Meteora on a gentle-paced hike, and discover the little-known trails that many day-trippers to the UNESCO World Heritage site don’t get to see. On a ...  Read more

Location: Kalambaka, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.02
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Full-Day Meteora Photography Tour from Athens, Athens, Hiking & Camping
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Full-Day Meteora Photography Tour from Athens

Discover the photographic highlights of Meteora's rocks, accompanied by a professional photographer. Learn the tips and techniques of landscape photography on ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $405.25
Meteora Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Photography Tours
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Meteora Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki

The Metéora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $529.53
Overnight Delphi and Meteora Tour from Athens with Spanish-Speaking Guide, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Overnight Delphi and Meteora Tour from Athens with Spanish-Speaking Guide

Visit Delphi and Meteora on an overnight tour from Athens, led by a Spanish-speaking guide! After exploring Delphi’s UNESCO-listed archeological site and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $208.57

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