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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

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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 $119.78
Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour, Meteora, Day Trips
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Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour

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Have the chance to experience the amazing sunset in Meteora in this Sunset Meteora Tour with numerous photo opportunity stops during the excursion with our VIP ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.52
Ancient Meteora and Holy Monasteries Tour from Kalabaka, Meteora, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ancient Meteora and Holy Monasteries Tour from Kalabaka

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This 4-hour, small-group tour will take you to Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meteora is one of the largest and most important groups of orthodox ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.52
Meteora Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Half-day 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 $558.96
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 $220.16

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