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See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries of Meteora without taking multiple days out of your busy schedule to visit. Instead, take the train there from Athens in the morning and be back in Athens by the end of the night on this day trip with transport included. Drive by all six precariously-located monasteries and spend time exploring three of them; marvel at their remarkable architecture and at the scenic views from atop Meteora.
Hop aboard a train in Athens and head out to Kalabaka with this overnight tour led by a local guide. ON your first day, you'll take a sunset tour through the area, visiting six monasteries, a hermitage, and a Byzantine church before relaxing in your hotel. On your second day, you'll visit Meteora, seeing cave dwellings once used by hermits and learning about the monks who constructed this incredible site before returning to Athens via an early-evening train.
Spare yourself the risks of Greek roads and the expense of car hire on this comprehensive small-group tour of Meteora’s religious monuments. Soak up the sunset over this dramatic landscape; see all six monasteries and visit the interior of one or two; admire the Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in Kalabaka and 1,000-year-old cave hermitages. Tour includes transport and guiding: entrance fees are at your own expense.
Join this tour from Kalabaka or Kastraki and discover a place where divine creation meets the human. Tour among landscapes of extraordinary beauty and hear the history of the monasteries built on the Meteora Rocks
~See the remaining six monasteries
~Explore the Meteora area, a unique geological formation part of UNESCO's World Heritage list.
~Visit three monasteries
~Luxurious air-conditioned vehicle
~Photo stop at the most imposing panoramic views for photos.
~Learn about the movies backround of the area. Such as Gam of Thrones and
James Bond places.
See Meteora’s rocktop monasteries on a day trip from Thessaloniki. Travel to Kalambaka to visit two of these six UNESCO-listed sanctuaries, each built on a giant rock pillar between the 14th and 16th centuries. Absorb their interiors and views, and learn how and why they were constructed. Before returning to Thessaloniki, stop to see the Valley of Tempi gorge. Includes coach transport, guide, and selected hotel pickup and drop-off, with entrance fees at own expense.
Experience Meteora at its most magical on an atmospheric sunset tour of the UNESCO-listed monastery complex. Visiting at dusk means you avoid the crowds, so make the most of the quiet as you explore one of the mountaintop monasteries, peek into centuries-old caves and churches, and learn about the unique hermitages from your guide. Finally, look out over the St Nicolas Badovas Monastery from a secret vantage point as you watch the sunset over the horizon.
Redeem your e-ticket for the 07:20 departure from Athens railway station to Kalambaka and travel on your own. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. At 11:30 you arrive in Kalambaka train station, where our guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. You will board a comfortable Limo VIP minibus to take you on a tour around the location of Meteora. This tour will give you the chance to see all six monasteries, to visit inside one or two of them and learn about history and myths of secret Meteora that only our local guide knows. At 15:45 the minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to your base. The train departs at 17:15, so you will have about an hour free time to explore the center of Kalambaka on foot or to relax overlooking Meteora, in one of the many cafes or restaurants of the town. You will arrive in Athens at around 21:25.
Let a private guide lead you through the surreal landscape of Meteora and its World Heritage–listed clifftop monasteries. Follow in the footsteps of the medieval monks and hermits who settled the region and built two dozen religious dwellings atop the gravity-defying sandstone pillars. You’ll benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide and a flexible itinerary throughout the half-day tour as you visit two of the remaining monasteries. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from Kalambaka or Kastraki.
Would you like to visit all the monasteries in one day? Or maybe create your own itinerary based on your needs? Would you like to start from your hotel the time you want? Book this Meteora full day tour and you will enjoy a personalized itinerary that will cover the main attractions and much more.
Setting highest standards in customer satisfaction is our aim. To achieve that we try to understand the requirements of each and every client and propose tour packages keeping their interest in mind. To satisfy our customers we offer a new tour that can be easily modified in order to create the best and most memorable experience for you and your family!
Don’t look any further. Join this tour you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of Meteora.
This is an ideal tour for Families with young children, Couples, and elder people.
Visit a monastery and see the restored hermitage of Bandovas
See the 11th-century Byzantine church of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Admire the marvelous sunset from a remote spot ideal for stunning photographs
The tour begins either from Kalabaka or from your accommodation in the area. Be driven up to Meteora in a luxurious mini-bus where an experienced and skilled tour leader will explain to you the history of Meteora and show you hidden places that only locals know about. See the 1000-year old hermitage of Bandovas, which was built like a cave system. You will also see the Byzantine Church, which was built over ancient ruins. Later, visit a monastery to admire the Christian architecture and see the frescoes in the churches.
Just before sunset, the driver will take you on the peak of the rocks at a perfect spot for photographs. Admire the beautiful sunset view over the valley below. The tour ends afterward and you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Departing from Kalabaka, this tour offers a half-day excursion to the monasteries of Meteora. Avoid driving on the narrow, winding mountain roads that lead up to the monasteries; instead, get driven up to the mountain by a guide who drives the area’s roads regularly. Arrive at the monasteries relaxed and ready to explore.
Discover the UNESCO listed monasteries of Meteora and more on a private 12-hour tour from Athens. Comfortable transportation takes you from the capital city to the stunning rock formation that most foreign tourists miss. After a driving tour around the 60 million-year-old geological mystery, visit Kalambaka. Explore the quaint town’s scenic streets, stop for food (own expense), then relax during the return journey to your hotel.
Meteora isn’t just an amazing UNESCO World Heritage site; it’s also the perfect destination for foodies. If you are interested in tasting local flavours away from touristic places, eat lunch where locals eat, or visit local wineries and learn about Meteora wines then this is the perfect tour for you. Escape on the scenic countryside around Meteora with an English speaking guide to walk you through the rich local flavours, the long history and the culture of Meteora.
Join this amazing, private food & wine tour and discover the wealth of the mouth-watering local dishes. Enjoy a morning walk in the town of Kalambaka and later on a scenic drive through the villages around Meteora which are usually dotted by open-air fruit stands. Taste excellent local wines, home-made sausages and top-quality meat, local cheese, yoghurt, honey, homemade sweets from fruits, traditional soutzouki made with unfermented grape juice and nuts, or taste tsipouro.
Talking about a breathtaking scenery that satisfies even the most doubtful visitor, we definitely refer to Meteora. It’s a complex of giant rocks that seem to have been formed about 60 million years ago, while physical changes caused by earthquakes and erosions have contributed to the shape they have today.
Meteora is the 2nd most appreciated monastery complex after the Mount Athos. The monasteries dominate at the top of the rocks, triggering thousands of tourists from all over the world to visit it. Unfortunately, out of the estimated 30, only 6 of them remain – the Monastery of Great Meteoron, the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas, the Monastery of St. Stephen, The Monastery of Rousanou, the Monastery of Varlaam, the Monastery of Holy Trinity.
Leaving Meteora behind, we will visit the picturesque town of Kalambaka where you can enjoy a traditional meal and have a short walk at its lanes.
Enjoy Meteora Monasteries from Corfu by your request. Leaving from your hotel or port to the Mainland by ferry and explore monasteries from 13. century. You will visit 3 amazing monasteries Varlaam, Rousson and Big Meteor.
Our hiking tour will start from Kastraki village, which is located very close to the Meteora rocks. Soon we will see the old ruins of Pantokrator monastery. From there we will walk through the huge rocks of Meteora by crossing a gorgeous forest. Very soon we will reach the monastery of Large Meteoron Metamorphosis, the first and largest monastery in this earlier monastic state.
From the parking lot, we will hike on an old and abandoned trail to the secluded Ypapantis monastery, behind the rock towers. After a good round of 2 hours, we will come back to the Kastraki village. We will also visit some spots with awesome view of Kalambaka, the valley of Pinios and the great Pindos peaks. In total, we will visit the insides of 2 monasteries, depending on the day of visit.