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From Athens: Meteora Monasteries Full-Day Guided Tour

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On this 1-day trip from Athens, visit 6 clifftop monasteries of Meteora and get a chance to go inside 3 of them. Get picked up from the Kalambaka station and enjoy the views of the Greek countryside as you learn the local secrets with an expert tour leader by your side.

Highlights

  • Dive deep into the centuries-old mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage site with an experienced tour leader.

  • Enjoy the full attention and care of an expert English or Spanish-speaking tour leader within a small group.

  • Soak up the beautiful views of the Greek countryside on your bus journey.

  • See all the 6 incredible monastery retreats of Meteora. Get a glimpse of what is inside 3 of these monasteries.

  • Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Hermit Caves of Badovas. Make the most of photo stops and see the secret places only locals know.

Inclusions

  • Spanish or English-speaking tour leader

  • Roundtrip transfers from Athens by lux coach bus

  • Visit all 6 Monasteries (go inside 3 of them)

  • Enjoy the Meteora sunset (Nov 1st to Feb 22nd)

  • Free map of Meteora

  • Visit the Hermit Caves

  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers from Athens to the meeting point

  • Entrance fees of Monasteries (€3 each in cash)

  • Licenced tour guide inside the Holy Monasteries

  • Meals and soft drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Netherlands, Argentina and over 22 countries have loved this experience
Angela Dentiste

Angela

3/5

Jun, 2024

This is probalby the best way to see Metora. Very efficient and comfortable bus. The trip covered everything I expected. Where it fell short was in the dialog. There was very little information provided on the monasteries, but I heard other guides in the area providing a lot of details.
Lin Yueling

Lin

5/5

May, 2024

The bus ride was really long. Approx 9hrs for round trip. Meteora guide - Clement was really awesome! There's quite a no. of stairs to climb to the monasteries. The view was spectacular.
Gaetano Illuzzi

Gaetano

5/5

May, 2024

Ottima La cordialità delle guide e la precisione della loro gestione. Discutibili gli autisti dei pullman che non hanno mai contato le persone a differenze di quanto fatto dalle guide in ogni tratta.
Claire Le Lay

Claire

4/5

Mar, 2024

The site is extraordinary, the visits very interesting; the guide was great and of high quality, the people like the driver and the guide very friendly.
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Marco Grassi

Marco

5/5

Sep, 2023

Very impressive experience, unique views. Monasteries are very special and interesting places even for non-religious people like me. Their history is rich and fascinating. Our guide was really smart and engaging. Due to problems on the train line, a substitution by bus was orgnaized. As expected, the trip to get there was the heaviest part. I recommend a multi-day tour if possible. Experience to be experienced!
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Explore the enchantment of Meteora

Discover the magic of Meteora, Greece's most incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Book now for an enchanting, unforgettable experience and discover the secrets of the area in a way that only a true local can guide you.

Tour details and itinerary highlights

Your trip begins Athens in a luxury coach – bus. A professional English-speaking driver will wait for you at the meeting point to begin your safe and comfortable trip. During the journey relax and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes and the scenic beauty of the Greek countryside. Once in Kalabaka, the tour guide will begin your 4-hour Panoramic Midday Meteora Tour.

Begin with a shortstop for food (not included in the price) and relax from the trip.

See all 6 monasteries and visit inside 3 of them. Learn everything about this unique worldwide geological phenomenon, the creation of the rock formation, the history of the monasteries and the life of the monks. Plenty of photo opportunity stops and many secret places that only locals know will make your tour a lifetime experience. See the Hermit Caves of Badovas exclusively on this tour!

Visit the area during the winter season (November 1st – February 22nd) to see the amazing sunset of Meteora from the most panoramic and popular viewpoint on the rocks.

What's allowed

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed.

  • Baggage is allowed.

Additional information

  • French, Italian, or German-speaking guides are available upon request at an extra cost at the site.

  • All visitors must adhere to the dress code to enter the monasteries. Women are required to wear skirts that reach the knee or longer, while men must avoid sleeveless clothing and shorts above the knee.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 20 minutes before the scheduled time of your departure to avoid any delays.

  • Note: If you wish to travel from Athens to Kalabaka by train on your own, please use the train tickets that will be sent to your email 4 days before your trip.

Boarding Point

  • Board your bus at Larissa Station.

  • Address: Athens 104 44, Greece.

  • Landmark : Larissa metro/subway station exit on Deligianni Street.

  • Boarding time: 8am.

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