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From Athens: Meteora Day Trip with Multilingual Audio Guide & Lunch

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Discover the Meteora rock formations and their UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries from Athens on this full-day tour by train.

Highlights

  • Unlock a day of spirituality and history with this journey to Meteora, one of the most significant Eastern Orthodox monastic complexes.

  • Enjoy the comfort of a round-trip transfer in a luxury limo minibus, taking you straight from the heart of Athens to the quaint town of Kalabaka.

  • A multilingual audio guide walks you through the marvels of Meteora in your native tongue as you explore the monasteries and monk caves.

  • Don't miss out on the complimentary traditional Greek lunch and get ready for some amazing clicks with the photo stops at Meteora.

  • Fun fact: Meteora's monasteries were built on towering rocks to provide monks with a safe haven from the turbulent world below.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfers with air-conditioned limo minibus

  • Pickup service from 4 meeting points in the center of Athens

  • English-speaking local guide in the minibus

  • Audio guide in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese & Russian

  • Photostops in Meteora

  • Visit inside 2 of the 6 monasteries

  • Visit to the Monk Caves

  • Free time in Kalabaka

  • 2-course lunch

Exclusions

  • Drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Guided tour inside the monasteries

  • Entrance tickets to the monasteries (approx.€3 per monastery)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Helena Gondeková

Helena

5/5

Oct, 2023

I really liked this trip and the long way there and back was soo worth it. Meteora is very beautiful. The trip was great, only thing is that they pick you up very early and leave you at the train station 1 hour earlier, I would prefer sleep 30 minutes more. You start at 7:00 and come back to Athens at 23:15. We had to switch from train to bus because of the float and also the honey tasting was not possible for that. But anyway the guide was super nice and had even snack and water prepared for us so we can see the monasteries before they close. The lunch where she recommended us was delicious and our guide Eva even had some home made greek alcohol so we could try it.Definitely recommend it.
Robert Szczygiel

Robert

5/5

Aug, 2023

Jackpot in tour guides! We were lucky to be the only people in the tour and Kleo with Leonidas took awesome care of us. They offered us to adjust the tour to our liking but we decided to go with original plan - honey tasting and 2 monasteries. Kleo is very passionate about local culture and made us fall in love with Kalambaka and Meteora. We wished we could stay longer than just one day. She was very accomodating to our needs and made sure we had a great time. Overall 10 out of 10. We can't recommend it enough!
joanne joanne

Joanne

5/5

Jul, 2023

magical experience. we started in the morning with the train from Athens, our smiling driver and our guide were waiting for us at the kalambaka! they took us to see a total of 4 monasteries. perfect experience, the rocks have a very nice feeling, then they took us on a tour to see how honey is made, a traditional sweet from ancient times, I couldn't believe that we were so blessed, we will definitely do it again

Embark on a Spiritual Journey through the Majestic Meteora

The day-long experience begins with a pleasant morning pickup from one of the four central meeting points in Athens. As you travel towards Meteora in a luxurious air-conditioned limo minibus, the scenic beauty of the Greek countryside unfolds itself. After a relaxing journey, you reach the quaint town of Kalabaka, nestled at the feet of the Meteora rocks. Here, you'll refuel with a delicious, complimentary two-course lunch, with vegan and vegetarian options available. A local guide then takes you on an awe-inspiring tour of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, revered as one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

Discover the Monks' Cave and the Wonders of Meteora

Be amazed to learn that these towering pillar-like rocks, now home to six monasteries, were once the dwelling place of Greek Christian monks in the 9th century. The fascinating audio guide, available in six languages, takes you through the geological history of these natural marvels, crafted millions of years ago. Visit two of these six monasteries and the Badouva Caves, providing a unique insight into the life of the monks. The tour offers numerous photo stops, allowing you to capture the stunning landscapes and the unforgettable view of Meteora. As the day draws to a close, you'll have free time to explore Kalabaka, and sample further Greek delicacies before the comfortable coach journey back to Athens.

Additional information

  • Note: You will travel by train from Athens to Kalabaka on your own, you will then join the tour in Meteora.

  • Delays in the train trip will influence the duration of the tour.

  • Photography is allowed, although flash photography and tripods are restricted.

The monastery entry fee is €3 per person per monastery.

  • Vegan and vegetarian options are available for lunch.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

  • Wait outside the pick-up point as the guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for you.

Pick-Up Points

  • This tour includes pick-up and drop-offs.

  • On the day of your tour, arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time at the pick-up point.

Pick up Point 1: Melina Mercouri Monument Plaka

  • Address: Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 54, Athina 105 58, Greece.

  • Pick-up Time: 7am

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Pick up Point 2: Greek Parliament

  • Address: Stadiou 13, Athina 105 61, Greece.

  • Pick-up Time: 7:05am

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Pick up Point 3: Omonoia Square

  • Address: Athens 104 31, Greece.

  • Pick-up Time: 7:15am

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**Pick up Point 4: Karaiskaki Square **

  • Address: Athens 104 37, Greece.

  • Pick-up Time: 7:25am

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