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Thessaloniki to Meteroa: Full-Day Bus Tour

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10 hrs
Guided tour
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Discover the beauty of Meteora, as you get a chance to see the six Holy Monasteries firsthand. Delve into its history with the help of an English-speaking guide.

highlights

  • Get a chance to visit 2 of the 6 renowned monasteries of the Greek city of Meteora.

  • Catch stunning panoramic views of these monasteries perched on top of massive natural pillars.

  • Enjoy hassle-free transfers to and from the attractions.

  • Delve into the history of the attractions with the help of an English-speaking archaeologist guide.

  • Savor a delicious traditional Greek lunch against stunning views of Meteora.

inclusions

  • Round-trip bus transfers

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Travel insurance

exclusions

  • The visit ticket to each monastery costs € 3 for all visitors (cash only), except those with Greek citizenship who are entitled to free admission

  • Meteora monasteries tour

  • Lunch

cancellation policy

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

your experience

A natural rock formation in central Greece, the Meteora is home to one of the largest built complexes of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, Meteora is a must-see destination.

The experience starts early in the morning, and you will be picked up between 8 and 8:30 AM from Thessaloniki. The 230-kilometer journey will take approximately 3 hours, including a 20-minute break.

You will reach Meteora around 12:30 and see the complex of rocks firsthand! The six remaining monasteries are a sight to behold, standing atop massive natural pillars. You will get to visit two of these six monasteries, depending on the exact schedule for the day. Each of the 6 monasteries has its own attractions and guarantees to leave you with a unique experience.

The tour bus will make a short stop at a viewpoint, where you can enjoy some stunning panoramic views of the Holy Monasteries. The sight of these majestic natural structures and monasteries is a confluence of mystery and awe, and promises to take your breath away!

Netx up on the itinerary is a traditional Greek lunch at the Kalambaka area while enjoying the unforgettable sights of Meteora. You will depart back to Thessaloniki at 3:30 PM.

know before you go

COVID Safety Information

  • All areas that customers frequently touch are sanitized.

  • Guests may/may not be subject to temperature checks beforehand.

  • All guests are recommended to bring along face masks for safety.

  • It is recommended to maintain social distancing with other guests (2 meters apart).

  • Regularly sanitize your hands. Sanitizers are available upon request.

Important Information

  • Every Monday we visit the monasteries of Barlaam and Rousanou, every Wednesday and Sunday the monasteries of Agios Stefanos and Barlaam and every Friday the monasteries of Rousanou and Agios Stefanos.

  • Men wearing shorts, and women wearing sleeveless sweatshirts are not allowed to enter the monastery.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, since there will be a fair amount of walking.

Timings

  • Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun: 8am onwards

1 July to 30 Sept 2022

  • All days except Tue: 8am onwards

Winter Season: 1 Nov – 31 Mar '23

  • Wed, Fri, & Sun: 8am onwards

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Meeting Point

At 8am, meet your guide on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia Street, in front of the Venizelos Statue.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

The nearest bus stop is Thessaloniki 21 Lagkada Street, which is a 15-minute walk to the meeting point. Catch bus Kyiv-Atheny to get here.

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