Meteora tour from Athens

0
Price
Price
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

465

Why Book With Us?

  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Free Travel Insureance

Got a Question?

Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

+306934112945

Email Us

Itinerary

Starting the Meteora tour from Athens in the morning we will drive to central Greece, pass by cities such as Lamia (where Achilleas origins are), the city of Karditsa, Trikala and many villages.

On our way to Meteora, we will visit Thermopylae were the most epic battle in world history took place. In that area, 300 Spartans together with few thousand other hoplites faced the huge Persian army in 480 BC. You will have the opportunity to see the battlefield and the statue of mighty King Leonidas. This story became famous worldwide after the Hollywood film “The 300”.

Arriving at the Meteora rocks you will have time to visit 2-3 monasteries. The origins of the ascetic community are lost in time. It seems that the first hermits and monks climbed on these rocks already in the 11th century in search of refuge and peace. From 24 monasteries, today only 6 are operating, in turn, every day. These rocks were created 60 million years ago in the Tertiary period.

The operating monasteries are the Great Meteoron which is the largest, it started to being built in 1483 and finished in 1522. Today it serves as the main museum for visitors. The katholikon(main church) is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Jesus.

The monastery of Varlaam is the second biggest in the Meteora complex. It was built-in 1541 but it was first occupied during the first half of the 14th century by a contemporary of St. Athanasius the Meteorite. The monastery is perched on a unique spot and the view from the rock is astonishing.

Other monasteries in the Meteora complex are Rousanou/St. Barbara, St. Nicholas, St. Stephen which are adorned with amazing wall paintings made by the teacher of El Greco and the monastery of Holy Trinity, where a scene from the James Bond movie “For your eyes only” was filmed.

Continuing the Meteora tour from Athens we will visit the picturesque village of Kastaki for lunch and Kalambaka city for shopping. Later on, we are returning back to Athens.

Departure & Return Location

From Hotel or Airbnb

Departure Time

From 7 till 9 AM

Price Includes

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Pick up/drop off
  • Free WI-Fi
  • All road tolls
  • Cofee
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or beverages
  • Room Service Fees
Good to know
  • Driver-guides can not escort you inside the monasteries. You can hire a licensed guide with an extra cost.¬†
  • Duration of tour is 12-13 hours.
  • Price is per vehicle, not per person.
  • Entrance fee costs 3 Euros for each monastery.
  • You can visit up to 3 monasteries.
  • Visitors inside Monasteries¬† must be dressed modestly.
  • Women must wear long skirts and long sleeved blouses inside, each monastery provides clothing for women.
  • Men must wear long pantgs and long-sleeved shirts.
  • No photos are allowed inside monastery’s leitourgia’s room.
Highlights
  • Breathtaking view from the monasteries
  • UNESCO'S HERITAGE
  • Picturesque village of Kastraki
  • Amazing landscape
Photos
Book Now Book Now SEO Consultant USA