Guided tour

Panoramic Meteora and Monasteries Tour from Kalampaka

Panoramic Meteora and Monasteries Tour from Kalampaka

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On this half-day small-group tour you’ll visit Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to 6 active monasteries built atop steep rocks. You’ll have the opportunity to visit 3 of the monasteries with your guide, traveling by VIP limo minibus.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up available from hotels in Kalampaka or Kastraki

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the impressive rocks of Meteora rising from the plains
  • Visit 3 of the monasteries in Meteora
  • Admire the views of all 6 monasteries that are still active
Full description
After a pick-up at your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki you’ll travel a few miles northwest from Kalabaka, to Meteora. The impressive rocks of Meteora rise from the plains of Thessaly, and are one of the most amazing sites in Greece. Many centuries ago, on these gigantic rocks reaching heights of close to 2,000 feet, one of the most important monastic communities of Greece was formed. During this 4-hour tour you’ll experience spectacular landscapes and marvel at the Byzantine monasteries perched atop the steep rocks. Today only 6 monasteries are still active, operated by a small number of monks and nuns who reside in Meteora. You’ll be able to see all 6 monasteries and have the chance to visit inside 3 of them and admire their priceless artifacts. There will be numerous photo stops along the way, so you'll be able to record your memories. Enjoy short walks during the excursion as well.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned minibus
  • Local tour leader
  • WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees to monasteries (€3 each)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Licenced Guide - Guidance inside the Holy Monasteries
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Visitors inside monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 161 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This was a great way to view the monasteries! The hotel pickup zone didn’t include our hotel but it only required us to walk about 5 minutes to a nearby location. The tour includes transportation in a small bus and a tour guide who describes the area. It doesn’t include the tour guide going up into the monasteries with you or the entrance. We enjoyed our tour, it was a small group of seven. We toured three monasteries and went to viewpoints to see the other three. Would recommend.

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May 25, 2022

We did our booking super last min at night and we are not sure whether we will be pickup at our BnB instead of a hotel in the morning. But everything went smoothly with a morning call to the office to confirm on the pickup at our BnB. I'm grateful.

April 10, 2022

The trip was nice and the staff was super friendly. I would say the only semi negative is I thought I would learn more about each of the monasteries as it relates to things we found inside. That might be my misunderstanding of the tour, but it would be helpful and maybe something to consider. Again the staff was so kind

November 6, 2021

Product ID: 63279