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Meteora: Natural History Museum and Mushroom Museum Tour

1. Meteora: Natural History Museum and Mushroom Museum Tour

The Museum hosts two permanent collections: The first one is about animals and contains approximately 350 species of birds and mammals. The second one is about mushrooms and contains about 250 species. The collection of animals consists of high quality stuffed birds and mammals, made by Europe's best taxidermists. Among the exhibits, there are extinct species, many endangered and rare ones. The Mushroom Museum is one of the few in the world. Its collection includes handmade mushroom sculptures maintaining the similarity of colors, shapes and size. They are presented in three stages of development. Animals and mushrooms are presented in dioramas, which depict exactly the natural terrain where they live and grow into. In the Museum's souvenir store you will find the product range that the Museum has created with about 60 different mushroom and truffle products. You will taste some mushroom products and don't forget the mushroom sweet, which is a Greek innovation!

From Athens: Private Meteora Day Tour with Optional Guide

2. From Athens: Private Meteora Day Tour with Optional Guide

Wear comfortable walking shoes for your private full day tour to Meteora to explore dramatically placed monasteries atop cliffs rising up to 300 meters. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of private return transportation from your Athens hotel to Meteora . Your day starts with pickup at your Athens hotel by private van. The drive to Meteora takes around 4 hours, but don't worry, your transportation has free wi-fi to help pass the time. On arrival at Meteora your time is your own to explore at your own pace. If you have selected the option with a guide, your expert guide will lead the way while telling you the history and stories of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site. There are 6 active Eastern Orthodox monasteries which you may visit. The monasteries at Meteora date as far back as the 11th-century, and you will wonder how such a feat of engineering was achieved. The largest and most visited is the stunning Great Meteoron Monastery, founded in 1356. Another popular site is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, visually dramatic and seen in the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only". There is also a museum, beautiful frescos and a variety of religious icons and books to be discovered. Please note, access to the sites is on foot only, and involves climbing stairs and some narrow pathways. The location is as compelling as the architecture, with the monasteries peacefully placed on top of huge vertical cliffs which rise from the Plain of Thessaly. The whole area is a dramatic backdrop for some fantastic photos to remember your visit to Meteora. At the end of the day your private transportation will return you to Athens in comfort once again, finishing with drop-off at your hotel.

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