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From Thessaloniki: Private Road Trip to Meteora & Kalambaka

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From Thessaloniki: Private Road Trip to Meteora & Kalambaka

Activity provider: VipTransfer for all

From US$ 441.07 per group up to 4

Meteora is a mountain range formed by enormous sandstone rocks that rise above the small town of Kalambaka near the first hills of Pindos and Hasias.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit some of Meteora's main monasteries and discover the area's natural beauty and cultural heritage
  • Step back in time to the dark ages
  • Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora
  • Take in the amazing panoramic views of the surrounding sandstone pillars
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Meteora is an area in Thessaly (Central Greece) under the rock towers of Meteora (258 kilometers distance from Thessaloniki) and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The route from the Thessaloniki to Meteora takes about 3-hours. Visit 2 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This tour will take you back to the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build the monasteries there. To end your trip, you can have a meal to Meteora or to Kalampaka. The Metéora literally means "middle of the sky," "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to meteorology and is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hill-like huge rounded boulders which dominate the local area. It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural conglomerate pillars, at the northwestern edge of the plain of Thessaly near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains in central Greece. 
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel
  • Independent tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes Vito extra long
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board
  • English-speaking driver
  • Taxes
  • Tolls
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Museum monasteries
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • The monasteries have a strict dress code. Men must wear trousers and long sleeves and women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and long skirts will be provided
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Perfect being able to have a driver to visit the monasteries that interest you the most. Too bad he did not speak our language to be able to make timely comments ... He was late due to traffic and ended the strict schedule without leaving the route a hair ...

September 17, 2019


Pick up on time with a well-kept new vehicle, Excellent safe driver with very good language skills. Enough time on site without stress. The driver has always waited sufficiently.

February 22, 2019

August 15, 2019

Product ID: 111046