Kalabaka Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Kalabaka Bus & minivan tours

Meteora: Highlights Tour in English or Spanish- Hermit Caves

1. Meteora: Highlights Tour in English or Spanish- Hermit Caves

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a half-day tour that is designed for people coming from Athens or Thessaloniki by train. Stay connected in a vehicle with WIFI. Learn about its history, architecture, and the spirituality of Meteora's monasteries. Meet your guide at the Kalabaka Train Station in the afternoon. Find your guide easily as they will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable vehicle and make a short snack stop. Begin your tour to see Meteora and all six of its active monasteries. Explore inside three of them with this unique opportunity that is exclusive to the local partner. Stop for plenty of photo opportunities and at many secret spots that only locals know. At the end of your tour, you be transferred back to the train station before your train departs back to Athens or Thessaloniki in the evening. 

Meteora: Half-Day Morning Tour from Kalampaka

2. Meteora: Half-Day Morning Tour from Kalampaka

Visit 3 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. Travel back to the dark ages on this morning tour and hear the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on 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. Learn everything, see everything, then take some incredible photos from the best spots for amazing views.

From Kalabaka or Kastraki: Morning Meteora Sightseeing Tour

3. From Kalabaka or Kastraki: Morning Meteora Sightseeing Tour

Take a morning tour and discover the breathtaking Meteora through the eyes of a local. Learn why the hermits settled in the rock caves a thousand years ago and formed an organized monastic community. Your local guide will share plenty of interesting facts and detail about the history and legends of the area. See all 6 monasteries and visit the three main ones. Discover all these amazing highlights, with their remarkable architecture and natural beauty, and marvel at the priceless artistic and heirloom treasures along the way. Enjoy and take amazing photos between the rocks and over the plain of Thessaly.

Meteora: Afternoon Minibus Tour from Kalambaka Train Station

4. Meteora: Afternoon Minibus Tour from Kalambaka Train Station

Start out with a pickup at the Kalambaka Train Station and travel by minibus on a 5-hour tour of the monasteries of Meteora. The tour leader will be waiting for you outside the station holding a sign with your name on it. Enjoy spectacular views of Meteora’s clifftop monasteries all along the route, making frequent stops at various spots to take photos. Stop also to enter and explore three of the monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at the Kalambaka Train Station in time for your return trip.

Meteora Evening Tour with Breathtaking Sunset View

5. Meteora Evening Tour with Breathtaking Sunset View

The tour begins either from Kalabaka or from your accommodation in the area. Be driven up to Meteora in a luxurious mini-bus where an experienced and skilled tour leader will explain to you the history of Meteora and show you hidden places that only locals know about. See the 1000-year old hermitage of Bandovas, which was built like a cave system. You will also see the Byzantine Church located in a small neighborhood of Kalambaka, which was built over ancient ruins. Later, visit a monastery to admire the Christian architecture and see the frescoes in the churches. Just before sunset, the driver will take you on the peak of the rocks at a perfect spot for photographs. Admire the beautiful sunset view over the valley below. The tour ends afterward and you will be dropped off at your accommodation or in Kalabaka if you want to dine out. 

Meteora: Sunset Monastery Tour from Kalabaka or Kastraki

6. Meteora: Sunset Monastery Tour from Kalabaka or Kastraki

Join this extraordinary sunset tour to Meteora from Kalabaka or Kastraki and fully experience this true marvel. Take in characteristic monasteries and ancient rock formations. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll learn all about Meteora’s history and myths. The tour starts with a convenient pickup directly from your hotel via a VIP minibus. Then, your guided tour officially starts. Along the trip, you'll have the opportunity to see all 6 of the must-see monasteries and admire the interior of one of them. You'll also get to see some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems, like the ancient hermitages of Bandovas, the Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and the picturesque old district of Kalabaka. Last but not least, you will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, capture some amazing photos and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.

From Kalambaka or Kastraki: Afternoon Meteora Tour

7. From Kalambaka or Kastraki: Afternoon Meteora Tour

Embark on a 4-hour tour in a luxurious minivan from your accommodation in Kalabaka or Kastraki. Drive with a small group and take in the fantastic scenery of Meteora. Marvel at the extraordinary geological formations that tower above the largest plain valley of Greece. See the monasteries hanging over the cliffs and listen to the full history from your knowledgable English and Greek-speaking guide. Visit 3 monasteries, entering their interiors so as to admire the impressive architecture and meet some of the monks and nuns. Your drive will wait for you while you explore the sites, and then take you to special spots where you can snap some beautiful photos of the scenery you may recognize from the Game of Thrones. At the end of the tour, drive back to your accommodation or to the center of Kalabaka, if you’d like to spend some more time exploring.

Kalampaka: Meteora Private Customized Tour in English 6 hour

8. Kalampaka: Meteora Private Customized Tour in English 6 hour

Visit all the monasteries in one day in Kalambaka and create your own itinerary based on your needs.Discover the hidden hermit caves and the inactive restored monasteries. Avoid the crowds and see the most breathtaking views. Learn about the history of this amazing place and enjoy a personalized itinerary that will cover the main attractions and much more. The tour can be easily modified in order to create the best and most memorable experience for you and your family. This is an ideal tour for families with young children, couples, and elder people. We offer this tour in English, Spanish, French or Italian.

From Corfu: Meteora Full Day Private Tour

9. From Corfu: Meteora Full Day Private Tour

You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel, cruise port or other preferred location on Corfu island. Then, you will board the ferry to Igoumenitsa and on arrival, drive to Meteora. After almost 2 hours, you arrive at Meteora. A trip to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the divine. Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations, but one must also be prepared to expect that this trip is much more than merely visiting an exquisite landscape. It is a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world. Meteora has become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed. The gigantic rocks of Meteora are perched above the town of Kalambaka, at a maximum height of 400 m. Only 6 monasteries have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24. Mostly dating from the 14th to the 16th century, these monasteries were built by monks who were previously hermits in the area, living in individual caves. Once united, these monks took months and years to carry the construction material to the top of the rocks, using ropes, folding ladders, nets, baskets and much determination. After a long worthwhile experience exploring Meteora, you will make the journey back to Corfu and to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,193 reviews

The guide Dimitri was very personable, told a lot, was beautiful, unbelievable how these monasteries were built, is an experience that you will not soon forget, the only negative thing is that the tours are based on the arrival of the zues from Athens, so I had to wait 1 hour wait, but honestly it's more pleasant to stay overnight in kalambaka the 5 hours up and down the stairs is exhausting and before and after that the train takes over 4 hours no thanks, kalambaka because you eat great at all the Sirtaki tavern it was delicious

We had a wonderful tour with Rea this past Monday. The views were spectacular and she and the bus driver were exceedingly hospitable. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone else. Thank you Greg and Angela Lawton

Highly recommend! Our trip was great, they picked us up from our hotel on time and gave us great knowledge about the sites we were visiting, the guys were friendly and made the experience fun and interesting

War alles super! Alles gut organisiert. Die Reiseführerin war sehr kompetent und hilfreich.

good guide. enjoy the trip to Meteora. pick up and drop off no problem.