1. Greece
  2. Thessaly
  3. Kalabaka
  4. Meteora

Panoramic Meteora and Monasteries Tour from Kalampaka

Product ID: 63279
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.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Greek

Pickup included

Pick-up available from hotels in Kalampaka or Kastraki
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to monasteries (€3 each)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Licenced Guide - Guidance inside the Holy Monasteries

Prepare for the activity

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

4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Easy, convenient and worth it.

Tour was just right, worked like a well-oiled machine but did not feel rushed and too touristy. Tour guide and driver were super friendly, they gave enough information during the rides between the monasteries but there was also enough time to explore each place on our own. I don't normally like visiting places with a tour group but we only had 1 full day in Kalambaka, without a car, so this half-day tour was perfect. This gave us time to enjoy the rest of the day to have lunch and to walk/hike up a couple of monasteries in the afternoon to see it during sunset.

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29 July 2019

Enjoyable, informative, well organised

The whole experience from pick up to drop off was great. Unfortunately the day was very foggy so we were only able to see the view from time to time but our guide and driver revisited spots so that we could get some glimpses while there were little breaks in the clouds. Our guide was a wealth of information and always happy to answer queries. Our driver was very careful and helpful.

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26 March 2018

Lovely day in Meteora

We booked this tour since we didn't have a car to drive around the monasteries. It was absolutely worth it. It was a very hot day so we were very thankful for the air conditioner. She was very a very gracious guide, she explained to us the story behind every monastery and offered to take pictures of us. I would recommend this tour if you do not have time to do it on your own, especially if you are not going there by car.

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10 August 2017

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