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Meteora and Kalambaka Day Trip from Thessaloniki

Product ID: 111046
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.
About this ticket
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Museum monasteries

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Meeting point

At your accommodation in Thessaloniki.

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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

From £354.99 Per group up to 8

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
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    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
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Well organised friendly tour

Thanks to Mike our driver and guide. Enjoyed the Monestries, lunch and stress free drive to Meteora from Thessaloniki. We all enjoyed it.

21 August 2019

Perfecto el poder disponer de un chofer para visitar los monasterios que mas te interesen. Lastima que no hablara nuestro idioma para poder hacer comentarios oportunos...Llegó con retraso por el tráfico y terminó con el horario estricto sin apartarse ni un pelo de la ruta...

17 September 2019

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Product ID: 111046