1. Greece
  2. Central Macedonia
  3. Thessaloniki
  4. Meteora

From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Product ID: 134685
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a full-day bus trip from Thessaloniki. Enter 2 of the 6 holy monasteries and get panoramic views of the giant rocks.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See 2 of the 6 holy monasteries of Meteora
  • Get panoramic views of the buildings perched on near-vertical rocks
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki
Full description
Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule.

Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high.

Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English-speaking escort
  • Basic travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

There are several meeting points for this tour: Meet at the entrance to the White Tower at 8:00 AM; at the Makedonia Palace Hotel at 8:05 AM; by the Venizelos statue on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia at 8:15 AM; at the Capsis Hotel at 8:20 AM; or at the Met Hotel at 8:25 AM.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that to reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 285 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
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Overall, a lovely trip to Meteora. There are just things you should take into account expectations wise - it is a long drive (>3hrs), food place was mediocre and expensive for what it was and little time to relax at the beautiful scenery stop. But aside from that the monasteries are beautiful, the views are stunning and the friendly archeologist really adds to the experience.

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March 8, 2020

Perfect day from start to finish. High standard of care and consideration throughout, a kind gentleman met me at the pick-up point to ensure that I joined the trip successfully, through out the trip the guide exceeded all my expectations, Lazaros took every opportunity to give us plenty of information and to ensure that we were comfortable and really enjoying the trip, I was really impressed and grateful for his guidance, he really made it a great and important journey. I felt very secure and I knew that my companions really enjoyed the journey also. Highly recommended.

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March 6, 2020

Nice tour and interesting monasteries

March 7, 2020

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Product ID: 134685