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

From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Product ID: 134685
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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
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Live guide
English, Greek
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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

When you get there

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