From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Meteora

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56 reviews

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Meteora

From $72.98 per person

Visit the extraordinary monasteries of Meteora, established by hermetic monks, suspended in air among the immense monolithic pillars of the Pindos Mountains. See hidden frescoes, religious icons and more.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Thessaloniki and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the rock-perched monasteries of Meteora
  • Get some free time in the city of Kalambaka
  • See extraordinary frescoes and religious icons
Full description
Following early morning pick-up from Thessaloniki, journey by luxurious air-conditioned bus to Kalambaka for an estimated arrival time of 11:30. Upon arrival, go to the famous rock formations of Meteora and marvel at the enormous columns of rock that rise sharply from the ground. Settled in the 9th century by hermetic monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Meteora was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Of the monasteries that were established in this implausible location, 6 remain well preserved and 4 are still inhabited. Spend approximately 2 hours visiting 2 of the monasteries, and see a vast array of frescoes and religious iconography. Then, enjoy around 1 hour of free time in Kalambaka for lunch (not included) before departing at 15:30. Stop for a coffee along the way, before your arrival in Thessaloniki at around 18:45.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up/drop off service from/to central locations in Thessaloniki
  • All taxes
  • Entrance fees (€3 per person, per monastery)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Please note that appropriate clothing is required to enter the monasteries. Ladies must not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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From Thessaloniki the journey is long but broken with just and sufficient stops. The landscape you come across is pleasant with tobacco, vines and cotton cultivations. The site of the meteors with sheer rocks on which the monasteries stand out is truly exciting. The two monasteries visited of Varlaàm with the nuns and that of Roussanou are both of great interest.

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October 29, 2019

PERFECT !

Very good excursion. The meteors offer a magnificent landscape, and the guide was interesting enough to make us forget the length of the journey. Thank you also to the company for agreeing to modify the meeting point to give us one closer to our apartment. A fantastic experience. We recommend 100%!

September 3, 2019

Beautiful experience. The Demetra guide is really very good!

The place is truly indescribable! A must see. The Demetra guide very prepared and really addictive! We did not have very precise information for the bus meeting point. We had indicated a hotel near the center. At the reception they advised us to present ourselves in Aristostelous square near the white statue of Venizelos. Comfortable and very precise coach. Unfortunately, little time to fully enjoy the beauty of Meteora. Not exceptional restaurant. Highly recommended!

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April 30, 2019

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