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  • From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    1. From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    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 traditi...

    Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.

  • From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

    2. From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

    Redeem your e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens and travel to Kalambaka on your own. Sit back and admire the beautiful landscapes along the way. The train ride takes about 4 hours and it is recommended that you bring your own food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kalambaka at approximately 11:30 AM, meet your guide at the train station and start your 5-hour, customized, panoramic Meteora tour. See all 6 monasteries of the stunning rock formation over 5 hours. Look inside 3 of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments for a glimpse behind their imposing walls. Stop to take photos from locations that only the locals know about. Get dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station, to make the 5:15 PM departure for Athens, scheduled to arrive at 9:30 PM.

    Amazing experience. One of the most beautiful places in the world. The tour was organized so that we could visit the three most important monasteries. The guide was nice too.

  • Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

    3. Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

    Take a day out of your sightseeing in Athens to visit the spectacular clifftop Meteora monasteries on this 14-hour excursion by train.

    Catch the train for Kalambaka at 7:20 AM from Athens railway station. Admire the beauty of the countryside along the way. At 11:30 AM, arrive in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of rocky grey cliffs crowned by the monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Spot your English-speaking driver upon arrival in Kalambaka, holding a signboard with your name on it. Be shown to the vehicle that’ll take you to the monasteries, where you have around 4 hours to visit 3 of them, as well as the hermit caves of Badovas.

    At the end of the day, be transferred back to Kalambaka. Enjoy some time to explore the town and enjoy a light lunch (not included in the tour p...

    The Meteora was a beautiful site to see. The train ride there and back was long so bring a book or other entertainment with you. Once I figured out how to get to the train station everything else was easy. Nick was a wonderful tour guide, I learned so much and it is impossible to take a bad picture there. This does require physical activity walking up an incline or lots of stairs

  • Panoramic Meteora and Monasteries Tour from Kalampaka

    4. Panoramic Meteora and Monasteries Tour from Kalampaka

    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.

    Wonderful very knowledgeable guide and great driver. Both went well above and beyond our expectations.

  • Majestic Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour from Kalampaka

    5. Majestic Sunset on Meteora Rocks Tour from Kalampaka

    Your 4-hour sunset tour begins with a pick-up at your Kalambaka or Kastraki hotel, and a drive by VIP limo minibus to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora. Travel in comfort and safety in a luxury air-conditioned VIP minibus to the unique and world-famous rock forest of Meteora. Enjoy a comprehensive tour that takes you to all 6 monasteries, with the opportunity to visit the interior of 1 or 2 of them. Your tour leader will remain with you throughout, providing information about the area in your language. At the end of the monastery tour you’ll be able to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Greece from the best vantage point in Meteora.

    Great experience beautiful majestic views Dimitrios and dinos the bus driver we’re great

  • From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

    6. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

    This 2-day tour takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. This picturesque small town is located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 You’ll start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. You’ll see the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the pries...

    The trip was very informative and well organized. The guide was well versed with the history and facts about the places. He also gave us a lot of background information about Greece in general and various other places which we travelled through to reach Delphi and Meteora.

  • Kalabaka Train Station: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour

    7. Kalabaka Train Station: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour

    Go to one of the most visited locations in Greece and get a unique and breathtaking experience, visiting majestic monasteries built on top of Meteora’s rocks. Besides the religiousness of the landscape, enjoy an area of unique natural beauty. After a scenic train ride through the beautiful Greek countryside, arrive at Kalampaka’s railway station at 11:30 AM, board a comfortable Limo VIP minibus and begin your unforgettable tour in Meteora. See all 6 monasteries, admire the interior of 3 of them and learn all about the history and myths of Meteora directly from a local. At around 16:00, the minibus will transfer you back to the town of Kalampaka. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore the center of Kalampaka on foot, visit one of the many cafes or restaurants, relax by observing and taking photos of Meteora, before the train’s departure at 17:15 PM. Arrive back in Athens at around 21:25...

    We had a blast; it was a cloudy day with some light rain, so no famous panoramic postcard photo of all the monasteries together. Nick and his partner were welcoming and great guides! They were generous to drive us back up the mountain when the rain and fog cleared up. Without hesitation, we would have loved to extend our stay in Kalabaka! Look for Nick when you’re in Kalabaka, this is a must-visit when in Greece.

  • Meteora: Daily 5-Hour Highlights Tour in English or Spanish

    8. Meteora: Daily 5-Hour Highlights Tour in English or Spanish

    Spend a few hours in Meteora and fully experience the magnificence of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about its history, architecture, and the spirituality of its monasteries.  This tour is specially designed for people coming from Athens or Thessaloniki to Meteora by train and departing the same day. At 11:30 AM, your train arrives at Kalabaka Train Station, where your tour leader will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it. After boarding a VIP limo mini-bus, make a short stop to have something to eat or snack. Then, begin your wonderful 5-hour tour to see Meteora and all six of its active monasteries.  Explore inside three of them, a unique opportunity exclusive to the local partner. Stop for plenty of photo opportunities and at many secret spots that only locals know. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the train station before your train...

    My dad recommended me this trip and he was absolutely right ! What an amazing place and the tour was simply fantastic ! Loved it and i will certainly do it again soon. Thank you Evelyna you where great guide !

  • From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

    9. From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

    Catch the train to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens railway station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora monasteries. Your driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, and you will board a 19-seater VIP Mercedes minibus that will transfer you to the Meteora monasteries (Meteora is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites). For 5 hours, you will have the time to explore three monasteries. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends, and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots. At the end of the day, your driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 5:15 PM, the ...

    Good tout overall. Train ride was good. Meteora is very nice. Guide was nice. A bit rush in some places tho.

  • Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

    10. Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

    You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:20 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 11:30 AM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train ...

    Fantastic tour of this spectacular corner of the world. I was surprised to find myself the only person on this 2 day 1 night tour. After the four hour train ride from Athens I was picked up at the train station and delivered to my hotel.Rex Hotel was perfect except I was the only guest. (A large tour bus showed up later.) I had four hours on my own for lunch and shopping in the charming town of Kalambaka. A small van with 7 other tourists picked me up at 4:00 pm for an excellent 4 hour tour - entrance into one monastery and a tour of the Byzantine Church. Guide Dimitri was incredibly knowledgeable. We drove around all the monasteries with plenty of photo stops and Sunset Rock. Amazing! However do not confuse this with a Hiking Tour - it is not. The second day was a four hour tour with 3 other people- entrance into 3 monasteries. Great to get amazing photos in morning and afternoon sun. Then a couple hours free time for lunch before catching the train back to Athens. Meteora is amazing!

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Fantastic tour of this spectacular corner of the world. I was surprised to find myself the only person on this 2 day 1 night tour. After the four hour train ride from Athens I was picked up at the train station and delivered to my hotel.Rex Hotel was perfect except I was the only guest. (A large tour bus showed up later.) I had four hours on my own for lunch and shopping in the charming town of Kalambaka. A small van with 7 other tourists picked me up at 4:00 pm for an excellent 4 hour tour - entrance into one monastery and a tour of the Byzantine Church. Guide Dimitri was incredibly knowledgeable. We drove around all the monasteries with plenty of photo stops and Sunset Rock. Amazing! However do not confuse this with a Hiking Tour - it is not. The second day was a four hour tour with 3 other people- entrance into 3 monasteries. Great to get amazing photos in morning and afternoon sun. Then a couple hours free time for lunch before catching the train back to Athens. Meteora is amazing!

It was an exciting and interesting trip. It was a long journey but well worth it. It was a unique experience and one had to be there to appreciate it. Coach was comfortable and we had a friendly guide. The timing was very well managed do there was no hanging around. I would definitely recommend it to friends.

Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.

The host was very good, he had the detail of taking photos of us and taking us to eat in a quiet place as we like, before taking the teen back to Athens, thanks to Dimitri.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting!! We enjoyed our day.