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From Kalabaka: Morning Minibus Meteora Sightseeing Tour

1. From Kalabaka: Morning Minibus Meteora Sightseeing Tour

Take this morning tour and discover the breathtaking Meteora through the eyes of a local. Learn why the hermits settled in the rock caves a thousand years ago and formed an organized monastic community. Your tour leader, your hospitable, well-informed, local friend, will be happy to answer this and any other questions you may have about his culture and history. See all 6 monasteries and visit the three main ones. This is a classic tour, designed with first-time visitors to Meteora in mind, but it is open to everyone! Discover all these amazing highlights, with their remarkable architecture and natural beauty, and marvel at the priceless artistic and heirloom treasures along the way. Enjoy and take amazing photos between the rocks and over the plain of Thessaly.

From Athens: Two-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

2. From Athens: Two-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

Your tour begins on the 7:20 AM train from Athens to Kalambaka. Enjoy views of the beautiful Greek countryside from the window, until you arrive in Kalambaka around 11:30 PM. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you with a sign, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this picturesque small town. Some options include the Natural History Museum of Meteora. Next morning, your guide will meet you in the lobby to visit the three main monasteries of the region, where you will discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area. Learn the stories of the first hermits and monks here, who back in the medieval era laid the foundations of what would become a thriving monastic community. After the morning tour, you will be transferred back to Kalambaka. You will have time to grab some lunch before the 5:15 PM train back to Athens, arriving at 9:25 PM.

From Thessaloniki: 2 Days in Meteora with Overnight Stay

3. From Thessaloniki: 2 Days in Meteora with Overnight Stay

To begin your journey you will need to first redeem your e-ticket for the 8:18 AM departure from Thessaloniki railway station to Kalambaka. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. At 11:30 AM arrive at Kalambaka train station, where your guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name and will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for the Meteora tour, which will provide you with an absolutely amazing experience. Then you will have free time to explore the area.  The next morning at 9:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel and be taken on your selected tour. During this tour, admire how simply the hermits settled in the caves of the rocks a thousand years earlier and you will learn about the history, the myths and the secrets of Meteora that only your local guides knows. At 5:00 PM the minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 5:15 PM and arrives in Thessaloniki later in the evening.

Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Photography Tour

4. Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Photography Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, your experience will begin from the top of the rocks. It will be from there that you will walk through the paths to photograph the terrain and accompanying monasteries from the best angles and with the best light. You will get to visit one monastery, but will photograph most of them from the outside. Your local guide is a professional experienced photographer, who is ready to help you and answer any question you may have. Throughout the tour your guide will also tell you some lesser-known stories about this area, as well as the history of the monasteries and the monastic life. You will later finish after about traveling for 4 hours to the bottom of the rocks, at which point you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

2-Days Delphi and Meteora Private Tour from Athens

5. 2-Days Delphi and Meteora Private Tour from Athens

Journey starts early in the morning, driving north from Athens on the national highway past the cities of Halkida and Thiva, finally reaching Arachova, a popular winter destination and host to the largest ski center in Greece. Only two hours away from Athens is Delphi, the place ancient Greeks believed was the navel of the world. Visit fascinating archaeological sites and the museum there, and have lunch enjoying the views of Amfissa and Itea. Later, the drive continues through quaint traditional villages before reaching Kalabaka. Accommodation will be provided there. Visit the holy monasteries of Meteora, a site of significant religious and historical importance. On the way back to Athens, stop at Thermopyles, where Leonidas and his 300 men had a great battle against the Persians.


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What people are saying about Kalabaka

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

What can I say, we booked this tour practically in a closed box, which turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Brand new bus, fresh water air conditioning and free Wii-fii inside. The guide, very kind and super prepared, accompanied us to the discovery of these suggestive places, also advising us of the spots from which to take breathtaking photos. We highly recommend it

We were picked up at the hotel on time and our tour started. I was traveling with 2 children who also enjoyed it. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge and explained everything to us very precisely. Great tour, we would book again at any time.

Such a helpful guide and comfortable transport

Pick up was at the time appointed. The guide suggestions were just right. The time at the monasteries was just enough. The view points were spectacular and the weather was perfect. Thank you.

Very nice tour where you could see the monasteries from different angles. Knowledgeable and very friendly guide.

I was happy to visit meteores and everything went well, thank you