Guided tour

Kalabaka: Panoramic Morning Meteora Tour with a Local Guide

Kalabaka: Panoramic Morning Meteora Tour with a Local Guide

From US$ 38.05 per person

On this half-day small-group tour you’ll visit Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to 6 active monasteries built atop steep rocks. You’ll have the opportunity to visit 3 of the monasteries with your guide, traveling by VIP limo minibus.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Kalampaka or Kastraki. The activity provider will confirm your pickup time depending on the location of your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the impressive rocks of Meteora rising from the plains
  • Visit 3 of the monasteries in Meteora
  • Admire the views of all 6 monasteries that are still active
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local Tour Leader
  • 4 hours scenic Meteora tour
  • See all 6 Monasteries enter the best 3 inside
  • Best stop for panoramic views and photos
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Free WiFi
  • Entrance fees to monasteries (€3 each)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Licenced Guide - Guidance inside the Holy Monasteries

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Know before you go

  • Visitors inside monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Four hours for this excursion is not, in my opinion, enough, especially for people over 70 years old, five hours would be more appropriate in my opinion9. Indeed, for younger people, it may be enough to climb all these stairs, which are very passable, but for our elders, once at the top, at the door of the monastery, their old legs and their hearts do not allow you to visit the monastery in the allotted time and you have to go down quickly... That said, the site itself is fantastic and I highly recommend taking this excursion which will remain in our memories.

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October 17, 2022

Highly recommend the sunset tour. Includes a stop at St. Steven’s, and a drive by of several other monasteries and one Byzantine church. The sunset view was just amazing, as it had just rained, and the sun setting through the clouds was perfect. We stayed the night, and the next morning, we did another 4 hour tour. This time we saw 3 more monasteries, including the biggest one, the 2nd smaller nunnery and Varlaan. All so stunning!! I can understand why Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They come get you in a nice air-conditioned Mercedes van (so not too many people in your group!) and drop you off back at your hotel or wherever in town. The guides were fun, informative and helpful!! Thank you for an amazing experience!

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July 19, 2022

This was a great way to view the monasteries! The hotel pickup zone didn’t include our hotel but it only required us to walk about 5 minutes to a nearby location. The tour includes transportation in a small bus and a tour guide who describes the area. It doesn’t include the tour guide going up into the monasteries with you or the entrance. We enjoyed our tour, it was a small group of seven. We toured three monasteries and went to viewpoints to see the other three. Would recommend.

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May 25, 2022

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