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Thessaloniki: Meteora Full-Day Private or Shared Bus Tour

1. Thessaloniki: Meteora Full-Day Private or Shared Bus Tour

Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. 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. Take in 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.

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Kalabaka Train Station: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour

2. 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 PM.

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From Kalampaka: 5-Hour Hiking Tour of Meteora

3. From Kalampaka: 5-Hour Hiking Tour of Meteora

The ideal way to experience Meteora’s unique beauty and interesting rock formations is by walking, as it is the only way to really observe the impressive rock formations and strange patterns. On a half-day guided hike, you will be taken up close to these structures and led directly to the best vantage points in the area. After being transported from Kalampaka, the hiking tour begins from Kastraki Square, continuing to Dupiani Hermitage. Pass below the ruined Pantokratoros Monastery on the north side of Dupiani's rock, arriving at the Ypapanti Monastery and the ruins of St. Dimitrios, a monastery destroyed by the Ottomans in 1808 during a local uprising. From there, the trail leads all the way up to the impressive Great Meteoro and Varlaam monasteries, 2 of 6 total Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the area, all part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the grounds, and afterward, go down from Varlaam to St. George the Madilas to see the place where the local children climb with only a rope to dedicate offerings to St. George.

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From Kalabaka: Half-Day Authentic Meteora Hiking Tour

4. From Kalabaka: Half-Day Authentic Meteora Hiking Tour

Go hiking in Meteora and you’ll experience a unique convergence of nature and spirituality unlike anyplace else in Greece. Discover the paths of the first monks and see this unique geological phenomenon of walking at its heart. Hiking in Meteora will give you the opportunity to see the monasteries and landscapes from a entirely new perspective. The views of Kalampaka and the Meteora Valley throughout the walk are simply stunning. Also have the chance to visit inside 1 monastery (Great Meteoron or Varlaam). Your professional hiking guide will be with you to give you all the information you need about the area. Transport in comfort and safety, by luxury air-conditioned limousine VIP minibus to the starting point.

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Meteora Rocks: Cliff Scramble Experience

5. Meteora Rocks: Cliff Scramble Experience

Get ready for an exciting and breathtaking experience as you prepare to scramble up one of the tallest rocks of the Meteora. After meeting your instructor/guide, you will set off to explore the secret paths to the top of the rocks.  A great ascent awaits you, as you hike up the ancient path of the Great Saint Rock, paved on the edge of the cliffs. As you climb, you can enjoy the astonishing views between the rocks and Kalampaka. You can learn about the history of these secret paths, which were used in the middle ages by the monks who lived in the ruined small monastery of Twelve Apostles.  Follow your climbing instructor in this amazing tour, learn the ways of scrambling, and create the most amazing memories of your time in Meteora!

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From Thessaloniki: 2 Days in Meteora with Overnight Stay

6. 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.

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From Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Tour for Nature Lovers

7. From Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Tour for Nature Lovers

Get picked up from your hotel in Kalambaka / Kastraki then enjoy a walking trail between two impressive rock formations. Take in the breathtaking scenery, including old monastery ruins and monks’ caves, the unknown monastery of Ypapanti and many other of Meteora’s secret treasures, all of which have been there for over a thousand years. Your guide, a local who was born and raised in the area, will be eager to share his wisdom and knowledge about the myths and legends of Meteora's rich history. Complete your hike with a visit to the Great Meteoron or Varlaam monastery.

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From Thessaloniki: 1-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

8. From Thessaloniki: 1-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

Take the train by yourself from Thessaloniki railway station at 8:18 AM (change train at Paleofarsalos train station). Then embark on a scenic train ride through the beautiful Greek countryside to Kalambaka city. At 11:30 AM arrive at Kalambaka train station, where your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. Then climb into a comfortable limousine VIP minibus, which will take you a tour around the location of Meteora. This tour will give you the chance to see all 6 monasteries and admire the interior of 3 of them. At 16:00 the bus will transfer you back to the town of Kalambaka. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore the center of Kalampaka on foot, visit one of the many cafes or restaurants and relax by observing and taking photos of Meteora. The train departs at 17:15 (change train at Paleofarsalos train station) and arrives in Thessaloniki at 21:40.

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What people are saying about Kalabaka

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 307 reviews

It was great - an easy comfortable tour in a pleasant company. Impressions from what he saw are only positive, from beauty "the spirit intercepts", there are simply no words

If I’m not mistaken nefel was the name of our tourist guide ,she was very nice and helpful, explaining everything around. I really recommend this tour it was worth it

Jannis is a very good guide. He knows his history and is very patient. I highly recommend the trip, the scenery is breathtaking.

The guide was fantastic, friendly, knowledgable and gracious. We were on time and well prepared for each visit. Outstanding.

Once you booked your plan date you will receive the email for pick up points and it was great during our tour.