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Thessaloniki: Meteora Full-Day Private or Shared Bus Tour

Thessaloniki: Meteora Full-Day Private or Shared Bus Tour

From US$ 62.11 per person

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a full-day bus trip from Thessaloniki. Enter 2 of the 6 holy monasteries and get panoramic views of the giant rocks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 1 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See 2 of the 6 holy monasteries of Meteora
  • Get panoramic views of the buildings perched on near-vertical rocks
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English-speaking escort
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

There are several meeting points for this tour: Meet at the entrance to the White Tower at 8:00 AM; at the Makedonia Palace Hotel at 8:05 AM; by the Venizelos statue on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia at 8:15 AM; at the Capsis Hotel at 8:20 AM; or at the Met Hotel at 8:25 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • To reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs
  • The €3 entrance fee to the monastery is not included in the ticket price
  • No shorts are allowed in the monasteries, and female visitors must cover their shoulders
  • You will stop for a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, this is not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 452 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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If you only have a day free from Thessaloniki and want to visit Meteora in a relaxed way, this is a great option! We were a big group in a big tour bus, which was a comfy way to get there from Thessaloniki (3h travel time). Just bring a book or podcast with you to pass the time in the bus. Each way, there was a stop for toilets/refreshments 1.5h into the drive. You get to visit a vantage point for pics, and two monasteries, with enough time to see the monasteries. Sure it may be faster than usual, but for the price and pace, it was a great day trip! After visiting the two spots, you are taken to a restaurant with a lovely view of the Meteora Stone Caves----food was great and had big portions.

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September 30, 2021

Meteora site was totally worth visiting and the tour was very well organised. The bus was very clean and comfortable, we were satisfied with everything and Helen was a very nice guide. The approximately 3 hours drive was fine for us and we did not find any traffic jams. I would do it again.

September 29, 2021

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.

September 24, 2021

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