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From Athens or Piraeus: Meteora Full-Day Private Trip

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

From Athens or Piraeus: Meteora Full-Day Private Trip

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

From US$ 687.36 per group up to 4

Enjoy a fascinating trip to the Meteora rock formations with UNESCO world heritage listed monasteries, constructed on stunning naturally formed pillars. Choose your pickup location from either Athens or Piraeus, and travel in comfort.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
pick up and drop off from any hotel in Athens and Piraeus, Cruise Terminal, any central point of preference
Private group


  • See all 6 monasteries at the Meteora
  • Climb the extraordinary rock formations
  • Enter 1 or 2 of the monasteries to get a glimpse of life inside
  • Take photos of the breathtaking landscape
  • Enjoy a 4-hour drive through the Greek mainland
Full description

Set off on a full-day trip to the Meteora caves from Athens or Piraeus. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site and marvel at the monasteries built on the towering pillar-like rocks.

After being picked up by your driver/ guide from Athens or Piraeus, sit back and relax as you drive through the Greek mainland. Take in the stunning countryside as you travel and snap some photos. Have the chance to enjoy lunch at a nearby village on the way.  Reach the Meteora caves, where an unforgettable experience awaits you. Comprising of sandstone and conglomerate, the caves at Meteora are thought to have been inhabited as early as 50,000 years ago.

In the 9th century, monks began inhabiting them again and in the 14th century, the first monasteries were built. Nowadays, Meteora is home to one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. See all six of these monasteries built on large naturally-formed pillars as you explore.

Close to the city of Kalambaka, Meteora is waiting to fascinate you with breathtaking views and unique natural beauty. After your day of exploration, relax once more as you're transferred back to Athens or Piraeus.    

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Fuel cost, toll fees and taxes
  • English-speaking driver.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery)
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  At the time of booking, please indicate your preferred pickup point in Athens or Piraeus.
  •  The drive from Athens takes close to 4 hours. Please be prepared for this.
  •  To reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  •  The monasteries have a strict dress code. Men must wear trousers and long sleeves and women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and long skirts will be provided.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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We had a wonderful day with Akis, a great driver and guide. Meteora looks totally much better in real life than photos or even 'Bond movie For Your Eyes Only'. Akis was so kind to show us the 'Memorial of Leonidas and 300 Spatarns' on the way back. A nice clean and comfortable Mercedes van made the long day trip (~13 hours) well worth it!

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October 16, 2022

Punctual pick-up and long but comfortable drive with a Mercedes van to the monasteries. Was able to visit 4 monasteries on site (practically never all of them are open at the same time) and see all the monasteries from the outside. A decent ascent in a monastery, otherwise everything is relatively easy with normal fitness (done in autumn when it's not so hot). Guide also told interesting things. Before the return trip we ate delicious Greek together in a traditional village restaurant.

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October 11, 2021

Absolutely brilliant day with a great driver and guide. It’s a long drive but worth it to see these amazing monasteries which is something completely different. We visited the most peaceful monastery first which was a reasonably strenuous climb up but well worth the effort. We then visited a more populated one which was nonetheless interesting and the artwork fascinating (still a reasonable climb!). The last Stephens did not need any climb, and was by far the most populated and visited. The museum there was very interesting and the artwork in the church intricate and could have spent an extra hour or so here it was so interesting.

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November 23, 2019

Product ID: 205695