Meteora: Full-Day Private Trip from Athens or Piraeus

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Meteora: Full-Day Private Trip from Athens or Piraeus

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From $660.89 $528.72 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
pick up and drop off from any hotel in Athens and Piraeus, Cruise Terminal, any central point of preference
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 an exciting journey of discovery with this fantastic full-day trip to the beautiful Meteora caves. 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. As you explore, see all six of these monasteries, built on large naturally-formed pillars. 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.    
Includes
  • 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
  • Customers must keep distance 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

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    1.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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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 monastery..st 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

We really enjoyed the whole experience. Meteora was like nothing we have ever seen before. Peter, our driver/guide was very attentive and helpfull. The knowledge he shared with us made it all the more special. I am 85 years old and it was a long day, 14 hrs! Peter's patience and caring attitude was much appreciated as was his driving skills.

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October 29, 2019

August 29, 2020

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