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  • From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    1. From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. 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, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditi...

    Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.

  • From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

    2. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

    Depart from Thessaloniki and head to the archaeological park of Dion. Take some free time to explore the exterior archaeological site, enjoying a trip back in history. Admire the ancient theater of Dion, known for hosting the plays of the ancient philosopher Euripides, now host to the Olympus Festival. Next, visit the unique museum of Dion to see statues of the ancient city, and move on to admire the magnificent mosaic of the House of Dionysus in a chamber next to the museum. Enjoy lunch in one of the traditional restaurants of the village, and continue to Olympus, the house of the 12 Gods, known worldwide for its mythological background. Take a short trek on the foothills of the mountain following the Enipeas gorge. Admire the wild nature and the river, and stop to capture the view of the astonishing mountain. Head back to Thessaloniki at around 3:30 PM. 

    It was a very interesting and very enjoyable day. The sights we saw left a lasting impression. My Olympus is a strikingly mountain to view. The mythological history is fascinating. Our guide/historian was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm and made us feel the same way.

  • Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

    3. Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

    You will take the train from Thessaloniki Train Station departing at 8:18 AM towards Kalambaka (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip. You will be greeted by the team upon arrival at the Kalambaka train station at 11:30 AM and then and then you will begin your customized special panoramic midday Meteora tour. Take an amazing 5-hour Meteora tour, see all 6 monasteries and take a visit inside three of them. Your tour guide will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. There will be plenty of photo opportunity stops at secret places, that only locals know, will make your tour a unique experience. At the end you will be transferred back to Kalambaka Train Station to catch the train back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 5:15 PM (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and you will arrive in Thessaloniki at 8:30 PM...

    An awesome day trip! A must see/do! The tour company was great in arranging everything for the day trip. The train was easy. They met me at the train station. A great tour guide.

  • From Thessaloniki: Train Trip to Meteora & Monastery Tour

    4. From Thessaloniki: Train Trip to Meteora & Monastery Tour

    Departing at 8:00 AM, pass by the unique landscape as it alternates between mountains and sea. The route crosses by the foot of the mythical Mt Olympus, where in ancient times it was believed to be the residence of the 12 Gods. Next, it leads you to Palaeofarsalos train station. Here in the greater surrounding area, lies the home of the ancient tribe of Mirmidones, a group of legendary ancient warriors who had the mythical Achilles as their leader, who played an important role in the outcome of the Trojan War. In Kalambaka you will arrive at approximately 11:30 AM. A guide will be there holding a sign board to welcome you and start the tour. After which, you will on-board on a luxury mini-bus drive, sit, relax and enjoy the unique landscape. From here your tour to the Meteora Monasteries will begin. You can admire the amazing christian architecture, and discover how monasteries have bee...

    This was an awesome tour. The tour guide is great - helpful, friendly, and fun. All in all, this was money well spent.

  • From Katerini or Platamonas: Meteora Day Trip by Train

    5. From Katerini or Platamonas: Meteora Day Trip by Train

    Board a train in Katerini at 9 AM. Pass by the unique landscape as it alternates between mountains and sea. The route crosses by the foot of the mythical Mt Olympus, where in ancient times it was believed to be the residence of the 12 Gods. Next, it leads you to Palaeofarsalos train station. Here in the greater surrounding area, lies the home of the ancient tribe of Mirmidones, a group of legendary ancient warriors who had the mythical Achilles as their leader, who played an important role in the outcome of the Trojan War. Arrive by approximately 11:30 AM in Kalambaka where a guide will be holding a signboard to welcome you and start the tour. Climb aboard a luxury minibus then sit, relax and enjoy the unique landscape as you set off to explore the Meteora Monasteries. Admire the amazing Christian architecture, and discover how monasteries have been influenced over time, having existed ...

  • Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

    6. Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

    This historic walking tour takes you to many different UNESCO World Heritage monuments with the aid of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Exploring this city's triangle of Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish cultures and histories will be an experience to remember! During your walk, see the Byzantine Christian churches and the Roman Agora, established during the city's Roman period. Pass through beautiful flower and food markets, where you can taste Bougatsa, a characteristic dessert from the area. Visit the Crypt of Saint Dimitris, one of the latest archaeological finds hidden under the church, and the Catacombs of Saint John. As you go, your guide will explain the significance of all the sights, as well as the heritage of the city - from its ancient beginnings to its Christian period to its Ottoman period,  and then at one point one of the most significant places in Jewish heritage and c...

  • Meteora and Kalambaka Day Trip from Thessaloniki

    7. Meteora and Kalambaka Day Trip from Thessaloniki

    Meteora is an area in Thessaly (Central Greece) under the rock towers of Meteora (258 kilometers distance from Thessaloniki) and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The route from the Thessaloniki to Meteora takes about 3-hours. Visit 2 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This tour will take you back to the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build the monasteries there. To end your trip, you can have a meal to Meteora or to Kalampaka. The Metéora literally means "middle of the sky," "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to meteorology and is a f...

  • Two Day Train Journey from Thessaloniki to Meteora

    8. Two Day Train Journey from Thessaloniki to Meteora

    On the morning of day 1, you will travel independently by train from Thessaloniki Train Station at 8:18 AM to Kalabaka. Along the way admire the beautiful Greek landscapes. You will be picked up from Kalabaka train station at 11:30 AM and be transferred to your hotel. You will have time to have lunch and prepare yourself for the majestic Meteora Rocks sunset tour. You will be picked you up for the tour and returned to Kalabaka town for a short walk. On day 2, you will be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Panoramic Meteora tour or a Meteora Hike. For the next four hours, experience the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Thessaloniki. Your train departs at 17:15 and arrives in The...

  • From Thessaloniki: Meteora Private Full-Day Tour

    9. From Thessaloniki: Meteora Private Full-Day Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Thessaloniki at 8:00 AM. Embark on a trip to Meteora which offers a unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with architecture and religious history. From the early Christian period, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony. Explore the many monasteries of the area, built atop beautiful and grandiose rock formations. In addition to its natural beauty, the region is a place of particular significance for pilgrims of the Christian faith. The gigantic rocks of Meteora are perched above the town of Kalambaka. The most interesting summits are decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Only 6 of them have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24. Learn about the history of these sites mostly...

  • From Thessaloniki: 2 Days in Meteora with Overnight Stay

    10. 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 guide...

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What people are saying about Central Macedonia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 224 reviews

Great tour ! Amazing value for money. The tour guide was Nefelia and the bus driver was Dimitrios. They were so nice and kind! During the trip to Meteora, Nefeli introduced us to the history of Thessaloniki, Meteora but also she spoke about the history of cities/regions we were passing by. Very insightful. The best thing is that I met great people there with whom I went to explore Thessaloniki after the tour and I actually hung out with them the next day. Priceless experience! Lunch was overpriced for what we receive but we didn't mind as the people and guides were very nice! 10/10 would recommend the guide and the tour in general! :) Thank you Nefelia and Dimitrios.

Great tour! Be ready for a full day tour and bring comfortable shoes as there will be walking. Helen was a great and attentive tour guide to every person and the bus driver made the long ride safe especially with the rainy weather. The meteora is a must to see absolutely beautiful. The Monastery was a journey to get up to but worth it, great scenic view at the top.

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.

It was a very interesting and very enjoyable day. The sights we saw left a lasting impression. My Olympus is a strikingly mountain to view. The mythological history is fascinating. Our guide/historian was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm and made us feel the same way.

Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.