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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape. 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.

Athens: Meteora Day Trip in English/Spanish & Optional Lunch

Athens: Meteora Day Trip in English/Spanish & Optional Lunch

Take an once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit the majestic Meteora Unesco World Heritage Site on our exclusive 1 day tour from Athens in the mainland of Greece from the top rated local agency in the area. Learn about the geology and history of the magnificent location, and immerse yourself in the rich religious culture by visiting 3 of the 8 remaining monasteries that were built on the rocks of Meteora. Have an expert local guide in the minibus to learn more and get around hassle-free. Expertly Crafted Itinerary: Immerse yourself in a meticulously designed tour, curated by local experts deeply rooted in the Meteora region, ensuring an authentic and enriching experience. Stop at breathtaking viewpoints to take memorable photos and take some free time to enjoy authentic Greek food. You will also see the famous Hermit Caves and some other secret places that only locals know, about the majestic rocks of Meteora. Depart at 08:00 am from Larissa Station, Athens by a comfortable air-conditioned coach-bus that will take you to Kalabaka city in a bit less than 4 hours. You will have a short stop on the way. You will arrive at Kalabaka at approximately 13:00. The local guide will meet you there and board you in the minibus so that the Meteora Tour , exclusivily for you , begins. The Meteora tour takes you to see all the monasteries and visit 3 of them inside. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide accompanies you to the most awe-inspiring vistas and explains the geological phenomenon and rich history of Meteora in remarkable detail. No other Meteora tour from Athens gives you this level of immersion, meticulously organized into an all-inclusive package. Reserve your place today and admire the protected by Unesco monasteries , uncover mysterious treasures , and snap up Instagram- worthy photos at secret spots only known by a select few. Refreshing break stop will be on the way to Meteora and on the way back to Athens. If you book the option with Greek lunch included, you will have the chance, when you arrive at Meteora, to stop at an authentic restaurant – bus stop - where you will taste traditional Greek cuisine for free using our voucher. Choose one main dish out of 10 options and a Greek salad. Vegetarian – vegan options are included too. Enjoy your meal in a restaurant exclusively reserved for you at our cozy table under the trees, or take it with you. At the end of the Meteora minibus tour, at approximately 18:00 you board the bus that will drive you comfortably back to Athens, where you will arrive at approximately 10:30 p.m. Option for a private tour with options for English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, speaking guides.

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Highlights Tour with Greek Lunch

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Highlights Tour with Greek Lunch

Embark on an extraordinary day trip from Athens to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Meteora. Explore centuries-old monasteries, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and uncover hidden gems of Meteora that most travelers won't know about. Your journey starts as you board our private, air-conditioned bus at 07:45 AM, conveniently departing from the street across the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larisis). Sit back and enjoy a scenic bus ride through the enchanting countryside, offering picturesque glimpses of mainland Greece. By noon, you'll arrive at Meteora, where your friendly local tour guide will await you to begin an unforgettable adventure through this natural wonder called Meteora. During this guided tour, you'll be able to see all the majestic monasteries of Meteora and even step inside three of them to explore their captivating interiors. Also, discover the hidden treasures of Meteora, including the ancient hermit caves, the Chapel of Doupiani, and the magnificent St. George Mandilas cave. Uncover the 'secret' side of Meteora, learning about why hermits chose to settle in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and the remarkable achievements of the monks. And of course, during our multiple panoramic stops don't forget to capture breathtaking moments with your camera for lasting memories. Additionally (exclusive to this tour), discover the charming small town of Kalambaka located in the foothills of Meteora and enjoy a delightful, traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant. Your meal will include a fresh salad, a choice of main dish (with multiple options to cater to your preferences), freshly baked bread, and refreshing water. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Come evening, we'll set off on our journey back to Athens, and you can expect to arrive there at approximately 10:15 PM.

Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Join this morning sightseeing tour to Meteora (designed and operated by true locals) and fully experience this true wonder accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. The tour starts with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six magnificent monasteries of Meteora and admire the interior of three of them. Additionally, view some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient Chapel of Doupiani and the magnificent St. George “Mandilas” cave. You will also discover the “other side” of Meteora, like the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the “impossible”. Last but not least, take the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and during our multiple sightseeing stops capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever.

Meteora: Guided Sunset Tour with Monasteries and Caves Visit

Meteora: Guided Sunset Tour with Monasteries and Caves Visit

Join this extraordinary sunset tour to Meteora and fully experience this true marvel with it’s majestic monasteries and ancient rock formations. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide you will learn all about Meteora’s history and myths of the region. The tour starts with a convenient pick-up (with our luxurious minibus) from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six majestic monasteries and admire the interior of one of them. You will also view some of Meteora’s most spectacular “hidden gems” like the ancient hermitages of Bandovas, the Byzantine church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the picturesque old district of Kalabaka. Last but not least, you will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, capture some amazing photos and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.

From Athens: Explore Meteora with a Guided Bus Tour

From Athens: Explore Meteora with a Guided Bus Tour

Since you are visiting Meteora for a few hours you have to spend your time in the best way and enjoy as much as you can this amazing phenomenon. This tour is specially designed for people that traveling from Athens or Thessaloniki to Meteora and departing the same day. You can also join if you are already in the area or if you are travelling by car or intercity bus. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a guided tour. Learn about the history, architecture, and spirituality of Meteora's monasteries from your guide. Hop aboard a comfortable vehicle and make a short stop before the tour starts for lunch (not included in the price). See the entire area , all the monasteries and take the best panoramic photos with our , expert in the area , local tour leader. After boarding our mini-bus you will begin your wonderful about 5 hrs tour to see all the area of Meteora, all 6 active Monasteries and visit inside 3 of them. Our Tour Leader will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. Plenty of photo opportunity stops and many secrets places that only locals know will make your tour a lifetime experience. See also the Hermit Caves of Badovas exclusively in this tour. In essence, you will be given the chance to fully experience the magnificence of Meteora, a place that is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, learn about its history, the architecture and the spirituality of the Monasteries, and see for yourselves this unique creation of nature. Please note that your transfer from Athens ( if option is selected) is temporarily done by an airconditioned bus departing from the Athens Train station, instead of a train. The reason is that trains have stopped operations due to a devastating flood. You will still enjoy the experience in the most stress-free manner possible. Not only is the bus ride to Kalabaka efficient and a bit faster, but it also allows you to soak up the enchanting countryside of Greece. Awe at the gorgeous landscapes that unfold before your eyes and prepare yourself for the wonders of Meteora to come.

Kalabaka: Meteora Small-Group Hiking Tour w/ Monastery Visit

Kalabaka: Meteora Small-Group Hiking Tour w/ Monastery Visit

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.

From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

Our day tour will start early in the morning and our first stop will be after 2hs and 15min., in Thermopylae. At this point Leonidas' 300 faced the Persian army in a battle that shaped the result of the war although it had been lost for the Greeks. We will also visit the Thermopylae's Innovative Centre of Historical Information. After Thermopylae we will cross the plain of Thessaly region, seeing from our left the usually snowy mountain range of Pindos, as well as landscapes and picturesque villages that have not been affected by modern life and mass tourism. We’ll travel for about 2hs until we reach the area of Theopetra. Τhe Τheopetra cave is currently closed, but we will have the chance to visit the Museum and see footprints of people who lived from 130,000 to 4,000 years ago, in an area that seems to have had a continuous human presence. We’ll stay in the Museum for about 1/2hrs and then we’ll travel for about 15min until we reach Meteora. The imposing Meteora, the vertical rock formations up to 200m high, were created during the Oligocene and Miocene eras. About 30 monasteries were built since the 11th century on these rocks, while 6 of them operate nowadays. It is the second most important monastic complex in Greece after Mount Athos and is included in the Unesco World Heritage List. We will have the chance to approach and visit up to 3 Monasteries, while on our way we will make as many stops as you wish to take photos and admire the great view. After our visit to the stunning Meteora, we’ll make a stop at Kalampaka, where you can taste local tasty food in one of the traditional taverns. (Note: food/drink are at your own expenses and are not included in our price). After lunch, we will travel back to Athens for almost 4 ½ hrs.

Kalabaka: Meteora Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

Kalabaka: Meteora Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

Experience the unique Unesco World Heritage site of Meteora. Take in the stunning views from the hill-like rounded boulders. Discover the 6 Holy monasteries with the chance to visit inside 2-3 of your choice. Visualize how the first monks established one of the biggest monastic communities in Greece on top of these unique rocks. Walk around the special site, which is still home to several monks in residence. Start your tour in the morning and be picked up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraka. Travel towards the cliff-top monasteries comfortably and safely in a luxurious mini-bus or car. See the best viewpoints and make plenty of stops on your short walks. Learn about the geological phenomenon that occurred to form these impressive rocks.

Meteora Hiking with Monastery Visit & Tandem Paragliding

Meteora Hiking with Monastery Visit & Tandem Paragliding

At Meteora Fly Adventures you will experience unforgettable, lifechanging Hike & Fly moments that can improve your mental and physical health. Our company provides a unique combination of adventures for all ages offering competitive and convenient prices and complying with all the required safety protocols. The Program Hiking Time -9:00 Meeting, Briefing & Hiking Start The hike begins from the the Monastery of Saint Nicolas. Then crosses through the immense rock formations to reach the northern side of Meteora. Over that side, we will reach the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. Afterward, you will visit the monasteries of Great Meteoron or Varlaam and finally you’ll walk down the old footpath that passes from the magical and mysterious Dragon Cave. -13:00 End of Hiking Tour Flying Time -17:00 - 19:00 Meeting at the Take off - Landing spot (**the exact time will be arranged depending the weather, the group size and the sunset time**) After we set agree the meeting time and the means of tranportation we gather at the take off field. After a short briefing, you are ready to fly. Put your seatbelt on and prepare for take off!! Tandem motorized paragliding gives you an amazing sense of freedom. Once in the air, most people are surprised at how relaxed they feel. Experience the most breath – taking activity by enjoying the beautiful landscape of Meteora’s Rock forest, a Unesco World Heritage Monument from above, in a unique way. Feel the adrenaline of a motorized powered paragliding flight, sitting on a powered paratrike vehicle, driven by a certified pilot. You will take off and ascend above the Rock Forest and the land below, seeing the same rocks and monasteries which the same morning were wondering!! 20:00-21:00 End of flight experience & fairwell

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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape. 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.

Athens: Meteora Day Trip in English/Spanish & Optional Lunch

Athens: Meteora Day Trip in English/Spanish & Optional Lunch

Take an once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit the majestic Meteora Unesco World Heritage Site on our exclusive 1 day tour from Athens in the mainland of Greece from the top rated local agency in the area. Learn about the geology and history of the magnificent location, and immerse yourself in the rich religious culture by visiting 3 of the 8 remaining monasteries that were built on the rocks of Meteora. Have an expert local guide in the minibus to learn more and get around hassle-free. Expertly Crafted Itinerary: Immerse yourself in a meticulously designed tour, curated by local experts deeply rooted in the Meteora region, ensuring an authentic and enriching experience. Stop at breathtaking viewpoints to take memorable photos and take some free time to enjoy authentic Greek food. You will also see the famous Hermit Caves and some other secret places that only locals know, about the majestic rocks of Meteora. Depart at 08:00 am from Larissa Station, Athens by a comfortable air-conditioned coach-bus that will take you to Kalabaka city in a bit less than 4 hours. You will have a short stop on the way. You will arrive at Kalabaka at approximately 13:00. The local guide will meet you there and board you in the minibus so that the Meteora Tour , exclusivily for you , begins. The Meteora tour takes you to see all the monasteries and visit 3 of them inside. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide accompanies you to the most awe-inspiring vistas and explains the geological phenomenon and rich history of Meteora in remarkable detail. No other Meteora tour from Athens gives you this level of immersion, meticulously organized into an all-inclusive package. Reserve your place today and admire the protected by Unesco monasteries , uncover mysterious treasures , and snap up Instagram- worthy photos at secret spots only known by a select few. Refreshing break stop will be on the way to Meteora and on the way back to Athens. If you book the option with Greek lunch included, you will have the chance, when you arrive at Meteora, to stop at an authentic restaurant – bus stop - where you will taste traditional Greek cuisine for free using our voucher. Choose one main dish out of 10 options and a Greek salad. Vegetarian – vegan options are included too. Enjoy your meal in a restaurant exclusively reserved for you at our cozy table under the trees, or take it with you. At the end of the Meteora minibus tour, at approximately 18:00 you board the bus that will drive you comfortably back to Athens, where you will arrive at approximately 10:30 p.m. Option for a private tour with options for English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, speaking guides.

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Highlights Tour with Greek Lunch

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Highlights Tour with Greek Lunch

Embark on an extraordinary day trip from Athens to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Meteora. Explore centuries-old monasteries, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and uncover hidden gems of Meteora that most travelers won't know about. Your journey starts as you board our private, air-conditioned bus at 07:45 AM, conveniently departing from the street across the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larisis). Sit back and enjoy a scenic bus ride through the enchanting countryside, offering picturesque glimpses of mainland Greece. By noon, you'll arrive at Meteora, where your friendly local tour guide will await you to begin an unforgettable adventure through this natural wonder called Meteora. During this guided tour, you'll be able to see all the majestic monasteries of Meteora and even step inside three of them to explore their captivating interiors. Also, discover the hidden treasures of Meteora, including the ancient hermit caves, the Chapel of Doupiani, and the magnificent St. George Mandilas cave. Uncover the 'secret' side of Meteora, learning about why hermits chose to settle in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and the remarkable achievements of the monks. And of course, during our multiple panoramic stops don't forget to capture breathtaking moments with your camera for lasting memories. Additionally (exclusive to this tour), discover the charming small town of Kalambaka located in the foothills of Meteora and enjoy a delightful, traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant. Your meal will include a fresh salad, a choice of main dish (with multiple options to cater to your preferences), freshly baked bread, and refreshing water. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Come evening, we'll set off on our journey back to Athens, and you can expect to arrive there at approximately 10:15 PM.

Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Join this morning sightseeing tour to Meteora (designed and operated by true locals) and fully experience this true wonder accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. The tour starts with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six magnificent monasteries of Meteora and admire the interior of three of them. Additionally, view some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient Chapel of Doupiani and the magnificent St. George “Mandilas” cave. You will also discover the “other side” of Meteora, like the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the “impossible”. Last but not least, take the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and during our multiple sightseeing stops capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever.

Meteora: Guided Sunset Tour with Monasteries and Caves Visit

Meteora: Guided Sunset Tour with Monasteries and Caves Visit

Join this extraordinary sunset tour to Meteora and fully experience this true marvel with it’s majestic monasteries and ancient rock formations. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide you will learn all about Meteora’s history and myths of the region. The tour starts with a convenient pick-up (with our luxurious minibus) from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six majestic monasteries and admire the interior of one of them. You will also view some of Meteora’s most spectacular “hidden gems” like the ancient hermitages of Bandovas, the Byzantine church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the picturesque old district of Kalabaka. Last but not least, you will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, capture some amazing photos and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.

From Athens: Explore Meteora with a Guided Bus Tour

From Athens: Explore Meteora with a Guided Bus Tour

Since you are visiting Meteora for a few hours you have to spend your time in the best way and enjoy as much as you can this amazing phenomenon. This tour is specially designed for people that traveling from Athens or Thessaloniki to Meteora and departing the same day. You can also join if you are already in the area or if you are travelling by car or intercity bus. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a guided tour. Learn about the history, architecture, and spirituality of Meteora's monasteries from your guide. Hop aboard a comfortable vehicle and make a short stop before the tour starts for lunch (not included in the price). See the entire area , all the monasteries and take the best panoramic photos with our , expert in the area , local tour leader. After boarding our mini-bus you will begin your wonderful about 5 hrs tour to see all the area of Meteora, all 6 active Monasteries and visit inside 3 of them. Our Tour Leader will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. Plenty of photo opportunity stops and many secrets places that only locals know will make your tour a lifetime experience. See also the Hermit Caves of Badovas exclusively in this tour. In essence, you will be given the chance to fully experience the magnificence of Meteora, a place that is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, learn about its history, the architecture and the spirituality of the Monasteries, and see for yourselves this unique creation of nature. Please note that your transfer from Athens ( if option is selected) is temporarily done by an airconditioned bus departing from the Athens Train station, instead of a train. The reason is that trains have stopped operations due to a devastating flood. You will still enjoy the experience in the most stress-free manner possible. Not only is the bus ride to Kalabaka efficient and a bit faster, but it also allows you to soak up the enchanting countryside of Greece. Awe at the gorgeous landscapes that unfold before your eyes and prepare yourself for the wonders of Meteora to come.

Kalabaka: Meteora Small-Group Hiking Tour w/ Monastery Visit

Kalabaka: Meteora Small-Group Hiking Tour w/ Monastery Visit

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.

From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae

Our day tour will start early in the morning and our first stop will be after 2hs and 15min., in Thermopylae. At this point Leonidas' 300 faced the Persian army in a battle that shaped the result of the war although it had been lost for the Greeks. We will also visit the Thermopylae's Innovative Centre of Historical Information. After Thermopylae we will cross the plain of Thessaly region, seeing from our left the usually snowy mountain range of Pindos, as well as landscapes and picturesque villages that have not been affected by modern life and mass tourism. We’ll travel for about 2hs until we reach the area of Theopetra. Τhe Τheopetra cave is currently closed, but we will have the chance to visit the Museum and see footprints of people who lived from 130,000 to 4,000 years ago, in an area that seems to have had a continuous human presence. We’ll stay in the Museum for about 1/2hrs and then we’ll travel for about 15min until we reach Meteora. The imposing Meteora, the vertical rock formations up to 200m high, were created during the Oligocene and Miocene eras. About 30 monasteries were built since the 11th century on these rocks, while 6 of them operate nowadays. It is the second most important monastic complex in Greece after Mount Athos and is included in the Unesco World Heritage List. We will have the chance to approach and visit up to 3 Monasteries, while on our way we will make as many stops as you wish to take photos and admire the great view. After our visit to the stunning Meteora, we’ll make a stop at Kalampaka, where you can taste local tasty food in one of the traditional taverns. (Note: food/drink are at your own expenses and are not included in our price). After lunch, we will travel back to Athens for almost 4 ½ hrs.

Kalabaka: Meteora Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

Kalabaka: Meteora Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

Experience the unique Unesco World Heritage site of Meteora. Take in the stunning views from the hill-like rounded boulders. Discover the 6 Holy monasteries with the chance to visit inside 2-3 of your choice. Visualize how the first monks established one of the biggest monastic communities in Greece on top of these unique rocks. Walk around the special site, which is still home to several monks in residence. Start your tour in the morning and be picked up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraka. Travel towards the cliff-top monasteries comfortably and safely in a luxurious mini-bus or car. See the best viewpoints and make plenty of stops on your short walks. Learn about the geological phenomenon that occurred to form these impressive rocks.

Meteora Hiking with Monastery Visit & Tandem Paragliding

Meteora Hiking with Monastery Visit & Tandem Paragliding

At Meteora Fly Adventures you will experience unforgettable, lifechanging Hike & Fly moments that can improve your mental and physical health. Our company provides a unique combination of adventures for all ages offering competitive and convenient prices and complying with all the required safety protocols. The Program Hiking Time -9:00 Meeting, Briefing & Hiking Start The hike begins from the the Monastery of Saint Nicolas. Then crosses through the immense rock formations to reach the northern side of Meteora. Over that side, we will reach the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. Afterward, you will visit the monasteries of Great Meteoron or Varlaam and finally you’ll walk down the old footpath that passes from the magical and mysterious Dragon Cave. -13:00 End of Hiking Tour Flying Time -17:00 - 19:00 Meeting at the Take off - Landing spot (**the exact time will be arranged depending the weather, the group size and the sunset time**) After we set agree the meeting time and the means of tranportation we gather at the take off field. After a short briefing, you are ready to fly. Put your seatbelt on and prepare for take off!! Tandem motorized paragliding gives you an amazing sense of freedom. Once in the air, most people are surprised at how relaxed they feel. Experience the most breath – taking activity by enjoying the beautiful landscape of Meteora’s Rock forest, a Unesco World Heritage Monument from above, in a unique way. Feel the adrenaline of a motorized powered paragliding flight, sitting on a powered paratrike vehicle, driven by a certified pilot. You will take off and ascend above the Rock Forest and the land below, seeing the same rocks and monasteries which the same morning were wondering!! 20:00-21:00 End of flight experience & fairwell

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4.6
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Very nice and friendly tour guide and also a great bus driver. The tour was very well planned, the bus is well equipped with AC and power sockets. The restaurant was fine. I had better food for less money, it’s obviously a tourist heavy region but you can also not attend the restaurant and just stroll around the area or go somewhere else. The information during the drive was helpful and we also got relevant information about the surroundings.

It was amazing!!! Aside from our tour guide Maria being very knowledgeable and excellent at her job, the actual site was absolutely unreal. It is without a doubt one of the coolest places I’ve ever been.

very well organized, the young guide Maria is very friendly, attentive, speaks very good English. the site is magnificent. very nice excursion.

Magnificent Meteora highly recommend. Guides need to be engaging and talkative delivering a wealth of information. Our guide was a bit quiet.

The trip was perfect METEORA was magnificent, but I was expecting a train ride instead it was a bus. Not a deal breaker but a downer.