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Kalabaka: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour with Photo Stops

1. Kalabaka: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour with Photo Stops

Explore Meteora's religious highlights on this guided minibus tour from Kalabaka. Stop at Saint Antonios where the first hermits arrived in Meteora and travel to the cave of St. George the Mandilas. Drive to three local monasteries where you can take photos and visit a Byzantine church.  Meet your guide at the Kalampaka Train Station and hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned mini-bus. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Saint Antonios, where the first hermits arrived in the area of Meteora. Listen as your guide tells you about this 10-century history. Discover how the first hermit monks sought isolation here and laid the foundations for Meteora's monastic life. Find out about how the caves of the area are filled with abandoned hermitages from that period. Continue to three Meteora Monasteries where the minibus will stop so you can take pictures of stunning views of these ancient religious sites. Go to a cave that is dedicated to the venerated Saint George the Mandilas. Head to a Byzantine church that was dedicated to the virgin Mary and was built 300 years before the first monks arrived in Meteora. Return to the train station in Kalampaka at the end of your tour.

Meteora: Guided Sunset Tour with Monasteries and Caves Visit

2. 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.

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4.9 / 5

based on 33 reviews

An excellent experience! We ended up in a small tour (2 of us + 4 other strangers) and had the friendliest tour guide, Areti, who regularly engaged us with the history and interesting trivia of the area & the monasteries, and Mr. Kostas our driver who was an adept hand at finding the best photo spots along the drive (as well as helping us take some). The natural beauty of the area is mesmerising, and the history of the monasteries enthralling and well worth the 8 hours we spent on the train getting to Kalambaka and back to Athens. I would recommend this tour any day. To Areti & Mr. Kostas (if you read this) - thank you for the amazing experience and friendliness shown (from your new Malaysian friends!)

Meteora is the attraction not to be missed, the guide and the driver were attentive and very available. We had a surprise on one of the routes where the guide showed us a little known place on one of the cliffs, off the circuit. I recommend this company and it was a pleasure to spend this time together.

Great tour! Good and pleasant driver and guide, small group, seen a lot. Did the sunset tour yesterday with the same organization (Meteora tour). This combination is highly recommended. Virtually no overlap, really seen very different things. Very satisfied with Meteora tour.

Extraordinary seats, optimal organization, very prepared guide and company. For those who reach Meteora by train, this is the ideal package and the best found on the web. Experience definitely to be recommended.

Dimitris is a great tourist guide. Mini van is very comfortable. It is 5 hours included 30 minutes lunch time. We have enough time to visit and pictures. We strong recommend this trip.