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Athens: Meteora Monasteries & Caves Day Trip & Lunch Option

Athens: Meteora Monasteries & Caves Day Trip & Lunch Option

Embark on a captivating journey from Athens to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora with our exclusive day tour. As the premier local operator, we specialize in intimate group experiences, offering unparalleled access to Meteora's hidden gems. Join us for an exceptional exploration of Meteora's secluded hermit caves in Badovas, guided by our expert local escorts. Travel in style aboard our luxurious VIP minibus, marveling at the majestic rock pillars and grand monasteries of Meteora. Experience the spiritual and architectural marvels by visiting the interiors of three historically significant monasteries. Each monastery offers a unique glimpse into the region's rich cultural and religious heritage. Our live local English-speaking tour leader will provide engaging explanations of the history and significance of each site, ensuring a memorable and informative adventure. Plus, enjoy a free audio smart guide in Spanish, English, French, and German covering 19 points of interest, enhancing your experience with detailed insights. Our journey will also provide opportunities to view all of Meteora's monasteries from the most scenic vantage points, ensuring you capture the essence of this awe-inspiring landscape. Witness breathtaking views that offer perfect photo opportunities, creating memories to last a lifetime. Your adventure begins at 08:00 am from Athens' Larissis train station, where you'll board a comfortable bus due to a temporary train suspension. Enjoy a refreshing break for lunch in the picturesque village of Kastraki, before immersing yourself in the exploration of Meteora. Reflect on the day's wonders on your return journey, with an estimated arrival in Athens at approximately 22:20 pm. Option for a private tour with options for live guide English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, or Romanian speaking guides. Book now for a unique and seamless experience, uncovering the secrets of Meteora. The tour concludes at Kalabaka train station, leaving you with the choice to either return to Athens or continue exploring the local area.

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.

From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Tour with Greek Lunch

From Athens: Full-Day Meteora 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 area opposite 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. Board our comfortable and luxurious minibus and prepare for 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.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Embark on a 2-day tour that takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. Explore the picturesque small town located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries, and minimize your environmental footprint with this gas emissions-neutral tour. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. See the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the priestess Pythia would foretell the future from the famous Oracle of Delphi. Visit the theater that seated 5,000 spectators and hosted plays, poetry readings, and festivals. At the nearby stadium, the Pythian Games were held every 4 years. Athletes from all over the Greek world would come to compete, and these games would become the predecessor to the modern Olympics. At the end of the day, drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 2 In the morning, head to Meteora for a tour of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. Be amazed by the cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, and were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. On the way back to Athens you’ll make a short stop at the monument to Leonidas, the King of Sparta who died in 480 B.C. at the famous Battle of Thermopylae.

From Athens: Meteora Caves & Monasteries Day Trip by Train

From Athens: Meteora Caves & Monasteries Day Trip by Train

Discover the beauty and history of Meteora on a day trip from Athens. Take in stunning views of the Greek countryside on the comfortable train ride to the town of Kalambaka. Travel with a guide on a van or bus and stop to capture pictures at six historic monasteries. Begin from Stathmos Larissis, the central railway station of Athens, where you will get on the train that takes you to Kalambaka. The train departs at 07:58 AM.At approximately 10:45 AM, the train will make a stop at Paleofarsalos, where you should exit and catch the connecting bus that will continue the trip to Kalambaka. Throughout your journey, indulge in the unique scenic the Greek countryside provides. Upon arrival, meet your guide, who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Walk with your guide to the Hermit caves, explore the area and you'll have the opportunity to see fantastic viewpoints that only the locals know. Then you will visit Meteora or as the locals call it, the stone forest of Meteora. Discover the 6 active and accessible monasteries, visit 3 inside where you can admire the old frescoes and the Christian architecture. During the tour you will stop in many places with an indescribable view for some unforgettable photos. Please note that your transfer from Athens (Larissis railway station ) to Paleofarsalos railway station is by train, but from Paleofarsalos to Kalambaka the transport is temporarily done by an elevated air-conditioned bus by Hellenic Train.

Athens: 2 Days in Meteora with 2 Guided Tours and Hotel Stay

Athens: 2 Days in Meteora with 2 Guided Tours and Hotel Stay

Explore the wonders of Meteora on an overnight trip from Athens including round-trip bus transfer and your choice of accommodation. Discover the area with a local guide on the sunset, morning, and hiking tours. Visit historic monasteries and admire scenic Greek landscapes. Departing in the morning at 08:00 from Larissa Station in Athens, you will arrive at Kalabaka at approximately 13:00. Arriving in Kalabaka we will transfer you to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch (not included), enjoy a 4-hrs Majestic Sunset Meteora tour , the most popular tour of the area. You can just head back to your hotel or finish your day with a visit to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning, join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, get transferred back to your hotel where you can prepare for your departure to Athens in the evening. The bus departure for Athens is at 18:00 in order to arrive at Athens at approximately 22:45 at night.

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.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

Athens: Meteora Day Trip with Audio Guide and Lunch Option

Athens: Meteora Day Trip with Audio Guide and Lunch Option

Set off on a full-day trip to Meteora from Athens. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the monasteries built on the towering pillar-like rocks. Explore two monasteries and get a glimpse into the life of Greek Christian monks. Be picked up in the morning from one of the designated meeting points in Athens (Plaka Area, Syntagma Area /Greek Parliament, Omonoia Square , Karaiskaki Square). Board the coach that will take you to Meteora in 4 hours. Sit back and relax looking out the window and take in the stunning countryside as you travel and snap some photos. Arrive in the traditional town of Kalabaka by noon, the city is built on the foot of the majestic Meteora rocks, then our local guide joins the group. If option selected enjoy a free seasonal salad & one main course plus free water! ( Vegan and vegetarian options available). If option with no Lunch selected explore the city on your own get snacks and rest before the Meteora tour. After Lunch /Break the tour of Meteora starts. Hear the story of how the Meteora rock formations were created millions of years ago and learn about the nature and the history of this extraordinary place from your guide. 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. You will see the 6 monasteries and enter 2 of them (every day there are only 2 or 3 open). The entrance to the Monasteries is not included. Of course, you will have many chances to take unforgettable photos at marvelous viewpoints on Meteora. You will enjoy the experience in the most stress-free manner possible. Not only is the bus ride to Kalabaka efficient and faste, 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. After this unforgettable experience relax in our modern bus and get back to Athens with comfort at your selected meeting point ( Plaka Area, Syntagma Area /Greek Parliament, Omonoia Square , Karaiskaki Square.

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We are still in bus and i must say the tour is a great value for time and money . Everything is planned so well and so is it executed amazingly . Our guide Sophia was just superb and amazing , she was very accomadating and has a great sense of humour too . Mario our driver drove us well and safe . Extremly happy with the tour !!

It was wonderful! The bus ride was long but well worth it. There were stops for food and to go to the bathroom which helped. Our guide, Maria, and both the bus and tour drivers were amazing! Strongly recommend this day trip!!

Everything was great and I definitely suggest to take this activity when you are in Athens. I just would not suggest to take lunch option because that was very simple and not worth the price.

It was a great trip. We had a wonderful time in Meteora with Alex. We set our own itinerary and Alex was very accommodating. The ride was about three and half hours each way from Athens.

Exceed expectation. Our tour guide Clement is wonderful, very knowledgeable and thoughtful, with a sense of humor. Feel blessed to see this amazing landscape. We had a great time