Guided tour

Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

4.8 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Visit Meteora

Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

Activity provider: Visit Meteora

From US$ 35.72 per person

Watch an amazing sunset in Meteora and discover the hidden gem of this unusual area that’s dotted with monasteries built high up on pillars of rock. Visit a monastery and the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary, and see how Byzantine icons are made.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up in Kalabaka/Kastraki village at the following hotels: Hotel Doupiani House Hotel Meteoritis Petrino Guesthouse Hotel Tsikeli Monastiri Guesthouse Hotel Kosta Famissi Hotel Famissi Eden Guesthouse Lithos Divani Meteora Hotel Hotel Famissi Guesthouse Papastathis Pyrgos Adrachti Zozas Rooms Dellas Boutique Hotel Villa San Giorgio Hotel Sydney Guesthouse Plakias Guesthouse Patavalis Hotel Galaxy Hotel Pineas Mythos Guesthouse Hotel Epavlis Suites Hotel Meteora 1 Ziogas Rooms Hotel Kastraki Sofia Rooms Rooms Sisters Totti Hotel Kaikis Boutique Hotel Iridanos Guesthouse Arsenis Hotel Alexiou Hotel Vavitsas Hotel France Hotel Edelweiss Hotel Gogos Meteora Hotel Antoniadis Hotel Amalia Kalambaka Hotel Aigli Hotel Spanias Hotel Orfeas Hotel Meteora 5* Villa San Giorgio Hotel Panorama Camping Philoxenia Tsigas rooms Badalogianni Rooms Bloutsos Rooms Boufidis Rooms Meteora Garden Camping Thalia Rooms International Camping Boufidis Camping Vrachos Camping Boutique Hotel Iridanos

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover inside 1 active monastery and see how the monks live there
  • See all 6 Meteora monasteries and stop in spots with panoramic view for photos
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary in the oldtown of Kalampaka
  • Marvel at the spectacular sunset at the end of the tour from the best viewpoint
  • Visit the hidden Hermit Caves of Badova where hermit monks lived 2 centuries ago
Full description
When the tourists have returned to their hotels you’ll be heading out on this late afternoon tour of Meteora. Visit a monastery and see other places that only locals know. Marvel at the amazing views and hear about the history and traditions of this special place. On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll see the thousand-year-old Bandovas hermitages inside caves high up on the rocks and hear the amazing story of one of the most ancient churches in Greece, the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary in Kalambaka. The church building was once an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo. Enjoy panoramic views from the perfect spot in Meteora to see the sunset. As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon the magnificent rocky landscape of Meteora comes to life. It becomes easy to understand why the site was chosen for these monasteries.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Bottle of water
  • Transportation
  • Combined bus tour and short walks
  • Driver/guide
  • Monastery entry fee (3€ per person)
  • Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary entry fee (2€ per person)
  • State-licensed guide
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Scarf
  • Binoculars
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The monasteries have a strict dress code. Men will be denied entry if wearing sleeveless clothing or shorts. Women can borrow or buy skirts and shawls at the entrance to the monasteries to cover themselves if needed
  • This is a semi-independent tour. The guide/driver will not enter the monasteries but will provide information outside the sites
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The guide was very informative. We visited both spots with nice views and locations of historical interest. The tour moved at a good pace, no rushing. I will only say that for some of the rocks and monasteries the light is not ideal during the time this tour runs. If you are a photographer consider visiting some of the spots at other times of the day.

Read more

September 11, 2022

I did the sunset tour on the longest day of the year so the sunset wasn't until nearly 9PM. However, the tour still started at 4PM so the guide, Vasilias, took us to everyplace he could think of to fill the time. As a result, we got a very comprehensive view of the entire Meteora area and he gave us all the history and so many stories. The sunset site was packed with people and there were no clouds so it wasn't too spectacular but it was still an enjoyable experience.

Read more

June 22, 2022

Great tour. It did last over 5h and we visited many great view points, Virgin Mary's church, Agios Stefanos, hermits' caves... And of course we could enjoy beautiful sunset. Great story telling from the guide, answering many questions we had without any issues :) Driver was great as well, very smooth ride. everyone was offered free bottle of water, which was very welcomed on that hot day. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is visiting Meteora, especially that the price for this trip was really good.

Read more

June 19, 2022

Product ID: 34945