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Meteora Electric Bike Tour

1. Meteora Electric Bike Tour

Participate in a wonderful e-bike tour through the rocks and monasteries of Meteora. The excursion starts at approximately 9:00 am from the center of Kalambaka, just below the rocks of Meteora. The group heads to UNESCO's protected area, where the visitor will see and learn everything about this amazing location. Using electric bikes makes this ride easy and gives the rider the chance to explore and enjoy without worrying about the slope of the route. Your leader will give you a comprehensive explanation of the area, the geological phenomenon, culture, and religion, with many stops for sightseeing. The tour covers all six functional monasteries and many of the old monasteries' remains and hermit caves. The visitor can choose to visit three of the operating monasteries. You will have plenty of opportunities for amazing photos and for enjoying the beautiful views of the rock formations and the valley below. The tour will finish at approximately 1 pm at the point it started.

Volos: Cook Like a Local at a Greek Farm

2. Volos: Cook Like a Local at a Greek Farm

After meeting in the reception of the Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel, you will drive for 2 kilometers to the farm where your culinary experience will be conducted. Once having arrived, you will be introduced to the vision your guides have intended for you for the day. You will then walk to the farm's organic garden where you will collect all the necessary ingredients, fresh eggs from the chicken house, and herbs from the herb garden. Then, you will advance to the wood-fired oven in the open kitchen where you will cook local recipes learn your hosts' secrets. Throughout the cooking you will be offered "tsipouro" (a local drink) with a small meze. You will then set the table and sit down to enjoy what you have cooked. At the conclusion of your tour, you will receive a bag with small gifts.

From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

3. From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

Day 1 Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka from Athens Larissa railway station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, a VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 For the next morning, have the chance to choose the activity you wish: the Half-Day Morning Tour of Meteora to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the Hiking Tour of Meteora to walk among the rock giants. Visit 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and enjoy the best panoramic viewpoints of the 6 monasteries. After this morning tour, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own. Day 3 The morning is free. In the evening, a taxi transfer will be arranged for you from your hotel to the local train station at Kalambaka. At 5:15 PM, the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 9:25 PM to Athens.

Meteora: Private Photography Tour at Sunrise

4. Meteora: Private Photography Tour at Sunrise

The tour begins in the early morning, almost an hour before dawn, with pickup from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. Drive around the rocks of Meteora and then enjoy a short walk through the woodland in order to find the perfect viewpoint for capturing unforgettable photos of the landscape. As the sun rises, admire the Meteora at it basks in the glow and various shades of the morning sky. Listen to tips and tricks from your expert guide on how to capture the perfect photo at this most advantageous time of day. Once the sun has risen, visit a selection of the monasteries of Meteora which were built several centuries ago by Christians seeking refuge from Ottomon rule. Learn about how these monks believed the higher the monastery was placed, the closer they would be to God. After 4 hours of exploration and photography, the tour concludes and your guide will drop you off at your hotel, or somewhere in Kalabaka if you wish to continue your day with a coffee or brunch in the town.

Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

5. Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

Day 1: Drive through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the archaeological site, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing Meteora complex, whose gigantic rocks rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 2: Visit Meteora and admire the ageless Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the valley of the longest river in Greece, the Aliakcmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 3: In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize in 2005. The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively city center (dinner and overnight). Day 4: Spend the day exploring the highlights of Macedonia, first with a stop in picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa to learn about Aristotle's School, the site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Continue a few miles further to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 5: Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics decorating the villas from the 4th century B.C. and visit the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, a city sacred to the Macedonians and situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of Greek Mythology. On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking Thessaly Plain and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, and stop in Thermopylae to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

Meteora Truffle Hunting Experience with Lunch & Museum Visit

6. Meteora Truffle Hunting Experience with Lunch & Museum Visit

Take a tour from Kalabaka into the woods around Meteora, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM at the Meteora Museum. Take your car or a taxi to follow the truffle hunting crew. Walk with the truffle hunter and his dogs to search for rare kinds of truffle. Specially trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. Learn about the kind of truffles that exist here and how they can be used. At around 11:30 AM, taste an exceptional truffle past dish in the forest. This dish will be cooked by an expert chef in an impressive cooking pan that can accommodate 50 people. After the end of truffle hunting, head to the museum. Be guided around both the natural history museum and the unique mushroom museum. After that, enjoy a mushroom product tasting with 5 to 6 kinds of mushrooms using a traditional mushroom spoon. This is accompanied by a glass of local wine. 

From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

7. From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

Discover the photographic highlights of Meteora rocks with a professional photographer on this all-day photo tour from Athens. Take the train from Athens at 7.20 AM, arriving at Kalampaka at 11.30 AM. A professional photographer will be at the train station waiting for you. He will pick you up in a new air-conditioned car and you will start exploring and photographing the Meteora area.  You will visit one monastery and photograph all six monasteries from outside. Stop at the best spots and your guide will show you the best angles to photograph. The tour can accommodate up to 4 people, which means that there's no rush and you can take your time at every location. The photographer is able to spend time explaining things to you about photography and help you with your camera or your phone. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the area and monastic life. The tour lasts for about 4 hours and you will be dropped off at the train station before you head back to Athens where you will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

From Thessaloniki: 3 Days in Meteora including Tours & Hotel

8. From Thessaloniki: 3 Days in Meteora including Tours & Hotel

Day 1 Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Catch the train to Kalambaka from Thessaloniki railway station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 11:31 AM, your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, your VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 For the next morning, you will the chance to choose the activity you wish between a half-day morning tour of Meteora to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or a hiking tour of Meteora to walk among the rock giants. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora and learn their history. After this morning tour, at around 1:00 PM, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening will be free for you to explore the area on your own. Day 3 Have the morning free. In the evening, a taxi transfer from your hotel to the local train station at Kalambaka will be arranged for you. At 5:15 PM, the train will depart from Kalambaka and arrive at 8:31 PM to Thessaloniki.

7-Day Grand Tour of Greece: from Prehistory to Modern Times

9. 7-Day Grand Tour of Greece: from Prehistory to Modern Times

Day 1 Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplio (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive at Olympia, the cradle of the ancient Olympic Games (dinner and overnight). Day 2  In the morning visit the archaeological site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, the spot where the torch of the modern Olympic Games is lit and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi (dinner and overnight). Day 3 In the morning visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, the gigantic rocks that rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 4 Visit the Meteora: perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the astonishing valley of the longest river in Greece, Aliacmon. Arrival at Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 5 In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige after Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture. The rest of the day is free to enjoy time in the lively center of the city (dinner and overnight). Day 6 Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. First stop at picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa, a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle's School. This is the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Then drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai), to experience a visit to the unique museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Only a few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 7 Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas, in situ as well as in the new museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 gods of Greek mythology). On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, pass by Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas' Monument) and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

From Athens: Private Day Trip to the Monasteries of Meteora

10. From Athens: Private Day Trip to the Monasteries of Meteora

Begin your adventure with pickup from Piraeus port or your hotel in Athens at 8 AM am and embark on an incredible journey to the monasteries of Meteora, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.  Make your first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro, the largest and oldest formation on the site, breathtakingly suspended in the air. Make a second stop at the Monastery of St. Stephen, a small church built in the 16th century. This fascinating structure rests on a plain rather than a cliff and was damaged during World War II before nuns took over the site and reconstructed it. Admire the treasures of Byzantine at the museum inside the monastery. Finish this mesmerizing day trip at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka, where you can treat yourself to a delicious traditional Greek lunch. On your way back to Athens, make a short stop at Thermopylae and the Statue of King Leonidas, dedicated to the great battle that took place in 480 BC. Get dropped off back at your hotel at around 8:30 PM.

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This tour was awesome! There's no better way to experience the magnificence of Meteora than by bike. You get the fresh air, without wearing yourself out by hiking on a hot day. It was my first time on an e-bike, and it was powerful, easy to use, and smooth. It made the hills effortless and fun. They also provide plenty of cold water. The tour itself was fantastic and educational. We had already taken a sunset tour which visited one monastery, so they changed our itinerary to see different ones. We biked by all of the monasteries and stopped at many great viewing points for pictures. The guide is great! If you're staying overnight in Meteora (which I recommend), this is perfect in combination with a sunset bus tour the night before.

Fantastic way to experience Meteora

This is a wonderful way to truly experience Meteora and the monasteries. The e-bikes made it easy to get up the hills and being on the bikes allowed us to really appreciate the gorgeous scenery and stop and start for photo shots etc. Vasilis was an excellent guide and provided lots of information about the geology, history and religious significance of the region. One of our best days on holiday!

BREATH-TAKING

it was a super sensational tour with our e-bikes through Meteora rocks, with a very nice friendly & professional guide... he explained the history of the rocks and we visited 3 monasteries… the other tourists came by bus and car, but I'll never forget the regular stops with astonishing views, and the nice experience while biking up... Many thanks and applause for the guide

very nice tour and a great guide who gave us a lot of information about the monasteries and the rocks. Can only be recommended, you will be amazed. Thank you again Silvia, Claude and Noah

Great experience with Vassilis! Very caring and interesting guide! I recommend visiting the Meteores by bike, which seems to be much more pleasant and fun than on foot or by car.