Meteora Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From EUR 15

Take this comprehensive half day morning Tour in Meteora and discover the astonishing Meteora through the eyes and the narrative of the locals.

Visit 3 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area.

  • Minimum numbers apply.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking tour leader
  • Pick up and drop off from Hotel
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Combines a bus tour with short walks
  • Stop in spots with panoramic view for photo shooting and learn about the local traditions, myths and history
  • On your tour of Meteora you will be able to visit 3 monasteries

Exclusions

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Entrance fees at the monasteries are not incluted, 3 euro per person at each monastery

Additional info

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • It is mandatory for all tour participants to sign a Release of Liability and Waiver Form. Any participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf
  • Wear closed toed shoes
  • There are many beautiful sights. You are encouraged to bring a camera along
  • Weather will not affect the operation of the tours However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and skirts will be provided.

Voucher info

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure point: Pick up from your hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki

Departure time: 9:00 am

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Return details: Returns to original Pick up point

Additional Information

Cancellation and Refund policy
Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person. Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person. Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment. Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and fully refund affected customers, although we will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.

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The rocks of Meteora were first inhabited by hermit monks during the 11th century, they lived in caves and cut outs in the cliffs. It wasn't until 1344 that the first proper monastery was built at Metora when a group of monks from Mount Athos lead by Athanasios Koinovitis came and built the Monastery on road rock. The monks were completely safe from the world, the only way up was with a set of ladders, and these were pulled up whenever the monks felt threatened.

Due to the security of Metora another 20 monasteries were built on the rocks during the 14th century, especially as Byzantine Greece was slowly being absorbed into the Ottoman Empire.

Steps were carved into the rocks during the 1920's, before this the only access to the monasteries were ladders. The monasteries had many priceless artwork and artefacts, but a lot of this was looted during World War Two, Meteora was also bombed during this period.

 

 

Highlights

  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Scenic drive through the Meteora Rocks
  • Pick up and drop off from Hotel
  • Combines a bus tour with short walks 
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides provide onboard commentary and accompany you at each stop

Detailed information

Route

  1. Kalambaka