Private Meteora Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From EUR 300

Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build the monasteries there. Learn everything, see everything! And then we will take you to the most beautiful spots to enjoy amazing views and take photos. With this comprehensive half-day morning Tour of Meteora, you’ll discover this astonishing site through the eyes and the narrative of the locals! The tour includes a pick-up and drop-off service from Meteora hotels and guesthouses.

The Meteora Half-day Sightseeing Tour tour does not overlap with our Meteora Sunset Tour! Combine those two tours and create the ultimate Meteora experience!

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

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • See all monasteries
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Semi-independent tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • On your tour of Meteora you will be able to visit inside 3 monasteries
  • Free wifi on board
  • Free Map and Bottle of water

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • State licensed guide
  • Entrance fees 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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Important Information
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.
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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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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

  • See all the monasteries
  • Enter inside three monasteries (usually Great Meteoron, Varlaam and Roussanou)
  • English-speaking tour leader

Detailed information

Route

  1. Kalambaka