Private Meteora Sunset Tour

From EUR 300

Sunset tour begins with a visit to one of the 6 active monasteries of Meteora, Agios Stefanos or Roussanou. Then we will guide you to the oldest standing monument of our place, the Byzantine church of the Virgin Mary located in the old town of Kalambaka. A church made in the early Christian period with ancient marbles embedded on its walls, telling the town’s long history of 27 centuries. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots.

 

And as the sun slowly begins to descent, getting ready to touch on the mountain ridges we’ll bring you high up on the rocks of Meteora, on a magical spot to enjoy the most captivating sunset views. Up there, sitting on the edges of cliffs you will feel the evening breeze blowing through these giant cliffs. Allow your senses to explore moment by moment the dimming of the light as the sun disk sinks behind the mountains. This will be a perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora with an awe-inspiring tour to be remembered forever!

Combine this tour with our Meteora Half-Day Tour or with the Hiking tour into a full day tour and create the ultimate Meteora experience!

This is a Tour not to be missed by anyone visiting Meteora!

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

Inclusions

  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Pick up and drop off service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Free Map and Bottle of water
  • Free wifi on board
  • French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Russian guides on request

Exclusions

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Entrance fees at the one monastery, 3 euro per person
  • Entrance fees at the Byzantine church, 2 euro per person

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Min People: 1
  • Max People: 18
  • Availability: Daily Departures
  • Starting Time: Varies, check the FAQ
  • Pick up: Pick up service from Kalampaka or Kastraki

Additional info

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • 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 shirts will be provided.

Voucher info

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

Departure point: Pick up and drop off from your Hotel in Kalampaka town or Kastraki village

Departure time: Depends on the season

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.
Link
http://bit.ly/2q6GAzm
Important Information
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
What to remember
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 shirts will be provided.

From EUR 300

Book Now!

Meteora

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.

 

Byzantine Art

The term Byzantine art generally refers to the production and artistic expression that developed between the Byzantine Empire between the 4th century and the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The Byzantine art that is born initially in the capital of the empire Istanbul, but was extended to most of the Mediterranean world and east as Armenia. Was the result of interaction both the ancient Greek tradition and the other eastern influence and religiosity. With the prevalence of Christianity, the Byzantine style characterized by the elements of a purely religious art aimed not so much the quest for beauty and harmony as the inner, the notation and the presentation of religious emotion.

 

 

Highlights

  • Semi-independent tour
  • Visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary
  • Visit the renovated Hermitages of Badova
  • See all six monasteries
  • Combines a bus tour with short walks
  • Stop in spots with panoramic view for photo shooting
  • Learn about the local traditions, myths, and history
  • Take the best sunset photos ever

Detailed information

Route

  1. Kalambaka