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From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

From $64.50 per person

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a full-day bus trip from Thessaloniki. Enter 2 of the 6 holy monasteries and get panoramic views of the giant rocks.

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Duration 11 hours
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English, Greek


  • See 2 of the 6 holy monasteries of Meteora
  • Get panoramic views of the buildings perched on near-vertical rocks
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki
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Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high. Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English-speaking escort
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

There are several meeting points for this tour: Meet at the entrance to the White Tower at 8:00 AM; at the Makedonia Palace Hotel at 8:05 AM; by the Venizelos statue on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia at 8:15 AM; at the Capsis Hotel at 8:20 AM; or at the Met Hotel at 8:25 AM.

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  • Please note that to reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes
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4.4 /5

based on 393 reviews

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It was an exciting and interesting trip. It was a long journey but well worth it. It was a unique experience and one had to be there to appreciate it. Coach was comfortable and we had a friendly guide. The timing was very well managed do there was no hanging around. I would definitely recommend it to friends.

September 24, 2021

Great tour! Be ready for a full day tour and bring comfortable shoes as there will be walking. Helen was a great and attentive tour guide to every person and the bus driver made the long ride safe especially with the rainy weather. The meteora is a must to see absolutely beautiful. The Monastery was a journey to get up to but worth it, great scenic view at the top.

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September 20, 2021

Great tour ! Amazing value for money. The tour guide was Nefelia and the bus driver was Dimitrios. They were so nice and kind! During the trip to Meteora, Nefeli introduced us to the history of Thessaloniki, Meteora but also she spoke about the history of cities/regions we were passing by. Very insightful. The best thing is that I met great people there with whom I went to explore Thessaloniki after the tour and I actually hung out with them the next day. Priceless experience! Lunch was overpriced for what we receive but we didn't mind as the people and guides were very nice! 10/10 would recommend the guide and the tour in general! :) Thank you Nefelia and Dimitrios.

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September 18, 2021

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