Meteora Monasteries Tour from Athens

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Meteora Monasteries Tour from Athens

From $840.38 per group up to 7

Enjoy a wonderful tour to the magnificent Meteora rocks and the monasteries that exist on them. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your accommodation, travel in comfort in a private vehicle and admire this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Athens
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive from Athens to the Meteora monastries
  • Visit up to 3 monastries and get amazing views
  • Enjoy a yummy Greek lunch
Full description
Your private tour will start from your hotel in Athens and head to the central mainland of Greece. The first stop is the battlefield of Thermopylae and the "Hot Gates" named after the hot springs there. Here is where King Leonidas and 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece.  Pass by Trikala, Karditsa, Kalambaka and Kastraki, before finally reaching the Meteora monasteries. They come second in religious importance and size after Mount Athos in orthodox Christianity. Meteora means "middle of the sky", and the monasteries are built on high pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. There are still monks and nuns inhabiting them today. You will visit up to 3 monasteries, depending on what time allows before having a memorable Greek lunch. You'll eat at a traditional tavern in Kalambaka or Kastraki where you'll have plenty of choice of Greek dishes to choose from.
Includes
  • Car expenses including tolls and parking fees
  • Driver expenses
  • Sightseeing tickets
  • Lunch
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Your guide is not legally allowed to escort you inside the sites and museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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Great driver and he shared much about the areas we drove through from Athens to Meteora. The car was comfortable though the drive was 4 hours each way. The monasteries and authentic Greek restaurant where we stopped for an early dinner were worth the drive. We think this private car and driver was the best way for us to enjoy this tour. I would suggest, however, there be no vaping by the driver when confined in the car.

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August 2, 2019

we had a great trip with George. we stopped at a few small places for bathroom breaks and drinks. the trip up to the monasteries was very special. the views spectacular and very peaceful

November 16, 2019

November 13, 2019

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