Guided tour

Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

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Activity provider: Visit Meteora

Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

Activity provider: Visit Meteora
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Watch an amazing sunset in Meteora and discover the hidden gem of this unusual area that’s dotted with monasteries built high up on pillars of rock. Visit a monastery and the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary, and see how Byzantine icons are made.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up in Kalabaka/Kastraki village at the following hotels: Hotel Doupiani House Hotel Meteoritis Petrino Guesthouse Hotel Tsikeli Monastiri Guesthouse Hotel Kosta Famissi Hotel Famissi Eden Guesthouse Lithos Divani Meteora Hotel Hotel Famissi Guesthouse Papastathis Pyrgos Adrachti Zozas Rooms Dellas Boutique Hotel Villa San Giorgio Hotel Sydney Guesthouse Plakias Guesthouse Patavalis Hotel Galaxy Hotel Pineas Mythos Guesthouse Hotel Epavlis Suites Hotel Meteora 1 Ziogas Rooms Hotel Kastraki Sofia Rooms Rooms Sisters Totti Hotel Kaikis Boutique Hotel Iridanos Guesthouse Arsenis Hotel Alexiou Hotel Vavitsas Hotel France Hotel Edelweiss Hotel Gogos Meteora Hotel Antoniadis Hotel Amalia Kalambaka Hotel Aigli Hotel Spanias Hotel Orfeas Hotel Meteora 5* Villa San Giorgio Hotel Panorama Camping Philoxenia Tsigas rooms Badalogianni Rooms Bloutsos Rooms Boufidis Rooms Meteora Garden Camping Thalia Rooms International Camping Boufidis Camping Vrachos Camping Boutique Hotel Iridanos

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a monastery in the afternoon
  • Learn how Byzantine icons are made at a local workshop
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Marvel at the spectacular sunset
Full description
When the tourists have returned to their hotels you’ll be heading out on this late afternoon tour of Meteora. Visit a monastery and see other places that only locals know. Marvel at the amazing views and hear about the history and traditions of this special place. On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll see the thousand-year-old Bandovas hermitages inside caves high up on the rocks and hear the amazing story of one of the most ancient churches in Greece, the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary in Kalambaka. The church building was once an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo. Enjoy panoramic views from the perfect spot in Meteora to see the sunset. As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon the magnificent rocky landscape of Meteora comes to life. It becomes easy to understand why the site was chosen for these monasteries.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at select hotels in Kalabaka town or Kastraki village
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan with driver/guide
  • Combined bus tour and short walks
  • 1 monastery visit during Meteora tour
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Entrance fees at the 2 religious sites (€3 per person at each site)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The monasteries have a strict dress code. Men must wear trousers and long sleeves, and women must wear a long skirt. If you turn up wearing shorts, trousers will be provided.
  • Closed-toed shoes and a camera are recommended.
  • This is semi-independent tour. The guide/driver will not enter the monasteries but will provide information outside the sites.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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I did the sunset tour on the longest day of the year so the sunset wasn't until nearly 9PM. However, the tour still started at 4PM so the guide, Vasilias, took us to everyplace he could think of to fill the time. As a result, we got a very comprehensive view of the entire Meteora area and he gave us all the history and so many stories. The sunset site was packed with people and there were no clouds so it wasn't too spectacular but it was still an enjoyable experience.

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June 22, 2022

Great tour. It did last over 5h and we visited many great view points, Virgin Mary's church, Agios Stefanos, hermits' caves... And of course we could enjoy beautiful sunset. Great story telling from the guide, answering many questions we had without any issues :) Driver was great as well, very smooth ride. everyone was offered free bottle of water, which was very welcomed on that hot day. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is visiting Meteora, especially that the price for this trip was really good.

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June 19, 2022

It has been a very nice and interesting tour. What a pity that I have forgotten the name of the guide (it was on Sunday May 22), because he has been very kind, very well prepared, with a lot of vocation. Both he and the driver, He has treated us very well. They have taken us to incredible places, viewpoints, for the best visits to the monasteries and landscapes of Meteora.

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May 28, 2022

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