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Meteora: Daily 5-Hour Highlights Tour in English or Spanish

1. Meteora: Daily 5-Hour Highlights Tour in English or Spanish

Spend a few hours in Meteora and fully experience the magnificence of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about its history, architecture, and the spirituality of its monasteries.  This tour is specially designed for people coming from Athens or Thessaloniki to Meteora by train and departing the same day. At 11:30 AM, your train arrives at Kalabaka Train Station, where your tour leader will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it. After boarding a VIP limo mini-bus, make a short stop to have something to eat or snack. Then, begin your wonderful 5-hour tour to see Meteora and all six of its active monasteries.  Explore inside three of them, a unique opportunity exclusive to the local partner. Stop for plenty of photo opportunities and at many secret spots that only locals know. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the train station before your train departs back to Athens or Thessaloniki at 5:15 PM.

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Athens: Meteora Small-Group Day Trip & Visit to Thermopylae

2. Athens: Meteora Small-Group Day Trip & Visit to Thermopylae

Admire the authentic mainland of Greece, first visiting the historic Thermopylae, the original location of the famous battle between ancient Greeks and Persians in 480 B.C. See the battlefield, the statue of King Leonidas and visit the museum. The journey continues with beautiful views of the mountains and fields until you reach Meteora.  Visit two of the six remaining Byzantine monasteries, built back in the 14th and 16th centuries. Take photos and videos of the marvellous landscape while your guide shares the local history. Afterward, your driver will take you to Kalambaka, a scenic town below the rocks with many options for a delicious traditional Greek lunch.  Visit the oldest church in the area, where you see a Greek inscription on the wall which testifies to the existence of an ancient Greek temple at the same location. During your free time in Kalambaka you may also visit the Natural History Museum.

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Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Photography Tour

3. Kalabaka: Meteora Hiking Photography Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, your experience will begin from the top of the rocks. It will be from there that you will walk through the paths to photograph the terrain and accompanying monasteries from the best angles and with the best light. You will get to visit one monastery, but will photograph most of them from the outside. Your local guide is a professional experienced photographer, who is ready to help you and answer any question you may have. Throughout the tour your guide will also tell you some lesser-known stories about this area, as well as the history of the monasteries and the monastic life. You will later finish after about traveling for 4 hours to the bottom of the rocks, at which point you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

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Meteora: Private Photo Shoot with Professional Photographer

4. Meteora: Private Photo Shoot with Professional Photographer

Hire a professional photographer to take pictures of you and your friends or your family and anjoy a lifetime experience at Meteora. Your team will be ready to help you and provide you with some good tips that you can always use when wanting to take better pictures. Simply inform your guides about your special requests and they will arrange everything for you. Your guides will pick you up from your hotel at a pre-determined time, and will take you to the best locations for photographs. You will be presented with various spectacular backdrops consisting of rocks and monasteries, and depending on the session that you choose you will stop at between 3-6 spots. After about 2-4 days you will be sent 40 edited photos for the 1 hour option, or 80 edited photos for the 2 hour option.

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What people are saying about Monastery of Rousanou, Meteora

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Majestic and Breathtaking view and Fantastic experience. If u have a day to spare in greece it is highly recommended to visit. It’s quite a trip from athens to Kalambaka about 4 1/2hrs journey but it’s worth it. It was misty when we arrived there but eventually it became clear and we saw the stunning view from the top. Out Tour Guide Chris is very funny there was no dull moment during the tour that’s why we enjoyed a lot and he’s very engaged and detailed while telling the history of the monastery and the whole place that’s make it amazing. He is superb. I definitely coming back again.

Meteora is breathtaking and not to be missed. Our driver was good, but did not provide any commentary in the 4 hour drive from Athens and back. Also arrived about half hour late for pickup from hotel. Still a wonderful tour overall

This was an excellent tour with a great guide. Chris was very knowledgeable and provided so much information along the way. I highly recommend taking this tour!

We had a great experience going to Meteora. The drive was long, but the experience of visiting the monasteries was worth it. Our driver was very helpful.

Such a stunning place. Lots of steps though & women should bring a skirt for the monasteries!