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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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From US$ 64.38 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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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 1 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape.

Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule.

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. Take in 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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Bilingual escort
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery – cash only)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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

Meet at Aristotelous Square and Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • To reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs
  • The €3 entrance fee to the monastery is not included in the ticket price, this must be paid in cash
  • No shorts are allowed in the monasteries, and female visitors must cover their shoulders
  • You will stop for a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, this is not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 559 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This is a long trip, but Meteora should be seen. No photo can replace an experience. It would be good to spend more time there, but the trip from/to Thessaloniki takes some time with one stop each way. Bus drive was ok, the restaurant where the lunch is organized was also very good.

May 25, 2022

Great trip if you want to go to Meteora for a day! I had only one day left on my trip to Thessaloniki and wanted to visit Meteora without the hassle of public transportation. This was a great option. The bus is very comfortable and you're able to charge your phones on it. The tour guide was also very informative. She told us many interesting facts throughout the ride to Meteora, often pointing out sights to see. While we only saw 2 monasteries, I personally think it is the perfect amount to see. (Of course, that depends on the person) This is an amazing trip if you want to spend just one day in Meteora and see a few of the monasteries. If you want to see all 6 monasteries and have lots of time to explore the town, I'd recommend looking for a different tour. Overall, great option if you want to do a day trip without the stress of any planning!!

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May 7, 2022

It was a great trip overall (so much so that I booked to go to Olympus and Meteora a few days later). The trip and the guides/driver were all great and very professional. The journey was long (3-3.5 hours each way), but the mini-bus was comfortable with USB plugs, aircon, etc. The monasteries are accessible by vehicle and so there wasn't much walking to do. The restaurant was nice for lunch, but you can wander around the village instead (there is a museum of natural history and mushrooms which was unexpected!). Overall, a really good trip!

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May 5, 2022

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