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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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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
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  • 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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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.

  • 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 your guide on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia Street, in front of the Venizelos Statue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and female visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts
  • Women need a long skirt/ dress to enter the monasteries
  • 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
  • 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 604 reviews

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The trip was great, the bus travel is a bit long but it's worth it and on the way Nepheli our guide gave us interesting information on what we were seeing from the bus, she was a great guide and very friendly. Everything ran smoothly and on time, for me two monasteries are perfect, more than that would be too much in one day. Lovely trip, I would do it again.

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June 29, 2022

Wow what a fabulous place. Breath taking! It is well worth the three and a half trip from Thessaloniki. The journey to and from Meteora was a bit dull as very little of interest to see along the way. Take a book. We visited two monasteries of the six available. They were beautiful. We stopped to take photos of Meteora but because there was a whole bus full there it was a bit rushed. I would have liked longer or another stop as well. In hind sight I would recommend staying there a couple of days but if like us you only had time for a day trip then it is still a fabulous day out. We stopped for lunch at a Taverna, which was satisfactory but not exciting.

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June 29, 2022

The tour was well organised. Just one thing to suggest is that there’s should be a charging facility on the coach as it’s a whole day trip. It could be helpful for some people to charge their phones. The restaurant that we stopped at to have lunch was ok. It would be better if we could pay separately as we did but we had to pay for starters for our group table that we didn’t really eat

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June 27, 2022

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