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From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Private Tour - Plan the Trip of a Lifetime

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Kalabaka, GR
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From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Private Tour - Plan the Trip of a Lifetime

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Kalabaka, GR
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Experience the trip of a lifetime with the From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Private Tour. Explore the world Heritage-listed Meteora, a place where man and nature coexist harmoniously. Walk through the breathtaking landscape and witness the fantastic manifestations of geological history. Marvel at the extraordinary architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation, and prayer. Visit Kalambaka, a town that guards the approach to Meteora and is nestled in front of gigantic rock formations. Although not especially attractive in itself, the location of Kalambaka is truly stunning. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Meteora and be captivated by the monasteries perched on the edge of the dark sandstone rocks. Explore the Kastraki village and visit the cave of Theopetra, where human imprints dating back 130,000 years can be found. Indulge in traditional food and soak in the beautiful view of the monasteries in Kalambaka. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 10 hours - 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the breathtaking landscape of Meteora
  • Visit the world heritage-listed monasteries
  • Witness the impressive rock formations in Kalambaka
  • Experience traditional Greek food in Kalambaka
  • Marvel at the powerful examples of architectural transformation
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with A/C, Child Seats
  • English speaking driver with knowledge of the history. Not licensed to accompany you in any site.
  • Mobile chargers
  • Rafina Port/Laurio Port Pick up & Drop Off (Additional charge)
  • Hotel/Airbnb/Port Piraeus Pick up & Drop off. (Without extra charge).
  • Private transportation - Tour
  • All fees and taxes
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability.
  • The guide driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you at any site/museum.
  • Airport Pick Up & drop-off (Additional charge).
  • The tickets for all archeological places and museums.

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Introduction

Experience the wonders of the world, as tradition and nature come together in perfect harmony during the From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Private Tour. This extraordinary tour takes you to the awe-inspiring Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its towering rock formations and ancient monasteries. Immerse yourself in the beauty and mystique of this breathtaking landscape, shaped by the forces of nature over centuries.

What to expect?

During this tour, prepare to be captivated by the magnificent geological wonders and spiritual retreats that await you. Explore the intricacies of Meteora as you walk through its complex of massive dark sandstone rocks, rising above the picturesque town of Kalampaka. Discover the intriguing history of this unique geological landscape, still shrouded in mystery as it remains absent from ancient Greek mythology. Visit the six monasteries nestled atop these imposing rock formations. Be amazed by the architectural transformation of these sites into places of meditation and prayer. Wander through the preserved traditional village of Kastraki and delve into the mystic cave of Theopetra, with human imprints dating back an astounding 130,000 years.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure that combines nature, history, and spirituality. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or curious traveler, this experience is sure to leave you in awe. Admire the fusion of geological marvels and architectural achievements that make Meteora a destination like no other.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to witness firsthand the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. With its unique rock formations and ancient monasteries, Meteora is a testament to the incredible power of nature and human ingenuity. Discover the captivating stories and legends surrounding this UNESCO site, while taking in the stunning views that will leave you speechless. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will forever be etched in your memory.

Good to know

The total duration of this tour is 10 to 12 minutes. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to savor traditional food in the village of Kalampaka while enjoying a scenic view of the monasteries. Please note that this tour involves walking and may require moderate physical activity. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Don't forget your camera to capture the mesmerizing beauty of Meteora.

Reviews

Previous travelers who have embarked on this unforgettable journey have been left in awe of the sheer magnificence of Meteora. They rave about the breathtaking views and the spiritual ambiance of the monasteries. This tour has received high praise for its knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the site. Overall, visitors express their gratitude for the opportunity to explore this hidden gem and recommend it as a must-visit destination.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Meteora

Meteora, a place famous for its natural beauty and its monasteries situated on the edge, you will be impressed by the wonderful journey. Meteora consists a complex of huge dark sandstone rocks which rise above Kalampaka (list of world heritage sites of UNESCO). The average attitude is 313m. The formation of its geological landscape, has at times occupied some geologists however, it hasn’t been clarified. It is remarkable that it has not been mentioned in the Greek Mythology by Ancient Greeks or by foreign historians. This wild and inaccessible landscape has been an offerable space for the Christian eremites who settled there according to the Byzantinologists of the eleventh century.

Great Meteoron Monastery

The Monastery of Great Meteoron is an Eastern Orthodox monastery that is part of the Meteora monastery complex in Thessaly, central Greece. It is situated on top of a rock called Meteora or Platylithos, which is 415 metres above the Pineios valley floor. The monastery was founded by Athanasius the Meteorite during the 14th century.

Monastery of Varlaam

The Monastery of St. Varlaam is an Eastern Orthodox monastery that is part of the Meteora monastery complex in Thessaly, central Greece. It is situated at the top of a rocky precipice that is 373 metres above the valley floor. The Dragon Cave is located to the south, below the monastery.To the east, the ruins of Kelarakia Rock can be seen today. The Cell of St. Paul the Apostle can probably be identified with Kelarakia.

Admission Not Included

Kalambaka

Kalampaka is known all over Greece and the world because of the famous Monasteries that exist on the top of the rocks of the Meteora that are at the north-eastern side of it. Every year, millions of visitors come from all over the world in order to admire and honour them. Kalampaka is a city of rich history and important monuments. Here you can eat traditional food and and enjoy the beautiful view of the monasteries.

Reviews

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5 (1)

pikleanthis

The kindness and hospitality of the driver and your guide was what made our trip in Meteora the best experience imaginable Thanks
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 17:39