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There is one location in Greece that you must see when you are in the country: the Meteora Monasteries. With the rocks that rise into the sky in the background of majestic mountains sprinkled with red-roofed monasteries, the place, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is different from any other place on Earth. People are drawn to Meteora for a variety of reasons, including its extraordinary geological structures, which make the tour of this place unforgettable. There are currently six functioning monasteries in Meteora, each housing a limited number of monks or nuns.

Take a trip to Meteora to experience the beauty of nature and the religious vibe of the monasteries. Read on to know more about the attraction, timings, highlights, ticket options and more.

Why Go On Meteora Day Trips?

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  • Meteora is a location that offers exceptional sights of the combination of geological wonder and a historic monastic community.
  • The day trips provide you a chance to hike the mountain, starting from the slopes of Meteora, and listen to the mythical tales and history of these hills from a guide. 
  • Meteora day trips are the best option to explore three of the existing six monasteries by getting inside them. Visit the Varlaam or Great Meteoron monasteries, as well as the "hidden" Ypapanti monastery too.
  • Get an opportunity to discover the ruins of St. Dimitrios apart from the beautiful picturesque views along the trail.

All Your Meteora Tour Ticket Options Explained

Meteora Hiking Tour
Meteora Road Trip

Sights Covered On Meteora Day Trips

The Great Meteoron Monastery

The Great Meteoron Monastery

The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery in Meteora, Greece is the largest and oldest monastery located there. Because of the cliff structure of a huge rock on top of which it was constructed, it was given the name Meteora, which means "monastery that remains hanging in the air". Also known as the "Megalo Meteoron," it was built in the fourteenth century by Saint Athanasios the Meteorite.

Ypapanti Monastery

Hidden Monastery of Ypapanti

A true jewel of Meteora is its secret monastery, Ypapanti. Mostly accessible on foot, the old, deserted monastery, built in the 14th century is situated in Meteora's northern region. It has undergone extensive renovations over the years from when it was built.

Varlaam Monastery

Varlaam Monastery

The Holy Monastery of Varlaam, which was established in the middle of the fourteenth century by a monk named Varlaam is the second-largest monastery in Meteora. It is situated very close to the Great Meteoro Monastery and it has breathtaking views as well as a stunning new museum that houses many of the monastery's priceless artifacts.

The Ruins Of St. Dimitrios

The Ruins Of St. Dimitrios

On Dimitrios Rock, where the Ypapanti Monastery is situated, you will see the monastery ruins of St. Dimitrios. St. Dimitrios, which was formerly an Eastern Orthodox monastery, and was once destroyed in 1809, is now a part of the Meteora Monasteries.

Plan Your Visit To Meteora in Greece

Hiking Tour
Bus Tour
Day Trips by Train
Meteora Hiking Tours
What is a Meteora Hiking Tour?

Meteora hiking tours provide you the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind terrain surrounded by local flora and species with the company of a professional guide.

What are the timings of the Meteora Hiking Tour?

The hiking tour starts daily at 8:30 am. The total duration of the tour is around 4 hours.

What is included in a Meteora Hiking Tour?

The hiking tour to Meteora offers a guided hike to Meteora and a visit to the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the Great Meteoron or Varlaam monasteries.

What will my experience look like on the Meteora Hiking Tour?

With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you'll first hike the secret trails of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like a real local before heading to see the monasteries. On the trip, you will also learn about the legends and history of these hills.

Meteora Bus Tour
What is a Meteora Bus Tour?

The tour transports you there in a minibus and allows you to explore nature's unsolved secrets and unexpected marvels and takes you to the monasteries in Meteora, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What are the timings of the Meteora Bus Tour?

The Meteora bus tour starts daily at 12.03 pm from Kalampaka's Train Station. The total duration of the tour is around 4 hours.

What is included in a Meteora Bus Tour?

According to the type of tickets you purchased, your Meteora bus tours will take you to awe at the magnificence of each of the six monasteries in Meteora in a VIP minibus.

What will my experience look like on the Meteora Bus Tour?

On the day of the tour, you will join the daily trip leaving from the train station in Kalambaka, travel through the stunning Greek countryside in a luxurious VIP minibus while learning about the monasteries' and then explore the sights at Meteora.

Meteora day trips by train
What are Meteora day trips by train?

Meteora day trips by train offer you to relish the views of the Greek countryside and visit 6 cliff-top monasteries in Meteora while learning about the history and splendour of the Meteora.

What are the timings of the various Meteora day trips by train?

The Meteora train trip starts daily at 7:57 am and the total duration of this tour is 14 hours.

What is included in a Meteora day trip by train?

The Meteora day trip by train includes a visit to the Meteora monasteries, a train journey through the beautiful countryside, and a visit to explore what is inside 3 of the 6 monasteries.

What will my experience look like on the Meteora day trip by train?

With this tour, you will travel by train from Athens to Kalambaka railway station where you get a chance to take in the varied scenery. The local tour guide will be waiting for you at the station and take you to the UNESCO-protected Meteora sites, and inside three monasteries.

Visitor Tips

  • Please be aware that you have to dress modestly to enter the monasteries. Women must cover their shoulders and wear long skirts—no slacks or trousers. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended for men.
  • Wheelchairs are not allowed on the tour; only strollers or prams are permitted.
  • Outside food and beverages are permitted
  • Pets, guide dogs, and luggage are permitted.

All Your Questions About Meteora Day Trips Answered

Q. Where can I buy Meteora Day Trip tickets?

A. The Meteora day trip tickets can be purchased online in advance.

Q. Can I buy Meteora Day Trip tickets online?

A. Yes. The Meteora day trip tickets are available online.

Q. What is the cost of Meteora Day Trip tickets?

A. Tickets for Meteora day trip tours start at €25. However, depending on the tickets you decide to buy, the price of Meteora tour Tickets may vary.

Q. Do Meteora Day Trips have audio guides?

A. No. Most of the Meteora day trips don't have audio guides.

Q. Can I get a discount on Meteora Day Trip tickets?

A. Yes. You can avail of discounts on tickets by booking them online.

Q. What are Meteora Day Trips?

A. You can explore nature's unexplainable wonders and unsolved mysteries on day trips to Meteora, where you can also see the monasteries that are situated on breathtaking cliff formations.

Q. What are some sights that are covered on Meteora Day Trips?

A. Some of the sights that are covered on the Meteora day trips include the great Meteoron monastery, Hidden Monastery of Ypapanti, Varlaam monastery, etc.

Q. What are the timings of Meteora Day Trips?

A. The Meteora monasteries are open from 9 AM to 01:30 PM and from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM every day, except Mondays throughout the year. Depending on the kind of tour and transfers you book, your day trip timings may differ.

Q. What facilities are available on Meteora Day Trips?

A. Depending on the experience type you have bought, you will benefit from amenities like free wifi, an English-speaking guide, etc. during your Meteora Greece Tour.

Q. Are Meteora Day Trips wheelchair accessible?

A. No. Though some tours allow prams and strollers, the tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is photography allowed during Meteora Day Trips?

A. Yes. Photography is allowed during the trips.

Q. Is it worth experiencing Meteora Day Trips?

A. Yes. Meteora trips are worth going to. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed place is a must-see as it combines geological beauty with a historically important monastery.