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From Athens: Meteora Monasteries Full-Day Guided Tour

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14 hr.
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  • Explore Meteora's monasteries on a guided tour starting from Athens, led by an experienced guide fluent in English and Spanish.
  • With comfortable transfers via a luxury coach bus, you can start this journey stress-free.
  • Scenic views of the Greek countryside on the journey to Meteora await you. Enjoy photo stops and see secret places that only locals know about.
  • View all of the 6 sky-high monasteries of the Meteora formations. Visit inside 3 of the monasteries and explore the Hermit Caves of Badovas.
  • Explore Meteora's monasteries on a guided tour starting from Athens, led by an experienced guide fluent in English and Spanish.
  • With comfortable transfers via a luxury coach bus, you can start this journey stress-free.
  • Scenic views of the Greek countryside on the journey to Meteora await you. Enjoy photo stops and see secret places that only locals know about.
  • View all of the 6 sky-high monasteries of the Meteora formations. Visit inside 3 of the monasteries and explore the Hermit Caves of Badovas.

Inclusions

  • Spanish or English-speaking tour leader
  • Roundtrip transfers from Athens by lux coach bus
  • Visit all 6 Monasteries (go inside 3 of them)
  • Enjoy the Meteora sunset (Nov 1st to Feb 22nd)
  • Free map of Meteora
  • Visit the Hermit Caves
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers from Athens to the meeting point
  • Entrance fees of Monasteries (€3 each in cash)
  • Licenced tour guide inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Meals and soft drinks
  • The bus departs from Larissis Station in Athens at 8am. Please be at the Larissa metro/subway station exit on Deligianni Street 15 minutes before.
  • No bus ticket is required. Just give your name to the driver for verification
  • Get directions to the Meeting Point here
  • French, Italian, or German-speaking guides are available upon request at an extra cost at the site.
  • Please note that to go inside the monasteries you must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts (no pants/trousers) and have their shoulders covered. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Hidden Trails of Meteora Hiking Tour

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  • Go on a hike to discover the “hidden trails” of Meteora and visit ancient ruins and monasteries on the way.
  • A worry-free transportation experience awaits as you get hotel transfers in a luxury VIP minibus included in the ticket. All you need to do is look forward to the day of!
  • A local mountain guide will be present during the tour to help you make the most of this hike.
  • The hike begins on the foothills of Meteora and the trail itself has historic significance since it has been used for 15 centuries by the earliest monks who took this path.
  • Visit the ruins of St. Dimitrios and the monastery of Great Meteoron or Varlaam with your guide who will tell you about the history and legends of these landmarks.
  • On this tour, you will also visit the Ypapanti Monastery which is set in a cave further back as you go into the hills.
  • Don’t forget to take pictures while you visit the most spectacular Eastern Orthodox monasteries on your hike, in addition to the flora and fauna that contribute to breathtaking views on Meteora.
  • Go on a hike to discover the “hidden trails” of Meteora and visit ancient ruins and monasteries on the way.
  • A worry-free transportation experience awaits as you get hotel transfers in a luxury VIP minibus included in the ticket. All you need to do is look forward to the day of!
  • A local mountain guide will be present during the tour to help you make the most of this hike.
  • The hike begins on the foothills of Meteora and the trail itself has historic significance since it has been used for 15 centuries by the earliest monks who took this path.
  • Visit the ruins of St. Dimitrios and the monastery of Great Meteoron or Varlaam with your guide who will tell you about the history and legends of these landmarks.
  • On this tour, you will also visit the Ypapanti Monastery which is set in a cave further back as you go into the hills.
  • Don’t forget to take pictures while you visit the most spectacular Eastern Orthodox monasteries on your hike, in addition to the flora and fauna that contribute to breathtaking views on Meteora.

Inclusions

  • Hotel transfer (in a luxury VIP minibus)
  • English speaking local mountain guide
  • Wifi (on the bus)
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to each monastery
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
  • Strict dress code: Men must wear long trousers and women must cover their shoulders and wear long skirts in the monasteries.
  • Skirts are provided at the entrance of each monastery.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Meteora Tour from Kalabaka Train Station with Greek Lunch

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4 hr.
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  • Discover exactly why the Meteora monasteries are one of Greece’s most visited destinations and a popular UNESCO site.
    -An expert local guide will be ready and waiting to board a comfortable air-conditioned bus with you.
  • Be awed by the beauty of the centuries-old rock formations and the monasteries, and feel the solemn spirituality of the place coursing through you.
  • Visit all the magnificent monasteries, and step inside 3 of them to discover the intriguing history, myths, and secrets of the place.
  • Sate yourself with a delicious, traditional Greek lunch that includes a salad, mains, freshly baked bread, and vegetarian options.
  • Be awed by the hidden gems of Meteora, like the Chapel of Doupiani, and listen to the stories about the hermits who settled here.
  • Discover exactly why the Meteora monasteries are one of Greece’s most visited destinations and a popular UNESCO site.
    -An expert local guide will be ready and waiting to board a comfortable air-conditioned bus with you.
  • Be awed by the beauty of the centuries-old rock formations and the monasteries, and feel the solemn spirituality of the place coursing through you.
  • Visit all the magnificent monasteries, and step inside 3 of them to discover the intriguing history, myths, and secrets of the place.
  • Sate yourself with a delicious, traditional Greek lunch that includes a salad, mains, freshly baked bread, and vegetarian options.
  • Be awed by the hidden gems of Meteora, like the Chapel of Doupiani, and listen to the stories about the hermits who settled here.

Inclusions

  • 5-hour Meteora sightseeing tour
  • Local tour guide
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus
  • Pickup and drop off at Kalambaka’s train station
  • Seeing all 6 monasteries, and entering 3
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (salad, main dish, bread, and water)
  • Strict dress code - There is a strict dress code to enter the Meteora monasteries. Men must wear trousers, while women must wear long skirts and cover their shoulders.
  • Long skirts are available at the entrance of each monastery.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Thessaloniki: Meteora Monasteries Full-Day Guided Tour

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10 hr.
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  • Admire the Holy Monasteries of Meteora, perched on top of massive natural rocks.
  • Enjoy the chance to visit two of these monasteries, and explore the interesting attractions within!
  • With an archaeologist guide by your side, learn a great deal about the history and significance of the monasteries.
  • Transfers to and from Meteora are included, ensuring you have a hassle-free experience.
  • Admire the Holy Monasteries of Meteora, perched on top of massive natural rocks.
  • Enjoy the chance to visit two of these monasteries, and explore the interesting attractions within!
  • With an archaeologist guide by your side, learn a great deal about the history and significance of the monasteries.
  • Transfers to and from Meteora are included, ensuring you have a hassle-free experience.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip bus transfers
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • The visit ticket to each monastery costs € 3 for all visitors (cash only), except those with Greek citizenship who are entitled to free admission
  • Meteora monasteries tour
  • Lunch
  • Tip: Explore St. Nicholas Anapafsas Monastery atop a small rock, boasting a rare vertical structure.
  • Men wearing shorts, and women wearing sleeveless tops are not allowed to enter the monastery.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, since there will be a fair amount of walking.
  • Every Monday we visit the monasteries of Varlaam and Rousanou, every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday the monasteries of Saint Stefanos and Varlaam and every Friday the monasteries of Rousanou and Saint Stefanos. In exceptional cases, visits to the monasteries may be varied.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Athens: Meteora Full Day Trip with Greek Lunch

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5 hr.
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  • Hop on a VIP bus for a scenic journey from Athens to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora with round-trip transfers.
  • Explore 6 ancient monasteries with a local guide who knows all the historical tidbits and visit any 3 at your own expense.
  • Take the off-beaten path to discover hidden gems like ancient hermit caves and the mysterious Chapel of Doupiani.
  • Keep your camera handy as there will be plenty of stops for you to capture jaw-dropping Meteora views.
  • After all that exploring, indulge in a delicious Greek lunch including a fresh salad, main course, and freshly baked bread in Kalambaka.
  • Hop on a VIP bus for a scenic journey from Athens to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora with round-trip transfers.
  • Explore 6 ancient monasteries with a local guide who knows all the historical tidbits and visit any 3 at your own expense.
  • Take the off-beaten path to discover hidden gems like ancient hermit caves and the mysterious Chapel of Doupiani.
  • Keep your camera handy as there will be plenty of stops for you to capture jaw-dropping Meteora views.
  • After all that exploring, indulge in a delicious Greek lunch including a fresh salad, main course, and freshly baked bread in Kalambaka.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Meteora
  • Round-trip bus transfers from Athens
  • Luxury VIP bus
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Photo stops
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All taxes included

Exclusions

  • Transfer to/from hotels in Athens
  • Entrance fees of each monastery (3 EUR per person)
  • Guide inside the monasteries
  • 7:45am: Depart from designated meeting point opposite the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larisis)
  • By noon: Arrive at Meteora
  • Tour of 6 monasteries, hermit caves, Chapel of Doupiani & St. George Mandilas cave
  • Visit Kalambaka village
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • 11pm: Reach Athens
  • Tip: Kalambaka is famous for Greek pastries, baklava, and loukoumades. Stop by a local bakery and try out some fresh sweets.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography is a no-go in this experience.
  • Strict dress code: Inside the monasteries, men must wear long trousers and women must wear long skirts and cover their shoulders.
  • The tour is accessible by prams or strollers, but not by wheelchairs.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Private Day Tour to Meteora from Athens with Transfers & Audio Guide

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13 hr.
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  • Enjoy a personalized, private day tour from Athens to Greece’s largest archaeological site, Meteora aboard luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
  • Pay a visit to the monument of Leonidas in Thermopylae and listen to a multilingual audio guide, unraveling the tale of the legendary battle between 300 Spartans and the Persian forces.
  • Marvel at the stunning landscape and giant rock formations reaching heights of 400m in the sky at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora.
  • Admire the largest of the Byzantine monasteries, the Great Meteoron, and get a chance to visit inside 3 of the 6 operating monasteries.
  • Enjoy a personalized, private day tour from Athens to Greece’s largest archaeological site, Meteora aboard luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
  • Pay a visit to the monument of Leonidas in Thermopylae and listen to a multilingual audio guide, unraveling the tale of the legendary battle between 300 Spartans and the Persian forces.
  • Marvel at the stunning landscape and giant rock formations reaching heights of 400m in the sky at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora.
  • Admire the largest of the Byzantine monasteries, the Great Meteoron, and get a chance to visit inside 3 of the 6 operating monasteries.

Inclusions

  • Full-day private tour to Meteora from Athens
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation by Mercedes Benz vehicles
  • Professional English-Speaking driver
  • Multilingual audio guide on your smartphone
  • Visit inside active monasteries
  • Bottled water and snacks

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to monasteries (3€ per person at each monastery)
  • Professional guide
  • Meals (lunch or dinner)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Athens: Start with an early morning departure from Athens for a 4-hour journey to Meteora.
  • Battlefield of Thermopylae: Visit the battlefield where King Leonidas and his warriors fought gallantly.
  • The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas: The first monastery you'll see as you reach Meteora.
  • Monastery of Rousanos: The women’s monastery which covers the whole width of a small, steep cliff.
  • Varlaam Monastery: The second largest monastery, adorned with great frescoes.
  • Great Meteoron Monastery: The largest of all the monasteries on Meteora.
  • Monastery of the Holy Trinity: The most inaccessible and the third oldest monastery in Meteora.
  • Monastery of St. Stephan: The most easily accessible of the entire monastic complex of the Holy Meteora.
  • Panagia Church, Agios Nikolaos of Badovas: One of Athen's oldest churches and a monastery in Badova, stretching between two large rock formations.
  • Meteora: Home to stunning rock pinnacles and gorgeous scenery.
  • Athens: Enjoy a scenic journey back to Athens.

Need to Know

  • Tip: Look for religious artifacts displayed within the monasteries, such as ornate icons, intricately carved woodwork, and precious relics.
  • The audio guide is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat.
  • You are required to dress modestly when visiting the monasteries. Women are required to wear long skirts (pants/trousers are not allowed) and cover their shoulders. Men should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Experience Meteora Day Trips in Greece| Book Meteora Greece Tours

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?

Meteora Day
  • 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.

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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.