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Landscape of Meteora
Landscape of Meteora
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The Monastery of Great Meteoron
The Monastery of Great Meteoron
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The Monastery of Rousanou / St. Barbara
The Monastery of Rousanou / St. Barbara
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The Monastery of Varlaam
The Monastery of Varlaam
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Meteora panoramic view
Meteora panoramic view
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The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen
The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen
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Meteora Full Day Trip From Athens

In this excursion you will visit the Monasteries of Meteora located in northern Greece, in the plain of Thessaly, near the city of Kalampaka. They are classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and consist of structures located at the top of the rocks, carved by erosion and are called Meteora. They are located at a height of 600 meters in some of which are Byzantine monasteries that began to be built in the 14th century, at the end of the Byzantine Empire and were completed in the 16th century. These monasteries are Christian Orthodox and represent an important site of Greek Orthodox monasticism. The rock formations where they were built would be, according to ancient Christian writings, "the rocks sent from heaven to earth" to allow the Greeks to retreat and pray. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, a large river flowing in the Sea of ​​Thessaly was in the place of these imposing rocks, when this river found a new outlet in the Aegean Sea, it under the action of erosion and earthquakes, sank and gave birth to this original landscape. The first monks to live in these places were hermits who lived in caves and wanted to be closer to God, later built to escape the Turks, during the Ottoman Empire. There are currently seventeen ruined monasteries and only five can be visited. A modest dress is required for both men and women.

 

Additional information

The picturesque route of the mountains of mainland Greece

Beautiful panoramic views of this unique natural phenomenon

Visit three of six Holy Monasteries.

Professional English speaking driver

Tour Guide (Service optional)

Tour duration 12hrs approx

Entries at Holy Monasteries are not included

Opening Hours / Closed on:
Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron 09:00 to 15:00  Closed on Tuesdays

Holy Monastery of Valaam  09:00 to 16:00  Closed on Fridays

Holy Monastery Rousanou 09:00 to 17:00  Closed on Wednesdays

Holy Monastery of St. Stephen 09:00 to 13:30  Closed on Mondays

Holy Monastery of  Holy Trinity 09:00 to 17:00  Closed on Thursdays

Pricing

 

The prices are per vehicle and not per person

It depends on the type of vehicle (taxi, minivan, minibus)

Pick up and drop off at (Hotel / Airbnb) in Athens

(Airport or places outside of the city may have an extra charge)

Extra charge for accommodation in case of Multi-Day Tour

Tours do not include meals and drinks

Tour Guide (Service optional)

Our company will provide you with a Licensed Tour Guide at an additional cost

Cancellation Policy

100% refund in case of canceling 5 days before the service

50% refund in case of canceling 24 hours before the service

No refund in case of canceling the last 24 hours before the tour

or in case of no showing without notice

100% refund in case you have to cancel a service due to force majeure

(flight cancellation, cruise ship didn’t dock or for health issues)

Do not hesitate to request changes to the itinerary.

We can customize the itinerary as you wish.

 

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