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Meteora Monasteries

  10 hours     Meteora Monasteries, Thessaly     All year around

One of the most remarkable sites in Greece: a group of monasteries perched atop pinnacles of rock up to 600 meters high.

A rare geological phenomenon, a quirk of nature as it were, created these looming rocks which trust skywards from the plain of Thessaly, as if striving to come closer to God. These peculiarly impressive natural sculptures are known as Meteora because they do indeed seem to hang or hover (meteoro in Greek) above the plain. Their summits totally isolated from the rest of the world, were a refuge for many hermits from as early as the 11th century. Three hundred years later the first monasteries were founded. Access to the monasteries and settlements was made by ladder and rope.

Once we arrive to the monasteries you will admire the brickwork of the Byzantine workmanship. The Churches house the spectacular frescoes, ivory carving, manuscripts and the fine work of art previously supported by the Emperos at the time. It is included in the tour the visit of two monasteries, Grand Meteora or Varlaam Monasteries as well as the Monastery of Agios Stefanos (Nuns).


  Visit of two Monasteries

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up / drop off from / to all centrally located Thessaloniki hotels and apartments.
INCLUDED  Professional English speaking driver
 Professional English speaking guide

 All taxes, fees and handling charges
 Transport by air-conditioned car/van
 Hotel pickup and drop-off
NOT INCLUDED  Entrance fees
 Food and drinks
 Gratuites (optional)

  10 hours     Meteora Monasteries, Thessaly     All year around


Depart from Thessaloniki

11.00 – 13.00

Explore Meteora and visit two Monasteries

13.00 – 15.00

Time at leisure and free time for lunch in Kalambaka

15:00 – 18:00

Return to Thessaloniki

Activity Level . 

Prepare for the activity – Important information

What to bring

 Comfortable shoes

Not allowed


 Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

 To access some monasteries you will need to climb a lot of

 Women should preferably wear a skirt

 On occasions, an umbrella might be needed