Meteora Private Day Tour
Day Tour to Meteora from Athens (up to 13 hours) from Volos (8 hours)
Departure & Return / for Meteora Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens, Thessaloniki or Volos Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up / drop off location.
Starting Time: We suggest that the tour starts at 7:00 am from Athens or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you via Thermopylae to Meteora rocks.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines.
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level and hiking shoes to walk the stairs up or down (100 hundred each monastery). We have time to visit Meteora rocks & take unique photos, view all the monasteries and visit 2 of them
What makes this tour unique?:
We visit Meteora rocks & Orthodox monasteries, as travelers not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy the religion history & scenery. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire and avoiding any tourist traps
The tour starts with a convenient pickup and takes you Via Thermopylae (Short stop) to Thessalian. Continue via Lamia mountains. Visit at you leisure the Meteora Rocks & Orthodox monasteries: Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron - Holy Monastery of Varlaam - Holy Monastery of Rousanou - Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas - Holy Monastery of St. Stephen - Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity. Return late evening with a stop at Kamena Vourla (small coastal resort town)
METEORA DAY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
From Athens, first brake stop in Thermopylae, a world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie. This passage from north to south along the east coast of Greek peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.
The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six (of an original twenty four) monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. It is located near the town of Kalambaka at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains.
METEORA & MONASTERIES
Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V, and VII.The name means "lofty", "elevated", and is etymologically related to meteor. Drive around Meteora Rocks, visit at least 2 of the Orthodox monasteries. Take a photography tour (in different light now) around the Meteora. Stop in selected places with amazing views of the rocks and monasteries.
Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesdays and Wednesdays closed
Holy Monastery of Varlaam 09:00 to 16:00 Thursdays and Fridays closed
Holy Monastery of Rousanou 09:00 to 14:00 Wednesdays closed
Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas 09:00 to 16:00 Fridays closed
Holy Monastery of St. Stephen 09:30 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 17:30 Mondays closed
Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity 10:00 to 16:00 Wednesdays and Thursdays closed.
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees) Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day