Meteora Half-day Sightseeing Tour

Discover Meteora on this Sightseeing Tour a perfect introduction for any first time visitor.

Tour Details

Visit 3 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This Meteora Half-day Sightseeing Tour will take you back to the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build the monasteries there. Learn everything, see everything! And then we will take you to the most beautiful spots to enjoy amazing views and take photos. With this comprehensive half-day morning Tour of Meteora, you’ll discover this astonishing site through the eyes and the narrative of the locals! The tour includes a pick-up and drop-off service from Meteora hotels and guesthouses.

The Meteora Half-day Sightseeing Tour tour does not overlap with our Meteora Sunset TourCombine those two tours and create the ultimate Meteora experience!

 

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off servise
  • See all monasteries
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Semi-independent tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • On your tour of Meteora you will be able to visit inside 3 monasteries
  • Free wifi on board
  • Free Map and Bottle of water
  • French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Russian guides on request

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees 3 euro per person at each monastery

Additional Information

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at the time of booking.
  • Wear closed toed shoes.
  • There are many beautiful sights. You are encouraged to bring a camera along.
  • Weather will not affect the operation of the tours However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and skirts will be provided.
  • Children policy: Children 0-4 years old participate free of charge.
Voucher info:
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

I am staying at an AirBNB. Where can I get picked up from?

We cannot pick up clients from AirBNBs for our tours. If you are staying in Kalampaka then you can come by our offices here to start the tour. If you are staying in Kastraki then you can meet us at our offices there.

I am staying at Trikala. Do you offer pick up from there?

Trikala is a city about 21km away from Kalampaka. Because of that, we do not offer pick up from there. You can catch the local bus to Kalampaka, which runs regularly and come by our offices here to start the tour.

Which monasteries do we visit inside on our tours?

First of all, keep in mind that, since every monastery closes on some days of the week, we do not visit the same monasteries every day. The monasteries we usually visit though are the following:
  • Meteora Half-day Tour: Great Meteoron, Varlamm and Rousssanou
  • Sunset Sunset Tour: St. Stephen
  • Meteora Hiking Tour: Great Meteoron, Ypapanti

What if it rains?

All our bus tours run regardless of weather. Our Meteora Hiking Tour does run as well if it rains, but in case of heavy rain you will be given the option to switch to our Meteora Half-day Tour (provided there is availability), reschedule your hike to a different day, or cancel the tour and get a full refund.

What time is the pick-up time for the tours?

The pick-up time for all our tours is the same as the meeting time, indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight difference of 5-10 minutes between that time and the actual pick up time, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your trip in order to facilitate that.

Can I bring my luggage inside your bus?

Yes you can! In case there is no room in our bus, we will drop off your luggage on our offices and you will be able to pick them up after the end of the tour.

How late can I make a booking?

You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, in order to have the best chances of finding availability.

Which tours can I join on the same day?

We have split our tours tom morning and afternoon ones. Furthermore, all our tours visit different places at Meteora. This way, you can combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour you wish! All all-time-classic combination is the Meteora Hiking Tour in the morning and the Meteora Sunset Tour in the afternoon.

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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

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The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

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3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

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A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

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Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

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Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

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Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

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Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

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HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

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Great tour, very well organized

We did this two-day tour to Meteora and it was great! I was a little nervous beforehand because there's a lot of pieces, bus and train and taxis and hotel, but everything worked out fine. We received all the relevant tickets and logistical information by...

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Alison Moss

If there is one thing you need to do in Greece, it should be to visit Meteora. It was the highlight of my Greek holiday. This company provided an excellent professional service. The accommodation they booked was superb. I would recommend.

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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

Rating:

The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

Rating:

3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

Rating:

A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

Rating:

Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

Rating:

Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

Rating:

Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

Rating:

Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

Rating:

HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Min People: 2
  • Max People: 18
  • Starting Time: 9:00am
  • Adult Price: 30€
  • Child Price: 15€
  • Couples Price: 55€
  • Family Price: 25€
  • Group Price: 25€
  • Pick up : Pick up Service

Reasons to Book

  • See all the monasteries
  • Enter inside three monasteries (usually Great Meteoron, Varlaam and Roussanou)
  • See the church of Doupiani
  • English-speaking guide

Contact Details

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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