Meteora Half-day Sightseeing Tour

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

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.

Rates

  • Adult Price: 30€
  • Child Price: 15€
  • Couples Price: 55€
  • Family Price: 25€
  • Group Price: 25€

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Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • English-speaking local tour leader
  • Free wifi on board
  • Free Map and Bottle of water
  • Taxes and service fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • State licensed guide
  • Entrance fees 3 euro per person at each monastery
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Breakfast or lunch

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Max People: 18
  • Starting Time: 9:00am
  • Pick up: Pick up service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • Dress code: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For ladies skirts and shawls are available at the entrance in case they don’t have such clothing to cover themselves.
  • Semi-independent tour
  • Transportation by VIP Mercedes minibus

Highlights

  • See all the monasteries
  • Enter inside three monasteries
  • Learn the history from a local’s perspective
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Save time and effort, let us drive you to every monastery

Tour Details

Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build there the monasteries. 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!

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 days 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 Meteora Sunset Tour: St. Stephen Meteora Hiking Tour: Great Meteoron, Ypapanti

What if it rains?

All our bus tours run regardless of weather. If we are forced to cancel an activity because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change date or switch activity or cancel and receive a 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.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by mandyf238 on March 17, 2019

Monasteries

I didn’t realize until I booked the trip that it was 5.5 hrs each way. I almost just said “heck with it” the day before and stayed in Athens, but I dragged my tired corpse out of bed and got on the train. So glad...

Rating: by KennethEast on March 15, 2019

Great introduction to Meteora

Our guide Jim—Greek, but named after American-born grandfather—was fabulous. My docent partner was in awe of his ability to be witty and informative for four hours. His tour of the 7c church was absolutely splendid. Loved visiting the hermit caves, too. We were on our...

Rating: by Φλώρα Π on March 14, 2019

Excellent Service!

A fully equipped and experienced team of professionals. An amazing experience if you find yourself at Trikala or Kalampaka. Seek out George, The Great Driver and Eva, The Beautiful Guide and you won't regret it.

Rating: by CRossi7 on March 11, 2019

Loved the hiking tour

Great hiking tour and sunset tour. Guide Vangelis was funny, helpful, informative and funny. I learned a lot while hiking this beautiful area.

Rating: by Kusum S on March 11, 2019

To be done once in a lifetime

The guide Katerina was very nice and friendly. The trip by train was very tiring though. Should definitely opt for a first class. But the tour itself was very enriching with breathtaking views.

Rating: by willdernessman on March 10, 2019

Watch out for ticket details

I booked this tour through GET YOUR GUIDE which I thought included the rail tickets from Athens. The company doing the tour was Visit Meteora which having a similar advertisment to about two others says Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora. This is misleading as it...

Rating: by hishiani on March 7, 2019

Hiking 1/2 day around meteora

Chris was our guide, a brand new bus picked us up at the hotel and brought us back. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. He loves the place and it shows in his work. This is a must do tour of how to see Meteora...

Rating: by jsheol99 on March 5, 2019

Excellent experience with GREAT experts.

Weather was so great when I visited Meteora. Guide and driver were so kind and professional. They were passionate and cheerful experts. They took me some great pictures too. I was really satisfied with this experience, and I strongly recommend this program!

Rating: by Venture392390 on March 4, 2019

Day tour in kalambaka

Really nice experience in kalambaka. They made a great introduce about meteora . The tour bus was also really comfortable. Highly recommended.

Rating: by Savytraveler296 on March 3, 2019

Amazing Meteora

I visited Meteora in Dec. 2018 and booked a Meteora train2train tour. Since it's not a touristic period, it turned out that there was only me in the train2train tour, but they still organized it even for only one person. There was a whole minivan...

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