Meteora Private Sunset Tour

Join the ultimate sunset tour in Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this area!

On this private basis tour, you can choose to modify the itinerary according to your own personal preferences and needs. You can do this by either contacting us directly through our e-mail, or by writing your comments on the comment section during the booking process what changes you wish to make. With our extensive knowledge and expertise gained over many years of operating tours and activities around Meteora, will help you adjust the tour’s itinerary in the best possible way for the best tailor-made experience ever!

Rates

  • Private up to 3 people: 250€
  • Private up to 6 people: 350€
  • Private up to 12 people: 450€
  • Private up to 19 people: 550€

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking local tour leader
  • Pick up and drop off service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • Transportation by VIP Mercedes mini bus
  • Free Map and Bottle of water
  • Free wifi on board

Exclusions

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Entrance fees at the one monastery, 3 euro per person
  • Entrance fees at the Byzantine church, 2 euro per person
  • State licensed guide

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Max People: 19
  • Availability: Daily Departures
  • Starting Time: Varies, check the FAQ
  • Pick up: Pick up service from Kalampaka or Kastraki

Highlights

  • Visit inside one active monastery
  • Visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary
  • Visit the renovated Hermitages of Badova
  • See all six monasteries
  • Combines a bus tour with short walks
  • Stop in spots with panoramic view for photo shooting
  • Learn about the local traditions, myths, and history
  • Take the best sunset photos ever

Tour Details

While all the masses of tourists are long gone, join an amazing sunset tour that undoubtedly will become the highlight of your entire Meteora visit. This tour will take you on a late afternoon visit to discover the hidden gems of this place. Allow the locals to guide you through the winding narrow roads of Meteora to places away from the beaten tourist paths. A ‘life-seeing’ experience rather than a sight-seeing experience.

The sunset tour begins with a visit to one of the 6 active monasteries of Meteora, Agios Stefanos or Roussanou. Then we will guide you to the oldest standing monument of our place, the Byzantine church of the Virgin Mary located in the old town of Kalambaka. A church made in the early Christian period with ancient marbles embedded on its walls, telling the town’s long history of 27 centuries. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots.

And as the sun slowly begins to descent, getting ready to touch on the mountain ridges we’ll bring you high up on the rocks of Meteora, on a magical spot to enjoy the most captivating sunset views. Up there, sitting on the edges of cliffs you will feel the evening breeze blowing through these giant cliffs. Allow your senses to explore moment by moment the dimming of the light as the sun disk sinks behind the mountains. This will be a perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora with an awe-inspiring tour to be remembered forever!

Combine this tour with our Meteora Half-Day Tour or with the Hiking tour into a full day tour 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 day of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

What time does the Sunset Tour start?

  • From January 2 to February 23: 2:00pm
  • From February 24 to March 25: 3:00pm
  • From March 26 to April 15: 3:30pm
  • From April 16 to April 30: 4:00pm, except on Mondays
  • From May 1 to August 23: 4:30pm, except on Mondays
  • From August 24 to September 11: 4:00pm, except on Mondays
  • From September 12 to October 26: 3:00pm
  • From October 27 to December 31: 2:00pm
  • All Mondays from April 16 to September 11: 3:45pm

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 Does the Meteora Sunset Tour include any hiking? The Meteora Sunset Tour is a bus tour, not a Hiking Tour, so it does not include and hiking at all.

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.

I am arriving by train. Can I still join the Meteora Sunset Tour?

Yes, you can! During winter time, when the tour starts at its earliest, we can pick you up from the train station and start it straight away. Later on, when the tour starts after 3:00pm, you will have plenty of time to check in your hotel and wait for us to pick you up!

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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