Meteora Private Sunset Tour

Use code "PRIVATE2020" and enjoy a 20% discount on this tour!


Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.

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!

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Rates

  • Private up to 2 people: 180€
  • Private up to 4 people: 250€
  • Private up to 6people: 300€
  • Private up to 12 people: 420€

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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: 12
  • Availability: Daily Departures
  • Starting Time: Varies, check the FAQ
  • Pick up: Pick up service from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • Dresscode: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For women, skirts below the knee are required in order to enter the monasteries.

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

Our COVID-19 safety measures for tours and activities

  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Tour Details

Join an amazing private Meteora 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. The Meteora private Sunset tour then will take you to 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 descents, 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. Sitting on the edges of Meteora cliffs feel the evening breeze. Allow your senses to explore moment by moment the dimming of the light as the sun sinks behind the mountains. What a perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora with an awe-inspiring tour to be remembered forever!

Combine Meteora Private Sunset 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 samthetramp on March 1, 2020

A journey on rain pillar

I was lucky enough to meet this agency and Kostas, the well-prepared, friendly mountain guide who I had the honour to climb the route "rain pillar" with. Whether you are a solo climber searching for a experienced partner who knows the area very well or...

Rating: by B7343SAmichaels on February 24, 2020

Top Notch!

We did the 4 day, 3 night train tour from Athens to Meteora, the Sunset Tour, Mount Saint Scramble and 2 other hikes just this past week. We travel extensively and have to say that they were the best tour company we have every dealt...

Rating: by 886janiner on February 23, 2020

Incredible Experience

I had the privilege of of booking for the sunset tour with Jim who was incredibly interesting and knowledgeable of the area and his passion for his hometown radiated through the experience. I also went on a hike tour with Chris,from the get go he...

Rating: by mayanks43 on February 22, 2020

Very beautiful place, just be cautious in the trains

We took the 3 day by train tour to Meteora and Delphi. Unfortunately, my trip didn't have the best of starts as my wallet was stolen in Athens just as we entered the train to Kalambaka. I was in trauma for the first half of...

Rating: by L2259ILandrewc on February 20, 2020

Excellent and Enjoyable

Best ever tour group experience in Greece and its the leader that makes it. - in spite of delayed train services Knowledgeable and friendly, she gave aus an excellent time in learning about Meteora

Rating: by jamiehuss on February 19, 2020

Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides

Meteora Travel provided great service and the tours were flexible. I took two tours, and they were both fantastic. The tour guides were very good and really tried to accommodate all of the guests they best they could. They even took great pics for me....

Rating: by Mei199 on February 19, 2020

Meteora is absolutely stunning even in cold December!

We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and seats (there was no English announcements or signs confirming where the train was heading, and the cars numbers were not clearly marked), we got to...

Rating: by nogat2016 on February 17, 2020

Great

This tour was great-- everything was handled professionally and warmly. Maria was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, we packed as much as possible into the day and enjoyed amazing sights.

Rating: by Christiana N on February 16, 2020

Excellent day trip!

Amazing day! Breathtaking views! Great history! Great tour guide! Thank you for a day to remember! Absolutely worth it!

Rating: by Michelle R on February 16, 2020

Terrific & Majestic!

Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It was a small group of us given the tour running in the colder months, but it was perfect to see the monasteries and views without...

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