Meteora Sunset Tour

Join the ultimate sunset tour in Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this area! A 'life-seeing' experience rather than a sight-seeing experience.

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. Sunset tour begins with a visit to one of the 6 active monasteries of Meteora, Agios Stefanos or Holy Trinity. Then we will guide you to the oldest standing monument of our place, the Byzantine church of 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!

Inclusions

  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Free Map and Bottle of water
  • Free wifi on board
  • See all six monasteries
  • Visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary
  • Visit the renovated Hermitages of Badova
  • French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Russian guides on request

Exclusions

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

Additional Information

Why book Sunset tour

  • You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.
  • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective.
  • You will learn about etiquette and behavior (especially important at religious sites).
  • You will be able to ask as many questions as you want.
  • You help support a local economy.
  • Daily departures depart any day you want, 365 days a year
  • Excellent reviews on trip advisor
  • You get to meet people from around the world
  • Small size groups.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at the time of booking.
  • On your tour of Meteora, you will be able to enter the Monastery of St. Stephen, except for Mondays, where we visit a different monastery due to it being closed.
  • Any participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf.
  • 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 shirts will be provided.
  • Children 0-4 years old participate free of charge.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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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

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?

es, 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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Katerinka K

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We were preparing for the trip for quite a lot of time and were doubting a lot about the excursion in Meteora. Finally we chose Meteora tour and it was outstanding. The minivan picked us from the hotel and drove to the most beautiful spots...

pianofication

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The tour guide was an authentic local expert - had climbed the rocks himself as a boy and could really speak to the culture of the area and the backstories behind the monks. Also taught the group a few new ways to use the panorama...

ChristopherMW

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We actually did two tours with VM, we arrived via train from Athens, walked from the station into the town, walked around a little bit then went to the offices and were offered juice while we waited for our tour that would be starting very...

Panos C

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Amazing crew of people who love their city, their job! They taught us a lot about Meteora. The sunset tour was amazing by their guidance!

ianpresnell

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I had never been rock climbing and am normally terrified of heights - it was fantastic. You need to have some physical capacity and be prepared to trust the rock but our guideBilly was great flexible not rushed and safe. Wow.

LI H

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The train was arriving late, driver called to inform that they'll pick us up at the train station instead of hotel. They were very professional in arranging the change in pickup, sharing the history and always helping to take instagram worthy photos for everyone! Super...

Spreelissa

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Absolutely breathtaking views! Jimmy, our guide, has been very professional in providing information and very helpful and attentive to each and everyone of us. Strongly recommended.

WhatisleftMadison

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Was hesitant to use because of lack of licensed guides but attention to detail, unmatched knowledge of the area and excellent customer service greatly make up for it. Had a great experience on a private six hour tour of the monasteries and area that ended...

P3826RJjamiew

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Efficient, informative and loads of fun. Recommend it for anyone. Thanks Jimmy for a wonderful tour.

Useful Information

  • Duration : 4 hours
  • Availability : Daily Departures
  • Adult Price : 35€
  • Child Price : 15€
  • Couples Price : 60€
  • Family Price : 25€
  • Group Price : 25€
  • Pick up : Pick up Service

Reasons to Book

  • Semi-independent tour
  • 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

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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