7:30 am


12 Hours

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Meteora Full Day Private Tour From Athens

Tour Details

A unique full-day tour from Athens to explore the captivating clifftop monasteries of Meteora, a stunning geological phenomenon and a UNESCO World Heritage site located near Kalambaka. This tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the grandeur of one of the largest and most precariously built complexes of the Greek Orthodox Church monasteries, nestled in the heart of Central Greece.

Your journey begins early in the morning, where you’ll be picked up from your desired location, offering the convenience of personalized pickup whether you’re at the airport, cruise port, or staying in an AirBnB. As you embark on this adventure, you’ll be greeted with the breathtaking landscape of the Plain of Thessaly, driving through the plain of Pieria before arriving in Kalambaka.

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Meteora, where monasteries sit atop towering rock formations, suspended in the air, offering fantastic views over the plains below. Meteora is not only a geological wonder but also a spiritual site where monasteries have stood for more than 7 centuries. This tour is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and spiritual heritage, making it a trip worth taking.

The tour includes visits to two different Byzantine Monasteries, where you can marvel at the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and immerse yourself in the spirituality and tranquility of these sacred places. The breathtaking scenery and the serene atmosphere provide a perfect backdrop for reflection and photography, ensuring that you have memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Included in your tour are comfortable air-conditioned transportation, bottled water to keep you hydrated, a professional guide at the destination, and an English-speaking driver to ensure a seamless experience. All taxes, fees, and handling charges are also covered, providing you with a hassle-free journey to explore this magnificent site.

However, it’s important to note that meals, drinks, beverages, gratuities, and entrance fees to the Monasteries in Meteora are not included in the tour package. This allows you the flexibility to explore local cuisine and contribute to the monasteries’ upkeep at your discretion.

Your itinerary also includes a historical stop at the battlefield of Thermopylae, famously known as the “Hot Gates.” Here, you’ll be transported back to the 5th century BC, where King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans made their legendary stand against Persian King Xerxes. This historical insight adds another layer of depth to your journey through Greece.

After exploring the monasteries and capturing the essence of Meteora’s spiritual and natural beauty, you’ll return to Kalambaka for lunch. This offers the perfect opportunity to savor traditional Greek food, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of Greece as you reflect on the day’s experiences.

As the day concludes, you’ll be driven back to your starting point, filled with lasting memories of the timeless beauty of Meteora and the spiritual heritage of Greece. This tour promises an unforgettable experience, blending history, culture, and natural wonders into a seamless adventure. Join us on this extraordinary journey and discover the magnificent monasteries of Meteora, a truly exceptional adventure.

Departure Information

Departure & Return Location:
  • We pick up all travelers and travelers can enter their own pickup location.
  • For airport and cruise port arrivals please notice that our driver will wait for you at the arrivals terminal holding a sign with your name on it.
  • For AirBnB or any other apartment pick ups, kindly notice that we need the full address and postal code (5 digits) of the apartment.
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What to expect

  • Explore one of the top-ranked UNESCO-listed Classical sites.
  • Drive through the scenic plain of Pieria and arrive in Kalambaka.
  • Tour the cliff-top monasteries to visit two different Byzantine Monasteries built atop rock towers, offering fantastic views over the plain.
  • Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage monument list, marking it as a globally recognized site of cultural and natural significance.
  • Discover the astonishing Meteora: Experience the beauty and serenity of this unique geological phenomenon and its historic monastic community.
  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora: Gain insights into the spiritual and architectural heritage of the Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Learn about the significance of Meteora in world history, culture, and spirituality.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views and capture memorable photos of the surrounding plains and the sky-high monasteries.
  • Experience a journey that combines a geological miracle with spiritual discovery, making it a trip worth taking.


• Pick up and drop off
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Bottled water
• Professional guide at destination
• English speaking driver
• All Fees and Taxes


• Food and Drinks
• Gratuities
• Entrance fees to the Monasteries in Meteora( 3 euros per person per Monastery )


  1. Meet Your Host: Begin your journey early in the morning by meeting with your host and start driving along central Greece.
  2. First Stop – Battlefield of Thermopylae: Visit the historic site of the “Hot Gates” where King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans made their legendary stand against Persian King Xerxes during the 5th century BC.
  3. Scenic Drive Through Central Greece: Continue your journey through the plain of central Greece, passing by quaint towns such as Trikala and Karditsa, en route to the modern town of Kalambaka, gateway to Meteora.
  4. Arrival at Meteora: Experience your first breathtaking view of the UNESCO World Heritage site, marveling at the grey vertical rocks as you approach.
  5. Explore Meteora’s Monasteries: Visit two of Meteora’s most significant monasteries, perched atop towering rocks, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and Byzantine art.
  6. Photography and Art: The stunning scenery and ageless monasteries provide a perfect opportunity for photography and introduce you to exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.
  7. Lunch in Kalambaka: After exploring the monasteries, return to the city of Kalambaka for a lunch filled with a variety of Greek traditional foods, sure to satisfy your culinary expectations.
  8. Return Journey: Reflect on the day’s unforgettable experiences during the drive back, concluding a journey that’s both long and immensely rewarding.
  9. Drop-off at Your Location: The driver will ensure you are comfortably dropped off at your initial pickup location, marking the end of a memorable tour.


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