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Athens ⇆ Meteora

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2024

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February 2024

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The route


Description


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a full-day bus trip from Athens. Enter 3 of the 6 holy monasteries and get panoramic views of the giant rocks.

The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and women visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts.
Women need a skirt/ long dress to enter the monasteries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax and enjoy the scenery of the Greek countryside on your way to Meteora, as you learn from our guide about the long history of the areas you pass by
  • Check the view above the clouds and the dramatic scenery of the rocks.
  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora dated back to the medieval times and experience the mystagogic energy of the place.
  • Get panoramic views of the buildings perched on near-vertical rocks
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki


STARTING POINT AND DEPARTURE TIME

  • 07:30 am.

Meet outside the Halandri Metro Station. Follow the exit To Vrilissia and meet your guide outside the station. Avoid the congestion of the city with direct
departure from near the highway.

EXCURSION DURATION

  • 15 hours

DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCURSION

Start your full-day bus trip to Meteora with your guide from Athens. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape and its mystic
atmosphere.

On your way to Meteora you will be able to see a very big beautiful and big
part of the eastern mainland of Greece and learn everything from our guide-archaeologist about its history.

Upon our arrival on Meteora you will be able to visit 3 of the 6 Monasteries,
according to their operating schedule.

Let the mesmerizing view above the clouds to take your breath away and
capture the dramatic scenery of the rocks lying on the valley of Kalampaka
village.

Understand in depth the orthodox Christian art and culture of the monasteries.
Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before
heading back to Thessaloniki.

Wear shoes that you would wear on a hiking session and remember to bring
some decent clothing for the monasteries too! All of our tour leaders have an
archaeological background (studies in history and archaeology) and they will
bring you one step closer to the history of the Holly Rocks of Meteora.

THE PRICE OF THE EXCURSION INCLUDES

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Bilingual guide throughout the bus trip
  • Basic travel insurance

NOT INCLUDE

  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery – cash only)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • The coach journey from Athens to Meteora is 5 hours each way, including two short stops along the way to use the restroom and buy snacks.
  • The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and female visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts
  • Women need a long skirt/ dress to enter the monasteries. Women
    cannot enter the monasteries wearing trousers or jeans.
  • At winter, the temperature is low so you need to bring suitable clothes. Check the temperature of Meteora online the previous day!
  • To reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs
  • The €3 entrance fee to each monastery is not included in the ticket
    price, this must be paid in cash
  • You will stop for a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, this is not included in the ticket price
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, cash
  • Not suitable for people with mobility impairments and wheelchair users