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Athens: Meteora & Kalabaka Day Trip without a Guide

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Enjoy a day trip from Athens to visit Metéora's soaring monasteries, take free time to savor local cuisine in Kastraki, and see the Ancient Thermopylae.

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Highlights

  • See the majestic Metéora Monasteries: Perched in the sky.
  • Take free time to taste local delights in Kastraki: savory Greek Food.
  • See Thermopylae's Heroic Legacy: Spartan Battle.
  • Enjoy a road trip with an experienced driver.

Description

Metéora,' a name that translates to 'middle of the sky,' perfectly encapsulates the awe-inspiring essence of this Greek destination. The Metéora monasteries stand as majestic sentinels, perched on towering rock formations that seem to reach out to the heavens. This ethereal landscape reflects humanity's ceaseless pursuit of holiness and spiritual transcendence. Embarking on a tour of this enchanting realm, you'll have the privilege of visiting three of the most accessible monasteries. Each of these monastic sanctuaries holds within its walls a rich tapestry of history, art, and devotion. As you explore their hallowed halls, you'll gain insight into the spiritual heritage that has endured here for centuries. After your enlightening monastery tour, you'll have the chance to savor the flavors of the region. A delightful lunch awaits you in the picturesque Kastraki village, where you'll have the opportunity to indulge in local dishes and 'Mezedes,' a delectable array of Greek appetizers. This culinary experience will not only satiate your appetite but also provide a taste of the region's culture and traditions. As you bid farewell to Metéora and begin your journey back to Athens, you'll make a stop at the historic site of Thermopylae. It was here, in this epic battlefield, that the valiant Spartans made their last stand against the Persian forces. The echoes of this heroic struggle still resonate in the annals of history, and you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in this ancient tale of courage and sacrifice. Metéora is not just renowned for its awe-inspiring monasteries; it's also a UNESCO World Heritage site with a total of six listed monasteries. While you may visit the three most accessible ones, the entire region is a treasure trove of natural beauty and spiritual significance. The extraordinary rock formations that characterize Metéora beckon the adventurous spirit within you, inviting you to climb and explore their unique terrain. Moreover, as you gaze upon these majestic spires of rock, you'll catch a glimpse of the hermits' life, a testament to the profound devotion that has thrived in these remote heights. Their ascetic existence, isolated amidst the heavens, adds an extra layer of mystique to the Metéora experience. In summary, this excursion to Metéora promises an unforgettable journey through history, spirituality, and natural wonder. You'll witness monastic grandeur, savor local cuisine, pay homage to ancient heroes, and connect with the essence of human aspiration amidst the soaring heights of Metéora's monasteries and rock formations.

Includes

Complimentary Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel (or pre-arranged meeting point) Professional English Driver Air Conditioned Car/Van/Minibus Wifi & Phone Charger Tolls-Vat (All Taxes) Free time for lunch (at extra cost) Transfer between the monasteries

Important Information

  • Please note that this tour doesn't include a guide with you, you will be transferred by an experienced driver.

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