From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Bus with Audioguide
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Embark on a full-day trip from Athens to witness the Meteora rock formations and their UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries. Travel in luxury by coach, then enjoy a minibus tour in Meteora and Kalabaka.
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Visit the world-famous Meteora and walk inside old Christian Monasteries
Learn the natural history about the marvelous millions-year-old rock formations
Awe at the breathtaking views and snap unforgettable photos of the landscape
Listen to the fascnitating history in 6 languages with our Audioguide
Enjoy hassle-free morning transfer from 4 meeting points to the Bus station
Set off on a full-day trip to Meteora from Athens. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the monasteries built on the towering pillar-like rocks. Explore two monasteries and get a glimpse into the life of Greek Christian monks.
Be picked up in the morning from one of the designated meeting points in Athens. Board the coach that will take you to Kalabaka in less than 4.5 hours. Sit back and relax looking out the window and take in the stunning countryside as you travel and snap some photos.
Arrive in the traditional town of Kalabaka by noon, the city is built on the foot of the majestic Meteora rocks. You will be picked up at the bus station by your guide and the rest of the group in an air-conditioned minibus. The Meteora tour starts from here. You will see the 6 monasteries and enter 2 of them (every day there are only 2 or 3 open). The entrance to the Monasteries is not included.
Hear the story of how the Meteora rock formations were created millions of years ago and learn about the nature and the history of this extraordinary place from your guide. In the 9th century, monks began inhabiting them again and in the 14th century, the first monasteries were built. Nowadays, Meteora is home to one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.
The tour will also take you to see from a distance the Badouva Caves, where Greek Christian monks used to reside in the past inside the rocks. Of course, you will have many chances to take unforgettable photos at marvelous viewpoints on Meteora.
Later the bus will take you back to Kalabaka town so that you enjoy free time for a meal, coffee, and/or shopping before you take the Coach back to Athens. Back in Athens, you can easily take the metro or a taxi back to your hotel or accommodation from the Bus station. An unforgettable day ends here, we hope you enjoy it.
Please note that your transfer from Athens is temporarily done by an airconditioned bus departing from the Athens Train station, instead of a train. The reason is that trains have stopped operations due to a devastating flood. You will still enjoy the experience in the most stress-free manner possible. Not only is the bus ride to Kalabaka efficient and a bit faster, but it also allows you to soak up the enchanting countryside of Greece. Awe at the gorgeous landscapes that unfold before your eyes and prepare yourself for the wonders of Meteora to come.
Round-trip train ticket from Athens to Kalabaka (temporarily by bus)
Pickup service from 4 meeting points in the center of Athens
Audio Guide in 6 Languages ( English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Russian)
Meteora tour by air-conditioned minibus
Photo stops in Meteora
Visit inside 2 of the 6 monasteries (entrance fees not included)
Local guide on the minibus
This tour is usually done by train. However, recent flooding in Greece has temporarily disrupted train services. Replacement buses are in place to ensure uninterrupted travel until train services are restored. The itineraries and stops of this tour remain unaffected so that you can enjoy this activity with confidence
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund