From Athens: Private Day-Tour to Meteora and Thermopylae
Culture & history
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Witness the stunning rock formations of Meteora and visit the accompanying monasteries with a driver. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation, stop at the historic Thermopylae, and admire the Theopetra Museum exhibits.
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Travel back in time and imagine Leonidas and his 300 soldiers in the battle.
Enjoy the trip passing by the plain of Thessaly region.
Take great photos from Meteora which you will gaze for a lifetime.
Discover not widely known, but still very interesting sites, like Theopetra.
Our day tour will start early in the morning and our first stop will be after 2hs and 15min., in Thermopylae. At this point Leonidas' 300 faced the Persian army in a battle that shaped the result of the war although it had been lost for the Greeks.
After Thermopylae we will cross the plain of Thessaly region, seeing from our left the usually snowy mountain range of Pindos, as well as landscapes and picturesque villages that have not been affected by modern life and mass tourism. We’ll travel for about 2hs until we reach the area of Theopetra.
Τhe Τheopetra cave is currently closed, but we will have the chance to visit the Museum and see footprints of people who lived from 130,000 to 4,000 years ago, in an area that seems to have had a continuous human presence. We’ll stay in the Museum for about 1/2hrs and then we’ll travel for about 15min until we reach Meteora.
The imposing Meteora, the vertical rock formations up to 200m high, were created during the Oligocene and Miocene eras. About 30 monasteries were built since the 11th century on these rocks, while 6 of them operate nowadays. It is the second most important monastic complex in Greece after Mount Athos and is included in the Unesco World Heritage List. We will have the chance to approach and visit up to 3 Monasteries, while on our way we will make as many stops as you wish to take photos and admire the great view.
After our visit to the stunning Meteora, we’ll make a stop at Kalampaka, where you can taste local tasty food in one of the traditional taverns. (Note: food/drink are at your own expenses and are not included in our price).
After lunch, we will travel back to Athens for almost 4 ½ hrs.
Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Luxury a/c vehicle.
Child seat upon request.
English-speaking experienced driver, willing to answer to possible questions.
Visitors may have to climb many stairs to the Monasteries, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Monasteries require special clothing, shorts or tops without sleeves and short skirts are not allowed. Usually they provide the visitors with appropriate clothing if they are not dressed accordingly.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund