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Activities in Kalambaka

Meteora Monasteries Day Trip

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Very nice tour excellent organization our very prepared and helpful guide Dimitri explained all the places we visited very well.
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Free cancellation up to 15 days before
US$ 28.10
Free cancellation up to 15 days before
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Discover the Meteora Monasteries, where the architecture melts into the rocks at over 600 metres high. One of the most mystical and beautiful sights in Greece.

Discover the Meteora Monasteries, where the architecture melts into the rocks at over 600 metres high. One of the most mystical and beautiful sights in Greece.

Meteora Monasteries Day Trip

At 11:50 am, a minibus will pick you up at the indicated meeting point in Kalambaka to begin the journey to Meteora, where you can find one of the most iconic and famous sights in Greece: the hanging monasteries of Meteora.

Following a brief journey of approximately 20 minutes, you'll understand its nickname: these monasteries can be found atop rocky formations 600 metres up.

Over the four-hour tour, an English-speaking guide will explain the stories and interesting facts about Meteora and its monasteries. The area is one of the most beautiful and impressive in all of Greece, so much so that the producers of Game of Thrones even chose Meteora as one of the places to shoot the series: it was the famous Eagle's Nest Prison, where Tyrion Lannister was kept.

At its peak, 24 monasteries co-existed in Meteora, but with the passage of time and various wars (much was destroyed during the Second World War), today only six can be visited: Great Meteoron, Varlaam, Rousanou, St. Nicholas Anapausas, St. Stephen and Holy Trinity.

We'll visit three of these monasteries depending on the day you decide to take the tour. The visit inside these monasteries is not guided, but we'll give you all the information you need before entering.

The tour finishes at around 4 pm, at which point we'll accompany you back to the starting point in Kalambaka.

Visit to the monasteries 

During the tour, you'll be able to visit the interior of 3 monasteries, depending on the day. Some monasteries are closed on certain days of the week. For example, you should note that the Great Meteoron Monastery is closed every Tuesday. If your reservation is for that day, we'll simply admire the exterior of this monastery. 

Departure from Kastraki

If you prefer to depart from Kastraki, you can also book the excursion to the Meteora Monasteries from Kastraki.

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Price

Adults Children from 4 to 15 Children under 4
English Language Tour
US$ 28.10
US$ 16.90
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 28.10
  • Children from 4 to 15

    US$ 16.90
  • Children under 4

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling.

Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Transport by bus

Free WiFi in the minibus

Map of Meteora

Not included

Entry to the monasteries: 3 (US$ 3.40) each

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Most areas are accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is there a specific dress code for accessing monasteries?

    A - Yes, the visit to the Meteora monasteries requires a mandatory dress code for both men and women. No tank tops or shorts are allowed. Shoulders and knees must always be covered and, in addition, women must wear long skirts and are not allowed to enter wearing pants.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 28.10
Free cancellation up to 15 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 15 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 5 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Meteora Thrones Travel Center