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Meteora Full Day Tour From Thessaloniki

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11 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Thessaloniki
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Explore one of the most fascinating and incredible architectural sites in Greece, the monasteries of Meteora. The ancient abbeys trace their origin back to the 14th century and have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. Endeavor to learn about the culture of the monks and marvel at the beauty of the monasteries set up on magnificent rock cliffs.

What to expect?

  • Perched high atop a dramatic range of granite and sandstone cliffs on the Plain of Thessaly, the Orthodox monasteries of Meteora were built beginning in the 14th century as a place of refuge from encroaching Turkish rule. Today, six of these stone abbeys remain and are collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your full-day exploration of this cultural gem begins with morning pickup at your Thessaloniki hotel in a private vehicle and a scenic drive across central Greece.

  • As you approach, marvel at the cliffs rising spectacularly from the plains, and imagine the dedication and feats of engineering required to build atop such an inaccessible landscape. Ascend the cliffs via a modern road, and visit two to four of the surviving monasteries, depending on your pace and preference. Learn about the lives of the monks who sought peace and retreat here, and soak up spectacular views of the surrounding rocks and valley.

  • In the afternoon, visit the nearby village of Kalambaka for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and a chance to explore the region’s modern-day culture. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of your guide and a flexible itinerary customized to suit your wishes. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Thessaloniki hotel.

What is included?

  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Dress modestly for entering the monasteries:
  • Ladies must not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves
  • Men are not allowed to wear shorts

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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