Meteora Full Day Tour

Connect with the divine

Impressive, breathtaking, spiritual, serene, mystical, extraordinary,  immense, inspiring! These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe the Meteora phenomenon. Meteora means  "suspended in space", and there couldn’t be a more fitting name for this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gigantic rocks of Meteora,  tower above the town of Kalambaka, at a maximum height of 400 m (1200 ft), creating one of the gorgeous panoramas in Europe. In a breathtaking landscape, at the northwest corner of Thessaly that has been sculpted by wind and water over millions of years, in a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled and built these “houses in the clouds” from the 11th century onwards.

It took them years to carry the construction material to the top of the gigantic rocks, using ropes, folding ladders, nets, and baskets. Despite incredible difficulties, and with much determination,  twenty-four monasteries were built. The frescoes adorning their walls marked a milestone in post-Byzantine painting. However, only 6 of them have made it through the centuries and in their museums are on display some of the best pieces of religious art and craft as well as a collection of precious 11th century manuscripts. A day trip to Meteora is a must-see while in Greece, as it offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history.

 

Inclusions
Transfers from/to Thessaloniki
Visit two monasteries.
A meal in a traditional Greek restaurant in the town of Kalambaka 
Entrance fees to Monasteries
Professional - licensed guide
Professional driver
All taxes

Exclusions
Personal expenses
Gratuities
All drinks
Travel Insurance
Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusions” section

Have to Know
Program language: Upon request ( En, De, Sp, Fr, Tr, It, Ru )
Participation: 1 - 8 persons. For larger groups please contact.
Early pick up from your accommodation at 08:00
The duration of the program is about 10 hours. 
This program is available all year round.
There is dress-code for entering the monasteries: Women must cover shoulders and legs and can wear neither trousers or jeans. No short pants for men. There are wrap-around skirts you can borrow for free during the visit.
 
 
 
 

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