Meteora Rocks

Imposing Meteora 2-days private tour 2 Byzantine Monasteries

Meteora: A fantastic blend of sights and activities awaits

Meteora offers a unique blend of stunning natural beauty and rich history. The towering rock formations provide a breathtaking backdrop to the ancient monasteries perched atop them. Exploring the monasteries allows visitors to delve into the region’s religious and cultural heritage. Additionally, the hiking trails offer a chance to immerse oneself in the tranquility of nature while enjoying panoramic views. The combination of these attractions makes Meteora a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a mix of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. The Meteora Monasteries, a Byzantine complex, are the second largest in Europe, following only the Athos complex.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Meteora
Region: Central Greece: Thessaly, Meteora
Accommodation: 1 nights in Kalambaka, Kastraki
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of the 2 days private tour to Meteora

Athens – Kalambaka – Meteora Monasteries – Thermopylae – Athens

  • The suspended rocks of Meteora with the famous Byzantine Monasteries
  • Drive through a scenic countryside
  • Visit Thermopylae, the battlefield of the 300 Spartans
  • Experienced and professional English speaking driver
  • A typical Greek lunch at a traditional restaurant
Meteora rocks, the monasteries and the town of Kalambaka

Would you like to explore Meteora on a tour? You’re in for a treat! We have crafted the ultimate Meteora tour from Athens. Meteora holds immense historical importance in Greece, with its breathtaking monasteries perched on majestic rock formations. Make sure to visit these awe-inspiring sites on your upcoming trip to Greece – embarking on a tour from Athens is truly a must!

Discover the beauty of Meteora with this amazing 2-day private tour from Athens. Travelers have praised this tour for its exceptional opportunity to visit the enchanting UNESCO site of Meteora. What makes this tour special is that everything is taken care of for you: transportation from Athens, a friendly driver guide, and a comfortable night’s stay at a top-rated hotel in Kalambaka-Meteora are all part of the package.

King Leonidas, Thermopylae
King Leonidas, Thermopylae

The legend of Thermopylae began

The tour will begin in Athens bright and early, where your driver will guide you on a two-day adventure filled with unforgettable memories along a beautiful and picturesque route.

The historic battle of Thermopylae occurred in 480AD, pitting the Persians led by King Xerxes against the 300 Spartans under King Leonidas. The battleground of Thermopylae is renowned for the historic clash between 300 Spartan warriors led by King Leonidas and the Persian forces in 480 BC. This site holds great importance in Greek history and European history as a whole. A memorial statue of King Leonidas stands in Thermopylae, bearing the iconic phrase “Molon Lave,” translated as “Come and get it.” This defiant response was famously uttered by Leonidas in defiance of the Persians’ demand for surrendering their weapons.


Arrival in Kalambaka

After Thermopylae, journeying through Central Greece towards the lush plain of Thessaly (known as the birthplace of Achilles), you will eventually arrive in the charming town of Kalambaka, nestled at the base of Meteora, as the sun begins to set after nearly 4 hours of traveling.

The imposing and majestic rocky cliffs of the Holy Meteora in the prefecture of Trikala are a breathtaking sight, formed by fossil shells and showcasing a fascinating geological phenomenon. The rocks tower up to 400 meters in this remarkable landscape.

We will reach Kalambaka late in the afternoon, where we will spend the night.

Trinity Monastery, Meteora
Trinity Monastery, Meteora

The majestic seats of Meteora

Exploring Meteora: The second day of the tour kicks off with a visit to the awe-inspiring monasteries of Meteora, nestled atop towering rocks and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architectural marvel of these monasteries perched high above the ground offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors.

Byzantine Monasteries of the 11th Century

Architectural Marvels: These Byzantine monasteries, constructed in the 11th century, showcase unique beauty and architectural craftsmanship.
Historical Significance: Visiting these monasteries offers a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the Byzantine Empire during that period.
Spiritual Retreat: The peaceful ambiance of these monasteries provides a serene and contemplative environment for visitors seeking spiritual solace and reflection.
Exploring these ancient sites promises a fascinating journey through time and a deeper appreciation for Byzantine art and culture.

The Return to Athens

As you drive back to Athens on the highway, you’ll come across the town of Thebes. This town is famous from ancient Greek stories and plays like Antigone and Oedipus. Thebes used to be a strong city-state in ancient Greece and it’s also where the legendary hero Hercules was born.

Your driver will return you to your hotel or cruise ship late afternoon. This allows you to relax after a day exploring Central Greece’s wonders.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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