Kalambaka or Kastraki to Meteora Half-Day Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kalambaka

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See the 'columns of the sky' where monks once settled on this 4-hour walking tour of Meteora. With a local tour leader by your side, explore the UNESCO-listed site and visit three of the region’s remaining monasteries.See all the six active monasteries and visit insisde 3 main monasteries! Enjoy breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective. Great photo oportunities and panoramic vistas See all six  active monasteries You will learn about etiquette and behavior (especially important at religious sites). You will be able to ask as many questions as you want. Daily departures depart any day you want, 365 days a year Small size groups. Vip Mini bus limo 18 seats. 
Meet your guide and air-conditioned minibus outside your Kalambaka hotel to begin your 4-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed Meteora. Translated as ‘suspended in the air,’ ‘middle of the sky’ or ‘in the heavens above,’ Meteora is located just over three miles (5.4 km) from central Kalambaka and is a remote region of sandstone peaks where, from the 11th century onward, monks settled. By the end of the 15th century, 24 monasteries had been systematically built on top of the towering rock formations. On arrival in Meteora, discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the sandstone pillars and spend a few minutes snapping photos. With your guide at your side, visit three of the remaining monasteries. As you explore the sites, listen to fascinating stories about the first hermits and monks who settled in Meteora, and discover their motivations for building the monasteries atop the sheer rock spires.During the tour, stop in spots with panoramic views and learn about the local traditions, myths and history. After exploring the monasteries, board your air-conditioned minibus and relax on the journey back to Kalambaka. Your tour concludes at your hotel in the afternoon.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Transport by new air-conditioned vip minibus
  • Local English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Excellent reviews on trip advisor
  • You get to meet people from around the world
  • Small size groups up to 18 people.

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees ( 3 euros per monastery, three monasteries 9,00€)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
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