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$63.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki

PLACES WE VISIT • Two out of six Holy Monasteries of Meteora • Kastraki (stop for rest and lunch in front of the magnificent view of Meteora) EXCURSION DURATION • 11 hours DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCURSION Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule.Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high.Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

$230.53 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Meteora Photography Tour from Athens

Your train ride from Athens to Meteora departs at 8:22am from the Athens train station. The Athens train station is accessible by Athens metro. You will disembark from Athens and venture to Kalampaka, a town near Meteora. Upon arriving (at approx 1:18pm) you will be greeted by your photographer and will start photographing the traditional village of Kastraki which lies on the footpath of the Meteora rocks.The day will take you on an unprecedented tour around the UNESCO Heritage site of Meteora, photographing its multitude of unique visual highlights. In your private vehicle and with some light walking, you and your photographer guide will spend about 3 hours visiting some ancient monasteries which sit atop these rock formations, and exploring the beautiful landscape. You will also have 1 hour of free time during your visit, to wander around the city of Kalampaka or enjoy a nice meal (not included). Learn how to photograph at different times of the day, and as you progress toward sunset you will be presented with a magical view only found in Meteora. The day ends with an evening train ride back to Athens (approx. 5:32pm). You will arrive back to Athens around 10:12pm.

$289.62 Tours & Sightseeing

Meteora Professional Photo Shooting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyWe will stop at Kastraki old habitation for to see the hidden gems of the village, while I will take beautifull photos of you.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyWe will make a stop to admire the view while I will take beautiful photos of you in the Monatery's vineyardDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyWe will stop at various locations at Meteora, depending on the time and weather. They will include both the most well known view point, where you will get to pose as a model with some impressive backdrop and several little known places.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

$509.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Tour to Meteora from Halkidiki

We will pick you up from your hotel in Halkidiki at 07.30, and will we follow the road towards Meteora, that will take approximately 3,5-4 hours until we get there. If you like we can make a short stop at the town of Trikala, for a coffee break next to Litheos River, and afterwards we start visits the monasteries of Meteora. This wonderful tour will be completed at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka or Kastraki, where you can have optional a traditional Greek lunch! Afterwards, we will return at Halkidiki. The duration of this tours is about 10-12 hours as Meteora is approximately 350 kilometers away from Halkidiki.(depending the village)

$451.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki

We will pick you up from your hotel in Thessaloniki at 08.30, and will we follow the road towards Meteora, that will take approximately 3-3,5 hours until we get there. If you like we can make a short stop at the town of Trikala, for a coffee break next to Litheos River, and afterwards we start visits the monasteries of Meteora. This wonderful tour will be completed at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka or Kastraki, where you can have optional a traditional Greek lunch! Afterwards, we will return at Halkidiki. The duration of this tours is about 8-10 hours as Meteora is approximately 260 kilometers away from Thessaloniki.(depending the Hotel)

$576.16 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour In Meteora

Private Tour in MeteoraMeteora is considered one of the most beautiful area of mainland Greece, and its monasteries are one of the country's most unique attractions.The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. They are built on top of rock towers and they are providing fantastic view over the plain.In the 11th century, the first hermits came on the untrodden peaks of the imposing rocks and build the hermitage of Doupiani. In the 14th century, holy Athanasios Meteoritis formed the first organized monastic community on the rocks of Great Meteoro. Meteora Monasteries had its peak period in the 16th century, but then were slowly abandoned. Of the 24 monasteries that were built between the 13th and 16th century only six are still inhabited: The Great Meteoro, Agia Triada, Agios Nikolaos and Varlaam, Agios Stephanos and Roussanou.The Meteora Monasteries themselves, besides providing an incredible view are full of religious treasures, wall paintings, icons and libraries rich in old manuscripts. Everyday, innumerable visitors gather here from all four corners of the world to meditate and pray. The fascinating landscape was used when filming the Bond film “For Your Eyes Only”.METEORA TOURS HIGHLIGHTS-The “hanging” Monasteries-The town of Trikala.-The town of Kalambaka-The village of Kastraki-Meteora sunset-Traditional tavernas-Shopping-The town of Trikala with many hidden gemsYou will be delighted in the play of light on the rocks and their changing moods. On sunny mornings the red roof tiles of the monasteries glisten in sharp contrast to the weather-stained grayness of the rocks while the late afternoon sun bathes the landscape with a golden glow.At night time, the rocks are dramatically illuminated by spotlights while autumnal mists shroud them in an ethereal mysteriousness that must have appealed to the hermits and monks who sought refuge.NOTE*Appropriate clothing required to visit the monasteries.Sleeveless clothing and shorts are prohibited. Skirts and shawls are available at the entrance for those who are deemed to be lightly dressed.