1 Day Private tour to Monasteries of Meteora in Kalambaka from Athens

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kastraki

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FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR IN METEORA FROM ATHENS, visit the rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage one of the most important culture of Greece. Visit the Monastery of Holly Trinity famous of James Bond movie!08.00 hrs : Pick you up from your Hotel in Athens, or Athens airport10.00 hrs – 10.30 hrs : Short stop at Thermopylae and the Museum of Battle of Thermopylae (300 Spartans against Persian Empire) 13.00 We will reach at Meteora in order to visit the first Monastery of at Monastery of Great Meetoro or similar(45 minutes visit) 14.00 Visit Monastery of Varlaam or similar (45 minutes visit) 15.00 – 16.30 Lunch time at traditional village of Kalamabaka 16.30 – 21.00 Return to Athens with a short stop of 30 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyATHENS - MONASTERIES OF METEORA - ATHENS: Our driver will pick you up at 08.00 am from your hotel or from Piraeus port. After you meet, you will start this incredible journey following the road towards Thermopylae. We will visit the “Thermopylae Museum” which is next to the monument of King Leonidas, in the historic Thermopylae, dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history, 300 Spartans against Persian Empire. The Centre represents history as an interactive narrative and discourse: In its three exhibition halls multimedia applications offer visitors a virtual trip to the time and battlefields of the Persian Wars, as recounted by the ancient historian Herodotus, while the very battle of Thermopylae comes alive in a digital 3D movie.Here is the link to review the museum: http://culture.lamia.gr/en/blog/thermopylaes-innovative-centre-historical-informationAfterwards we will visit Meteora, having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro (or similar) which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (meteoro), because of the formation of the gigantic rock on top of which it was built.Our second visit is to the great monastery of St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, (or similar) which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. This monastery rests on the plain rather than on a cliff. It was damaged by the Nazis during World War II who believed it was harboring insurgents and was abandoned. Nuns took it over and reconstructed it, furthermore you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monastery. This wonderful tour will be completed at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka, where you will have a traditional Greek lunch! We will return you back to your hotel at approximately 20.30.Duration: 4 hours

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • English speaking driver
  • Pick up & Drop off from your hotel in Athens
  • All Fees and Taxes

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Official tour guide