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THE SPECTACULAR METEORA MONASTERIES

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $824 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 passengers) $559 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-7 passengers) $405 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 passengers) $327 USD
Sunday Surcharge $268 USD
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THE SPECTACULAR METEORA MONASTERIES

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Experience this MUST SEE site!

Meteora is one of the most imposing sights in mainland Greece. Giant rocks in bizarre shapes, ranging in height from 100 to 150 meters. You leave the port of Volos to head Northwest crossing the agricultural plain of Thessaly. Passing provincial towns such as Larissa and Trikala before you reach Kalambaka which is built at the footsteps of Meteora rocks. A short restroom stop with refreshments will take place here before you continue to the extraordinary "monasteries in the air" of the Meteora.

Once a monastic community with 24 monasteries, Meteora now consists of only five active ones. They were first built in the 14th century by monks who searched for a place where they could be isolated and pray undisturbed from the rest of the world. Until 1920 most of the Meteora monasteries could only be reached by getting into a net and hauled up by a rope. Fortunately, steps were cut afterwards to all of the monasteries.

You will visit two of the most beautiful and representative Monasteries of the valley where you will admire superb icons, unique mosaics and frescoes, old manuscripts, exceptional domed roofs as well as breathtaking views of the other monasteries and the surrounding area.

After your visit to the monasteries, you proceed to a local restaurant at the area of Kalambaka for lunch.

Then, via the same road, passing Trikala and Larrisa, you will return to the port of Volos.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private Transportation
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to two Monasteries
  • 3 course meal at a local restaurant
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (9 hrs) Duration is approximate.
  • 12:00 PM (9 hrs) Duration is approximate.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.
• This is a private tour and you will not be combined with other travelers. Make sure to choose the appropriate pricing range.

Restrictions

• There is extensive walking involved in this tour. Please wear comfortable walking shoes are required. There are many steps at the Meteora Monasteries.
• Appropriate clothing is required for the visit to the monasteries. Gentleman should wear long trousers and women in skirts. The dress code is required.
• Groups of 2 people will be transported in a pre-booked Mercedes taxi. Please note that while the vehicles are used primarily for private tours and transfer services, it is the law for the meter to be on and for the vehicle to have a taxi sign on top. You will not be expected to pay the meter.
• Please note that the Sunday Supplement also applies to the following Public Holidays in 2020: January 1; March 2nd; March 25th, April 17th-19th; May 1st; June 8th; August 15th; October 28th and December 25th and 26th.
• Supplement is per group and not per person.