Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 14 hours
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As a solo traveler this was the most easy,safe,comfortable & informative tour I’ve had. Upon researching this was the one that gave me precise details of how to get where & what to expect. The subway & train is easy to navigate. Much faster then driving from Athens. I wanted first class in the train but no seats. Didn’t matter coz found out the train was clean&seats properly numbered, people also just fine. There were a few child beggars going up & down the aisles but the conductor sent them away. 4 hours went by fast w/lovely scenery to look at outside. The tour guide was waiting as promised & was easy to find. He was a big Greek guy, very funny,friendly w/lots of info. We first stopped for a quick breakfast. Meteora is absolute breathtaking. The landscape is like none in the world. It’s one of the places to see before you die! The monasteries are incredible. How they were made on top of cliffs is mind boggling. Weather in end oct was beautiful. I would love to visit again.
Absolutely brilliant day with a great driver and guide. It’s a long drive but worth it to see these amazing monasteries which is something completely different. We visited the most peaceful monastery first which was a reasonably strenuous climb up but well worth the effort. We then visited a more populated one which was nonetheless interesting and the artwork fascinating (still a reasonable climb!). The last monastery..st Stephens did not need any climb, and was by far the most populated and visited. The museum there was very interesting and the artwork in the church intricate and could have spent an extra hour or so here it was so interesting.
Meteora ROCKS. I found the company name to to be an appropriate play on words. If you ever have the privilege to visit Meteora; I would highly recommend this tour company. Our guide Dinos was exceptional; his vast historical knowledge, gifted intellectual capacity and ability to relay this knowledge in an entertaining format was refreshing. Meteora is a very spiritually uplifting location with an incredible history and "Meteora Rocks" is a tour company worthy of presenting the story. Thank you for a memorable experience
We really enjoyed the whole experience. Meteora was like nothing we have ever seen before. Peter, our driver/guide was very attentive and helpfull. The knowledge he shared with us made it all the more special. I am 85 years old and it was a long day, 14 hrs! Peter's patience and caring attitude was much appreciated as was his driving skills.
We had an amazing trip with Chris and Dinos. They were extremely knowledgeabble, helpful and made sure we were able yo see all of the monasteries. I also liked being able to go by train from Thessaloniki so we could relax and have space to move around rather than being cooped up in a bus for hours straight.