Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

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Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

From $41.74 per person

Watch an amazing sunset in Meteora and discover the hidden gem of this unusual area that’s dotted with monasteries built high up on pillars of rock. Visit a monastery and the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary, and see how Byzantine icons are made.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up in Kalabaka/Kastraki village at the following hotels: Hotel Doupiani House Hotel Meteoritis Petrino Guesthouse Hotel Tsikeli Monastiri Guesthouse Hotel Kosta Famissi Hotel Famissi Eden Guesthouse Lithos Divani Meteora Hotel Hotel Famissi Guesthouse Papastathis Pyrgos Adrachti Zozas Rooms Dellas Boutique Hotel Villa San Giorgio Hotel Sydney Guesthouse Plakias Guesthouse Patavalis Hotel Galaxy Hotel Pineas Mythos Guesthouse Hotel Epavlis Suites Hotel Meteora 1 Ziogas Rooms Hotel Kastraki Sofia Rooms Rooms Sisters Totti Hotel Kaikis Boutique Hotel Iridanos Guesthouse Arsenis Hotel Alexiou Hotel Vavitsas Hotel France Hotel Edelweiss Hotel Gogos Meteora Hotel Antoniadis Hotel Amalia Kalambaka Hotel Aigli Hotel Spanias Hotel Orfeas Hotel Meteora 5* Villa San Giorgio Hotel Panorama Camping Philoxenia Tsigas rooms Badalogianni Rooms Bloutsos Rooms Boufidis Rooms Meteora Garden Camping Thalia Rooms International Camping Boufidis Camping Vrachos Camping Boutique Hotel Iridanos

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a monastery in the afternoon
  • Learn how Byzantine icons are made at a local workshop
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Marvel at the spectacular sunset
Full description
When the tourists have returned to their hotels you’ll be heading out on this late afternoon tour of Meteora. Visit a monastery and see other places that only locals know. Marvel at the amazing views and hear about the history and traditions of this special place. On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll see the thousand-year-old Bandovas hermitages inside caves high up on the rocks and hear the amazing story of one of the most ancient churches in Greece, the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary in Kalambaka. The church building was once an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo. Enjoy panoramic views from the perfect spot in Meteora to see the sunset. As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon the magnificent rocky landscape of Meteora comes to life. It becomes easy to understand why the site was chosen for these monasteries.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at select hotels in Kalabaka town or Kastraki village
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan with driver/guide
  • Combined bus tour and short walks
  • 1 monastery visit during Meteora tour
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Entrance fees at the 2 religious sites (€3 per person at each site)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The monasteries have a strict dress code. Men must wear trousers and long sleeves, and women must wear a long skirt. If you turn up wearing shorts, trousers will be provided.
  • Closed-toed shoes and a camera are recommended.
  • This is semi-independent tour. The guide/driver will not enter the monasteries but will provide information outside the sites.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
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Excellent! Great explanation of the variety of monasteries and more specially of the frescoes and imaging you can find inside. Apart from that everything was carefully explained how Meteora got its current shape. To top this off with plenty of time during all this to take pictures during riding and at the sunset place in the end. Very modern bus to drive us around and excellent driving.

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October 15, 2020

A most pleasurable experience !

This was a truly amazing experience, with an equally amazing guide called Eva. Evidently very knowledgeable with regard to a myriad of aspects pertaining to the monasteries and their inhabitants, she professionally guided us eloquently through approximately four hours worth of information. Whilst we did realise that we would be visiting monasteries, and the visit ending in a glorious sunset, the tour was very Christianity oriented and as a result, we did lose some interest. Furthermore, your guides should review their notes and conceptions of the Second World War and who were truly to blame for mass genocide in Europe. Whatever the case, Eva is definitely to be commended on a most enjoyable and informative tour through the numerous sites that we would never had seen without her guidance and the comfort of the tourbus. Thank you

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September 19, 2019

A wonderful experience

The tour was amazing and both, the guide and minibus driver were excellent. The guide's explanation of the area and its history gave a good idea of the events and why the monks build their Monasteries up in the mountains, how they build and live high up. The hermits caves showed how these individuals lived. The situation today shows that the monks and the hermits did not escape the evolution of the world.

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June 22, 2019

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