The best 12 hours tour to meteora monasteries
Your private tour will start from your hotel in Athens and head to the central mainland of Greece.
Our first stop is the battlefield of Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their motto. They achieved both, as their memory lasts forever.
Drive towards Trikala, Karditsa, Kalambaka and Kastraki, finally, we reach the Meteora monasteries. They come second in religious importance and size after mount Athos in orthodox Christianity.
The monasteries are St. Nicolas, Grande Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousannou, Holy Trinity and St. Stephen.
We will visit up to 3 monasteries, depends on the day, you will have the chance to admire the wonderful, panoramic view and when you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional tavern at Trikala away from tourist traps.
After lunch its time to return to Athens safely and satisfied.
Our tour will start from your accommodation or the cruise ship port in Athens and we will drive to the various locations, passing through the scenic countryside:
- Thermopylae, where King Leonidas fought the Persians
- Trikala, a beautiful town
- Karditsa, very interesting city
- Kalambaka, the main village of Meteora area
- Kastraki, a picturesque village next to Kalambaka
- Meteora, the main attraction with the monasteries on the rocks
On lunch time, you will have the opportunity to be to taste the famous Greek cuisine.
Then, we will return to Athens.
* Keep in mind that we are never in a hurry and always ready to change the itinerary according to your needs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 12 hours
A 9-seat luxurus Mercedes minivan with panoramic view 2015 model,a/c and non smoking policy. Historical videos available on board. 1 free bottle of water per person and big back space.
* If you need a pick up/drop off at the airport, please inquire me for a customised tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Per person for lunch and ticket for the sightseeing.
I am a guide-driver, not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments. Although for every single tour historical videos are available through a monitor in my luxurus 2015 Mercedes minivan.