Religious tour to the famous Monasteries builded on the top of rocks
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 moto. They achived both, as their memory lasts for ever.
Drive towards Trikala, Karditsa, Kalambaka and Kastraki, finally we reach the Meteora monasteries. They come second in relegious importance and size after mount Athos in orthodox christianity.
The monasteries are: St. Nicolas, Grande Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousannou, Holy Trinity and St. Stephen.
There you 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your point of staying in Athens
End location: your point of staying in Athens
Duration: 12 hours
9-seat luxurus Mercedes minivan with panoramic view 2015 model,a/c and non smoking policy,historical videos available,1 free botlle of water pp
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 euro - per person for lunch and ticket for the sightseeings
I am a guider-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 mercedes minivan.