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Meteora monasteries

Tour Number

Activity Level

408612


Categories

Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), English (advanced)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

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

What’s Included

Other: - My service as a driver/guide
- Car expenses
- Driver expenses
- Tolls and fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 euro - per person for lunch and ticket for the sightseeings

What’s Extra

Other: Tickets for sightseeing
Lunch/Dinner

Restrictions

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.

Private tour guide Dimitris

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