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Majestic Sunset Tour of Meteora's Monasteries

by Meteora Thrones
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Highlights

Spectacular sunset views over the rocks of ancient Meteora

Hilltop monasteries perched high above the valley below

Visits to all 6 monasteries & chance to go inside 1 or 2

Evening vespers at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

Engaging commentary about fascinating sites from your guide

Highlights

Spectacular sunset views over the rocks of ancient Meteora

Hilltop monasteries perched high above the valley below

Visits to all 6 monasteries & chance to go inside 1 or 2

Evening vespers at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

Engaging commentary about fascinating sites from your guide

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Majestic Sunset Tour of Meteora's Monasteries

Activity Location

Meteora

Kalampaka 422 00

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kalabaka Hotel Pickup

    Kalabaka 422 00

  • Kastraki Hotel Pickup

    Kastraki 422 00


Description

Rising like craggy pillars from the surrounding valley, the towering boulders and soaring monoliths of Meteora are made even more impressive by the sky-high monasteries perched on top of their rocky summits. Take in views of this spectacular, UNESCO-listed landscape as the sun sets.

Get picked up from your hotel and ride to Meteora, where the sheer cliffs of the rocks lured ascetic monks seeking quiet and solitude in the 9th century AD. Pull off at various viewpoints to snap photos of the jagged terrain and observe the improbably positioned places of worship. Visit all 6 of the monasteries with your guide, and opt to purchase a ticket to go inside 1 or 2 of them if you'd like a closer look at what daily life is like in these far-removed dwellings.

Stretch your legs with a walk to the 7th-century Byzantine Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, whose walls are adorned with elaborate frescoes. From there, ride up to a magical viewpoint and settle in for the show as the sun begins to set over the rocks. Snap photos as the changing light paints the landscape in shifting hues of rose and gold before hopping back in the bus for the return ride to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Meteora

  • W-Fi onboard the mini-bus

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Kalambaka or Kastraki hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Panoramic Meteora Map


Exclusions

  • Admission to the monasteries and the

  • Admission to the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most hotels in Kalambaka & Kastraki. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • The tour departure time can vary according to the time of the sunset.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Majestic Sunset Tour of Meteora's Monasteries ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

3/5 Aug 9, 2018

The visit of St Stephen’s monastery is nice, and the Byzantine church in Kalabaka is outstanding. The sunset itself is OK, but not that spectacular. I would recommend that the guides learn more about the history of the Byzantine church - phases, architecture, wall paintings etc. Also, it would be good to arrange for a guide inside St. Stephen’s - 15 minutes would be enough. The tour itself could be shorter by at least one hour.

Nikolay G

United States