Meteora Tours

The Meteora monasteries rise at the center of Greece, where Pinios river emerges from the deep canyons of the Pindus range and surges into the Thessalian plain. These are gigantic rocks etched by time into a variety of shapes; gray stalagmites rising towards the sky, they appear as nature's gift to the pious who, driven by faith, have opted for solitude and a life of worship. The Monasteries, with their wooden galleries and corniced rooftops, crown the summits of these formidable pinnacles. Precariously hanging over the sinister abysses, with the Pindus range at their back and the vast plain, woods, gorges and picturesque villages below, these unworldly hermitages compose one of the most breathtaking sites on earth. In the late Byzantine period and during Ottoman rule this monastic community became a sanctuary of the persecuted.

You will overnight in Kalambaka which is is a small modern town near Meteora. The most interesting feature of the town is the dramatic backdrop of the steep Meteora rocks that frame the northern part of the skyline. Its population is 6500. Its elevation 207m.

Kalambaka offers a number of hotels accommodations for visitors to Meteora, and its busy main street is filled with smalls tourist shops, cafes and restaurants. The high rock named "Agia" is the landmark and separates it from Kastraki (2 km westward), and the paved road leads to the monasteries. Ancient Aiginio is believed to be under the earth in the area (probably around, or under Kastraki village ).

The town is clean and quiet, with one main street that runs through it like a backbone, and several squares adorned with lavish fountains that become pivot points for families and boisterous children late in the evening. Most restaurants and cafes are located along the main street and in the few side streets in the center of town. Kalambaka is a year-round tourist destination wand hosts a museum of modern art, and a traditional wood carving school

*CUSTOM MADE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST. SPEAK TO DENNIS ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES AND TOUR CAN BE CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

Suggested Itenaries

  • * 2 days Meteora
  • * 3 days Delphi and Meteora. one overnight in Delphi and one in Meteora
  • * 5 days Tour:

Day 1: Argolis overnight in Nafplion.
Day 2: Olympia and overnight there.
Day 3: Delphi and overnight there.
Day 4: Meteora and overnight there.
Day 5: Return back to Athens.

*CUSTOM MADE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST. SPEAK TO DENNIS ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES AND TOUR CAN BE CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

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