|Meteora, Greece||10 hours||Sightseeing Tours|
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Meteora is a must-see place in Greece, as it is a unique geological phenomenon, located in central Greece, next to the city of Kalambaka. The huge natural rock towers found there is home to 14th-century cliff-top monasteries built by Eastern Orthodox hermit monks who settled in the area in the ninth century and began living in the caves and fissures of the rocks. Meteora is one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today remain six monasteries out of the twenty built in the rocks of 400 and 600 meters high. Meteora, which literally means in Greek "middle of the sky" or "in the heavens above", with its breathtaking landscape and its religious atmosphere will give you the chance to witness the ascetic life, offering you a unique insight into the country’s spiritual customs through your visit to its remaining monasteries. So if you want to get a taste of this holy place and feel its spiritual atmosphere while also witnessing the greatness of nature, Meteora is the right destination for you!
What to expect :
Meteora, a monument characterized as one of the “Treasures of the World” by UNESCO and enlisted in its World Heritage List, is a must while your visit in Greece. Do not miss this top pick tour to a breathtaking ongoing geological phenomenon which one should see for himself to believe ! It all started approx. 60 million years ago and since approx. 12th century AD the rocks have been exploited by the monks of Holy Mount Athos and built monasteries on top of each rock pillar. Each of the monasteries owns a vast richness of frescoes and icons and is admirable for its history and architecture, museums that contain a wide array of relics and ecclesiastical treasures. Our guide will guide you through two of the most important and most well preserved of the total six monasteries of the complex. After a lunch break in the beautiful village of Kalambaka located at the foothills of the rock formations, we return back to the
meeting points of our excursion. Did you know that Meteora was used as filming location in the 1981 James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only ?
Tip: Do not forget to ask your guide about the most ideal photo spot and about gastronomic recommendations in Kalambaka !
• enjoy a day trip to Meteora, one of the most visited places in Greece
• explore the extraordinary beauty of the monasteries built on huge rocks from the
• visit the 2 most important and well preserved monasteries and learn about the history of
the first monks inhabited them Byzantine times
• discover the stunning landscape of these UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries with
the breathtaking view
• witness the religious traditions of Greek orthodox monastic life
• great photo opportunities
• roundtrip tickets
• transfer from/to Meteora from your hotel
• tour information in English
• all taxes
• food and drinks
• personal expenses
• entr.fees 3€ per Monastery
Additional info :
• confirmation will be received within 8 hours of booking, subject to availability
• children must be accompanied by an adult
• children rates apply to ages no more than 12 years old
Voucher info :
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
On the confirmation voucher there will be complete operator information, including local telephone numbers, maps with the exact departure and arrival time, exact time and duration.
Cancellation Policy :
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there will be no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days, there will be a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within two days, there will be a 100 percent cancellation fee.