Full day private tour to Meteora of Kalambaka Greece

In: Meteora Tours

Duration: 12 h | Dayily departures | Pick up/Drop off: Athens hotel, cruise port. Distance: 380(km) / 236(miles)

Meteora is in a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks & nuns settled on these ‘columns of the wind & sky’ from the 11th century onwards. 24 of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Drive & See Stop | Walking & Visit
  • Eliki Lake
  • Kamena Vourla
  • Thermopylae
  • Lamia
  • Domokos
  • Karditsa
  • Trikala
  • Kalambaka
  • Meteora
  • Thermopylae
  • Kalambaka
  • Meteora

Tour description:

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Start early in the morning traveling with through  Central Greece,  crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, to reach KALAMBAKA and Meteora after  4-1/2 hours drive. Here visit the unique in the world the breathtaking METEORA and its byzantine monasteries built on the top of high rocks standing between Sky earth & wind.

 

 

 

 

The monasteries of Meteora are 6:

  • The Monastery of Great Meteoron. It is the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
  • The  Monastery of Varlaam is the second, after the Great Meteoro, big in size monastery.
  • The Monastery of Rousanou. It is dedicated to ‘The Transfiguration’ but honored to Saint Barbara.
  • The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It is the first to meet on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
  • The Monastery of St. Stephen. It is one of the most attainable as we don’t have to cope with innumerable stairs to reach it.
  • The Monastery of Holy Trinity is very difficult to reach. The visitor has to cross the valley and continue high up through the rock before we arrive outside the entrance.

Have lunch in Kalambaka  in a traditional home made Greek food restaurant  by the feet of Meteora.

After  lunch, Greece tours private chauffeur will start traveling back to ATHENS. Late arrival at your Athens hotel.

 

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