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Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki provided by Ammon Express

Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki

Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki
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Access the World Heritage Site of Meteora without the stress of train tables or bus transfers on this day trip from Thessaloniki. Starting at your choice of central meeting points, you’ll go straight to the remote monasteries in an air-conditioned coach or minivan, enjoying views of the mountains and plains along the way. Tour two of the most impressive sites with a guide for a more in-depth experience than you might get on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries with a guide
  • Transport from Thessaloniki takes the hassle out of getting to the remote site
  • Learn about the history and construction of the amazing clifftop retreats
  • Well-paced itinerary allows time for lunch in nearby Kalambaka
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries with a guide
  • Transport from Thessaloniki takes the hassle out of getting to the remote site
  • Learn about the history and construction of the amazing clifftop retreats
  • Well-paced itinerary allows time for lunch in nearby Kalambaka
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63073P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport to and from Meteora
  • English speaking excursion attendant
  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)
Exclusions
  • The visiting ticket to each monastery, which costs 3 euros per monastery for all visitors except those of Greek nationality and is paid directly at the entrance.
  • The tour of the Meteora monasteries.
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Meteora
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece In the entrance of White Tower at 08:00
  • Makedonia Palace Hotel, Leof. Meg. Alexandrou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece In the entrance of Makedonia Palace Hotel at 08:05
  • Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece Aristotelous square and Egnatia square in front of Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 08:15
  • Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki, Monastiriou 16, Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece In the entrance of Capsis Hotel at 08:20
  • The Met Hotel, 26is Oktovriou 48, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece In the entrance of the Met Hotel at 08:25
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our trip attendant shall wear a clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily.
  • You should be at the departure points 5’ before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding.
  • The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and women visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts.
  • The approach to the monasteries is achieved through stairs and requires comfortable footwear.
  • Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion to Meteora will remain unforgettable to all participants.
  • We wish you a nice excursion and a lot of fun!
  • Share pictures and comments about your experience in the excursion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport to and from Meteora
  • English speaking excursion attendant
  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)
Exclusions
  • The visiting ticket to each monastery, which costs 3 euros per monastery for all visitors except those of Greek nationality and is paid directly at the entrance.
  • The tour of the Meteora monasteries.
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Meteora
Departure details
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece In the entrance of White Tower at 08:00
  • Makedonia Palace Hotel, Leof. Meg. Alexandrou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece In the entrance of Makedonia Palace Hotel at 08:05
  • Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece Aristotelous square and Egnatia square in front of Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 08:15
  • Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki, Monastiriou 16, Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece In the entrance of Capsis Hotel at 08:20
  • The Met Hotel, 26is Oktovriou 48, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece In the entrance of the Met Hotel at 08:25
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our trip attendant shall wear a clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily.
  • You should be at the departure points 5’ before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding.
  • The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and women visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts.
  • The approach to the monasteries is achieved through stairs and requires comfortable footwear.
  • Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion to Meteora will remain unforgettable to all participants.
  • We wish you a nice excursion and a lot of fun!
  • Share pictures and comments about your experience in the excursion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Meteora
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    See 2 of the 6 holy monasteries of Meteora Get panoramic views of the buildings perched on near-vertical rocks Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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denisemcp
Agios Onoufrios, Greece71 contributions
Amazing trip and unreal value
This is seriously the trip of a lifetime. One of the most beautiful places I have been. This particular tour makes it so simple and the value is great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful; even bringing extra skirts for those of us that forgot them. It is such a great way to visit Meteora and takes the stress out of it completely.
Written November 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Muneeb Abbas
3 contributions
Great Tour Outside of City
Tour is highly recommended. There is beautiful scenery at 2 monasteries and a viewpoint with lots of time to take pictures and learn about the history of each location. There is a stop at a restaurant for lunch that has amazing food.

Helen was an amazing guide and we are very happy with how she explained everything and made the trip more enjoyable.
Written October 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dipzter
Jaisalmer, India55 contributions
Amazing Meteora, Pozar & Edessa Trips
Absolutely fabulous experience with Ammon Express. Used them for 2 days in a row, firstly to Meteora and secondly to Pozar-Edessa. The highlight of both trips was our guide, Nepheli. She was extremely knowledgeable and provided us with excellent information along the way. She certainly made our long journeys a lot more entertaining and informative. Very punctual too, which was perfect for me! Would highly recommend this company - 5 stars all around.
Written September 4, 2021
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Hanna L
3 contributions
Great tour !
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great expérience ! Both Yannis, our icuide and Dimitri, our driver, were very nice and informative. Thé monasteries were beautiful ans a must see ! Ammon express is a great way to discover Greece.
Written August 18, 2021
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spironomad
Philadelphia, PA50 contributions
Great day trip + worthy UNESCO site
It’s a long drive each way but totally worth it to experience the basic wonders of Meteora if you only have a day. The bus is comfortable, covid compliant and our eager, smiling and knowledgeable guide Nefeli was an absolute delight! Highly recommended!
Written August 2, 2021
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Kathy
28 contributions
Memorable Meteora
Jun 2021
We travelled with an excellent Driver/Guide Lazarus. What a happy and positive man. He was very tolerant when one couple in the group held up the departure by half an hour because they were looking for a full size coach, not a van. We would like to recommend to Ammon to use only the White Tower for a non complicated pick up point. We were prepared to walk a few minutes further to be sure of the pick up location. It was a long journey and we found the nine seater van, with seven people to be a little stuffy with no opening windows in the back passenger seats. The air conditioner seem to struggle on a 30 degree day. That aside, the excursion was very well priced and well worth the journey. Participants were taken to a restaurant for lunch. Average meal prices were around 12 - 13 euro for those who wished to eat there. We had a great day. Men to note, no shorts and for the ladies, skirts are compulsory in the monasteries and no sleeveless tops. You can purchase wrap around material at the monastery for one euro. We highly recommend a visit to Meteora.
Written June 21, 2021
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Jules
1 contribution
Rocking day in Meteora!
Jun 2021
What a fabulous day! Our amazing Tour Leader, Mr Lazaros, guided us throughout the day and covered not only history of Meteora, but a fantastic history lesson of Thessaloniki on-route.
Nothing was too much trouble and you could feel that he loved his job. Such passion and a great appetite for everything Greek.
I would recommend this tour as a top priority for everyone fortunate enough to visit Thessaloniki.
Comfortable transportation with air conditioning. Views of Mount Olympus en-route.
The explanations for the 2 monasteries was given before entering, so you had complete free time to view at your own pace and take as many photos as you desire, without being tied to the rest of the group.

I would have loved to have taken another tour with them, but unfortunately I didnt have enough days left.

Fantastic value for money and I have wonderful memories.
I went as a solo traveller but I met some really nice people.
Written June 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travel4funandmore
56 contributions
Excellent way to see the monasteries!
Excellent way to see the monasteries!! Our driver was punctual, incredibly informative, and very personable. The price was very competitive, too!!
Written June 13, 2021
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ZoiaAshdod
Ashdod152 contributions
A Yes in Thunder
May 2021
Greece is back in force with Ammon Express. Reasonable prices ,excellent service and informative high quality guides. The trip to Meteora is long and requires outstanding driving skills. Dimitri displayed them together with vast knowledge,insight and healthy humor. The duration of the trip becomes really irrelevant in such pleasant company. Meteora is an international gem that is worth every effort. The trip was well planned in advance so that we could leisurely visit 3 monasteries, enjoy lunch and rest in between. Highly recommended. Corona wise, we felt safe all the way and the rules were enforced rigorously.
Written May 16, 2021
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Ammon_Express
Good Morning from Ammon Express! Thank you for your positive comments. Our team with great experience in excursions wants to offer informations in every destination in a friendly mood, always wanting our passengers to be full of experience on the way back. We always strictly follow the protection rules of covid.We will be very happy to see you again in one of our unique destinations in Athens or Thessaloniki Best Regards Elias Kouvelis
Written May 17, 2021
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cypriotpal
Hampshire, UK1,072 contributions
wonderful day out
Sep 2020
We were a group of 17 who went in a coach to Meteora from Thessaloniki. The coach was very comfortable with an excellent driver. We used one of the restaurants along the motorway for coffee and then went on to Meteora. We had time to wander around the first monastery which was one easy to enter. The area became more devotional as you entered further into the complex buildings. The Church was very beautiful with the painted walls and ceiling. We then drove on to another monastery which was up a very steep hill,. Down near the road there were several stalls selling food and souvenirs which some of us stayed at whilst others made the climb. When we left there we were taken to a restaurant with a buffet and spent 45 minutes there. There was a choice of about 5 meals.
Our guide was excellent and made the day something to remember from our stay in Thessaloniki.
Written November 3, 2020
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Z5898YMinfo
Dear cypriotpal thank you very much for sharing your comments and describing your beautiful experience with us! We are really happy that our excursion to the breathtaking Meteora was the icing on the cake of your visit in Thessaloniki :) . The schedule is designed in every detail so that all our travelers get the most out of the visit up on the gigantic rocks, the Holy Monasteries and the gastronomic "treasures" of the area. We hope to see you again!
Written November 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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