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Half-Day Meteora Cultural Tour

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the Kalambaka train station in the early afternoon, where your driver and guide will be waiting to pick you up in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan. Travel in comfort to reach Meteora with air conditioning, provided bottled water, and onboard Wi-Fi. Get your camera ready for a panoramic view of the area’s rolling green valley and dramatic cliffs with a brief stop at a viewpoint above Kalambaka.

    When you reach Meteora, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its cultural value, visit two of the monasteries built high up on craggy cliffs (entrance fee not included). Learn about the monks who created these hard-to-reach sanctuaries for privacy and safety while touring the interiors with your guide. Plan to spend about 45 minutes at each site, and then climb back in the van for a driving tour past the outside of the other monasteries, where you’ll stop briefly to hear an overview of their history and legends.

    If time permits, make a quick stop in the town of Kalambaka before the 4-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at the train station in the late afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sidirodromikos Stathmos Kalampakas, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Map
    • Local English speaking tour leader
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery)
    • Train tickets
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A small amount of walking is involved, but there are stairs to climb in the monasteries
    • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required; Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves; Men are not allowed to wear shorts
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Such a unique experience! The places and the views that we visited during these 4 hours were exceptional! The guide Katerina and the driver Dino were really nice to us. Katerina was really knowledgeable about the sites. Highly recommended!!
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    The tour was very very interesting- especially with tour guide katarina who was very knowledgeable and relatable. Dino the driver was also very nice and helpful- he took us some amazing photos:) Highly suggested!! You’ll see some breath-taking views and unique photos and
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    Excellent driver Kostas, and wonderful guide Katerina did a fantastic job guiding us through the history and side stories of the monasteries, and the terrain. They remained cheerful and patient with the diverse group... dealing with late arrivals, and slow returners. They
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    We finished off our short visit to Kalambaka with the morning half day cultural tour, in a small bus, with our guide Katerina and driver Dinos. The tour visited numerous sites, many photo opportunities and 3 monasteries, which, whilst similar, have significant differences too.
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    As most of the tours start around 09:00 this later start from the station around 11:30 makes it possible to arrive in time either by train from Athens or drive from the coastal resort of Parga as we did. The trip took just over 4.5 hours and included stops for comfort breaks as
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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