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Meet your guide and air-conditioned minibus outside your Kalambaka hotel to begin your private 4-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed Meteora. Known for its surreal rocky landscape and gravity-defying cliff monasteries, Meteora translates as ‘in the heavens above’ and has been home to hermits and monks since the 11th century.

Board your comfortable minibus and sit back and relax on the scenic journey from central Kalambaka to Meteora. As you travel, chat about the region with your guide and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.

On arrival, marvel at the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the awe-inspiring sandstone pillars and spend a few minutes snapping photos. With your private guide at your side, follow in the footsteps of the first hermits and monks who lived in Meteora centuries ago, and listen as your guide shares fascinating stories about the area’s history, geology and sights.

Then, head to the first of the two monasteries that you will visit during your trip — entrance fees to both are at your own expense. Today, only six of the 24 monasteries that were crafted atop the sandstone pillars still house religious communities. Your guide will help you choose between the monasteries that you would like to visit based on your interests. Perhaps visit the Grand Meteora, which is perched on top of the highest pinnacle, or Roussanou, which occupies the lowest rock of all the monasteries.

After exploring the monastery with your guide, perhaps head to one of the area’s viewpoints for sweeping panoramas, before heading on to the second.
Following roughly 4-hours at Meteora, board your private minibus and relax on the journey back to your hotel where your tour concludes.
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Overview

Let a private guide lead you through the surreal landscape of Meteora and its World Heritage–listed clifftop monasteries. Follow in the footsteps of the medieval monks and hermits who settled the region and built two dozen religious dwellings atop the gravity-defying sandstone pillars. You’ll benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide and a flexible itinerary throughout the half-day tour as you visit two of the remaining monasteries. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from Kalambaka or Kastraki.

Highlights
  • 4-hour private tour of Meteora from Kalambaka
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed rock-tower monasteries of Meteora with a private guide
  • Visit two of the remaining monasteries and learn about those who laid the original foundations
  • Choose between a morning or an afternoon experience
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour that can be customized to your preferences
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Reviewed July 2, 2018
unique and specialized tour

I highly recommend the 6 hour private tour. Meteora isn't very easy to get around unless you have your own vehicle or want to take a tour bus. We wanted to be able to explore on our own timeline as I was traveling with someone...More

2  Thank E_sil85
Reviewed June 29, 2018
A superb day with an excellent guide

We were delighted with our day tour around the monasteries of Meteora with Vagellis. Not only were we able to visit the active monasteries but also some locations which were off the main tours. Vagellis grew up in Kalambaka and took great pride in making...More

1  Thank Outoftownguy
Reviewed June 5, 2018
Perfect experience

Thanks to Visit Meteora Team and our wonderful guide Vaggelis, we could visit the six monasteries and enjoy the best viewpoints of Meteora. He explain to us all kind of information about the monks and the temples, and show us how the hermits lived centuries...More

1  Thank FernandoErre
Reviewed May 6, 2018
very worthwhile

Migueles was our nice and helpful tour guide and Ares our driver. very informative and enjoyable tour. we took a private tour for 6 people and they were flexible in catering to our preferences. very worthwhile

1  Thank DeeDee A
Reviewed May 3, 2018
Great hiking and guide

This was the second time for me in Meteora and I had no doubts in choosing again services from Visit Meteora agency. They are not only super efficient and kind but also very experienced guides with a lot of knowledge of the natural and historic...More

1  Thank Chiara C
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