Athens: Meteora Small-Group Day Trip & Visit to Thermopylae
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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Meteora itself was absolutely breathtaking - the cliffs and the beautiful terrain. We only got to see 2 monasteries since the others were closed, so if the monasteries are a priority for you, make sure to go early and perhaps visit those that close early first (our driver took us to the one closing late first, which wasn’t ideal). The driver did however offer to take us to a third monastery, where we could wait until it opened, but we wanted lunch instead. The driver was very friendly and nice. Also we didn’t stop at Thermopylae (it was a long day, I don’t think we had time for that) or got a water bottle, so make sure to bring some water with you.
I also considered a train tour, but I was physically worried about the short trip schedule because it was early in the morning and late at night, so it was the correct answer for a car. It was a family of four, including two elementary school students, with a driver in a seven-seater car, and the price was the same as for four train tours. Instead of going to Thermopylae, I went around three monasteries in Meteora. I'm glad I went. Thank you very much.
Wonderful day with amazinggg views! Our guide, Costas, communicated promptly and was very pleasant throughout. This tour was definitely worth paying a little extra, as we had the convenience of a private Mercedes van versus dealing with catching a public train. The drive each way is long, but totally worth it. You won’t be disappointed!
Meteora is breathtaking and not to be missed. Our driver was good, but did not provide any commentary in the 4 hour drive from Athens and back. Also arrived about half hour late for pickup from hotel. Still a wonderful tour overall