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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora on a full-day bus trip from Thessaloniki. Enter 2 of the 6 holy monasteries and get panoramic views of the giant rocks.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 1 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape.

Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule.

Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high.

Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron. Take in panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape.

Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Bilingual escort
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (€3 per monastery – cash only)
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on Aristotelous Square and Egnatia Street, in front of the Venizelos Statue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and female visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts
  • Women need a long skirt/ dress to enter the monasteries
  • To reach the monasteries, you will be required to climb stairs
  • The €3 entrance fee to the monastery is not included in the ticket price, this must be paid in cash
  • You will stop for a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, this is not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 637 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We had a very enjoyable day. Our guide, Marguerita was so nice and friendly and informative, telling us the stories behind what we were seeing. The day was well divided so we were not bothered by the relatively long drive, which was totally worth it. Margueria and our driver made an excellent team. I would highly recommend the trip. By the way, Marguerita came prepared with skirts to bortow if needed, due to dress codes required at the monasteries.

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7 August 2022

A very pleasant trip with a good driver and guide. Got to see two nice monasteries and the bus stopped twice so we could take nice pictures of the view. On the way home we stopped to eat at "Meteora Panorama", the view and food were amazing. Everything just fine! Very satisfied.

6 August 2022

Great excursion, although the journey from Thessaloniki is quite long at 3 hours. The guide Rita shared a lot of interesting information during the trip. The monasteries and rocks are very impressive and definitely worth seeing. It's a pity that you only visit 2. Please note: access for women only with long skirts or dresses (if you wear trousers, a (wrap) skirt must be worn over them.

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29 July 2022

Product ID: 134685