Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Meteora: Morning Half Day Sightseeing and Monasteries Tour

Join this classic, authentic, morning tour in Meteora and meet its most cherished local legends through the eyes of a local. Explore centuries-old monasteries, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and discover unearthing hidden gems most travelers don’t know about.

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Pass By: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly

Join this morning sightseeing tour to Meteora and fully experience this true wonder accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. The tour starts with a convenient pick-up (with our VIP minibus) from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki.

During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six magnificent monasteries and admire the interior of three of them. Additionally, view some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient Chapel of Doupiani and the magnificent St. George “Mandilas” cave.

You will also discover the “other side” of Meteora, like the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the “impossible”.

Last but not least, take the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever.

Pass By: Kastraki, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly

At the bottom of the Holy Meteora Rocks and not far from Kalambaka is located Kastraki (translated as small castle in Greek). This picturesque village took its name from a small Byzantine castle, whose ruins are still saved today.

Stop At: Saint Nicholas Monastery, Kalambaka Greece

The Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Anapafsas is literally suspended in air on a small rock and is the first monastery that we meet on our way from Kastraki village to the stone forest of Holy Meteora.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Roussanou Monastery, Kalambaka Greece

The Roussanou Monastery, also known as Arsani, stands on top of an impressive vertical and steep cliff of Meteora, between the Monasteries of Saint Nicholas Anapafsas and Varlaam.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Eparhiacos dromos Meteoron, Kalambaka 42200 Greece

The Monastery of Great Meteoron or Transfiguration of Christ, expresses the greatness and history of the Holy Meteora, as it is the oldest and most important monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka Greece

The Varlaam Monastery or Monastery of All the Saints is located on an imposing rock exactly opposite of the Great Meteoron and it is the second largest monastery of Meteora.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Kalambaka Greece

The Monastery of the Holy Trinity is the third oldest monastery in Meteora and is the most difficult to reach, since visitors should cross a downhill path and then ascend 145 steps carved into the rock. It is said that the first hermits used a rope ladder and a net to build it and they spent 70 years to carry the all the materials needed.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of St. Stephan, ΑΓΙΑ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΑ, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece

The Monastery of Saint Stephen’s (Agios Stefanos) is located just above the city of Kalambaka and is the most accessible monastery in Meteora, as there are no steps to reach the entrance and the access is easy through a small stone bridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Meteora Trip - Boutique Travel Experience, Trikalon 140, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer convenient pick-up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki. If your accomodation's name is not listed please reach directly to us after your booking stating your accomodation's name and adress. The pick-up time from Kalambaka is between 08:45 to 09:00 while from Kastraki between 09:00 to 09:15.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick up/Drop off from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki
  • Transfer with a luxury VIP minibus
  • A 4-hour Meteora Tour
  • English-Speaking local guide
  • Free Wi-Fi in the bus
  • All taxes

No Incluye

  • Entrance fees of each monastery (3 euros per person)
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries (available upon request)


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