Volos- Monasteries of Meteora and Kalambaka // Shore excursion

Volos- Monasteries of Meteora and Kalambaka // Shore excursion

A perfect choice for passengers of the cruise ships who have limited schedule at the port of Volos,visiting , Meteora, one of the most spectacular places in Greece. The immense pinnacles of smooth stone which is formed by ancient geological formations, and on these, the monasteries enhance this unique landscape.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly

One of the most spectacular places in Greece. The immense pinnacles of smooth stone which is formed by ancient geological formations, and on these, the monasteries enhance this unique landscape. The name of Meteora comes from the adjective meteors, which means “suspended in the air”. The word meteorite has the same root, just one glance to understand the extravagance of nature, a fantastic rock forest. These granite rocks rise to very high altitudes and many of them are crowned by monasteries built more than six hundred years ago. Formerly the access was made only with baskets with ropes (they worked as elevators), which transported the monks to the top. This is without a doubt, a magical and unforgettable place. On these granite rocks the monks took refuge and protected against looting of bandits. Their communities have been created in the lines of the sacred mountain of Athos. Most of the monasteries were destroyed during the Second World War, and of the twenty-four original monasteries, six of them are uninhabited and two others have been transformed into convents of nuns.
We will visit two of these monasteries “Agios Stefanos” and “Varlaam”.
-Dress Code: remember that we will visit places of worship. Women may not wear shorts, neither white, nor transparent or stockings. Clothing should be loose and long for both women and men.
-The prices of the Tickets are indicative, they could change without previous notice by decision of the pertinent authorities. In any case, you can check the official price at the ticket office, on the day of the excursion.
-To enter the Monasteries proper clothing is required to cover the nakedness of the body: long pants for men and long skirts for women (at least to the knees).
-Inside the monasteries it is not allowed to film videos or take photographs.
-You have to climb 180 steps, approx. Wheelchairs are not allowed.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly

At the end, we will return and offer you the possibility of an optional lunch in a restaurant 10 minutes from Kalambaka or free time in Kalambaka (each client chooses at the moment what he prefers to do, since there are not enough large restaurants in Kalambaka).

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"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 49 travelers"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Volos Port, Volos 382 21, Greece

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

Incluye

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

No Incluye

  • Entrance fees to the Monasteries are not included

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