Highlights of Meteora Tour and Surrounds

From EUR €1,200.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: METEORA, THESSALY
  • Product code: Multi-day Tour HIGHLIGHTS of Meteora GTS

This fantastic tour will see you picked up in Athens and driven by a professional, licensed driver, in a luxury vehicle, to Meteora and back.


Monasteries included usually are:

Great Meteoron

Monastery Varlaam

Monastery Holy Trinity  (Agia Triada)

Monastery of Rousanou


On top of visiting the Monasteries you will also see:



Thermoplyae – ‘hot gates’ is a narrow passage on the East Coast of Greece which is said to be the entrance to Hades (the Underworld). It is also where the legendary battle took place in 480BC between the Persians and Greeks including the mighty Spartan ‘300’ led by King Leonidas.



Trikala – this pretty town sits over the Lithaois River and has played a fundamental role in Agriculture in Modern Greece.

You will pass through Trikala to visit the:


Stone Bridge of Pyli


Palaiokarya Stone Bridge

Both are marvellous examples of stone bridges built in the area during medieval times and both have waterfalls. They are green and tranquil and with a bit of luck, you will also see turtles, storks and badgers.


Cave of Theopetra –  home to the oldest known man-made structure in the world, a wall that is believed to be 23,000 years old. It is also where the oldest human footprints in Europe have been found, thought to be from four children. This cave is considered to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in Greece.


Kamena Vourla -- This charming coastal town in a popular holiday destination for Greeks who love to swim in the famous mineral springs. It is located just south of Thermopylae and is the perfect place for a break on your tour.


If you wish with an extra charge you may visit "DELPHI" 

Along with a professional guide, we visit Delphi - considered the religious centre of the ancient Greek world and the seat of Pythia, the greatest oracle. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo overlook the timeless beauty of the ancient landscape. People from all over Greece would travel to ask advice from Pythia, the oracle of Apollo. In fact, in some of the most important moments in history, her words had a great effect on the course of events, and it is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Temple of Apollo is the centre of an extensive archaeological site that includes the Treasuries of the Siphnians and the Athenians, a theatre, and a stadium. We also visit the museum, which houses the famous Delphic Charioteer and the statue of Antinous, the lover of Hadrian.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1


  • 07:00AM – Pick up from Hotel, Airport or Port
  • Stop at Thermopylae
  • Lunch
  • Stop at Trikala Bridges
  • Visit the Cave of Theopetra
  • Arrive at your Meteora Hotel
  • Sunset photo opportunity
  • Drop off at restaurant



Day 2


  • 08:30AM – Explore 4 Monasteries at Meteora with a licensed guide at 2
  • Lunch
  • Journey back to Athens
  • Stop at Kamena Vourla
  • Drop of at Hotel, Port or Airport

 

Inclusions

  • Wholly private tour (your party only)
  • Transportation to and from your Hotel, Port or Airport in Athens
  • Professional guide at two Monasteries at Meteora
  • Visit 2 more Monasteries on your own
  • Professional, English-speaking driver, who provides information and tips and does not enter the sites
  • All fuel surcharges and toll roads
  • Bottled water


Exclusions

    • Admission fees
    • Accommodation
    • Lunch or dinner each day
    • Coffee, drinks, and snacks
    • Delphi

 

EXTRAS that you can purchase while booking:

• Admission fees

• Accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotel, depending on availability

• Lunch or dinner each day for each passenger

• Site of Delphi


Please use the promo code “GTS” to get a 10% discount.

After choosing your tour with all details needed you click on "Add Promo code", type in the code and then apply. After the discount has been made then you can continue booking.


Accommodation:
We stay overnight in Kastraki-Kalambaka-Meteora in a 3- or 4-star hotel
or a small boutique hotel, depending on availability, usually:
Pyrgos Adrachti Hotel, Tsikeli Hotel (adults only),
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka.


KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK:

• By booking you must deposit 10% of the amount or full amount

• You will be charged the rest (90%) of full amount 8 days before tour date

• Prices on bookings are for adults and children above 12

• If you have children under 12 or infants please contact us before booking so we can inform you for the extra charge

• Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

• All prices are for 1 private vehicle, for 1 to 3 passengers with a sedan, 4-7 passengers with a minivan, usually Mercedes Benz and 8-14 passengers with a Mercedes Benz minibus

• You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain; otherwise the driver will do their best for you to see most of the sites

• Departure time is usually between 5:00am-9:00am, based on your preference!

• Duration: 2 days, 1 night

• We reserve the right to cancel a booking for a full refund in the case of bad weather or site closures

• Our drivers are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Their priority is your satisfaction and safety. All our drivers speak English and are ready to help and to provide tips!

• Our cars are well-maintained, clean, and have free Wi-Fi. Baby chairs, wheelchairs and most phone chargers are available on request, at no additional charge

  
CANCELLATION POLICY

• We reserve the right to cancel a booking for a full refund in the case of bad weather or site closures & health issues

• You can cancel free of charge up to 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure

• Cancellations between 3 and 6 days in advance of the tour incur a 50% cancellation fee

• Cancellations within 2 days of the scheduled departure incur a 100% cancellation fee

• After that time, no changes to pick-up times and no refunds or cancellations can be made


For any questions we will be more than happy to answer within 24 hours.