Meteora Monasteries-Private tour, 10 hrs
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A must-see for all visitors of Greece.
The most famous religious and natural phenomenon, the monasteries of Meteora on the steep rocks
Activity Level :
Full-day private tour, a must for all visitors of Greece to see.
Visit one of the most famous natural phenomena, the monasteries of Meteora, situated on the steep "rocky forest" in Thessalia, central Greece to admire a landscape that will take your breath away. Visit this unique UNESCO site with your qualified guide, Efi, starting the tour from Thessaloniki or elsewhere.
For a pilgrimage and monastic experience, plus great chances for panoramic views and photographers.
The Meteora Monasteries, situated on the top of the steep outcroppings, built centuries ago by the hermits and monks who searched for isolation, offer us a breathtaking view. This unique geological phenomenon is a UNESCO heritage site, known also by a James Bond film.
We’ll visit two out of the six existing monasteries to see the byzantine frescoes, the religious treasures in their museum and to take some of the most unforgettable photos you’ll ever see.
After a lunch break in the town of Kalambaka, we’ll start our drive back to Thessaloniki.
This experience includes a privately guided tour in two monasteries. Which ones will they be?
It depends on the day of the week, as the monasteries are not all open every day or all day long.
The tour may be done shorter with no lunch free time at all, if your cruise ship is leaving Thessaloniki port early.
Thessaloniki port arrival hall
Please note :
The monasteries to be visited depends on the day of the week, as the monasteries are not all open every day or all day long.
Orthodox Monasteries dress code: Ladies must wear a long skirt or a long dress and Gents must wear long trousers. Everybody must have their shoulders covered.
Comfortable shoes are needed for the climbing of the steps.
Photography is not allowed inside the monastery churches or museums.
This Tour includes :
- Private guiding fees
This Tour does NOT include :
- Transportation, entrance tickets, meals, drinks, tips
Price for the whole party, not per person
Options (+ or -) may apply and will be calculated at the next step
This Tour is available in the following languages :
English, Deutsch, Greek
Kids friendly tour
Wheelchair friendly tour
Not wheelchair friendly. Too many steps!
Meet your guide :
I'm a qualified licensed tourist guide in Greek, English and German for the whole country of Greece (ID badge number 33ΣΞ00340Ε0) by the Greek Ministry of Tourism, graduate of state School of Tourist Guides, national certification for guiding in Greece since 1988.
I'm also a graduate of vocational studies for conservation of antiquities.
I enjoy showing visitors of all ages and backgrounds the rich cultural and natural heritage of my home country and help them understand the ancient and modern life in Greece.
I have a long experience in guiding religious biblical tours throughout Greece for the visitors who have an interest in the history of Christianity.
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