Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki
There are few landscapes that excite the travelers as much as a visit to the enchanting Meteora.
The gigantic rocks with the breathtaking volume and height, as they sharply arise in the edge of a big flatland, interrupt the smooth landscape like they were unreal, form part of an impressive geological phenomenon that you can’t miss the chance to observe closely. Moreover, the human intervention in this eerie scenery is astonishing: Monasteries built in the highest point of the rocks, seem to hover between earth and sky, between human and divine element. In 1989, Meteora was added in the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
We reach Meteora at around 12:30p.m; this fascinating complex of huge steep rocks of pennant, arising close to the first elevations of the longest sierra in Greece, Pindos (the “spine” of Greece). We visit two of the six operating Holy Monasteries depending on the schedule of each one.
During our visits to the monasteries we make a short stop to admire the stunning panoramic view of the Holy Monasteries from up high and capture the mystique of the landscape. The wild unapproachable area with the sandstones of more than 65 millions years old is majestic and at the same time unearthly and divine as until today their origin cannot be explained.
Next, we enjoy our greek traditional lunch break in Kastraki, at Kalampaka area, against the view of the astonishing Meteora.
We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we have a last stop for 20΄ for coffee and rest. We are back at about 19:00p.m, making the same stops where we started from.
Duration: 5 hours
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Our trip attendant shall wear a clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily."
"You should be at the departure points 10' before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding."
"The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and women visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts. Women need a long skirt/ dress to enter the monasteries."
"The approach to the monasteries is achieved through stairs and requires comfortable footwear."
"Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion to Meteora will remain unforgettable to all participants."
"Please bring cαsh with you for entrance fees (€3 per monastery)"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 11 Hours
Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.