Humongous rocks, monasteries «hanging in the sky» and beautiful paths compose an enchanting scenery that everyone must-see.
This almost “unearthly state” with monasteries that clambered on the edge of impressive steep mountainous masses, challenge you to discover the majesty of nature.
The earth meets the sky, the human intervention the divine element and the traveler finds the emotional serenity and spiritual well being which arises eternally from the atmosphere. Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world visit Meteora in order to admire this unique phenomenon. Since 1988, Meteora is part of the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Don’t miss this absolute experience!
Please note that this tour offers pick up and drop off service from designated pick up points in Thessaloniki. Simply select the pick up point that is closer to your accommodation from the list and our driver will be on his way! Pick up time will be displayed on your ticket, which you will receive after the booking.
We depart to Meteora with the bus of Ammon Express along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist,
at 08:00 from the White Tower,
at 08:05 from the hotel Makedonia Palace,
at 08:15 from Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos),
at 08:20 from hotel Capsis and
at 08:25 from The Met Hotel
The distance is 230km and lasts approximately 3 hours. During our way, there is a 30’ stop for rest and coffee before we reach Meteora at around 12:30p.m
We will visit 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.
Every Monday we visit the monasteries of Varlaam and Rousanou, every Wednesday and Sunday the monasteries of Saint Stefanos and Varlaam and every Friday the monasteries of Rousanou and Saint Stefanos.
The monasteries are built οn the peak of the huge rocks, and form the second most important complex of monasteries after Mt. Athos. In the past, there were twenty four monasteries but today only the six of them operate properly. In 1988, Meteora joined the list of the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
For your convenience, the bus stops in front of the entrance of the Holy Monasteries.
Next, we enjoy our greek traditional lunch break (not included in the price) 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.
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