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Meteora Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

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When all the masses of tourists are long gone, join an amazing sunset tour that undoubtedly will be the highlight of your entire Meteora visit.

 Allow the locals to guide you through the winding narrow roads of Meteora to places away the beaten tourist paths. Sunset tour begins with a visit to one of the 6 monasteries of Meteora, Agios Stefanos or Holy Trinity. Then we will guide you to the oldest standing monument of our place, the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary located at the old town of Kalambaka. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots.Let your heighten senses to explore moment by moment the dimming of the light as the sun disk sinks behind the mountains. This will be the most perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora with an awe-inspiring tour to be remembered forever!
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  • 1
    Meteora
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Agios Stefanos
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Great Meteoron Monastery
    Pass by Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
    Pass by Roussanou Monastery
    Pass by Varlaam Monastery
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Highlights
  • Avoid Meteora's daytime crowds on a sunset tour from Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Visit a monastery, church, caves, and a viewpoint often missed by tourists
  • Explore with a guide to learn about the area’s history and past residents
  • Group limited to nine for a calmer, more enriching experience
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in Kalambaka or Kastraki, journey by air-conditioned minivan to UNESCO-listed Meteora. It can be busy during the day, but your late-afternoon trip to the sight means you’ll avoid the main crowds. Once home to more than 20 monasteries, Meteora now features six of them, each perched on a sandstone pinnacle. Take a guided tour of one of the monasteries, learning about the people who once resided there, and then continue to some of Meteora’s “hermitage” caves, burrowed into high cliffs near the little-known St. Nicolas Badovas Monastery. Tour the caves as you learn how they were used by hermits and monks, and afterward, visit a Byzantine church. Lastly, visit a secret viewpoint to see stunning sunset panoramas over Meteora, watching as the sun bathes the rocks in ethereal gold. Your tour finishes at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Visit Meteora office Kalampaka
Visit Meteora office Kastraki
We do not offer pick up from Airbnb's
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Visit the Byzantine Church of Virgin Marry.
  • Visit the hermit caves and the hidden monasteries.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water
  • Small size groups.
  • Great Photo oportunities
  • Avoid the crowds
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Saint Steven Monastery is closed on Mondays. Due to this fact, on this day of the week Rousanou Monastery will be visited
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code: men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and skirts will be provided.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide Nicholas was a great tour guide as we explored the beautiful Meteora region mainly by driving and getting some of the best views and information about the area. I would highly recommend this tour as a beautiful and easy way to take in some of the breathtaking views
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We participated to this excursion on 19/01, and I must say it was one of the best experiences I've ever done. The place is enchanting and the history of it leaves you speechless. Fortunately we had an amazing tour guide that explained us not only all the necessary information
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We did this tour as a family as a different way to spend Christmas, and had a great time. Route was interesting and the guide was very informative and helpful. This was a really enjoyable way to see monasteries and to understand why they are where they are. The view from the
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My wife and I did the sunset tour with Visit Meteora. Pros:- 1) A really nice and clean Mercedez Black Van 2) Refreshments for everyone 3) English speaking tour guide The sunset tour guide was JIM - he was the perfect guide -- really funny, knowledgeable, kind, witty. 4)
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We enjoyed the sunset tour by bus and learning about the history of the region. We also did the hike/scramble/rock climb tour the next day which was more physical and less informative. So it was a nice mix for us. Both guides were very personable.
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By: Visit Meteora Travel
L2259ILandrewc
20
Excellent and Enjoyable
Best ever tour group experience in Greece and its the leader that makes it. - in spite of delayed train services
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jamiehuss
Taipei, Taiwan
20
Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides
Meteora Travel provided great service and the tours were flexible. I took two tours, and they were both fantastic.
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Mei199
Palo Alto, California
10
Meteora is absolutely stunning even in cold December!
We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and
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Noga T
Jerusalem, Israel
309
Great
This tour was great-- everything was handled professionally and warmly. Maria was a knowledgeable and friendly
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Christiana N
11
Excellent day trip!
Amazing day! Breathtaking views! Great history! Great tour guide! Thank you for a day to remember! Absolutely
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Michelle R.
United Arab Emirates
43
Terrific & Majestic!
Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It
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Adam C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11
This tour was excellent!
This was a great experience. Their office was incredibly helpful while I booked this tour, giving me
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M Y
11
Amazing experience
It was amazing experience, we enjoyed every single second spent here in Meteora. The guide Eva and driver Sotos
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Heather
11
Perfect
We had a wonderful time! We did the hiking tour and the rock scramble up the Great Saint. Our guides for both
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Andrew F
Leura, Australia
186
Morning in Mountaintop Monasteries and Retreats
As a mid-winter tour this was small-group, unhurried, thoroughly informative and responsive to the group's
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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