Wear comfortable walking shoes for your private full day tour to Meteora to explore dramatically placed monasteries atop cliffs rising up to 300 meters. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of private return transportation from your Athens hotel to Meteora.
Your day starts early in the morning when your English-speaking escort-driver will pick you up from your accommodation. This tour to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture from the early Christian times, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony and, thus, to support man’s eternal struggle for spiritual elevation.
Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations, but one must also be prepared to expect that this trip is much more than merely visiting an exquisite landscape. In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ‘columns of the sky’ from the 11th century onwards.
On arrival at Meteora your time is your own to explore at your own pace. If you wish you can have your expert guide, who will lead the way while telling you the history and stories of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site.
There are 6 active Eastern Orthodox monasteries which you may visit. You can visit the monasteries and take amazing photos because the view is imposing, unique and breathtaking. The monasteries at Meteora date as far back as the 11th-century, and you will wonder how such a feat of engineering was achieved. The largest and most visited is the stunning Great Meteoron Monastery, founded in 1356.
Another popular site is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, visually dramatic and seen in the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only”. There is also a museum, beautiful frescos and a variety of religious icons and books to be discovered.
Please note, access to the sites is on foot only, and involves climbing stairs and some narrow pathways.
The location is as compelling as the architecture, with the monasteries peacefully placed on top of huge vertical cliffs which rise from the Plain of Thessaly. The whole area is a dramatic backdrop for some fantastic photos to remember your visit to Meteora.
You will have time for lunch and then, having seen one of the most imposing parts all over the world your private transportation will return you to Athens in comfort once again, finishing with drop-off at your hotel.
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