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Meteora & Kalambaka In the heavens above

Description

In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ''columns of the sky'' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite the incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting.

Itinerary

The tour is starting at your hotel at 07:00 and continue heading to Kalambaka with the travel duration of 352 klm, approximately

4 hours 30 min. On our way to Kalambaka we will make one additional stop close to Lamia Town.

Meteora  means ''in the middle of the sky" or "in the heavens above" and upon our arrival, you will visit one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox Church.

The monasteries are built on natural sandstone pillars at the northeastern edge of the plain of Thessaly, near to Pineios river and Pindos mountains, in Central Greece.

Afte the sightseeing of Meteora you can have around 1,5-2 hours free time or take your time for lunch. Local cheese and other qualities from Metsovo or Tyrnavos is always great choice. Also, you can try the local spirit ''tsipouro". 

Drop off time at your hotel at 21:30. On the way back to Athens, we will have a short-time stop in one of the motorway Athinon-Thessalonikis service areas.

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Pickup

- Pick up place will be in front of your hotel 

- Other pick up points available on request (port / airport)

Dropoff

- The tour concludes in front of your hotel 

- Other drop off places are available upon a request

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

- Comfortable cloths / shoes 

*Dress code for Meteora monasteries*:

The monasteries have a strict dress code: the men must wear trousers and long sleeves, the women must wear a long skirt.

If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and shirts will be provided. A two (2) euros entrance fee is required and each monastery has different opening hours, see the sidebar for details.

Inclusions

- Local professional english speaking guide

- Itinerary and transfer provided by tourist class luxury coach, including all the high quality facilities

Exclusions

- Entrance fees for monasteries (2 eur per person, in each monastery) 
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Duration: 14 hours 30 min

Departure point: in front of your hotel

Pick up time: 07:00

Drop off time: 21: 30

Prices shown are per vehicle, English speaking guide service is included

 

1-2 persons (sedan with an English speaking guide):  € 840


3-10 persons (minivan 10-seats with guide):  € 936


10-20 persons (Bus 20 seats with guide):  € 1.044


20-36 persons (Bus 36 seats with guide):  € 1.260


37-50 persons (Bus 50 seats with guide):  € 1.320


50-55 persons (Bus 55 seats with guide):  € 1.512