Top 10 Cultural Tours in Kalambaka, Thessaly

May 4, 2022 Jana Sager

Discover the best top things to do in Kalambaka, Greece including Private 2-Days to Top Unesco Sites of Delphi & Meteora - Great Lunch included, 2-Day Private Tour to Delphi Meteora and Thermopylae, Breath-taking Meteora Sunset Tour, Meteora private tour from Thessaloniki, Meteora One Day Trip from Corfu, Meteora Half Day Tour (Pick you up from train station), Discover Meteora in a Day, Meteora All Day Tour From Athens, Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens, Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka.
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1. Private 2-Days to Top Unesco Sites of Delphi & Meteora - Great Lunch included

Eudaimonia Private Tours
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Ride to Delphi and Meteora ("suspended in the middle of the sky") from Athens on this 2-day/1-night totally private tour of two Unesco sites with more local flavor. After drop-off at Delphi, stroll around the area on a self-guided tour, seeing attractions like Arachova village, the Temple of Apollo and Athina Pronaia. Enjoy a great lunch -treat of your driver- at a location where Greeks eat out. Arrive near Meteora and time permitting get an evening overview of the monasteries. Spend your evening (dinner) relaxing at a great hotel facing Meteora or even opt-in for some extra local exploring. Next morning, a very short drive to arrive at the famous monasteries of Meteora, which were a very safe hiding spot for the monks from the Romans. Visit two or three amazing monasteries depending on your fitness and time available. Heading back to Athens will include a couple of relaxing stops; one for a great lunch & drinks and a second at Thermopylae of the famous 300 of King Leonidas of Sparta

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Private tour for up to 7 related only people (couple/s, large families, group of friends), Brand new 2018-2020 vehicles: 5 door vehicle for 1-2 people; and a large minivan for 3-7 people, Quality accommodation based on double or triple occupancy depending on your group & availability, Hotel private pickup and drop-off, Thermopylae "site" on the way back to Athens, Non smoking vehicle and driver, One night accommodation (and breakfast), Always a highlight of our private tours is the authentic lunch on both days and is a treat from your driver/guide in non touristy locations surrounded by local people, In car information booklet, bottled water, Each person is allowed one normal size suitcase and a small carry on bag, Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance., Ideal to combine with: Ultimate Greek Experience: 7-Day Tour to the Peloponnese Delphi and Meteora

Exclusions: Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens or Piraeus port, Entrance to sites: Delphi at €12/person - half price during off season & Monasteries at €3, Dinner, Professional guide (optional), Shopping/touristy stops unless required by yourselves, Graduites (optional)

Reviewed By Cx5morgan

I had a terrific trip touring Mystras, Sparta, Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae with my guide Nikos! Nikos put together a custom itinerary with places in Greece that I had not yet visited. The highlight of my trip was visiting the clifftop monasteries at Meteora. We had marvelous weather for picture taking, and Nikos, knew where the best spots were. Hiking up several of the monasteries was also a unique experiences, and Nikos knew the best ones suitable for me. An AWESOME trip!!

2. 2-Day Private Tour to Delphi Meteora and Thermopylae

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Sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minivans models with WiFi as you travel from Athens to explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private tour. Visit Delphi on the beautiful slopes of Mount Parnassus, a major center of worship in the ancient world. Marvel at the Meteora Monasteries, set on top of a series of majestic rock pillars that reach up to 1,312ft. (400m) high and stop at the Battle of Thermopylae site and the Visitors Center with its 3D-recreation of the Battle of the 300. With boutique style or 4-star hotel in Meteora included, our flexible 'go at your own pace' tour is a great option for families, couples, small groups & all ages. To make things hassle free you can also choose the lunch option to include a delicious 3-Course traditional meal

Inclusions: Tour 100% exclusive to your group, Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day, Flexible pick up time on request, WiFi & bottled water available in vehicles during travel , Vehicles: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6; 4 to 7 Mercedes; 8 to 14 Mercedes Sprinter, STANDARD RATE ACCOMMODATION: Minimum 4-Star or Boutique style Hotel including breakfast, FAMILY / DISCOUNT RATE ACCOMMODATION: Minimum 3-Star or Boutique style Hotel including breakfast

Exclusions: Food and drinks unless specified, Gratuities, Professional guiding inside Delphi and at Meteora. Can be arranged on request. If you require this option please specify which sites you would like guiding., Entrance fees

Reviewed By Naseneis

It was a great tour to the classical hotsots of Greece. Due to Corona on all visited sites were only a few tourists what I never had before. The hotels were at nice places in walking distance to the city center, so that we could enjoy Greece evening life easily. Our driver did a great job and had always interesting stories about ancient history and modern Greece to tell during our journey - thank you for this experience Yanis!

3. Breath-taking Meteora Sunset Tour

Ioanninon 8, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece Meteora Rocks
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Visit a monastery and see the restored hermitage of Bandovas See the 11th-century Byzantine church of the Dormition of the Mother of God Admire the marvelous sunset from a remote spot ideal for stunning photographs The tour begins either from Kalabaka or from your accommodation in the area. Be driven up to Meteora in a luxurious mini-bus where an experienced and skilled tour leader will explain to you the history of Meteora and show you hidden places that only locals know about. See the 1000-year old hermitage of Bandovas, which was built like a cave system. You will also see the Byzantine Church, which was built over ancient ruins. Later, visit a monastery to admire the Christian architecture and see the frescoes in the churches. Just before sunset, the driver will take you on the peak of the rocks at a perfect spot for photographs. Admire the beautiful sunset view over the valley below. The tour ends afterward and you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, All Fees and Taxes, Pick up and drop off services from your accomondation either Kastraki or Kalambaka, Local English-speaking tour leader, Visit one monastery, Visit a byzantine church and indulge to its history, See hidden hermit caves and hermitages

Exclusions: Monasteries entrance fees is not included and it 3€ per person., If your accomondation is not located in Kalabaka or Kastraki we are not..., If your accomondation is at an AIRBNB appartment we are not providing a..., Guided tour inside the monastery, Byzantine church entrance fee which is 2€, Gratuities(optional), Credit cards are not accepted for paying the monasteries entrance fees

Reviewed By JordydeBruijn

Today we have experienced the meteroa monastery tour. It was a great tour in which we visited 3 of the monasteries. The guide spoke very well English and has a lot of knowledge about the monasteries and the surrounding area. The guide is like a friend with who you experience the tour. Because of Covid-19 we where unfortunately Privileged the only two people in the tour bus what was a great experience for us. We want to thank Meteora Rocks Travel and there excellent Guide and Driver (from which we forgot their names ☺️) for this amazing experience. Best regards, Jordy and Sylvana de Bruijn

4. Meteora private tour from Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Square, Platia Aristotelous, Thessaloniki, Greece MY DREAM FOR YOU
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Meteora private tour from Thessaloniki The Meteora Monasteries - UNESCO World Heritage Site. A geological phenomenon unique in the world. Impressive mysterious monasteries built on huge sandstone cliffs. Originally, access was only possible using winches and rope ladders. It wasn't until 1925 that there were stairs. The Meteora private tour from Thessaloniki is offered with a German and English speaking driver and guide.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Pick up at the property in Thessaloniki, All Fees and Taxes, Liability insurance, 1 small bottle of still water per person, 1 Pastelli per person (Greek traditional sesame bar with honey)

Exclusions: Entrance to the Meteora monasteries (about 3 EUR per monastery), Lunch, Coffee and/or Tea

Reviewed By OnAir557251

You must take this trip! Vassily is incredibly knowledgable about Thessaloniki, very friendly but professional, you can tell he loves his city and wants to explore it with you. The tour starts in the old town and you meander down, stopping at a 5th century church, seeing the best views of the city, Vassily shows you all the herbs and fruit trees on the way. Very tasty snacks and drinks are provided. The Roman ruins, markets, and wonderful tavernas and cafes are included. Brilliant tour, thank you Vassily.

5. Meteora One Day Trip from Corfu

Port of Lefkimmi, Lefkimmi 490 80, Greece Let's Book Travel
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Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our Meteora One Day Trip from Corfu. Visit a unique Unesco Heritage Site and the biggest monastery of Meteora.

Inclusions: Transfers from / to your hotel or closest available location, Air-conditioned minibus for the tour, Ferry Tickets, Visit to the Grand Meteoron monastery

Exclusions: Any Private Expenses, Lunch, Entrance fees to the monastery (3.00 euros per person)

Reviewed By Alextsantes

I did this cruise with my son and it was amazing! We enjoy the beaches and the crystal waters.loved the service and definitely book again another cruise!

6. Meteora Half Day Tour (Pick you up from train station)

Kalambaka, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece Meteora Tour
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SCHEDULE: Begins at 11:31 am. We will pick you up from the Kalambaka train station at 11:31 (The train departs from Athens at 7:20 am) TOUR DESCRIPTION: Live unforgettable moments at Meteora following the paths carved by the very first monks. Having your very own personal guide will help notice all the small things, fell the spiritual energy and the sanctity of this magical place, making your experience a unique. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Saint Antonios, where the first hermits arrived in the area of Meteora Visit 3 monasteries Visit St George the Mandilas Stops in many spots for amazing photos Visit the Byzantine church dedicated virgin Mary which is built 300 years before the first monks arrived in Meteora

Inclusions: Bottled water, Stops for sightseeing, taking pictures when requested

Exclusions: Entrance fees to the monasteries and museums are not included., The tour guide is not for inside the monasteries, Train tickets are not included

Reviewed By Mirella_Takou

This company has gone above and beyond to accommodate our family and infant child on multiple trips between Athens and Thessaloniki. Always excellent service with clean vehicles and always on time. Highly recommended and thanks !!!

7. Discover Meteora in a Day

iGoHellas
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This tour is an all day Meteora experience. Joining this tour you will discover the most important spots in Meteora by visiting three of the oldest monasteries of the region, take amazing photos of their stunning views, walk through narrow old paths and enjoy your lunch at Kastraki posing a nice back-round of the high cliffs.

Inclusions: Snacks, Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, WiFi on board, Tablet or Ipad on-board

Exclusions: Lunch, Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Entrance Fees to the monasteries (3 euros per person)

Reviewed By GeoKatsa

We did the tour on the mountain of Olympian Godfs with the company of Ian and a woman in training Danai. The old monastery of st Dionysius, which is hidden in the woods and the an amazing waterfall of Enipea where the best spots which we visited. Both guides were very friendly and thorough in explaining everything about the mountain and greek mythology. They showing us all the best places to take photos.

8. Meteora All Day Tour From Athens

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With this private tour you will visit one of the most famous and sacred places in Greece, where for centuries Orthodox Monasteries are standing in harmony on giant rocks that were made millions of years before! This tour gives you the option to visit Meteora in one day without having to overnight in the area. Driving through mainland Greece you will arrive at Meteora where you will visit 3 Monasteries.The Monasteries are built on high giant rocks and they offer plenty of breathtaking photos and you will have plenty of time to explore it. After, visit Kastraki village for shopping and lunch. On your way back to Athens we will stop at Thermopylae where Leonidas and his 300 brave sacrificed.There you will have a chance to take photos in front of the monument of King Leonidas.

Inclusions: Private transportation, WiFi on board, Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, English speaking driver

Exclusions: Guide, Entrance fees to the monasteries (3€ per monastery), Lunch

9. Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

Athens 104 44, Greece Visit Meteora Travel
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Join our two days rail tour to Meteora to discover the beauty and the history of a unique geological phenomenon and the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments. This tour includes the train tickets; transfer from and to the train station, 1 night stay with breakfast in a 3 star hotel, 2 top rated tours and activities at Meteora!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Admire the world famous Meteora & Visit all the monasteries, Stay at a 3-star or 4-star hotel with breakfast, Join the Meteora Sunset Tour, Choose between the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Meteora Half-day Tour, Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel and back

Exclusions: Gratuities, Meals, Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery

Reviewed By Z6268OVdan

It's a very relaxed hike, so you don't really have to be in great shape. The guide had a lot of knowledge and it was very interesting. The views were spectacular. Really recommended!

10. Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka

Visit Meteora Travel
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See the 'columns of the sky' where monks once settled on this 4-hour walking tour of Meteora. With a local tour leader by your side, explore the UNESCO-listed site and visit three of the region’s remaining monasteries.See all the six active monasteries and visit insisde 3 main monasteries! Enjoy breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective. • Great photo oportunities and panoramic vistas • See all six  active monasteries • You will learn about etiquette and behavior (especially important at religious sites). • You will be able to ask as many questions as you want. • Daily departures depart any day you want, 365 days a year • Small size groups. • Vip Mini bus limo 18 seats.  free mineral bottled water

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from Kalambaka or Kastraki, Transport by new air-conditioned vip minibus, Local English speaking tour leader, Bottled water, Free WiFi on board, Excellent reviews on trip advisor, You get to meet people from around the world, Small size groups up to 18 people.

Exclusions: Entrance fees ( 3 euros per monastery, three monasteries 9,00, Food and drinks, Gratuities, State Licensed Guide

Reviewed By marcusaureliusp

I went with my wife back in March of last year, during the low season and the early days of covid, and this was the highlight of our honeymoon. We took the two-day trip from Athens; one would not have been enough. We took both the sunset tour and the monastery tour; there were about half a dozen other tourists on the sunset tour, but the monastery tour the next day was just us and our tour guide from the night before, Vasilis. Vasilis was very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions we had, whether about the rock pillars, the many monasteries and their icons and frescos, Church history, anything. He was happy to help us take pictures as well, and was a good photographer. The train arrived in Kalampaka about an hour after the ticket said it would, but that seems to be normal in Greece. They picked us up from the station and dropped us off at the hotel we were staying at so we could get lunch before the Sunset Tour started. Grand Meteoron was going to be closed during both tours, so we took the opportunity to visit during this time. The hotel they set us up in, Hotel Kaikis, was nice and quiet, and when we woke up in the morning, we were given a good, large breakfast. I'm sure the morning hike would have been nice, but we do not at all regret taking the monastery tour. The monasteries and churches we visited are all beautiful, most were still active., and Vasilis told us a lot about them. The views were breathtaking. We encourage you to take this tour with this company.

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