Top 10 Historical & Heritage Tours in Kalambaka, Thessaly

May 7, 2022 Malia Yoakum

Discover the best top things to do in Kalambaka, Greece including 2 Days Private Tour: Delphi & Meteora, Full Day Meteora Tour by Train from Thessaloniki, Visit Meteora & Thermopyles. Live the experience of mythic and urban Greece!, 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 Sunset Tour from Kalambaka, Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka.
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1. 2 Days Private Tour: Delphi & Meteora

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For those who want to see two of the most visited places in Greece only in two days. Visit Delphi, the centre of the earth and the incredible Meteora rocks and feel impressed by Greek nature…

Inclusions: Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.], Transport by private vehicle, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Bottled water

Exclusions: Entrance Fees, Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost), Accommodation (We work with some of the best hotels. We have to know the number of the rooms), Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)

Reviewed By Akulasthraxus

My guide Vasile met me at the Acropolis metro stop, we headed to the Acropolis, and I was the only person that had signed up for a tour that day so it was a solo tour. We stopped at the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Greek Agora, Lycabettus Hill, the glass running man, and the Olympic Stadium in my half day tour. 100% worth it, got some great photos and better memories, and would happily suggest them again.

2. Full Day Meteora Tour by Train from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece Meteora Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center
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Experience this amazing 12 hour tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki. The tour will begin at 08:18am at the Thessaloniki New Railway Station, where you will travel by train to Meteora. Once there, you see all 6 Monasteries with a panoramic 4.5 hours tour led by your guide on a VIP limo mini-bus. To conclude the tour, you will be dropped-off at the train station to return to Thessaloniki. Food and drinks are not included on this tour.

Inclusions: Panoramic view of all 6 Monasteries (visit 3 of them inside), Pickup/drop-off from Kalabaka Train Station, VIP Limo Mini Bus (small groups) during the tour, Wi-Fi on the bus, Panoramic Meteora Map, All taxes, Expert in the area , Local Tour Leader, Roundtrip Train Tickets

Exclusions: Entrance fees of Monasteries (3 euro each), Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Meals and soft drinks, Guide inside the Holy Monasteries

Reviewed By Mario A

First tour after the lockdown, well prepared, a lot of interesting facts, visited all monasteries due to a very small group which was only me and the guide. Perfect places for pictures and definitely not crowded due to partly lockdown light. Guide was very nice, funny and knows the place very good. I really can recommend it

3. Visit Meteora & Thermopyles. Live the experience of mythic and urban Greece!

Hondos Atini S.A., Pl. Omonias 4, Athina 104 31, Greece EASYEXPERIENCES
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Meteora is one of the most impressive and popular monuments in Greece. It is not only the Monasteries that are strikingly hanging on the rocks that you will see and admire. It is more the magic of nature and what it can create. It is the view of that landscape that gives you the feeling, the magic, the awe and the admiration. It is one of those landscapes that fills your soul and makes you feel beautiful, love beyond ordinary limits! Thermopylae is also certainly the most popular battle site in ancient Greece. The message that this battle has given to humanity has been unique, and you will surely feel it when you visit this place. We will talk a lot in this long journey, about myths and history and explain everything. It is not a simple journey, it is an experience, one that we always remember.

Inclusions: Snacks, Bottled water, Soda/Pop

Exclusions: Tickets for the entrance at Monasteries (6 EU)

Reviewed By 853irena

This is a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in Greek history and/or mythology. Pan collected us from right outside our apartment which was really handy and welcomed us with traditional Greek bread with sesame seeds from the bakery. There was also plenty of water being chilled for us in a cooler. The car was comfortable and clean and had good air conditioning which was very welcome on such a hot day. From the beginning, Pan was really friendly and talkative and we had some really interesting discussions before we even got to our first site. En route to Delphi, we passed the site where the Battle of Marathon took place and learned about the background and story surrounding it. We did not stop here which was fine as it was never planned anyway. Also en route, we passed the ancient city of Thebes and learned about the story of Oedipus. Our first stop was just before Delphi at a viewpoint which was a wonderful place overlooking a beautiful valley. There were portable toilets here. Then we went on to Delphi which was a truly spectacular experience. Pan was very well versed in the history of the area and helped us visualise what the place looked like in its prime. The views from Delphi were beautiful and the ruins left behind were fascinating to see. The cost of entry is not included in the price of this experience and Pan does not enter the site with you, but there are plenty of information boards to explain each attraction. The ticket cost 10 or 12 euros and also included entry into the museum which houses all of the recovered statues and artefacts from Delphi. After this stop (which probably lasted about 2 hours or so) Pan took us to an incredible restaurant for lunch which stunning views over a valley and out to sea. The staff were great and the food was delicious as well as the local ‘Delphi beer’. The cost of lunch is not included in this experience but it is very reasonably priced. Thereafter, we continued our journey to the home village of Pan in the mountains of Parnassus. It is a very charming little village and has two ancient ruined temples on the outskirts. One to Apollo and one to Artemis. There is also a lovely stream next to these ruins with a really interesting story which Pan explains well. After this stop, we made our way to Thermopylae, the site of the ancient battle where 300 Spartans, Thespians and local soldiers held off a huge army of Persians for a short time. We happened to be there on the anniversary of this battle from 2,500 years ago which made it all the more special. Pan again explained the story and took us to exactly where the battle took place. There are monuments there to remember the soldiers and even to this day, flowers and wreaths are left there! After this we drove home and in total the trip lasted 12 hours. There is a lot of time spent in the car but this is a necessity and is balanced out by the amazing sites we got to see and the great conversations we had with Pan. It is a trip we could never manage ourselves and to have the local and expert knowledge of Pan made it really special. Definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Athens!!

4. 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!

5. 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 !!!

6. Discover Meteora in a Day

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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.

7. 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

8. 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!

9. Meteora Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly Visit Meteora Travel
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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!

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from Kalambaka or Kastraki, Bottled water, Small size groups., Great Photo oportunities, Avoid the crowds

Exclusions: Entrance fees (approx. 5 euros), Food and drinks, Gratuities

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.

10. Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalambaka

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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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