Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in Russian / Every Tuesday in Polish
Duration of guided excursion 12 hours approximately / Starting 07:30 am – Ending 21:30 pm
We are very happy to inform you that you are some of the few to be able to see and enjoy this amazing place called Meteora, as Halkidiki is one of the limited destinations road connected to this place. Meteora are a group of high and cliffy boulders whose peaks are crowned by monasteries and hermitages. Their grottos are acting since the 11th century as cells for the orthodox monks.
Meteora are situated 300 meters upon the valley close to Kalambaka, by the river Pinios.Originally the monks lived in grottos or in small cells. They assembled once per week to attend divine service together in Kyriakon (House of God, common church) in Doubiani. As a consequence of the increasing number of monks, they settled down the hermitage of Stagoi.
Around the middle of the 14th century the monk Athanasios founded the first monastery on the rock of Meteora called Platylithos (huge stone).This unearthly appearing rock mass 613 m upon sea level and 413 m upon Kalambaka overlaps the whole countryside. The original name Meteoron means “hover between sky and earth”.The area is so famous that even Hollywood could not resist shooting a movie there and in 1981 the most famous British spy, 007, was climbing amidst the Holy Trinity Monastery for the movie “for your eyes only”!!
Don’t miss the chance to see what people call the <<8th wonder of the World>>.
05:20 Bus starts from first hotels to Meteora
06:45 Last pick up from Moudania
07:30 Bus picks up guide from Thessaloniki
09:00 Short stop in highway (coffee)
12.00- 13.00 Visit St. Stefanos monastery (depends on opening times)
13.00 – 14.30 Visit Varlaam or Rousanou monastery (depends on op.times)
14:45 – 15:45 Free time in Kalambaka city
15:45 Depart to Halkidiki
17:45 Short stop in highway (coffee)
20:15 Arrive in first hotels
21:30 Arrive in last hotels
NOTE: Men must wear long trousers to enter the monasteries and Women long skirts.
✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off ( If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us)
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Official guide
❌ Anything that is not specified as included
❌ Entrance fees (3.00€ per person and per monastery) – paid on the spot in cash
❌ Personal Expenses
Children up to 3 years old free of charge on tour rate and travelling on parents’ lap
Children from 4 to 11 years old pay 20.00€
Remember to bring ‼️ Camera, cap/hat, water, extra money for tickets/coffee/lunch, suitable footwear
⛔ Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
⚠️ Important Notes
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
- Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
Covid – 19 measures applicable for Season 2021:
- Mandatory use of face covering before boarding on bus. Failure to abide by this measure is subject to fines by local authorities.
Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us
Why to choose this package!
- Visit St.Stefanos monastery
- Visit Varlaam or Rousanou monastery
- Free time in Kalambaka city