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2 Days Meteora & Thermopylae Tour

  • 2 Days Meteora & Thermopylae
  • 2 Days Meteora & Thermopylae

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the 2 Days Meteora and Thermopylae Tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Meteora, the largest complexes of monasteries in Greece
    • Undeniably sublime and breathtaking scenery
    • Beautifully formed natural trails
    • St. Stephen’s Nunnery
    • Great Meteoron Monastery
    • Roussanou Monastery
    • Holy Trinity Monastery
    • Varlaam Monastery
    • St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
    • Varlaam Monastery
    • St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
    • The battlefield of Thermopylae
    • Thermopylae’s Innovative Centre of Historical Information
    • Monument of King Leonidas
    • Sea Side village of Kamena Vourla for lunch break
  • Day 1
    Depart from Athens in the morning to start one of the most memorable trips in the Greek countryside.

    Lay back and enjoy the scenic drive of the Greek mainland. The driving time till Meteora is approx. 5hrs.

    There are only a few sites in the world that can take a person back to the dark ages. Meteora is one of them.

    Meteora is one of the largest complexes of monasteries in Greece, inferior only to Mount Athos. The cultural and historical value of the site combined with the remarkable natural beauty of these uniquely formed monasteries has established Meteora as a protected site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    In the 9th century AD the first monks gathered in the area and began forming a community that since then grew and flourished into the unique and beaming monastic community of Meteora.

    Of course our tour would not be complete without a short walk among the beautifully formed natural trails. At the end of our path we will make a stop to rest, snap some photographs to remember this heavenly place and enjoy the undeniably sublime and breathtaking scenery.

    The scenery has pretty much changed at the battlefield nowadays. For this reason, “Thermopylae’s Innovative Centre of Historical Information” is a must see on the spot to help the visitor understand the morphology of the ground and the narrow passage of the battlefield, that due to erosion has changed.

    After the visit to the battlefield your driver will take you back to Athens. Lay back and take your time to take in all the diverse experiences gained on this tour.

    You will have the time to visit 3 of the open monasteries on the first day.

    After your visit to the Monasteries your driver will eascort you to your accomondation in Kalabaka.

    Day 2

    In the morning take your time to take in as much as you can from the beauty and the majesty of the natural environment of Meteora.

    Your driver will pick you up to take you to the last 3 Monasteries.

    Of course our tour would not be complete without a short walk among the beautifully formed natural trails. At the end of our path we will make a stop to rest, snap some photographs to remember this heavenly place and enjoy the undeniably sublime and breathtaking scenery.

    Our next stop is the traditional restaurant in Kalabaka.

    After your lunch you will depart for Athens.

    There, the great Spartan King Leonidas with a small Greek force defended Attica and Boeotia against the southward advance of Xerxes’ Persian army.
    After having visited Meteora, on the way back to Athens, after 2hrs driving, you will have a stop to Thermopylae. There, the great Spartan King Leonidas with a small Greek force defended Attica and Boeotia against the southward advance of Xerxes’ Persian army.

    The scenery has pretty much changed at the battlefield nowadays. For this reason, “Thermopylae’s Innovative Centre of Historical Information” is a must see on the spot to help the visitor understand the morphology of the ground and the narrow passage of the battlefield, that due to erosion has changed.

    After the visit to the battlefield your driver will take you back to Athens.

    Lay back and take your time to take in all the diverse experiences gained on this tour.

    Driving time to Athens 2,5hrs.

  • Entrance fees to each monastery are 2 Euros pp.

  • Winter period: 08:30– 15:00
    Summer period: 08:00 – 19:00

    Opening hours for Meteora Monasteries:
    Summer period:
    St. Stephen’s Nunnery
    Visiting Hours: 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30.
    The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
    Great Meteoron Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays.
    Roussanou Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:45.
    The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
    Holy Trinity Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.
    Varlaam Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 16:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Fridays.
    St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:30.
    The monastery stays closed on Fridays.
    Winter Period
    St. Stephen’s Nunnery
    Visiting Hours: 9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
    Great Meteoron Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    Roussanou Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
    Holy Trinity Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 16:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    Varlaam Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Thursdays and Fridays.
    St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
    Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
    The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

    Opening hours for Centre of Historical Information of Thermopylae:
    Jan – Dec Mon-Fri, 0800-1900
    Jan – Dec Sat-Sun, 1000-1800

Description

During this tour you will learn in detail all about Meteora the complex of monasteries built “up in the clouds”. You will get the chance to admire the intricate creation of the monasteries which are built on natural sandstone rock pillars in central Greece and learn about the geology and the historic evolution of a place where natural beauty meets the power of human creativity.

The tours takes you also to Thermopylae where the renowned battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. between the outnumbered Greeks and the Persian took place.

This tour is especially designed as an all inclusive authentic Greek experience divided in two days for your own comfort.

Duration 2hrs

2 Days Land Tours

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