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One day private tour to Meteora

A trip to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. From the early Christian times, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony and, thus, to support man’s eternal struggle for spiritual elevation.
Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations, but one must also be prepared to expect that this trip is much more than merely visiting an exquisite landscape. It is a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world. Meteora has become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed.
The gigantic rocks of Meteora are perched above the town of Kalambaka, at a maximum height of 400 m (1200 ft). The most interesting summits are decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of Unesco. Only 6 of them have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24. Mostly dating to the 14th and until the 16th century, these monasteries were built by monks who were previously hermits in the area, living in individual caves. Once united, these monks took months and years to carry the construction material to the top of rocks, using ropes, folding ladders, nets and baskets, and with much determination. They then proceeded to build monasteries that deserve everybody’s awe. The monasteries had no access to electricity and water until recently and the monks and nuns have been long trained in obtaining efficiency. Visit the monasteries, even if your interests are not deeply religious. It is the only way to enrich your feelings of spirituality that this area already exudes, no matter how long or brief your sojourn in our beautiful land.
Visit in two  monasteries  Later we will stop in Kalambaka for lunch and free time. Return in Corfu about 20:00.

Departure from Corfu at 07:30
Arrival Igoumenitsa port at 09:15 and drive to Kalambaka.
Arrival Kalambaka 11:45. Free time for rest 20 minutes
Drive up to Meteora rocks. Photo stops on the way. First visit to Agios Stefanos monastery ( 30 minutes ). It is the most accessible monastery, where instead of steps there is a small bridge to cross. It is ideal for visitors with low mobility. Our second visit to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro ( 1 hr). It is the biggest of the monasteries in Meteora and the oldest. To enter the monastery you need to climb about 160 steps carved into the rock. The monastery was founded in the middle of the 14th century.
Later you will have free time in Kalambaka for lunch.
Departure from Kalambaka at 15:30
Departure from Igoumenitsa to Corfu by ferry at 18:30
Arrival in Corfu port at 20:00

Remark: Once per week the monasteries are closed on a different day. In that case we might visit a different monastery. Times or departure and return will change according to the ferry schedules.

Alternative itinerary : Visit in one monastery in Meteora and instead of lunch in Kalambaka, visit and lunch in  Metsovo town on Pindos mountains nearby the highway.

Duration 12 - 13 hours   08:00 - 20:00

  • Bottled water
  • Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Tolls
  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee Euro 3,00 in each monastery

Pick up service from your  accommodation
Full day private trip to Meteora from Corfu
On supplement: Meteora monastery entrance fee, lunch, drinks
Price per vehicle
505.00 €
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