Athens: Day Tour of Hidden Caves & Meteora Monasteries

Overview

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora from Athens with our special day tour. As a leading local operator, we offer unparalleled access to Meteora’s hidden beauties and specialize in small group adventures.

Reserve today to unlock the mysteries of Meteora through a unique and perfect descent. After the tour ends at Kalabaka train station, you can choose to visit Athens or the surrounding area.

Highlights

  • See mainland Greece while traveling by bus from Athens to Kalabaki.
  • Visit three of the eight monasteries in Meteora, see the Hermit’s Cave and see the whole complex
  • Small group: Learn about the area from a local guide with a local perspective.
  • Explore hidden areas and hermit caves.
  • Enjoy the authentic taste of the region with our complementary meals.

 

Included/Excluded

  • Roundtrip bus transportation
  • Small group
  • Minibus tour of Meteora Monasteries
  • Guide on minibus
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Onboard USB chargers
  • Hidden Hermit Caves visit
  • Bottled water
  • Stops to buy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries (€3 per person for each monastery)
  • Transfer to Athens City Railway Station
  • Guide inside the monasteries
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

Tour Plan

What to expect

Take a unique tour of the remote crater of Meteora near Badovas led by our knowledgeable local guide. Marvel at the granite columns and majestic Meteora monastery as you ride gracefully in our VIP van. Explore three historically important monasteries to witness architectural and spiritual wonders. Each monastery provides a unique window into the rich religious and cultural heritage of our region.

On the way, you will have the opportunity to see Meteora monastery from the most beautiful angle, you will understand the true meaning of this amazing place. Experience stunning vistas that provide perfect photo opportunities and create lifelong memories.

Winter hikers will spend the day alone with breathtaking views of the Meteora sunset, a once-in-a-lifetime event only possible at this time of year. Before our tour ends, watch the sun set around our monastery, washing everything in gold.

Due to the temporary rail suspension, your experience begins at 8:00 AM at Larissis train station in Athens, where you will board a comfortable coach. Stop for a cold lunch in charming Kastraki before delving deeper into the Meteora tour. On the way back, think about the highlights of the day. It should arrive in Athens at 22:20.

private tours with English, French, Spanish, Italian and German or Romanian speaking guides.

Meeting point

To find the tour bus, look for the 'Visit Meteora' sign on the door. • Departure: In Athens, the bus departs from Larissis station. Please arrive fifteen minutes early at the Deligianni Street metro / metro station in Larissa. You can use the metro or the Red Line subway to get to the meeting point. • boarding process: bus ticket is not required. Provide the driver with your name for verification. • No seating, you can choose your own seat.

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Additional Info
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour is usually done by train. However, recent flooding in Greece has temporarily disrupted train services. Replacement buses are in place to ensure uninterrupted travel until train services are restored. The itineraries and stops of this tour remain unaffected so that you can enjoy this activity with confidence.
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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