2 Day Private Tour of Meteora & Thermopylae From Athens - Overnight At Kalambaka or Kastraki

Our first stop is at historical Thermopylae! Paying tribute to King Leonidas of Sparta and his 300 Spartan warriors we will visit the amazing monument of his statue which is captivating!

Next stop breathtaking Meteora! Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and its hanging monasteries are one of the country’s most unique attractions.

The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. They are built on top of rock towers and they provide fantastic views over the plain. 

The Meteora Monasteries themselves, besides providing incredible views are full of religious treasures, wall paintings, icons and libraries rich in old manuscripts. Everyday, innumerable visitors gather here from all four corners of the world to meditate and pray. The fascinating landscape was used when filming the Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” (Holy Trinity Monastery).

per adult from

$585

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Native English speaking drivers
    • Private tour
    • Refreshment wipes
    • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Wifi
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation (option for hotel reservation upon request) 
    • Entry or admission fee
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Meteora

  • Day 1: Thermopylae & Meteora

    Stop At: Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece
    We pick you up from your hotel in Athens

    Drive to Thermopylae

    Thermopylae is a place in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city states led by King Leonidas of Sparta and the Persian Empire of Xerxes.

    The Gates of Fire: Deriving from the Hot sulphur Springs and in Greek mythology the cavernous entrances to Hades.

    The monument of King Leonidas: Erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. The brass sculpture of the Spartan King with his spear and shield is truly amazing.

    Thermopylae museum: The innovative museum is dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization as we know it today.

    Hotsprings: The baths of Thermopylae could be described as a paradise of healing spas. High end hydrotherapy facilities focusing on balneotherapy not only as a treatment for specific ailments, illnesses and injuries but also to promote general well-being. Of the 60 pending, 34 springs have officially been recognized so far.

    Drive to Meteora

    Check in at your chosen hotel
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Meteora, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    Visit the “Hanging Monasteries" (1 to 2 monasteries).

    The town of Kalambaka.

    The village of Kastraki.

    Experience the breathtaking Meteora sunset.

    Late lunch - early dinner at a traditional taverna.

    Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

    Overnight at Kalambaka or Kastraki.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Meteora

    Stop At: Meteora, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    Breakfast at Meteora

    Visit the remaining "Hanging Monasteries"

    The monasteries that will be visited are:

    St Nicolaos

    Rousanou

    Varlaam

    Metamorphosis Sotiros (Grand Monastery)

    St Trinity

    St Stefanos

    Lunch at a traditional Greek taverna at Kalambaka or Kastraki

    Coffees

    Drive back to Athens
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica
    Return to your chosen Hotel, Airbnb or apartment in Athens
    Duration: 10 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your personal driver/guide will pick you up and return you to your hotel in Athens, meeting you at the lobby.In case of an AirBnb apartment, he will contact you upon arrival so you can meet him at the entrance of the building.For Airport and Port pickup, your driver/guide will meet you at the gate holding an Ancient Greece Tours sign for you to spot him upon arrival.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Animals or pets allowed
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ancient Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-59636P60

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