Full Day Meteora Monasteries & Thermopylae from Athens

14 hr

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Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece

Our shortstop at Thermopylae will let you step on the sacred land where the Spartan heroes sacrificed themselves fighting the Persians. You will see the famous monument with the statue of Leonidas as well as the original Tomb where the 300 Spartans where buried.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly

This is a...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece

Our shortstop at Thermopylae will let you step on the sacred land where the Spartan heroes sacrificed themselves fighting the Persians. You will see the famous monument with the statue of Leonidas as well as the original Tomb where the 300 Spartans where buried.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly

This is a challenging tour for those who are determined to visit Meteora from Athens within a day. The tour is especially made for individuals or very small groups of up to 8 guests in order to avoid delays due to big buses and groups.
This is a day tour including Thermopylae and Meteora, with photo stops and enough time to visit 1 or 2 monasteries inside and to enjoy a traditional lunch at the foothill of the Meteora rocks.
An early morning departure is very important in order to get the most of this day despite the long-distance (round trip: 720km).
A couple of hours after you leave Athens you’ll have a short stop at Thermopylae battlefield. This is the land where 300 brave Spartans defended to death the ancient passage fighting against tens of thousands of Persians. The original Tomb of these heroes stands across the modern memorial which includes the famous statue of Leonidas.
After another short comfort stop, you’ll cross the biggest plain of the country on the way to Meteora. When you arrive, there will be the first stop for photos before a short drive to the first long stop. Now you need to climb up the steps to visit one of the two oldest monasteries: the Varlaam or the Great Meteoron (depending on the monasteries opening days).
Then, you’ll continue towards the Nunnery of Agios Stephanos (St. Steven) including another amazing photo stop on the way. This monastery has the easiest access and offers great views of the entire plain.
Finally, driving through Kalambaka, you’ll stop in the center of this peaceful little town for your lunch, before to depart for your return to Athens.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly

Kalambaka is the historical previous byzantine "metropolis" of Thessaly, the base of the Christian Bishop since 4th C. Nowadays the town is the tourist and commercial center at the foothill of Meteora. There are a lot of restaurants, cafes, banks, and shops.

Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • English speaking driver
  • VAT and all taxes
Not Included
  • English speaking Licensed Tourist Guide or Tour Escort (upon request, email vendor after booking)
  • Meals, drinks, beverages and other personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees: 3€ pp per Monastery
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up will be as close as possible to your hotel: depending on traffic restrictions. Guests contact phone number is required.

7:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.