Meteora Private Guided Tour from Athens by Train
1 Day Private Tour in Meteora by train
Meteora private tour from Athens is available in next options:
Your personal Guide with air-conditioned car or minivan will be awaiting for you at Kalampaka railway station, or at bus station
Your personal Guide will meet you at your hotel in Kalambaka or Kastraki
Meteora is a unique place to visit, so do your best to make this trip unforgettable!
With your personal guide, you will visit the most hidden sites of this sacred place. This area was forbidden to visit for most of the people, from 8th until middle of 20th century. This is still a holy place and together we going to discover its mysteries.
What is the price for private guided tour?
Exclusive Meteora tour: 380€ Exclusively for you and your family or friends, up to 7 persons, private guided tour throughout 6 monasteries, visiting 3 monasteries inside with a personal English speaking guide during all tour. 100% history, 100% nature and 100% satisfaction!
Gold Meteora tour: 350€ only for you and your friends or your family members, up to 7 people, private guided tour throughout 6 monasteries, visiting 2 monasteries inside with a personal English speaking guide. Balanced 50% - 50% between history, panorama, getting most of everything!
Silver Meteora tour: 280€ for private tour for you and your family or friends, up to 8 tourists, private guided tour inside 1 monastery and English guide - driver for rest of the tour. Basic knowledge, panoramic views, best way to start with all you need.
Program of Places we are going to visit in Meteora:
Caves of the Monks
A traditional settlement with elements of authentic architecture of the Byzantine period and the Middle Ages
Many Panoramic View platforms for great Photos!
Watch how icons are created by icon painter in real time!
On demand, the Dragon's Eye Cave
How much time it is takes to Meteora from Athens by Train?
Approximately 3,5-4 hours. You will see many beautiful landscapes on your way. It is a nice, safe and easy way to travel in Greece.
Duration of tour in Meteora?
4-5 hours, we are not in hurry. You will see everything and you will have time for coffee break, even dinner.
Where do we meet or start?
We will meet you at Kalampaka train station, bus station or at your hotel in Kalambaka / Kastraki / Trikala.
You can visit a monastery with a Private Guide, this option is available only in our travel agency. History of Meteora, will be presented to you in most convinient way, without any spam information. If you wish, you can have your private tour in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian. Even if you are not speaking very well in English, don't worry! Our guide will talk with most simple words, so you will get the picture.
Some of the tourists walking around, between monasteries, but this might get dangerous under burning sun & traffic. Additionally, many days are needed. This is also expensive, because you need to stay in hotels of the area for a long time.
Meteora is the most mysterious place on Earth.
"Medieval monasteries are located on sheer stone pillars up to 700m high."
Meteora monasteries Greece - medieval life on sky-high rocks.
We can take your trip to a next level and make it easy! We have more than 8 years of experience:
We know what you should visit,
We know places where you can take the most amazing photos,
We know the history of this place, you will have something nice to remember,
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Do it all in only 1 day trip tour!
Meteora is definitely one of the kind nature creation. It is one of the most popular sightseeing in Greece. Monasteries from Medieval ages somehow making these rocks even more unforgettable and harmonized at same time. Your trip will be planned according to your desires and mobility, so you will get most of that in a One Day Meteora Private Tour with our private guide, just contact us!
The very first monastery was built around 1350 (the Transfiguration of Christ). It is worth clarifying that first hermits appeared here in the 9th century. In its best of times, there were up to 3,000 people living in these bizarre rocks, and pilgrims came here from all over the world to communicate with living saints. They stopped to overnight at an inn exactly where the monastery of St. Stefan is now. Ascetics were striving for spiritual wealth and reached the truth through events and phenomena that were invisible to ordinary mortal people.
What we will see/visit? (Detailed description of the excursion tour in Meteora):
Starting tour in Meteora rocks
If you want to get 100% of satisfaction from visiting one of the most unusual and unique places on our planet, as well as to feel the peculiarity of the way of life of ascetics, the inhabitants of these inaccessible, steep, stone pillars, it is worth paying attention to visiting the smallest monasteries that are not affected by time and crowds of noisy tourists.
Before you visit monasteries, it would be perfect for better understanding of history and geology of this place, to visit some hidden from the crowds places, like hermits caves and hermits nests, where people was living, till few centuries ago. Actually, this is the place where all things have started here.
First, there was few people, with strong will and faith, living in local caves. When things gone bad, due to robbers and atrocities from strangers, hermits, found a way to climb up on vertical rocks and build a cell.
It is very difficult to live 20-30 meters (100 Ft.) from ground, going up and down for food, wood and water supplies. However, it was the only way to keep yourself safe, without fighting and killing, or without being slaved or killed.
Visiting Meteora skyrocking monasteries
It is worth visiting one of the smallest monasteries on our way. Well-preserved murals (wall paintings) from the 16th century take the visitor back to the era when the monastery could only be reached by a ladder made of rope or wooden pieces. There are never many people here.
Besides that, this monastery is better to visit, because here we have less interfere and more original conditions, authentic way of monks life.
Having risen to the height of the clouds where the monastery is located, we begin to understand what difficulties the ascetic monks conscientiously faced. They needed more than 25 years just to raise the building stones and other materials to this height. History is silent about the way the first people got on a height of 619m, there are some sources that say the monks could fly. There is simply no other way to overcome a sheer wall with such a slope, because it was the time far before mountaineering and everything connected with it.
Here the monks were able to keep untouched both their faith and the relics of Orthodoxy.
Peace and tranquility always rule in sky-high monasteries, perhaps this is because the monks are constantly praying for the salvation of the souls of all sinners in the cells a couple of meters away from you, so you should not speak loudly in these holy places, in which service liturgies have been conducted for almost 700 years unstopable, every single day.
Also, you are kindly asked to show indulgence to believers whose tears begin to flow in the consecrated temples as soon as they feel the holiness of the place.
Sincere regret is not a transitional stage in the life of a monk or a temporary stage, but a state that continues forever. It is a second birth for a true believer who has chosen this difficult path. Fasting, prayers, night services are only a tool in the life of an ascetic. All this is done by a monk to get closer to the Holy Spirit.
Panorama viewpoints of Meteora & Hiden places
After visiting monasteries you should go to the panoramic points hidden between the stone pillars, which show you a breathtaking view of this unique place. Meteora is one of the wonders of the World, which you cannot find anywhere else, and which is in the bucket list of everyone who wants to know all the mysterious places of our planet and find balance of soul.
Of course, there are some hidden places, which most of the visitors are usually missing, as a result, they pushing away other visitors, trying to take some photos, on common viewpoints.
Our goal is to get you close to nature and unique rock relief, as much as with cultural part of that place.
The famous icon-painting workshops of Meteora.
There is one of the largest and most famous icon-painting workshops in Meteora, where the Specialists in icon painting will gladly tell you about the secrets of icon painting in English, Italian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Romanian, Spanish and many other lunguages, show you the process, and even give you the opportunity to participate in the gilding of the icon. The icon painter starts painting the icon only after a long fast. According to the Orthodox custom of the Greek Church, the icons are hallowed in one of the holy temples for 40 days.
Visiting these places will leave the warmest and most vivid impressions. We are sure, that you are looking for a best satisfaction from your trip. You are in position to understand that your vacation time is limited and you want something extra. When you mean EXTRA, it is definitely not a big bus full of noisy tourists, going in / going out 100 times in every single stop for photo, toilet, souvenirs, etc. So, this is why you are looking for private tour in Meteora!
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