Visit some of Greece's beautiful lesser-known regions on this 9-day itinerary across the northern part of the country. You'll go from the historical port city of Thessaloniki to the clifftops of Meteora to the majestic silver lake at Ioannina. Then you'll trek through the mountains of Zagori and its perfectly preserved stone villages. Finish up on the shores of Corfu, where you'll enjoy a food tour of the island and bask on the beaches where, according to legend, Odysseus once roamed.
Home to some of the oldest monasteries in Greece, Meteora rises out of imposing rock formations created 60 million years ago. Enjoy a tour of the 9th-century monastic life, nearly unaffected by modern times! You'll visit all six monasteries and enter one of them. Along the way, you'll listen to historical information, local knowledge, and insider secrets.
Next, visit the Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Inside the walls, you'll find the marble of the ancient Temple of Apollo that was hidden for hundreds of years.
As the sun begins to melt into the horizon behind the Pindos Mountains, enjoy a unique perspective that not many visitors experience. Meteora at sunset is truly a sight to behold as vibrant colors act as a backdrop to these rocky monasteries. According to Greek mythology, the sunset at Meteora is the god Helios on his fiery chariot.
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Itineraries with Meteora Sunset Tour
Whether you're taking in the seaside from the coastal forests of Skopelos or gazing down from the clifftop monasteries of Meteora, this nine-day itinerary has panoramic views to spare. Start atop the Acropolis and site of a famous Spartan battle at Thermopylae, then ship out to the island of Skopelos for three days of beaches and cinematic perspectives with a Mamma Mia location tour. Return to the mainland with a trip up to Meteora before you return to Athens.
Spend 21 days in Greece with this unique itinerary that balances history, relaxation, and culture. Start in Crete, Greece's largest island with the oldest civilization. Explore the Venetian town of Chania and the massive Samaria gorge, and Crete's capital — Heraklion. Catch a ferry to Naxos where you'll learn how to cook Greek food and relax on an idyllic beach. Finish your trip in laid-back Santorini for an immersion into Greek winemaking.