Panoramic Meteora & Monasteries Tour

Sunset falls on the monsteries of Meteora
Explore the centuries-old monasteries built into massive rocks known as Meteora. Reaching heights close to 2,000 feet (600 meters), Meteora is one of Greece's most important monastic communities. A local guide will take you through this UNESCO World Heritage Site and explain its geological, cultural, and historical significance.

Home to some of the oldest monasteries in Greece, Meteora rises out of imposing rock formations created 60 million years ago, generating an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility. Tour the 9th-century monastic life, almost completely unaffected by modern times! You'll visit all six monasteries and enter three of them. 

Along the way, your guide will continue to share historical information, local knowledge, and insider specifics. One fun fact is that until the end of the 19th century, monks and nuns had to use rope ladders to transport goods up and down the rocks. Today, the unique landscape offers exceptional panoramic views—no rope ladders required!

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Itineraries with Panoramic Meteora & Monasteries Tour

Best of Greece: Mainland, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days

Travel for two weeks across a wide span of Greece's top attractions, from the clifftops of Meteora to the Cretan seaside. You'll start by winding your way through the many columns of mainland historic attractions like ancient Delphi and Olympia. Go out to sea to Santorini for a taste of the Cyclades, then end your trip in Crete's second-largest city.

Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 9 Days

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.