Enjoy a beautiful sunset at Meteora surrounded by a spectacular scenery.
In the 3.30 hour afternoon SUNSET TOUR, organized by our partner in Kalampaka, you visit either the ROUSSANOU, or, the St. STEPHEN’S nunneries, the old Byzantine church of Mother Mary in Kalambaka, and the 1,000 years old hermitages and cave dwellings of Badova.
Experience a beautiful sunset, and capture beautiful photos.
Starting at +/- 16.00 the tour will take you to places that only the locals know. Enjoy amazing views, learn about the history, and traditions of the place. High up on the rocks, you will see the 1,000 years old Bandovas’ and the cave dwellings inside the caves, and learn the history of the very old Byzantine church, built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to god Apollo. The Dormition of Mother Mary in Kalampaka is one of the oldest churches in Greece, a real monument of special architecture.
Driving on the rocks, the driver will stop on a flat opening, from where you will take dozens of photos of a beautiful sunset. When the sun touches the mountains at the background, a complete silence is all you hear, and that is the moment that you understand why Meteora was chosen by the monks to build the monasteries here. It’s the moment that you also feel the need to meditate on the beauty of the creation.
The price of the sunset tour is 25.00 € per person, and includes:
Transportation by modern air-conditioned bus
Pick up and drop off from your Hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki
Stop at the right spot for taking the sunset photos.
Learn about the local customs, legends and history
Visit the nunnery of Roussanou, or, the nunnery of St. Stephen’s,
Visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary in Kalampaka and
see the Hermitages of Badova
Not included and must be paid extra
– The entrance fee to the nunnery, being 3.00 € per person, and
– the entrance fee to the Byzantine church of Mother Mary, being 2.00 € per person.
– Wear the proper shoes and proper dress. Men wearing long trousers, and women long skirts. However at the entrance of the monasteries you are provided with wrappings to follow the dress code and show your respect.
Meteora Sunset Tour from Kalampaka
Finish your day with a Meteora Sunset Tour while gazing at the sun slowly drop beneath the horizon. Experience this breathtaking scene in one of the most unique places on earth. If you find yourself on an excursion to Meteora, going on a Sunset Tour in Kalabaka is a must. Finish your day while gazing at the sun slowly drop beneath the horizon. Experience this breathtaking scene in one of the most unique places on earth. Meteora is considered the second most important historic site in Greece following the Acropolis. It is a complex of sandstone rocky mountains which took 60 million years to form. How they were formed remains a mystery. Listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, it is also the second largest monastic site in Greece following Mount Athos. 6 of the original 24 monasteries are still active. The history and tales are endless, as are the paths to explore this unique area. The local guides are more than capable of offering both. Spice up your Meteora visit with the Sunset Tour. Avoid the crowds by taking paths less traveled by the majority of tourists and hear the history and legend of the area by a local tour guide. Visit sites which tell the 27-century old story of the region like the Monastery of St. Nicholas Badova (Kofina) and the surrounding caves. Top it all off by watching the sun descend from the edges of the rocky mountain complex.
You have the option of combining the Sunset Tour with the Half-Day Tour or the Meteora Hiking Tour for a full day experience.