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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.

Useful information
– 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.

CLICK AND SEE ALL THE TOURS AND OPTIONS to visit Meteora by shared bus guided tours or independent trips by train.

Tour itinerary

Travelling by train is the most comfortable and efficient way to travel. It’s a smooth and scenic ride through the fertile plain of Thessaly.

First day:
* Be at the Railway Station of Athens (Larissa station) before 07:00 and get on the train that departs 07:20 for Kalambaka.
You arrive in kalambaka at +/- 11:30 and an unforgetable experience starts. Enjoy every minute of it.
* 11:30 – Upon arrival in Kalambaka meet our driver outside the train station. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and have lunch in a nearby restaurant.
* Return to the hotel and 16:00 be ready in the lobby of the hotel for the “afternoon sunset tour”. (CLICK and read details of the tour).
(The pick up time for the “sunset tour” varies, following the time that the sun sets).
* Return to Kalambaka afterthe sunset, have dinner and spend the night in the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI.

Second day:

* 08.00 – Have an early breakfast, take a walk, enjoy the local fauna & flora and at 09.00 you are picked up for the morning tour of Meteora. You drive up the rocks, stop in a couple of openings for beautiful photos, visit at least 2 monasteries that are open on the day that you visit the area, and
* 13.30 – drive to Kalampaka. Have lunch, and, return to the hotel to take your luggage and walk 400 m. to the train station.
* 17.15 – Board the train and at 17:32 depart for Athens. Arrival at Larissa Rail station at 21:30.

On day 2 you may decide to take the hiking tour to the Meteora rocks instead of the morning tour. This decision is yours.
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PRICE with breakfast: 134.00 € in single room, 115.00 € p.p. in double room, 110.00 € p.p. in triple room. Child pays 80% of adult fare.

INCLUDED: (You travel on your own, not as a group)

  • Train ticket (B class) from Athens to Kalambaka with return,
  • accommodation with breakfast in the 3* hotel Kosta Famissi,
  • the arrival transfer from the train station to the hotel,
  • the 3.30 hours afternoon “Sunset” tour, and
  • on the second day, either the 4 hrs morning tour or, the hiking tour, organised by our local partner.
  • NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tour leader on the train
  • 3.00 € p.p., the entrance fee to every monastery
  • Your meals and drinks in the train & in Kalampaka, and
  • The 1.50 € per room, per night “city tax”
  • EXTRA night in single room = 38.00 €, in double = 24.00 € pp, in triple = 20.00 € pp,
    Upgrading the train ticket from B class to A class = 12.00 € extra p.p.

    To secure your booking, read the terms and conditions and deposit 40.00 euro per person

    CLICK and see all the options to visit Meteora, guided tours and independent trips.

    Description

    This is your chance to explore a unique natural phenomenon in Greece listed as a UNESCO monument. Meteora is a natural landmark nowhere to be found around the world. The imposing vertical rocks host on their plateaus ancient monasteries with a vast cultural significance for the whole Christianity.
    The 2 Days package to Meteora by train is organised daily as an independent trip, meaning that you travel on the train on your own. No tour leader with you. Arriving in Kalambaka you are met by our local partner who organises the local tours to Meteora.

    Meteora is a rocky forest with huge Byzantine Monasteries built for protection at the top of the rocks.
    The tour includes the train tickets, 1 night stay, and a Sunset, Morning, or Hiking Tour!

    Join a 3.30 hrs tour of Meteora, see all 6 monasteries of the monastic community and visit 2 of them to experience the life of the monks and nuns.

    You deposit 40.00 € to help us buy your train tickets and you collect tickets and vouchers in Athens.

    Sunset/Morning/Hiking-local tours