Unforgettable Tours and Day Trips in Meteora

As long as it takes to eat a souvlaki

Step into the majestic world of Meteora, where ancient monasteries rise from towering rocks, offering serene views and a tranquil escape from everyday life. Ready for an adventure, a relaxing day trip, or a deep dive into culture? We've handpicked a variety of Meteora tours to suit every traveler. Choose from our selected tours below and immerse yourself in the spiritual and natural splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meteora Hiking Tour of the Monasteries

This guided hiking tour takes you through the scenic paths of Meteora to explore its famous monasteries. It's an opportunity to discover the natural beauty and historical significance of this unique landscape at a leisurely pace, making it perfect for those who prefer a gentle adventure. 

Meteora Sunset Tour

Experience the magical sunset over the Meteora rocks. This tour offers a mesmerizing view of the monasteries and surrounding landscapes bathed in the golden hues of dusk. It's a perfect tour for photographers and romantic adventurers alike.

Private Meteora Food & Wine Tour

Indulge in the flavors of the region with a private food and wine tour in Meteora. Taste local delicacies and fine wines, providing a delightful complement to the spiritual and historic exploration of the area.

  • Visit Agios Dimitrios village and taste homemade freshbaked pies
  • Private-only tour
  • Visit Gavros village and discover the beauty of the nature near Meteora
  • Visit the hidden hermit cave of Aghios Theodosios
  • Avoid the crowds and eat like a local
  • Visit a local wine domaine, and taste excellent wine labels

Meteora Rafting Day Trip with Picnic

Combine adventure with the tranquility of nature by choosing this rafting trip along the river beneath the Meteora rocks. This tour includes a picnic, where you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty around you.

  • Enjoy great thrills in the technical rapids of the Venetikos and Aliakmonas rivers
  • Have fun whilst swimming and diving in the cool waters
  • Savor a delicious picnic with traditional Greek pies!

Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

For the more adventurous, this hiking and scrambling tour challenges you to explore the heights of Meteora. Reach areas less traveled and uncover breathtaking views from vantage points most never see.

  • Pure enjoyment in nature
  • Via cordatta
  • Breath-taking views
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Avoid the crowds

Meteora Rock Climbing for Beginners

Discover the exhilarating sport of rock climbing by tackling the formidable rocks of Meteora under expert guidance. This tour is designed for beginners, making it a safe and unforgettable introduction to rock climbing.

  • Climb up to a 23m high ridge in Meteora
  • Enjoy breath taking views of the unique landscape
  • Be trained by the experts and exercise your climbing level
  • Recommended for beginners and intermediate level climbers

Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens

Escape from Athens for a full day to explore the awe-inspiring Meteora monasteries. Travel comfortablythrough the scenic Greek countryside before arriving in Meteora for a guided tour of its stunning monasteries. This trip combines the ease of organized travel with the excitement of discovering one of Greece’s most revered sites.

The awe-inspiring Meteora monastery of Holy Trinity
The awe-inspiring Meteora monastery of Holy Trinity

Meteora Day Excursion from Thessaloniki

This day trip offers you the chance to experience Meteora's unique landscape and spiritual heritage without the hassle of arranging transport. The tour includes visits to several of the iconic Meteora monasteries with plenty of time to admire the extraordinary views.

Book your next tour or day trip in Meteora

Meteora offers more than just a tour; it offers an experience that resonates on a spiritual, adventurous, and emotional level. Don't miss the chance to witness the splendor of Meteora through our diverse range of tours, each crafted to ensure accessibility and enjoyment for all visitors. Book your next adventure in Meteora and prepare to be captivated by one of Greece’s most awe-inspiring destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Meteora Monasteries

Visiting hours can vary annually, so it's important to check the most current information.
The Monasteries decide the opening hours and days and monks can change them without any prior notice!

Monasteries Summer Timetable (April 1st to October 31st)

* St. Stephen’s Monastery and Roussanou Monastery from May 15th

St. Stephen’s Nunnery
9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30.
Closed on Mondays.

Great Meteoron Monastery
09:30 to 15:00.
Closed on Tuesdays.

Roussanou Monastery
09:00 to 15:30 (15:00 on Sundays).
Closed every Wednesday.

Holy Trinity Monastery
10:00 to 16:00.
Closed on Thursdays.

Varlaam Monastery
09:00 to 16:00.
Closed on Fridays.

Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
09:00 to 17:00.
The monastery is open every day.

Monasteries Winter Timetable (November 1st to March 31st)

St. Stephen’s Nunnery
9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.
Closed on Mondays.

Great Meteoron Monastery
09:30 to 14:00.
Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Roussanou Monastery
09:30 to 14:00.
Closed every Wednesday.

Holy Trinity Monastery
10:00 to 16:00.
Closed on Thursdays.

Varlaam Monastery
09:00 to 15:00.
Closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
09:00 to 16:00, Sundays: 9:30 to 16:00.
The monastery is open every day.

The number of monasteries you can visit in a day depends on several factors including your fitness level, available transportation, and weather conditions. Typically, visitors explore 2 to 4 monasteries in a day. While it's possible to visit all 6 in one day, a slower-paced visit over at least two days is recommended for a more enriching experience.

Yes, modest dress is required. Men should avoid sleeveless tops and shorts above the knee. Women may need to cover up with skirts and shawls, which are available at the monastery entrances if needed.

Accessibility varies: the Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Great Meteoro each have over 300 steps. Rousanou, Varlaam, and Saint Nicolaos have around 140 steps. Some monasteries also require uphill walking on paved paths. The Holy Monastery of St Stephen is the most accessible, connected by a walking bridge.

The entrance fee is 3 euros per person. Children up to 12 years old can enter for free.

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