Explore Meteora with a guide on a day tour from Athens. Discover the monastery's vibrant gardens and historic churches.
Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Athens and take the 4-hour drive to Meteora. Cross part of the Greek mainland and learn about the various historical Greek cities you pass. Enjoy a short stop for a refreshing juice or a Greek coffee with a traditional cheese pie.
Upon arrival, visit 3 Monasteries, spending 40-60 minutes at each one. See colorful gardens, stone caves, and charming old churches as you learn about the lives of the monks and nuns that call these places home.
Climb up to the rocks to get a panoramic view of the unique scenery around the monasteries. Admire the giant rocks that look like they've been sculpted. This breathtaking scenery was used as a background for Games of Thrones.
Visit the monastery museums and see a variety of treasures and artifacts, including old icons and books.
In the afternoon, take a break for lunch (not included) at a traditional restaurant at the bottom of the huge rocks. On the way back to Athens, you will make a short stop at Thermopylae, where the worldwide famous 300 soldiers fought against the Persians in 480 BC.
Get dropped off back at your hotel in Athens late in the evening.