There are few landscapes that excite the travelers as much as a visit to the enchanting Meteora.
The gigantic rocks with the breathtaking volume and height, as they sharply arise in the edge of a big flatland, interrupt the smooth landscape like they were unreal, form part of an impressive geological phenomenon that you can’t miss the chance to observe closely. Moreover, the human intervention in this eerie scenery is astonishing: Monasteries built in the highest point of the rocks, seem to hover between earth and sky, between human and divine element. In 1989, Meteora was added in the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO.
Basic travel insurance (during transport)
English speaking excursion attendant
Transport to and from Meteora
What's Not Included
Entrance fees (€3 per monastery – cash only)
Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums
The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 99
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Please bring cαsh with you for entrance fees (€3 per monastery)
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
The monasteries have strict dress rules prohibiting entry to male visitors wearing shorts and women visitors with sleeveless sweatshirts. Women need a long skirt/ dress to enter the monasteries.
You should be at the departure points 10' before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding.
Face masks provided for travellers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Our trip attendant shall wear a clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily.
Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion to Meteora will remain unforgettable to all participants.
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
The approach to the monasteries is achieved through stairs and requires comfortable footwear.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
We reach Meteora at around 12:30p.m; this fascinating complex of huge steep rocks of pennant, arising close to the first elevations of the longest sierra in Greece, Pindos (the “spine” of Greece). We visit two of the six operating Holy Monasteries depending on the schedule of each one.
During our visits to the monasteries we make a short stop to admire the stunning panoramic view of the Holy Monasteries from up high and capture the mystique of the landscape. The wild unapproachable area with the sandstones of more than 65 millions years old is majestic and at the same time unearthly and divine as until today their origin cannot be explained.
Next, we enjoy our greek traditional lunch break in Kastraki, at Kalampaka area, against the view of the astonishing Meteora.
We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we have a last stop for 20΄ for coffee and rest. We are back at about 19:00p.m, making the same stops where we started from.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Amazing Meteora trip
Amazing trip to Meteora!
Helleni was a very good guide.
We are satisfied also the driver and the the minibus.
Meteora, a MUST see!
Terrific day trip from Thessaloniki. Despite going in the off season with the mist and rain, this was an incredible place to see. If you can make it on a clear day, I would recommend that, though we made the most of it without the dramatic views. The bus driver is very safe and the guide had a lot to offer with the history. I would recommend reading up on the sites ahead of time, as everything is in Greek when you get there, and the guide does not come into the monasteries with you.
A well organazied...
A well organazied excursion, safe drive, informative guide, incredible experience, highly recommended
Meteora in winter
After a 3 hours busride from Thessaloniki to Meteora with lots of information about the destination, some places we passed on the way and a bit about Greece in general, we reached the first stop.
The weather wasn't perfect, but still I enjoyed my trip.
As per the description we stopped at three locations.
The bus trip back to Thessaloniki took another 3 hours.
As advertised but …
Meteora day tour
The tour was as advertised, not less and not more. We were a bilingual group. The monasteries and their geological background were impressive, but the time we spent there was limited - 50 min each for 2 out of 6 monasteries, and a photo stop for 15 min. I think the guide could have provided more information - historical, geological, religion-related. The restaurant, though the food was good, provided only bottled water, 2.5 euro for 1.5-2 liters of water, in a GLASS bottle. You would have thought when you pay for overpriced water you can take what’s left!