ATHENS - MONASTERIES OF METEORA - ATHENS: Our driver will pick you up at 08.00 am from your hotel or from Piraeus port. After you meet, you will start this incredible journey following the road towards Thermopylae. We will visit the “Thermopylae Museum” which is next to the monument of King Leonidas, in the historic Thermopylae, dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history, 300 Spartans against Persian Empire. The Centre represents history as an interactive narrative and discourse: In its three exhibition halls multimedia applications offer visitors a virtual trip to the time and battlefields of the Persian Wars, as recounted by the ancient historian Herodotus, while the very battle of Thermopylae comes alive in a digital 3D movie.
Here is the link to review the museum: http://culture.lamia.gr/en/blog/thermopylaes-innovative-centre-historical-information
Afterwards we will visit Meteora, having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro (or similar) which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (meteoro), because of the formation of the gigantic rock on top of which it was built.
Our second visit is to the great monastery of St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, (or similar) which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. This monastery rests on the plain rather than on a cliff. It was damaged by the Nazis during World War II who believed it was harboring insurgents and was abandoned. Nuns took it over and reconstructed it, furthermore you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monastery. This wonderful tour will be completed at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka, where you will have a traditional Greek lunch! We will return you back to your hotel at approximately 20.30.
- Monasteries of Meteora
- Monastery of Varlaam or similar
- Monastery of St. Stephan or similar
- Village of Kastraki
- The Monument of King Leonidas
- Thermopylae Museum
**All our drivers can provide you general information for each site**.
That is why our tour packages do not include tour guide, in order to be more affordable to our clients.
But you have the below choice in order to have tour guide during your trip.
- You can book licensed tour guide accompany to you
- You can book local tour guide in each area
- Sedan like Mercedes E class or Audi A4 for 1 to 3 pax, ( according the availability )
- Mini Van type Mercedes Viano or opel Vivaro 4 to 8 pax, ( according the availability )
- Mini Bus Mercedes Sprinter 9 to 15 pax.
PICKUP & DROP OFF: In case that we meet you at Athens airport or Piraeus port our representative will be waiting holding a sign with your name written on it, helps you with your baggage, and accompany you at your car, provide you minelar water & Tissues.
DRESS ODE: For visits to the monasteries, and museum ladies are required to wear skirts and gentlemen need to be in long trousers.
OPERATION DATES OF THE 1 DAY TOUR TO METEORA: All year, any time that you wish.
WORKING HOURS OF THE MONASTERIES
- Monastery of Grand Meteoro
Summer working hours: 9:00-17:00 Tuesday closed
winter working hours: 9:00-16:00 Tuesday closed & Τ Wednesday closed
- Monastery of Varlaam
Summer working hours: 9:00-16:00 Friday Closed
winter working hours: 9:00-15:00 Friday Closed
- Monastery of Holy Trinity
Summer working hours: 9:00-17:00 Thursday closed
winter working hours: 10:00-16:00 Wednesday & Thursday closed
- Monastery of Saint Nicolas
Summer working hours: 9:00-15:30 Friday Closed
winter working hours: 9:00-14:00 Friday Closed
- Monastery of Rousanou
Summer working hours: 9:00-18:00 Κάθε Τετάρτη κλειστό
winter working hours: 9:00-14:00 Κάθε Τετάρτη κλειστό
- Monastery of Saint Stephen
Summer working hours: 9:00-13:30 & 15:30-17:30 Monday closed
winter working hours: 9:30-13:00 & 15:00-17:00 Monday closed
RATES INCLUDES :
- Transportation with private car sedan or Minivan
- Pickup & Drop of from your hotel downtown
- English Speaking DRIVER
- All taxes
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE :
- Personal expenses & meals
- Tour Guide
- Entrance fees
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