Igoumenitsa - Tour to Meteora

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Enjoy the sublime city of Meteora with its imposing rocks ,formed more than 60 million years ago and which are evidence of a human presence from 50.000 years ago

Depart from the port of Igoumenitsa heading to Meteora.The word Meteora literally means “suspended in mid-air” which is probably the best way to describe the sublime merging of geological drama and religious spirituality.

The amazingly imposing rocks of Meteora were formed about 60 million years ago and evidence dates human presence there as far as back as 50.000 years, Christian hermitage probably started around the 12th century, but it was not until the 14th century that these precariously perched monasteries began to emerge.

By this time, older forms of one-man ascetic hermitages had given way to more organizes groups of monks, who formed orders and proceeded with the seemingly imposible task of constructing buildings on these steep and inaccessible peaks. Typically, each monastery would comprise of a church ,cloistered living quarters of cells, a refectory ,a library and in some cases, a treasury. For many centuries,t ravelers and monks had to be hauled up to these remote sanctuaries in a basket or net at the end of a rope. Of the six monasteries still active today,Great Meteoron and Varlaam are the two largest and most visited. After our 2-hour visit to Meteora we continue with lunch and later on we rejoin our bus in order to return to Igoumenitsa port.


-         transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         lunch

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request


-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Igoumenitsa

Step 2

Drive to Meteora and visit the 2 monasteries

Step 3

Have lunch before you return to your ship

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