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Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki (Every Saturday and Sunday)

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Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki | Group Trip
SPECIAL INCLUDED LOCATION: THE MILL OF THE ELVES, THE LARGEST CHRISTMAS PARK IN GREECE, TRIKALA
Departure Time from the Meeting Points: 08:00 – 09:00
Returns to original Pick up point.

The program of the excursion can be adjusted always according to the requirements of the passengers.

After your booking we will contact you to arrange your pick up location

Description

Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki (Every Saturday and Sunday)

Our Route

1st Stop: Venetikos River and Bridge
Arrival Time:
10:00 (approx.)
Duration:
15 minutes

The Venetikos river at the gorge in Grevena

A river that flows between some of the larger rivers of Greece, connects the mountains of Epirus with the plains of Grevena and forms landscapes of great aesthetic value. Venetikos river is the largest tributary of the big Aliakmonas river and flows entirely in the prefecture of Grevena. It stems in the east of the prefecture from two streams that descend, one from the south-eastern slopes of Vasilitsa mountain and the north-east of Avgo mountain and the other from the south of the Taliaros hills. The two streams (Aspropotamos from the west and Dotsikiotiko from the north) meet in the gorge of Portitsa, between the villages Spilaio and Parorio, forming the original part of Venetikos. Just before their meeting the northern branch of the river is called Velonias. Venetikos then moves from west to east at a distance of 46 km. It flows south of Orliakas mountain and continues south of the city of Grevena, where at the main road connecting Grevena and Kalambaka flows between vertical rocks, the famous “Gates of Venetikos”.

 


2nd Stop: Rest and Coffee Break
Arrival Time:
10:30 (approx.)
Duration:
30 minutes


3nd Stop: The Monastery of Agios Stefanos | Meteora
Arrival Time:
12:00 (approx.)
Duration:
30 minutes
The Monastery of Agios Stefanos or Saint Stephen is the most accessible monastery. Instead of steps you simply cross a small bridge to reach the entrance. It is ideal for visitors who wants to have a real experience of a Meteora monastery but they can’t clib the steps or for visitors with mobility issues. There is always the option to visit any monastery you want.


Aerial Drone View, Meteora Sunset, Greece

4th Stop: 1st View Point of Meteora Monasteries | Meteora
Arrival Time:
12:30 (approx.)
Duration:
15 minutes


5th Stop: 2nd View Point of Meteora Monasteries | Meteora
Arrival Time:
13:00 (approx.)
Duration:
15 minutes


6th Stop: 3nd View Point of Meteora Monasteries | Meteora
Arrival Time:
13:15 (approx.)
Duration:
15 minutes


7th Stop: Lunch at a family tavern | Traditional Village
Arrival Time:
14:30 (approx.)
Duration:
60 minutes (1 hour)
We will have lunch in a traditional village, not a tourist place. You can pre-order what you would like to eat and they will cook for us. Unique food experience!


8th Stop: Mill Of The Elves | Trikala City
Arrival Time:
16:30 (approx.)
Duration:
60 minutes (1 hour)

Mill Of The Elves, Christmas Theme Park, Trikala
Mill Of The Elves, Christmas Theme Park, Trikala

“Mill Of The Elves”, The largest Christmas Theme Park in Greece, Trikala
The Mill of The Elves opens its doors again this year from 25 November 2022 to 8 January 2023 in the city of Trikala, Thessaly, with a renewed programme of activities for young and older visitors.

A Christmas Park out of a fairy tale, that is like no other. Every year a new theme that puts us in the Christmas mood and makes us all feel like children. Games, activities, themed crafts, heroes, attractions, and food await visitors again this year.

READ MORE INFORMATION…


End of Trip | Return to Thessaloniki
Departure Time: 17:30 (approx.)
Arrival Time to Thessaloniki: 20:00 (approx.)

Let’s explore North Greece together!


Meteora
A Great Place To Experience!!!

ABOUT METEORA

Pillars of rock, sculpted by prehistoric rivers and crowned by otherworldly monasteries, monuments to the power of faith.
Meteora means ‘suspended in space’. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you gasping in disbelief. But it’s not just the incredible geology that stretches your imagination. It’s the monasteries balanced on these pinnacles. How did they get there? The monks who built them were the original rock climbers, lifting the materials up with pulleys, nets and their bare hands.

Today, fans of the sport come to Meteora from the world over, to pit themselves against these gigantic rocks. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site. The Greek state calls it a sacred spot, inviolate and immutable. You’ll no doubt come up with other adjectives to describe Meteora, this wonder of the world.

What to do in Meteora
Stone giants and humble hermits
In Thessaly, a forest of mind-bending stone monoliths rises perpendicular to the flat valley north of Kalambaka, south of the Pindus Mountains. Monasticism here began in the 11th century with the first hermits arriving in Thessaly from Mount Athos to retreat to niches in these heavenly pillars. In the 14th century, the Blessed Athanasios of Meteora came to the area and founded the first monastic community in the monastery of the Great Meteoron. Other monks followed from other corners of Greece, creating a total of 20 monasteries.

Monastic eyries
At present there are six active, flourishing, restored monasteries and convents, which welcome each visitor hospitably to their lofty realms. These are Agios Nikolaos Anapafsa, Metamorphosis tou Sotiros or Megalou Meteorou, Varlaam Monastery, Roussanou Monastery, Agias Triados (Holy Trinity) Monastery and Agios Stephanos (Saint Stephen). All the others, whether restored or abandoned, are empty.

A place for rock climbing enthusiasts
From the earliest days of the monasteries, rockclimbing was a necessity, not a sport. There was no other way to get to the top except by using ropes, nets, bare hands or long rickety ladders. Nowadays, the challenges of these divine columns attract climbers from all over. They enjoy the classic rock-climbing routes, often without excessive safety precautions. All the routes have been cut in the traditional way from down up. To the eyes of the initiated they look impossible, some going virtually straight up to a height of 500m.


Meeting point
Your location (hotel / apartment)


Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki | NOT Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Certificated Guide who speaks your language
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at the best, not touristic restaurant. “Value for Money”
    (We do not get a commission from any restaurant or coffee place. The selection always based on quality, service and price.)

Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki | Included

  • Transportation with luxury vehicle (car, minivan or minibus, depending the number of participants)
  • Professional English-speaking Driver (applies for transports by car or minivan)
  • Professional English-speaking Driver & Escort of our office (applies for transport by minibus)
  • Wifi on board (free)
  • Bottle of water and coffee during the route (free)
  • After the trip you will receive email with edited photos and video of your trip.
  • Escort of our office
  • Fuel

Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki | Useful info

  • There are many beautiful sights. You are encouraged to bring a camera along. But if you don’t,  we have a camera for you!
  • Weather will not affect the operation of the tours.
  • However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Pick up from your hotel/apartment in Thessaloniki
  • Departure time: 08:00 – 09:00 am (approx.)
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Return details: Returns to original Pick up point
  • Participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian.
  • Wear closed toed shoes.
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt.
  • If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and skirts will be provided.

Summary
Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki
Service Type
Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki
Provider Name
Hello Thessaloniki,
Kritis 7 ,Thessaloniki ,Greece -54248,
Telephone No.+306907798620
Area
Thessaloniki
Description
Full Day Group Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki (Every Saturday and Sunday)

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