Travel through mountainous countryside for a real feeling of Northern Greece.
An amazing visit to the Meteora monasteries.
The monasteries of Meteora are in the plains of Thessaly perched upon the unique natural phenomenon of rock pillars. The pillars, over a thousand in all, give the area a deep sense of tranquility. The monasteries themselves were built in the 11th century, of the original 21 monasteries, 6 are still in operation today.
The largest is the Great Meteora, Monastery of the Transfiguration. Visitors to the monastery prior to 1923 would have to make the ascent in the original way of the monks, by rope ladders or winched up in a net. Luckily for visitors today the net is now used only for supplies!
On the return journey to Parga, a short stop at the picturesque town of Metsovo. A very traditional mountain town which, at 1,156m, is on one of the highest peaks of the Pindos mountain range. Metsovo is also one of Greece´s many ski resorts during winter months.
Check for the closest Pick Up Point to your hotel on the information table at the bottom of the page.
08.00 Departure from Parga
09.00 Refreshment stop just outside of Ioannina (30 mins)
09:30 Continue to Meteora
11.00 Arrive in Meteora- short stop for photos outside of the
monastery of St Nikolaos Anapausas (5 min). Then onto the
Great Meteoro monastery for visit and 30min guided tour + 1 hour
free time to look around the monastary.
13.00 Coach tour of area with views and photo stops of the
monasteries Roussanou, Holy trinity, St Stephens.
13.30 Lunch in Kalampaka at a self-service restaurant(1 hour)
then depart for Metsovo.
16.00 Arrive in Metsovo- free time (1 hour)
17.00 Commence return journey to Parga
19.00 Approx arrival in Parga
For children up to 4 years old there is no charge, but please declare them while making a booking for this tour.
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