Meteora Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center

Meteora Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center

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Meteora Thrones - Travel Center is the leading travel service company in Meteora and the surrounding area, which has earned the trust and loyalty of visitors who want to organize in the best and most effective way their visit to Meteora and the Holy Monasteries. We organize every day tours with the goal to offer you the absolute and authentic Meteora experience with the best prices in the area. Enjoy with us the best panoramic and majestic views of your life. Our experienced staff and the “State of the Art” VIP Limo Mini bus we own guarantee an unforgettable, high quality, way to discover our unique place. We also provide private tours with VIP services and personalized program to enjoy the magic of Meteora in the maximum. Come along to make the tour of your dreams!
Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Greece

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2023

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ZIVILE B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I went for 1 day meteora from athens tour and I loved it.
All staff was nice and friendly.
Our tour leader Maria was amazing, she is the person who truly loves what she is doing.
The views of the mountais are breath taking, also would advice to see monasteries from inside.
Highly recommend take a trip tour with Meteora Thrones Travel Centre.
Written 17 May 2024
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sam
London, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had such a wonderful tour with Christos from Meteora Thrones Travel Center. This was our first time visiting the area.

We had a private tour and Christos was the one of the best tour guides we have experienced. He was courteous, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He made many stops, explained the area and gave us many tips that we would have never been able to get from the internet. Thank you Christos!!

Included in our private tour was a private tour guide inside one of the monasteries. Equally as impressive was our tour guide Niki. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous (she actually has her masters in this subject area). We learned so much about certain parts of the monastery and its history. We were fortunate to experience a sacrament not apart of our tour. Thank you Niki!!

We highly recommended booking a private tour with Christos and Niki from Meteora Thrones Travel Center

Sam and Bessie
Written 8 May 2024
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Alex C
Bromsgrove, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On this one I think it’s important to talk about the trip (3 stars) separately from the destination (5 stars) as the overall experience could have been better.

Firstly, it’s about a 15 hour day, with roughly 5 hours travelling each way, plus 5 hours at Meteora. Given the distance from Athens there’s not much you can do about that, but it’s a *long* time. There is a rest stop for 30-40 minutes half way along at a decent hut busy motorway service station.

On the day we went there were two coaches from Athens to the meeting point and food stop outside Meteora. When we got there, the guides were waiting and split people into groups depending on the language for the tour. The English ones stayed with the large coach and the others had were in a minibus each, but it wasn’t clear what was going on at the time. It would have been better if this was explained in advance.

Those who had paid for the included food were given vouchers which got you a small salad and a choice of meal, but it was fairly random and low quality. Pasta, rice, potatoes, a chicken leg, some sort of stew thing with meat in it…. My strong advice is to buy a baguette and crisps from the previous stop or bring your own packed lunch, and then get a fresh drink, as there’s nothing else here.

The first monastery has the most steps to descend and climb, but is a fascinating place in a stunning location. We were there about 50 minutes.

At the second monastery there are slightly less steps but the queue was horrendous. With a 45 minute stop, we had been queueing for half an hour before giving up and buying an ice cream as we were still nowhere near the entrance. More than half our group did the same and missed out. On one hand it’s outside of the tour organisers control, but if it’s not going to be realistic to get in, then why waste everyone’s time like this?

The third monastery was the quickest to get into with no steps and very organised nuns running it. Again, a fascinating place with stunning views and an amazing church.

Our time ended with a longer photo opportunity on one of the main rock formations, but there had also been quick stops en-route for pictures. The guide had been helpful and informative as we went round.

On the return journey there were the same two food stops, so eat at the better one at the mid point. We got back at 10:45 pm.
Written 8 May 2024
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Callum W
Geneva, Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's a bit far from Athens but the roads were good and you spend most of the time on the highway. It wasn't really a big issue - bring a book and enjoy the views. I was a bit worried when I saw three large buses in Athens, but then they switch you to a small minibus with 10-20 people for the tour itself. Maria was a great guide - knowledgeable and able to give thoughtful answers to the group's questions. We had a little bit of time left at the end so she squeezed in some extra views of the caves and monasteries from a different angle.

You enter three monasteries and see another three from the outside - which ones depends on which are open (they alternative their days off). You get a briefing about each monastery as you approach and then you're left to explore it alone, and encouraged to ask any other questions you have when you get back on the bus. Lunch was convenient and decent if a little rushed (10 mins to eat) but everything was on time and we maximised our time seeing the monasteries. Consider bringing snacks and drinks as the rest stops can get extremely busy if multiple tours show up at the same time.
Written 7 May 2024
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Chris S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great guide & bus driver, Clement & Dios(not sure about spelling)! Bus driver was terrific maneuvering thru challenging traffic. Guide was awesome, very knowledgeable & passionate about sites. Provided visuals to help understand Meteora history & monasteries. Shared great details, helped with photos & kept us on schedule despite unexpected delays due to traffic. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 7 May 2024
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Indra T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Meteora which means a place beetween Earth and sky......If you are in Athen you must visit this place!! The View is breathtaking
Written 6 May 2024
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Taila H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very professional and friendly. Maria is bookings/reservations was extremely responsive and helpful when we had to change our plans last minute and we might have missed out without her willingness to help and clear advice.
Written 5 May 2024
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Taila H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's a long day, 4 hours each way from Athens. But totally worth it! Meteora is amazing, and our guide Anastasia (Stacie) was super welcoming and approachable with any questions. We got almost an hour at each monastery and Stacie was so organised and informative. Highly recommend.
Written 5 May 2024
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Dr P A M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
An excellent tour with excellent guide and driver.
It was wonderful to see the growth in female monasticism.
We should pray for similar growth in male moasticism at Meteora.
There was under-construction a (male) monastery that would not be open to tourism, and that would be a good balance. The wondrous Holy Trinity Monastery is at present unoccupied: pray for its renewal.
Written 4 May 2024
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Angie M
Florence, Italy11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Breath-taking destination; excellent driving and hotel, but tour service was just ok…

The first day of the tour was amazing! We visited one monastery and the Byzantine church. However, the second day of the tour was truly only three hours and the tour guide repeated a lot of information from the previous day (because we had different tour guides on each day). It was very chaotic figuring out the bus transportation on the way back to Athens and the second day was a lot of hours just waiting around (from noon to 5:40pm). Additionally, we got very unlucky with a metro strike happening on May 1st that apparently is a thing every year so I’m not sure why the tour operator didn’t better prepare us for the difficulty that would lay ahead trying to get to our hotels in Athens at 10pm at night with no metros running.

For the price, including hotel (I did the 3 star hotel and it was great) and bus to the monasteries, I would recommend it if you have no better way of getting to Meteora. Otherwise, you might be better off if you can find your own way there to avoid the large amounts of times spent just waiting around and the repetitive tour guide information.
Written 3 May 2024
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