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Meteora one day from Athens
( private taxi or Mini Van )

Athens - Meteora - Athens. Daily service all year round

Athens – Meteora – Athens  .  Daily service  all year round

Pick up from your hotel 06:00 with privet taxi  or mini bus and English speaking driver.
Drive duration approximately  4  hours  with stops for coffee or rest.
Arrival at Meteora and visiting  minimum 3 monasteries.
great-meteoron/varlaam-monastery/ st-stephens-monastery/st-nikolaos-anapafsas-monastery/holy-trinity-monastery/roussanou-monastery/
after visiting monasteries  we can stop for lunche at Kalambaka.
On our way back to Athens we can stop  at Thermopylae.
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price  700  euro  01-08  travellers   with  a  mercedes taxi or mini bus
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Kalampaka (also spelled Kalambaka or Kalabaka) is a town of 12,000 citizens and is situated on the foot of the most extraordinary Meteora rocks.

Kalampaka is at times underestimated as merely sharing the glory of the Meteora pinnacles that spectacularly rise at the near background. However, it is a town with a very rich and long history in itself.

A Greek inscription on the wall of one of the town’s oldest churches (Saint John the Baptist) testifies the existence of an ancient Greek settlement under the name Eginio. Relics of an ancient Greek temple – probably of god Apollo – have been incorporated in the wall of the town’s oldest and most renowned 10th century church, dedicated to Virgin Mary. Historical records refer to the town’s Byzantine name as Stagi, when it had become a significant center of the Byzantine Empire.

Its modern name originates from the Turkish words kale mpak (prestigious castle), deriving from the days of the dominion of the Ottoman Empire. During the German Occupation of Greece, Kalampaka was burnt down by the German army in 1943 and then rebuilt.

 

Useful info

Kalampaka is 350 km away from Athens, 238 km away from Thessaloniki and 146 km from Volos – three of the largest Greek cities. The archaeological sites of Delphi and Dion are 3 hrs and 2 hrs away respectively. For sea adventures, the village of Achillion is 2.5 hrs away, where you can catch a boat to the island of Skiathos. Alternatively, take a trip to the “Golden Beach” of Katerini which is 2hrs away.

For the lovers of mountains, Greece’s highest mountain, Olympus, is also only 2 hrs away. Check out our organized Day trip Tours for more details. For local escapes to the surrounding Pindos mountains, please refer to our special Outdoor activities section. Contact us for more information!

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