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“Excellent tour in Meteors.”

Visit Meteora Travel
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visit Meteora is a group of travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora Greece. In 2016 and 2017 Visit Meteora was awarded the golden prize of the Greek Tourism Awards, for its excellence in destination marketing and management of Meteora. Our company offers the most exclusive mixture of enjoyable and memorable travel experiences both in the Meteora region and also around it, ranging from soft adventures and sight-seeing tours to day trips and transfers in one of the most breathtaking places of Greece! We take great pride that all of our tours are highly rated by our customers, proofing our long lasting commitment to excellence in everything we do. Above all, our main goal for the past years is to bring our visitors in touch with the essence of what a Meteora visit is all about: a deeply transformative experience in a natural wonder.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a wonderful tour in Meteora and Kalambaka with Vangelis the guide.
He was tallented and full of knowhow.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We visited Meteora last week (April 2018) by booking a two day visit with the local company'Visit Meteora.Travel'. The trip included 2nd class tickets to and from Athens, an overnight stay with breakfast at the Divani Hotel (4 star) and two tours: the Sunset Tour, which included visits to two monasteries, and the Half Day morning tour to visit the other monasteries. It also included being picked up from the station and brought to our hotel and being collected from our hotel for the tours and taken to the station to catch the train back to Athens.
First of all, the company was fantastic: the booking online was very easy; we called 2/3 times with our questions which they always answered patiently, never being pushy or rushing us in any way; they upgraded our hotel to 4 star at the last minute without any problem. All our tickets were emailed to us immediately. We considered travelling first class as this is a 5 hour train trip but we were so glad we didn't as 2nd class is more roomy and private than the very squashed first class cabins. Bring food with you as there is a only very basic 'cafe' on the train although not expensive. The train is clean and quiet but the journey is a long one and we needed to walk up and down the train and stretch our legs a lot! You can take a one day tour to this site but we were SO glad we didn't as it would've been so hard to travel for 10 hours and visit the site all in one day!

Our hotel was really lovely-clean, spacious, cool and the staff were absolutely fantastic-again nothing was too much trouble for them. They have an outdoor swimming pool which is bliss to swim in first thing in the morning-we had the pool completely to ourselves! The hotel also provides towels for swimming.

The tours: Meteora is very crowded. The first monastery we went to was more like a noisy marketplace than anything remotely like a spiritual place, with crowds of tourists listening to their respective guides, nuns selling post cards, incense, etc. We just came out and sat in the garden, which gave us some semblance of peace, though not a lot. But, because we took the local tour, we were taken to another monastery which was very quiet and calm and then on a walk into the hills to see another monastery and the caves where the original monks first lived. This was very peaceful and we saw the natural beauty of the area and the spectacular rock formations. We saw the sunset from a strategic place which, although there were about 30 people there, it felt very quiet and spiritual and didn't lose any of its majesty.

The guide we had for the Sunset Tour, Jim (Dimitri) was absolutely fantastic-SO knowledgeable, personable, interesting, amenable, fun - we learned SO much from him and the 4 hour tour felt like 2 hours max! Nothing was too much trouble for him. We also got bottled water when we wanted it which was very welcome. We strongly recommend booking with this company.

The town itself, Kalambaka, is quite sweet. It has some lovely shops and restaurants. We ate dinner in a taverna very near to our hotel-called Valia Calda where the food was home cooked and delicious (lamb, rice & spinach & gigantes (giant beans)) and lunch in the Meteora Taverna in the centre of town, where the food was also absolutely delicious-the aubergines and potatoes cooked in the oven and the Greek salad were amazing. The service in both tavernas was wonderful-so helpful and friendly.

Overall, this attraction is a victim of the massive publicity given to it by the companies Game of Thrones and James Bond and by the positive internet reviews. Apparently we were there at the quiet time! I would hate to be there when it was busy-but I think that Visit Meteora Travel might still manage to make it private and personal and we are definitely glad we visited!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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