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    What you will see

    • Thermopylae, the Statue of Leonidas
    • The Town of Lamia, the Town of Domokos
    • Greece’s Smart City of Trikala, the Town of Kalampaka, the Village of Kastraki
    • The Holy Monastery of Metamorphosis/Great Meteoron, The Holy Monastery of Varlaam
    • The Holy Monastery of Roussanou, the Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas Anapafsas
    • The Holy Monastery of Saint Stephen, The Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity


    Tour description

    After your morning pick-up at Athens with one of our brand new vehicles, we will start our road trip to Central Greece. As we cruise through the delightful mainland and halfway to our final destination, our route takes you to legendary Thermopylae. There you will witness the once 12-meter-wide coastal pass where in 480 BCE, 7.000 Greeks led by 300 Spartans and their King Leonidas fought off the invasion of at least 200.000 Persians led by King Xerxes.

    Thanks to the narrowness of the pass and their strategy, the Greeks managed to cause severe losses to the vast Persian army for three days. The battle however ended with a Persian victory when the Greeks were betrayed by ‘Ephialtis’, a venal Greek citizen. In commemoration of the last stand of Leonidas and the 300 Spartans who all died fighting obeying the Spartan law, a Memorial was erected at the area in 1955. A visit to the bronze statue of Leonidas which is the centerpiece of the Memorial could not be missing from our short stop to Thermopylae.

    Our private tour continues with one spectacular view after another of the lush Greek countryside as we ride through the towns of Lamia and Domokos and Greece’s smart city of Trikala. As we get closer to the town of Kalampaka where Meteora are located, you will be instantly enchanted by the splendour of these ‘columns of the sky’! According to geologists, this unusual phenomenon was formed about 60 million years ago and it’s the result of a series of earth movements and weathering by water.

    With an average height of 3oo meters above the ground, it is no wonder why monks who wanted to escape persecution during the Middle Ages chose to build their monasteries on these inaccessible rocks. During these tough times, the monks used large ropes, baskets and wooden ladders to lift people and goods into the monasteries. Today, you walk up approximately 150-300 steps cut into the rocks to reach each monastery. Suffice to say, the view from above is breathtaking! Nowadays, only 6 out of the 24 monasteries function and we will take you to see all of these architectural masterpieces!

    Namely, you are about to see the Holy Monastery of Metamorphosis/Great Meteoron and the neighbouring Holy Monastery of Varlaam, both built circa 1350. We will also drive you to the Holy Monastery of Roussanou and the Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas Anapafsas, both founded at the end of the 14 th century. Next, you will marvel at the Holy Monastery of Saint Stephen built at the end of the 12 th century and the Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity founded between 1458 to 1476. All monasteries are fairly close to each other by car and they are all well-preserved.

    In addition, we will take you to visit the inside of at least 3 monasteries depending on their visiting hours. You should keep in mind that the monasteries demand from visitors a respectful code of conduct and to be appropriately covered and dressed. Sleeveless shirts and pants above the knee are forbidden for men. As for women, they are not allowed to enter wearing sleeveless shirts, pants or skirts above the knee. In order to meet the dress code, you can borrow for free wrap around skirts and shawls at the entrance of every monastery.

    Inside the monasteries you will enjoy the warm hospitality of the monks and the nuns and you will be astonished by the numerous exhibits you will find. You will have the opportunity to look at a plethora of rare manuscripts, Byzantine icons, exquisite murals, artifacts of the Greek War of Independence and liturgical books, to name a few. You are bound to catch the essence of the evolution of monastic communities throughout time too. Lastly, at some monasteries you will be able to buy local and religious products to bring back home.

    As we leave the monasteries behind, we will visit some highly photogenic locations where you will take in scenic views and capture incredible photos! Our exciting tour ends with a culinary experience, as we will head over Kastraki village and have dinner at a Greek traditional restaurant. After that you can have a short stroll at the town of Kalampaka and we will begin our journey back to Athens.

    Book this tour all year round, a day at Meteora is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


    VERY IMPORTANT: The Driver does offer Guide Services - If you need Guide Services please inform us in order to book a Licensed Guide for your Tour

    The tour includes

    • English-speaking and knowledgeable driver
    • Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your accommodation or other location in Athens
    • Skip-the-line service as we pre-purchase your tickets so that you enter sites and museums without delay(upon request)
    • Petrol costs
    • Toll fees
    • Parking fees
    • All taxes

    The tour does not include

    • Entrance fees to monasteries, sites & museums
    • Personal purchases during the tour
    • Gratuities (tips are at your discretion)
    • Licensed guide (we can arrange a professional guide for you upon request)
    • Food and beverages (we can arrange meals/snacks and drinks for you upon request)

    Tour details

    • Duration: 12 hours
    • Tour days: Daily and all year round
    • Pick-up point: Your accommodation or any other location in Athens
    • Pick-up time: Between 8:00 to 9 :00 am/flexible
    • Drop-off pointYour accommodation or other location in Athens
    • Essentials: Bring along your printed or mobile voucher, comfortable shoes & sun protection gear especially during summer
    • Tailor the tour to your needs Yes, upon request
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    Prices are based on known costs at time of booking and are subject to change without notice. Prices listed on Kantzos A.G.N Travel site are per person unless otherwise specified. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include:(Unless stated) Gratuities to guide, driver, personal items, lunches and drinks. Gratuities are at your discretion and are really appreciated if given.


    Kantzos A.G.N Travel accept VISA and MASTERCARD and there is no extra fee for processing credit card payments. Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. Payment will be listed as Kantzos A.G.N Travel on the credit card statement. No refunds are available once a tour or service has commenced, or in respect of any package, accommodation, meals or any other services utilized


    Please ensure you have a working printer before proceeding, as you will need to print your ticket/voucher . Please print and sign your online ticket - Bring with you on day of travel.


    Drivers have to work under strict legal and time restrictions and therefore you will be dropped back at convenient stops, depending on the traffic conditions. Our drivers will do their best to drop-offs at your hotel or as near as possible unless stated otherwise. Your guide will be happy to assist and advise you.


    On the various tours lecture in English, unless there is a previous arrangement to lecture and to another language. Guided Tour may be operated in two languages


    In the interest of the safety and comfort of all passengers, we ask you not to bring hot food or drinks onto the coach.


    Entrance to churches and monasteries visited in our tours is not allowed to gentlemen and ladies with no proper outfit.

    Children age 4-12 years:

    Children under seventeen must be accompanied by an adult. Infant 1-3 years free.


    Age 65 years and over. Passport should be shown on the day of travel.

    Pick up points:

    On arrival in Athens we ask that you call us on +30 210 2588921 to reconfirm your booking and advice us of your pick – up point. For any other destination please call our local provider shown on your voucher/ticket.


    At the time of booking must have student I.D. and be able to show it on day of travel.

    Cancellations by Us or our suplliers:

    We reserve the right to cancel any of the services, without any penalties beyond offering a full refund.

    Gift Certificate:

    Gift certificate are non-cancellable and are non-refundable.Kantzos Travel Gift Voucher can only be redeemed on our offices. Kantzos Travel Gift Voucher are redeemable against any product offered on our site. Gift Certificates are valid for one (1) year from the date of initial purchase. The Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash.


    On site amendments are aloud subject to availability up to 1 hour prior to departure. Fast-track entrance tickets, theatre tickets, boat trips or cruises cannot be amended. does not charge a fee to amend or change the dates of an existing booking, as long as the request is received by our Customer Care team more than three (3) days ahead of your confirmed travel date. All other date-change requests and amendments are subject to availability by our suppliers and/or service providers.

    Lost property:

    Whilst every effort is made to return lost property, Kantzos A.G.N Travel cannot be held responsible for property left on the coach. Property found must be collected from our offices in Athens, for those participating in our Athens tours. All the other should speak with their local provider.

    Personal insurance:

    Is not included. Please discuss this with your Travel Agent or your Insurance broker.


    In our Tours and Transfer or if you rent a bus the allowance is one suitcase not exceeding 20kg (44lb) in weight. A small amount of hand luggage is permissible. Luggage is carried at the passengers own risk and must be collected by the client.

    Tour information:

    While touring, please note that seats are on a first come first serve basis. We may, at our discretion, require any person to withdraw from any tour if we deem their acts or conduct offensive or a nuisance to other passengers, and we shall have no further liability. We reserve the right to cancel any tours due to lack of demand and also to use vehicles as dictated by demand. We also reserve the right to alter at any time any price, place visited, itinerary or hotel owing to unforeseen circumstances. Every endeavour will be made to advise passengers in advance of any alterations which are deemed necessary. In the event of any passenger not being carried for any cause whatsoever, no liability will be accepted by the operators beyond the refund of the fares. Should the passenger fail to arrive or arrive late at the starting point or during the tour, then no liability whatsoever can be entertained.

    Voucher / ticket:

    You will receive a personalized Voucher for each tour, transfer, event or service booked. You must provide signed the original, authentic Voucher to the appropriate service provider in order to redeem your tour, ticket, or package. Special Offers:All offers displayed on the website can only be booked online.

    Passports & visas:

    A Passport valid for all countries to be visited must be carried and it is your responsibility to ascertain from your Travel Agent what visas are required.

    Accident or Loss:

    We have no liability for loss, damage , delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused, unless due to our employees’ negligence, in which case our liability is limited (except for death or personal injury) to a maximum of the refund of the tour cost. We do not own or manage the, ships, vehicles, accommodation and restaurants used and we have no liability for loss or damage caused by the proprietors or operators thereof. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tours.

    Third Party Products:

    Tickets bought through third party suppliers may carry a different set of terms of conditions for which we are not responsible. Please note that on you voucher/tickets cancellations details will be written.

    General conditions:

    Each tour operates to sufficient demand. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed, or road conditions en – route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements. No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors. All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

    Cancellation Policy

    Short Tours:

    for full day and half-day tours ,a refund will be made up to 48 hours prior to tour departure date and time. Cancellation within 2 calendar days before the services begin you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund).

    Multiday tours:

    once booked, cancellations 100% apply for those cancelled 1-7 days prior to tour departure date and time and 30% apply for those cancelled 8-14 days prior to tour departure date and time. Detailed cancellation policy is written on your voucher / ticket.

    Private tours & Shore excursions:

    as well as Special request / Private tours AND / OR Tours/Attractions/products including train or flight ticket and/or overnight accommodation :

    - Cancellation more than 30 calendar days before the services begin , Full Refund

    - Cancellation between 30 to 16 calendar days before services begin : You will be charged 5% cancellation fee.

    - Cancellation between 15 to 7 calendar days or less before the service : you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee

    - Cancellation between 6 to the day of the services or after : You will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund)


    For Transfers a refund will be made up to 48 hours prior to tour departure date and time. Cancellation within 2 calendar days before the services begin you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund).

    Rent a Bus or Mini Bus

    once booked, cancellations 100% apply for those cancelled 1-7 days prior to tour departure date and time and 30% apply for those cancelled 8-14 days prior to tour departure date and time. Detailed cancellation policy is written on your voucher / ticket.