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Meteora, Greece


Meteora highlights

monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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Last reviewed: 30 March 2020

Meteora description

While Greece is known as a beach holiday destination, few know that it’s also perfect for a "green" holiday. You can enjoy sunshine-filled days in the countryside amid green pastures, rugged mountains and verdant valleys.

The name Meteora means "lofty", "elevated", and is etymologically related to meteor. "Meteora" also means "lifted into heights" or "afloat", means emotions there are in limbo between belief and desire.

The 6 (of an original 24) monasteries that's now are Byzantine monastery complex Meteora, a series of structures built on natural sandstone pillars whose tops often disappear into the clouds and dominate the local area.

Beside the Pindos Mountains, in the western region of Thessaly, these unique and enormous columns of rock rise precipitously from the ground. But their unusual form is not easy to explain geologically. They are not volcanic plugs of hard igneous rock typical elsewhere, but the rocks are composed of a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate.

This type of rock formation and weathering process has happened in many other places locally and throughout the world, but what makes Meteora's appearance special is firstly the uniformity of the sedimentary rock constituents deposited over millions of years leaving few signs of vertical layering, and secondly the localized abrupt vertical weathering.

Meteora are mentioned neither in the Greek mythology nor in the Ancient Greek literature. The first people to inhabit Meteora after the Neolithic Era were an ascetic group of hermit monks who, in the 9th century AD, moved up to the ancient pinnacles. They lived in hollows and fissures in the rock towers, some as high as 550m above the plain. This great height, combined with the sheerness of the cliff walls, kept away all but the most determined visitors. Initially, the hermits led a life of solitude, meeting only on Sundays and special days to worship and pray in a chapel built at the foot of a rock known as Dhoupiani.

As early as the 11th century, monks occupied the caverns of Meteora. However, monasteries were not built until the 14th century, when the monks sought somewhere to hide in the face of an increasing number of Turkish attacks on Greece. At this time, access to the top was via removable ladders or windlass. Nowadays, getting up is a lot simpler due to steps being carved into the rock during the 1920s. Of the 24 monasteries, only 6 (four male, two female) are still functioning, with each housing fewer than 10 individuals.

The exact date of the establishment of the monasteries is unknown. By the late 11th and early 12th centuries, a rudimentary monastic state had formed called the Skete of Stagoi and was centered around the still-standing church of Theotokos. By the end of the 12th century, an ascetic community had flocked to Meteora.

In 1344, Athanasios Koinovitis from Mount Athos brought a group of followers to Meteora. From 1356 to 1372, he founded the great Meteoron monastery on the Broad Rock, which was perfect for the monks; they were safe from political upheaval and had complete control of the entry to the monastery. The only means of reaching it was by climbing a long ladder, which was drawn up whenever the monks felt threatened.

At the end of the 14th century, the Byzantine Empire's reign over northern Greece was being increasingly threatened by Turkish raiders who wanted control over the fertile plain of Thessaly. The hermit monks, seeking a retreat from the expanding Turkish occupation, found the inaccessible rock pillars of Meteora to be an ideal refuge. Due that, more than 20 monasteries were built, and six remain today.

In 1517 Theophanes built the monastery of Varlaam, which was reputed to house the finger of St John and the shoulder blade of St Andrew.

Access to the monasteries was originally difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. This required quite a leap of faith – the ropes were replaced, so the story goes, only "when the Lord let them break". In the words of UNESCO, "The net in which intrepid pilgrims were hoisted up vertically alongside the 373 meters cliff where the Varlaam monastery dominates the valley symbolizes the fragility of a traditional way of life that is threatened with extinction".

Until the 17th century, the primary means of conveying goods and people was by means of baskets and ropes. In 1921, Queen Marie of Romania visited Meteora, becoming the first woman ever allowed to enter the Great Meteoron monastery.

In the 1920s there was an improvement in the arrangements. Steps were cut into the rock, making the complex accessible via a bridge from the nearby plateau. During World War II the site was bombed and many art treasures were stolen.

At their peak in the sixteenth century there were 24 monasteries at Meteora in Greece. They were created to serve monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Much of the architecture of these buildings is Athonite in origin. Today there are 6 still functioning, while the remainder are largely in ruin. Perched onto high cliffs, they are now accessible by staircases and pathways cut into the rock formations.

Of the 6 functioning monasteries, the Holy Monastery of St. Stephen and the Holy Monastery of Roussanou are inhabited by nuns while the remainder are inhabited by monks. The total monastic population of the Meteora monasteries in 2015 was 56, comprising 15 monks in four monasteries and 41 nuns in two monasteries. The monasteries are now tourist attractions.

While Meteora and its boulder-top monasteries are often visited as a day trip from mainland Greece, the region is worth more time. Travelers who stay longer will discover central Greek culture, visit beautiful little villages, enjoy the local cuisine and get the chance to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities.

Meteora related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Meteora during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Meteora.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Discover Greece in 7 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. Visit the most important Greece mainland UNESCO sites.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Parga, Thermopylae

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta museum, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, visit UNESCO sites Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, walk in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with ancient castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List sites.

off-season only tour

7 days

Price from € 989

 



Discover Greece in 9 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, castles and monasteries. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries of Greece mainland.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Parga, Thermopylae

This 9 days (8 nights) tour covers the most important archaeological sites, monasteries and UNESCO sites of Greece mainland. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta museum, enjoy unique Mesolongi wetland formation, take image of beautiful Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and enjoy after crystal clear sea water and sandy beach, visit UNESCO archaeological site Delphi and UNESCO Hosios Loukas monastery, walk in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to king Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on UNESCO Meteora monasteries, visit UNESCO archaeological site Aegae, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

all seasons tour

9 days

Price from € 1,201

 



Small 9 days discovery tour of Central Greece from Athens. Explore main touristy attractions of Central Greece.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Corinth, Delphi, Hosios Loukas, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Patras, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

Come to explore main touristy attractions of Central Greece with this 9 days discovery tour from Athens. We will visit UNESCO Word Heritage sites and UNESCO tentative list sites, old monasteries, medieval fortresses, ancient theaters and archaeological sites. We will walk the places truly called as roots of the culture of our civilization.

all seasons tour

9 days

Price from € 1,367

 



All seasons central Greece discovery 10 days small tour from Athens. Main attractions of Central Greece.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 10 days (9 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Arta, Chalkida, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Thermopylae, Trikala

Come to explore central region of Greece mainland with our all seasons 10 days tour from Athens. We going to see main attraction of Greece mainland: UNESCO archaeological sites, ancient castles, orthodox monasteries, and amazing coastal line with beaches. All the places we going to visit with this tour has a rich history. Walk with us archaeological site Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its rich museum, Nafpaktos hilly fortress, old bridge and museum in Arta, Dodoni archaeological site famous for huge amphitheater, Meteora complex of monasteries (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Thermopylae, the place of forever glory of Sparta, and few other places.

all seasons tour

10 days

Price from € 1,476

 



Discover Greece in 11 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries. Tour via ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries of Greece mainland.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Parga, Patras, Rio, Thermopylae

Greece discovery 11 days (10 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries, and some places are on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in Ancient Corinth, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, walk the passages of medieval town Livadeia and visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, stay in ancient theater of Larissa, visit UNESCO archaeological site Aegae, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

all seasons tour

11 days

Price from € 1,431

 



Discover Greece in 13 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Monasteries, castles, UNESCO sites. The tour across Peloponnese and Greece mainland.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland discovery 13 days (12 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through castles and fortresses, beaches, ancient towns and monasteries. Some of visited places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and some on the UNESCO Tentative List. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi lagoon, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), explore old Messene (UNESCO Tentative List site). We will also visit Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras (UNESCO World Heritage Site), touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), ask Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique (UNESCO World Heritage Site) complex of monasteries in Meteora, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

all seasons tour

13 days

Price from € 1,658

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

14 days

Price from € 1,942

 



Explore Greece by off-season 16 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries. Discover main UNESCO sites of Peloponnese and Greece mainland.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 16 days (15 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Argos, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Oiniades, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland discovery 16 days (15 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through castles and fortresses, beaches, ancient towns and monasteries. Some of visited places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and some on the UNESCO Tentative List. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia, explore old Messene, visit Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

off-season only tour

16 days

Price from € 2,023

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 17 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 17 days (16 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Kalamata, Koroni, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

17 days

Price from € 2,334

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 19 days from Igoumenitsa. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania places.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Apollonia, Arachova, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Delphi, Dodoni, Galaxidi, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Nicopolis, Oiniades, Parga, Porto Palermo, Rio, Servia, Thermopylae, Volos

This off-season 19 days (18 nights) tour covers several important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and south Albania. Together with that will also visited numerous UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

off-season only tour

19 days

Price from € 2,434

 



Off-season 19 days tour Greece UNESCO sites from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, castles, monasteries. Discover the most important UNESCO sites of Greece mainland and Peloponnese.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Argos, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Oiniades, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland off-season discovery 19 days (18 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through places that on UNESCO World Heritage list and on the UNESCO Tentative List. We will visit ancient towns and monasteries, castles and fortresses, beaches and mountain towns. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia, walk the steps of old fortresses in Pylos and Methoni, explore archaeological site Messene, visit famous Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, walk over Aegae archaeological place, and on the way back see mountain town Metsovo with famous winery, ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

off-season only tour

19 days

Price from € 2,436

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palaia Epidaurus, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This off-season tour will allow you to visit not only some of Greece's eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites but also some of the country's fourteen sites in the UNESCO tentative list, together with other top destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean land. Come and visit this stunning country in the off-peak months! You will quickly understand why Greece is much more than just a perfect summer destination. Greece is a truly year-round destination! It boasts plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Greece is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

off-season only tour

19 days

Price from € 2,598

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 21 days from Athens. Visit most Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 21 days (20 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

21 days

Price from € 2,917

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 22 days from Athens. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania sites.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 22 days (21 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Apollonia, Argos, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Livadeia, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Palermo, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala

This off-season 22 days (21 nights) tour covers the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and all UNESCO World Heritage sites of Albania. Thw tour is also allow to visit many UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

off-season only tour

22 days

Price from € 3,053

 



Discover Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Macedonia Greece in 23 days tour. UNESCO sites, old towns, monasteries and fortresses on Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Igoumenitsa.

tour starts in: Zagreb, Croatia

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 23 days (22 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Aigai, Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Dodoni, Dubovac, Durrës, Elbasan, Ioannina, Klis, Kotor, Kravica, Krujë, Lezhë, Meteora, Metsovo, Mostar, Nehaj, Ohrid, Ostrog, Pella, Podgorica, Počitelj, Preza, Radimlja, Split, Stobi, Thessaloniki, Trebinje, Trogir, Tvrdoš, Zadar, Zavala, Šibenik

This Balkans discovery tour will open for you 6 famous countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and Greece. Each country have a rich history and many attractions. With this tour we will pass over Adriatic coast and Dalmatian Riviera of Croatia, wonderful hilly nature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal venetian towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas of Albania, visit roman sites of Macedonia, and finally come to gem of this tour, beautiful Greece. We will walk in medieval and venetian towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; ancient roman settlement in Albania, Macedonia, and Greece; fortified towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Greece; medieval fortresses in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.

off-season only tour

23 days

Price from € 3,196

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 23 days from Athens. Visit most Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 23 days (22 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

23 days

Price from € 3,216

 



Central Greece off-season 24 days tour from Athens. Visit non-touristy and UNESCO and tentative list sites of Greece mainland.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 24 days (23 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Antirrio, Arachova, Corinth, Delphi, Diakopto, Dion, Eretria, Galaxidi, Hosios Loukas, Kalavryta, Lamia, Larissa, Litochoro, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Oiniades, Patras, Pella, Rio, Servia, Thermopylae, Trikala, Veria, Volos

This off-season 24 days tour is interesting for people who would like to touch the history of Greece through visit few UNESCO Word Heritage sites, few UNESCO tentative list sites, and some of non-touristy places, all located in Central Greece. With this tour you will walk ancient historical places where are roots of the culture of our civilization. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of Central Greece UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

24 days

Price from € 3,325

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 25 days from Athens. Visit most Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 25 days (24 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

25 days

Price from € 3,519

 



Off-season 26 days tour Greece UNESCO sites from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, monasteries, castles. Explore main UNESCO sites of Greece mainland and Peloponnese.

tour starts in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Argos, Arta, Bassae, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Nicopolis, Oiniades, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

Off-season discovery 26 days (25 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa around Peloponnese and Greece mainland. The tour is focused on UNESCO World Heritage list sites and on the UNESCO Tentative List sites. We will visit castles and fortresses, ancient towns and monasteries, beaches and mountain towns. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in ancient city Nicopolis (UNESCO Tentative List), we will enjoy Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch the statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type between towns Rio and Antirrio. In the region of Peloponnese, we will walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage), walk the steps of old fortresses in Pylos and Methoni, explore archaeological site Messene (UNESCO Tentative List), visit famous Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras (UNESCO World Heritage), touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle (UNESCO World Heritage) and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, walk over Aegae archaeological place (UNESCO World Heritage), and on the way back see mountain town Metsovo with famous winery, ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

off-season only tour

26 days

Price from € 3,495

 



Off-season Greece+Albania UNESCO places 26 days tour from Athens. Visit most of UNESCO Greece+Albania places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Apollonia, Argos, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kaninë, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Palermo, Rio, Sparta, Tepelenë, Thermopylae, Trikala

The off-season tour 26 days tour started in Athens cover most of UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites in 2 countries, Greece and Albania. Additionally, the tour cover several places in Greece that submitted to the UNESCO tentative list. Visiting UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites in Greece. This off-season tour will allow you to visit not only some of Greece's eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites but also some of the country's fourteen sites in the UNESCO tentative list, together with other top destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean land. Come and visit this stunning country in the off-peak months! You will quickly understand why Greece is much more than just a perfect summer destination. Greece is a truly year-round destination! It boasts plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Greece is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

off-season only tour

26 days

Price from € 3,681

 



Explore Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Macedonia Greece by cultural tour 26 days. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Athens via UNESCO sites, medieval towns, fortresses, monasteries.

tour starts in: Zagreb, Croatia

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Aigai, Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Delphi, Dion, Dubovac, Durrës, Elbasan, Hosios Loukas, Kotor, Kravica, Krujë, Lezhë, Litochoro, Livadeia, Meteora, Mostar, Nehaj, Ohrid, Omiš, Ostrog, Podgorica, Počitelj, Preza, Radimlja, Skopje, Split, Stobi, Thermopylae, Thessaloniki, Trebinje, Trogir, Tvrdoš, Zadar, Zavala, Šibenik

With this extended 26 days Balkans cultural tour you will explore 6 countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. We will pass by Adriatic coast and Dalmatian Riviera of Croatia, wonderful hilly nature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal medieval towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas and castles of Albania, meet truly roman sites of Macedonia and rich historic places of Greece. We will visit medieval and venetian towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Greece; ancient roman theaters in Macedonia and Greece; fortified towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Greece; medieval fortresses of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

off-season only tour

26 days

Price from € 3,736

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 27 days from Athens. Visit most Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 27 days (26 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Argos, Bassae, Corinth, Delphi, Dion, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kardamyli, Litochoro, Livadeia, Loutraki, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Thessaloniki, Tiryns, Trikala

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

27 days

Price from € 3,836

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 29 days from Athens. Visit most Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour starts in: Athens, Greece

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 29 days (28 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Argos, Arta, Bassae, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Porto Kagio, Preveza, Pylos, Rio, Sounion, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, Volos

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

29 days

Price from € 4,168

 



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