Full Day Shore excursion by a local Guide in Meteora starting from Volos

The ultimate day trip in Meteora from Volos with a Licensed Tourist Guide (transportation included)

Welcome to this exclusive Meteora tour departing from Volos port! Designed specifically for visitors arriving via cruise ship, our journey offers a unique opportunity to explore the enchanting monasteries of Meteora away from the crowds, all within the comfort of a private guided experience.

The first leg of the tour spans 90 miles across the Thessalian flatland. Upon arrival in Meteora, the second segment unfolds amidst the majestic rocky cliffs, offering a panoramic view of the Christian monasteries perched atop. The scenery is truly breathtaking, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere as you feel the gentle breeze and listen to the bells echoing from the communities below. Among the six active monasteries, we will select the ones to visit based on their respective opening schedules.

Throughout the journey, we will discuss the rich history of the site, explaining the geological phenomenon that shaped this remarkable landscape, as well as clarifying the meanings-symbols behind the decoration and wall paintings of the central churches of the Christian Orthodox Monasteries. You will have the opportunity to witness the daily routines of the nuns and monks, observing them carrying out their duties, while extending warm welcomes to visitors.

It’s essential to note that your group will enjoy exclusive access throughout the tour—it’s a private experience led by me, a licensed tour guide. Rest assured, I will accompany you both inside and outside the monasteries, ensuring a personalized and insightful exploration of Meteora’s wonders.


Your one-day trip to Meteora from Volos starts. The total duration of this tour is up to 8hours.

Meeting Time: depends on your arrival in Volos port.
Pick-up from the Port. Meet your driver and Guide

Short Coffee Break (optional)

Arrive in Meteora: After 2hours of driving we are ready to explore the monasteries!

Meteora Exploration
Explore the hidden monasteries and choose to enter 2 active monasteries based on your preferences, traffic conditions, and the schedule of the monasteries. Take the time for shopping to bring home souvenirs and capture stunning photos of the remarkable landscapes and monasteries.

Before you depart you can have lunch if you desire.

Drop-off at Volos Port

End of the tour with a collection of unforgettable memories.


  • What is the duration of this tour?

The total duration is for up to 8hours.

  • Where will I meet my driver and my tour guide?

Pick-Up Service from Volos Port Included. At the end of the tour we will drop you off again back to your ship.

  • What is the activity level?

Moderate. You will need to walk on varying terrains and climb stairs.

  • Why should I be guided by a Licensed Tourist Guide?

In Greece, it’s advisable to hire licensed tour guides who have been officially certified by the Greek Ministry of Tourism. Licensed guides are well-trained and knowledgeable about the country’s history, art, and culture. They can provide you with in-depth information about the archaeological sites, museums, and other attractions. In order to be guided in Greece, especially in Museums and Archaeological sites you should hire a Licensed Tour Guide. All tour guides wear our ID card. Only, those are official tour guides of Greece! You pay so as to deserve valid information.


  • Dress Code: women have to keep covered their shoulders and legs by wearing long dresses/skirts under the knee or covering their pants with a long cover-up. As for men, they have to wear long pants.

  • Hours and Ticketing: Each monastery follows its own time schedule. The admission fees are 3e per person for each monastery.

Monasteries Summer Timetable 2024 (April 1st to October 31st)
St. Stephen’s Nunnery: 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30. Closed on Mondays.
Holy Trinity Monastery: 10:00 to 16:00. Closed on Thursdays.
Great Meteoron Monastery: 09:00 to 15:00. Closed on Tuesdays.
Roussanou Monastery: 09:00 to 16:30. Closed every Wednesday.
Varlaam Monastery: 09:00 to 16:00. Closed on Fridays.
Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery: 09:00 to 17:00. The monastery is open every day.

Monasteries Winter Timetable 2024 (November 1st to March 31st)
St. Stephen’s Nunnery: 9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays.
Holy Trinity Monastery: 10:00 to 16:00. Closed on Thursdays.
Great Meteoron Monastery: 09:30 to 14:00. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Roussanou Monastery: 09:30 to 14:00. Closed every Wednesday.
Varlaam Monastery: 09:00 to 15:00. Closed on Thursdays and Fridays.
Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery: 09:00 to 16:00, Sundays: 9:30 to 16:00. The monastery is open every day.

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