3 - 4 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity at Meteora Tour
Experience the magic of Meteora, Greece, where ancient monasteries perch atop towering rock formations. With this self-guided audio tour, learn about the daring feats of the monks who built the monasteries in the 14th and 15th centuries, the miraculous tales of Saint George and others, and the threat of Ottoman invasion. Don’t miss your chance to experience the natural beauty and rich history of Meteora, one of Greece’s crown jewels.
About the Tour
Make your way to the heart of Greece: Meteora, a region of soaring rock formations, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking natural beauty. Meteora is a place like no other, where nature and human ingenuity come together to create a landscape of awe-inspiring beauty.
The word “Meteora” means “suspended in the air,” and it’s a fitting name for this region. The towering rocks of Meteora seem to defy gravity, rising up from the earth and reaching toward the sky. The monasteries perched atop these rocks add to the sense of wonder and awe that visitors feel when exploring this unique landscape.
The history of Meteora is as rich and fascinating as the landscape itself. The monasteries were built in the 14th and 15th centuries by daring monks who scaled the rocks to build their homes and places of worship. These monks were seeking a closer spiritual connection to God and refuge from invading Ottoman armies — and they found it in the heights of Meteora. Over time, the monasteries became centers of spirituality and culture, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Today, Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Greece. The crystal-clear glacial lakes, alpine tundras, and panoramic views are just a few of the natural wonders that draw visitors to Meteora.
But Meteora is more than just a beautiful landscape. It’s a place with deep cultural and spiritual significance. The monasteries are still home to monks who continue to practice their faith and maintain the traditions of their ancestors. The rocks of Meteora are a product of millions of years of geological activity, but the monasteries and the monks who built them are a testament to the power of human ingenuity and resilience. As visitors explore the region, they’ll be struck by the way that these two forces have come together to create a place that is both beautiful and meaningful.
Whether you’re a lover of nature, history, or spirituality, Meteora is a place that will capture your heart and your imagination. Its towering rocks, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking views are sure to leave you in awe.
Starting Point Address: Trikalon 28, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece
How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
What You'll See
Hermit Caves of Badovas
What's in a Name?
Museum of Geological Formations
St. George of Scarves
Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas Anapafsas
Caves of Meteora
Holy Monastery of Saint Barbara Roussanou
World Heritage Site
Holy Monastery of Varlaam
Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron
Monastery of the Holy Trinity
Holy Monastery of Saint Stephen
Preview The Tour
The Monastery of the Holy Trinity at Meteora is significant for its stunning location atop towering rock formations, its rich history, and its role as a center of spirituality and culture.
The monasteries at Meteora were built in the 14th and 15th centuries by daring monks who scaled the rocks to create homes and places of worship.
“Meteora” means “suspended in the air,” which is fitting for this region because the towering rocks of Meteora appear to defy gravity as they rise from the earth.
Meteora is accessible by train or car from major Greek cities like Athens and Thessaloniki.
Visitors to Meteora can expect to see crystal-clear glacial lakes, alpine tundras, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The best time to visit Meteora for pleasant weather is during the spring and fall when temperatures are milder and the landscape is lush.
The self-guided driving tour’s duration depends on your preferences, but most visitors spend approximately 2-3 hours exploring the Monastery of the Holy Trinity at Meteora.
Yes, there are parking facilities near the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, making it accessible for visitors on a self-guided driving tour.
It is advisable to start the self-guided driving tour in the morning to enjoy cooler weather and fewer crowds at the Monastery of the Holy Trinity at Meteora.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.