You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Thessaloniki / Starting Point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Thessaloniki at a convenient time of your choice.
The Meteora is a rock formation and a World Heritage site, hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.
Kalabaka is a town and a municipality in the Trikala regional unit, where the Meteora Monasteries are located.
The Cave of Theopetra, just 4 km away from Meteora, is indeed a very unique archeological site, mainly because it has revealed many of our early history secrets.
Thessaloniki / Starting Point
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Thessaloniki. After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and begin your journey through the Thessaly region, to the stunning geological phenomenon Meteora.
The 2-hour drive will take you through the picturesque Greek lands, allowing you to enjoy the various landscapes, before finally reaching your destination in the town of Kalambaka. Αs this tour is completely customizable, you may choose where and for how long you wish to stop at each place.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Other beverages and meals
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Tips and gratuities
- Official tour guide
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the A Trip to Meteora tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, may have uneven or rocky ground.
Bring your Camera
Make sure you bring your camera fully charged, or bring a spare battery, as there are many photo opportunities on this tour you won’t want to miss.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
DRESS MODESTLY FOR RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS
When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.
Be aware of the summer heat
In the summer months, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility require-ments, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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