spectacular meteora

Athens to Kastraki 5 days

€1399

15 and under: Every 2nd child goes free

€499

Private room upgrade from

€409

Departs every Monday from April 8th to November, 2019

Agia Triada Monastery, Meteora

Good to know

  • Accommodation Style: Boutique Personality-filled hotels, all en-suite in family, twin or double rooms

 

  • Single Travellers: Always
    No extra charges, you'll be automatically placed in a twin room with another member of the group of the same gender
     

  • Private Accommodation: Available
    Request a private room upgrade for more personal space
     

  • Transportation Style: Local Plus
    A mixture of public and private transport

     

  • Dynamics: Small Group
    Max group size 8. Min age 12
     

  • Energy Level: Easy
    Includes walking in nature
     

  • Included Meals: Full Board 
    5 Breakfasts/5 Lunches/4 Dinners - dietary requirements are catered for, please advise at time of booking

at a glance

  • Accommodation 1 night in Athens and 3 nights in Kastraki
     

  • A Greek Kitchen Host to accompany you throughout the trip
     

  • 1 hands-on cooking class in Athens
     

  • 1 in-depth food tour in Athens
     

  • Meteora sunset tour with wine tasting
     

  • Guided hike and visit to monasteries
     

  • Baklava cooking class
     

  • Liquor tasting experience
     

  • Kalambaka Mushroom Museum visit
     

  • Guided truffle hunting and alfresco lunch
     

  • Town and country food tour
     

Meteora, where natural beauty and human faith have come together to create one of Greece's most stunning and spiritual destinations.
 

Millions of years ago nature forged the landscape creating the perfect place for people searching for a new life to settle and flourish in safety and isolation.

 

The tall peaks and caves of the rocks became the perfect refuge for those seeking spiritual enlightenment and a home closer to God, the evidence is there not just in the majestic monasteries that cap the pinnacle rocks and are tucked into the crevices around them but also in the far older hermit caves and priest cells that dot the landscape.

 

Still an important destination for followers of the Orthodox religion, Meteora is a desirable destination for many who come to marvel at the architecture and worship the idols in their chapels however the rich landscape and pristine nature are a huge draw for those seeking outdoor adventures, fresh air and peace and quiet.

 

As always we begin in Athens with a food tour and cooking class before heading out to Kalambaka on a scenic train journey. Our accommodation is in nearby Kastraki village and offers amazing views of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

All meals are included and as a Greek Kitchen Getaway not only are there plenty of cultural and physical pursuits there is plenty of food involved as well!

 

Greek Kitchen Getaways work with communities and small businesses. We have found ways to bring you into excellent local experiences making sure that revenue stays local and goes to the people it should.

 

Greek Kitchen Getaways: Eat, Travel and Feel Local.

Agia Rossanou Convent, Meteora

Alfresco cooking on the truffle hunt, Kalambaka

what's not included

  • Flights and transfers to and from airports
     

  • 1st night accommodation in Athens: this can be arrange at time of booking upon request
     

  • Insurance; please ensure that you are correctly covered with a valid travel insurance plan that includes all medical and repatriation
     

  • All activities outside of the full itinerary

itinerary in brief

  • Day 1  Athens

    Meals included:
    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Arrive by 08:30 to meet your Greek Kitchen Host. Enjoy a day of culinary fun with an in-depth Athens Food Tour and  Greek Cooking Class

     

  • Day 2  Kastraki

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Enjoy the scenic train ride from Athens to Kalambaka. In the evening taste your way through a selection of local wines as you watch the sunset on a tour of the Meteora skyline

     

  • Day 3  Kastraki

    Meals included: 
    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Immerse yourself in a day of nature and history on an "off the tourist track" guided hike to visit the famous Monasteries of Meteora. Learn to bake a Baklava and explore the local liquors with a tasting class after dinner
     

  • Day 4  Kastraki

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    IToday we find our own food with a visit to the Meteora Mushroom Museum followed by a guided truffle hunt and lunch cooked in the forest and a visit to a traditional Greek village
     

  • Day 4  Kastraki
     

  • Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch
    Relax this morning before a town and country guided food tour of the area before boarding the train back to Athens for a late night arrival in the city

What's included

  • A Greek Kitchen Host to accompany you throughout the trip
     

  • Cooking class in Athens at The Greek Kitchen
     

  • Food tours in Athens
     

  • Guided Meteora sunset tour with wine tasting
     

  • Guided Meteora hike and entrance to 3 monasteries
     

  • Baklava baking class
     

  • Local liquor tasting experience
     

  • Meteora Mushroom Museum visit with truffle hunting and outdoor lunch
     

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
     

  • 1 night in Athens at Kubic Hotel or similar and 3 nights in Kastraki at Meteora Hotel or similar
     

  • All transport from Athens to Kalambaka as described in the full itinerary
     

what's not included

  • Flights and transfers to and from airports
     

  • Insurance; please ensure that you are correctly covered with a valid travel insurance plan that includes all medical and repatriation
     

  • Any activities outside of the full itinerary

Spectacular Meteora, Kalambaka

come and visit us!

You'll find us up the stairs between the hat shop and the hardware store. Just follow the signs up to the second floor.

The greek kitchen.

Athinas Street 36

2nd Floor

10551 Athens

For your class or tour the phone number of your host will be provided in your confirmation email.

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single traveller?

Don't worry about it! 

We run all of our experiences with a minimum of one person and with no extra charges. 

The Greek Kitchen is pleased to accept all major credit cards and Paypal.

For larger groups and events we can also arrange bank transfers.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be processed according to the conditions as set out on the site you booked your experience with. Bookings made directly through The Greek Kitchen are subject to the cancellation policy as written in your initial booking email.

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