A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Kalampaka (Meteora) vs. Ankara for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kalampaka (Meteora) or Ankara?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Kalampaka (Meteora) and Ankara. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Kalampaka (Meteora) or Ankara?

Kalampaka (Meteora)

Looking over the town of Kalampaka are some of the largest and most important Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. They sit at the tops of gigantic natural sandstone pillars of rock, jutting of the landscape like meteors from the sky. This place is called Meteora. While the tall mounds of earth are impressive themselves, it is a wonder how man had the ability centuries ago to create the structures that remain on the cliffs today.


Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.

Which place is cheaper, Ankara or Kalampaka (Meteora)?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Kalampaka (Meteora) is €134, while the average daily cost in Ankara is €114. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Kalampaka (Meteora) and Ankara in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 65
    Ankara 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 130
    Ankara 112
Compare Hotels in Kalampaka (Meteora) and Ankara

Looking for a hotel in Kalampaka (Meteora) or Ankara? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Kalampaka (Meteora)

Hotels in Ankara

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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 37
    Ankara 36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kalampaka (Meteora)

Also for Kalampaka (Meteora), here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Meteora Small Group Hiking tour with Transfer and Monastery Visit: $43
  • Private Transfer From Kalabaka - Meteora To Athens: $276

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:

  • Metro Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenboğa Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $67
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77

Is it cheaper to fly into Kalampaka (Meteora) or Ankara?

Prices for flights to both Ankara and Kalampaka (Meteora) change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 39
    Ankara 32

Typical Food Prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:

  • A Quick Lunch

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 44
    Ankara 33

Tours and Activities in Kalampaka (Meteora)

For Kalampaka (Meteora), here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Meteora: Self-Guided App-Based Driving Tour: $17
  • Varlaam Monastery Greece Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour: $17
  • Mini Sunset tour: $25
  • Meteora Full Day Tour from Kalabaka with Audio in 6 languages: $28
  • Meteora Hiking Tour - Optional Pick up from Kalambaka, Trikala, Kastraki: $33
  • Meteora eBike Tour: $39
  • Meteora Sunset eBike Tour: $39
  • Meteora Morning Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pick Up: $39
  • Meteora: Hermit Caves Sunset Hiking Experience: $39
  • Sunset Meteora Tour on E-Bike: $41
  • Naxos: Bus Tour Around the island: $41
  • Sunset Tour to Meteora with Photo Stops: $42

Typical Entertainment Prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Underground City

Tours and Activities in Ankara

Here are a few actual costs in Ankara for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Ankara Private Walking Tour: $271
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $221
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private custom tour with a local guide: $56
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • From Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour: $341
  • Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour: $445
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Private Guided Walking Tour in Ankara: $55

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kalampaka (Meteora) 11
    Ankara 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Kalampaka (Meteora)

Also in Kalampaka (Meteora), these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Meteora Private Guided Wine Tasting Experience from Kalampaka : $44

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kalampaka (Meteora) and Ankara, we can see that Kalampaka (Meteora) is more expensive. And not only is Ankara much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Ankara would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Ankara and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Kalampaka (Meteora) would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kalampaka (Meteora) than you might in Ankara.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Kalampaka (Meteora) Expensive? and Is Ankara Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Kalampaka (Meteora) or Ankara?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 430 times larger than the population of Kalampaka (Meteora). When comparing the sizes of Kalampaka (Meteora) and Ankara, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

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