Travel Budget for Kalampaka (Meteora)

Thessaly, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Kalampaka (Meteora)?

How much money will you need for your trip to Kalampaka (Meteora)? You should plan to spend around €82 ($91) per day on your vacation in Kalampaka (Meteora), which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €22 ($24) on meals for one day and €32 ($35) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Kalampaka (Meteora) for a couple is €73 ($81). So, a trip to Kalampaka (Meteora) for two people for one week costs on average €1,152 ($1,278). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    82
  • One Week Per person
    576
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,152
  • One Month Per person
    2,469
  • One Week For a couple
    1,152
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    2,304
  • One Month For a couple
    4,938
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A vacation to Kalampaka (Meteora) for one week usually costs around €576 for one person. So, a trip to Kalampaka (Meteora) for two people costs around €1,152 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,304 in Kalampaka (Meteora). If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kalampaka (Meteora) can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Kalampaka (Meteora)?

How much does a trip to Kalampaka (Meteora) cost? Is Kalampaka (Meteora) expensive? The average Kalampaka (Meteora) trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Kalampaka (Meteora) prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Kalampaka (Meteora) can vary, the average cost of food in Kalampaka (Meteora) is €22 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kalampaka (Meteora) should cost around €9 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kalampaka (Meteora) is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Kalampaka (Meteora) is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €32 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kalampaka (Meteora).


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    37
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    73
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    22
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    32
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    31
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    6.29
Flights to Kalampaka (Meteora)

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Typical tour prices for Kalampaka (Meteora)

How much do tours to Kalampaka (Meteora) cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    13 days
    $ 2650
    ($204/day)
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1200
    ($150/day)
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    8 days
    $ 1685
    ($211/day)
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    8 days
    $ 875
    ($109/day)
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Kalampaka (Meteora) Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, Greece
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.

While monks originally sought the solitude and peace of the caves found here, they eventually began to build monastery communities from the 14th to 16th centuries. While only 6 of the original 24 monasteries still remain, each have areas open to the public to be explored and admired by visitors

The Meteora monasteries have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, offering spectacular views in addition to the rich history, geological wonder, and culture that exists in the monasteries today.
Sights
Of course, the main attractions of Meteora are the monasteries. The six remaining include:

The Great Meteoron Monastery (largest and oldest)

Varlaam Monastery (second largest, across from Great Meteoron)

Roussanou Monastery (named after the first hermit who settled on the rock)

Holy Trinity Monastery (panoramic views)

Saint Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery

Saint Stephen's Monastery

While the monasteries range in size and history, each are beautiful in their own way with unique views around every bend. Some are easy to reach with parking lots right at the entrance, while others are strenuous treks up cliff sides and over bridges. Whether you choose to visit one or two, or take the pilgrimage to all six, the monasteries of Meteora offer a one of a kind experience on awe-inspiring cliffs near the heavens.
Neighborhoods
The nearest town is Kalampaka, located at the foot of the Meteora peaks. It is here where you will find places to stay, restaurants, tavernas, bakeries, groceries, shops, and cafes. Located in the Trikala region of Thessaly, Kalampaka was voted as one of the most beautiful places in Greece by the Skai TV show "I LOVE GR." While the views from the cliffs overlooking the red-roofed town are breathtaking in their own right, the views from below in Kalampaka itself are amazing in another way. The surrounding pillars, so massive and striking, make the town feel small and quaint in a land of giants.

Activities
There are many hiking excursions and tours available to take tourists up to the monasteries. One of the most popular is the sunset tour from Kalampaka. This excursion takes visitors off the beaten path in the late afternoon, displaying some of the best views on the peaks of Meteora. The tour ends on a rock outcropping overlooking the valley as it is washed in the golden glow of sunset. Other outdoor activities in the area include horseback riding in the countryside region, rock climbing on the great Meteora pillars themselves, and even rafting along the river Ionis.

The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum offers a different kind of attraction for the nature enthusiasts out there. With 350 species of birds and mammals, as well as around 250 species of mushrooms, the museum has more than enough to occupy visitors for the day. There is even a painting exhibition of local artists, supporting the museum's mission to connect nature with the local cultural activity and heritage.

One archaeological attraction worth the visit is the Prehistoric Theopetra Cave, located just 4km from Meteora. Studies in this cave have revealed the oldest manmade structure, as well as footprints that may date back to 135,000 B.C. When it comes to history, this little cave tops the charts.
Food and Dining
As far as food goes in Greece, you really can't go wrong. The town of Kalampaka at the base of Meteora will have all of your dining needs from restaurants, tavernas, and pizzerias, to pastries, coffee, and drinks. Traditional Greek cuisine is available at places like Archontariki and Gardenia tavern, while a place like Chicken Time on Trikalon Street serves quicker take-away items like pizza and pita gyros. If you plan on rising early, especially on a weekend, be aware that most places will not yet be serving. There is one place called El Greco that may be open, serving fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, and toast.

Transportation
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One can get to Meteora from Athens by car, bus, or train. Driving from Athens can take 4 to 5 hours depending on traffic (GPS is VERY helpful).

The bus from Athens is located near the Kato Patissia station. From here you should get a bus to Trikala, which is the big city near Kalampaka and Meteora. Once you get to Trikala you can catch a bus to Kalampaka.

The train might be the easiest way to go. First take the red line metro towards Anthoupoli and get off Larissa Station where you will find the train to Kalampaka. Kalampaka is a terminal station, meaning that if you get on a direct train you won't have to worry about getting off at the right station because it will be the last one. Be aware that some trains change routes, so make sure that the train you board is direct.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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