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FULL DAY METEORA CITY TOUR

In central Greece and particularly in the North Western part of Thessaly, between North East of Hasia and West of Pindos, where the plain of Thessaly ends, gigantic rocks raise, that create a spectacle which might be unique worldwide. No reference concerning these rocks exists, neither in mythology nor by some Greek or foreign historians.

Historians and geologists started to be interested in the creation of these rocks about 1000 years ago, expressing several theories.

The prevailing theory is that one of the German geologist Philipson, who came to Greece in the late 19th century. According to his theory, a large river had his estuary in this area which for million of years was covered by a narrow and deep part of the sea. The river waters place matter, stones and generally several materials that were transferred by its waters at the estuary from Northern parts of primordial central Europe. From the accumulation of these materials deltaic cones were formed. At the cavities, fissures and peaks of the rocks, the people of that place found protection from the raids of several conquerors and of those who passed from the area. Also, several bold hermits and anchorites found shelter at these rocks, seeking for mental calmness, tranquillity and while praying they sought for Christian perfection. At the pinnacles of the rocks, which reach 550 meters, hermits and religious ascetics built monasteries in the 9th century AD. In the 12th century they had become a loose-knit community, which respect for the ideas of solitude.

INCLUSIONS:
1. Private car and driver
2. English speaking guide for a half-day sightseeing tour
3. Entrance to Archeological Sites and Museums listed
4. Currently applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS:
1.All cruise charges, docking fee, etc.
2.All meals and drinks and things of personal nature.

TOUR PRICE : PRIVATE TOUR: Minimum of 2 paying passengers*
2 PEOPLE 4 PEOPLE 6 PEOPLE 8 PEOPLE 10 PEOPLE
$USD 515 per person $USD 285 per person $USD 195 per person $USD 145 per person $USD 120 per person

** Surcharge for Sunday or Bank Holidays: $USD 270 per tour.

Trip Price : $515 (per person)*
Tour Style: Private Tour
Validity : January – December 2011
Port of Pickup : Volos Port, Magnesia
Pickup Details :Morning as per ship landing   (0900 approx)
Duration : 8 Hours
Days of Operations : Daily (Sunday & public holidays incur a surcharge)
 
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