You are organizing your stay and you want to know where to sleep in Meteora to be able to visit them easily? Are you looking for a hotel with views of Meteora? Looking for a good address to spend the night? This article is made for you!
For my part, I stayed in Meteora at Plakias hotel, which is really perfect, lovely service, great hotel located overlooking Meteora (hotel restaurant is great too)!
So not the prettiest hotel room in Meteora, but if I had to do it again, I would go back to this hotel! I give you other good directions in this article. Here's a little video I made from the Plakias hotel room, watch instead:
Article summary (use the menu on the right to access the desired section):
- Where to sleep in Meteora
- How many nights to spend in Meteora
- Good hotel addresses with views of Meteora.
- Actividades de Meteora
- Where to go out near your hotel in Meteora
- For those in a hurry, it is in the purple zone, in Kastraki where you have to stay, and if you take everything (it leaves very quickly), look in the orange zone, in Kalambaka. to enlarge this Hotel Map - Where to choose a hotel in Meteora:
1) Where to sleep in Meteora
It was in August that I went to visit Meteora after my arrival in Thessaloniki (to read my article visit Thessaloniki).
On the way to get to Meteora, I stopped (and I recommend it) at Vergina and its incredible archaeological site (allows 2 hours of visit). If you are coming from Thessaloniki, you can see that Vergina (Aigéai) is on the road, so it would be a shame not to stop.
It is in Vergina where we find the tomb of the Macedonian king Philip 2, father of Alexander the Great. This underground museum is really crazy, it was built around the royal tombs.
I arrived in Meteora around 16 pm and by that time it was too late to go see the monasteries. The monasteries close between 15:17 and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. and these hours change according to summer and winter time.
If you arrive earlier, around 14 p.m. for example, ask at the reception of your hotel bien situado and Meteora If you have time to visit the Agios Nikolaos Monastery, it will save you time for the next day!
Also, some monasteries are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and others on Thursdays or Fridays… I advise you to read my article “visit the monasteries of Meteora”.
- So here you are in Meteora, where to stay in Meteora?
For my part, as I told you at the beginning of the article, I stayed at the Plakias hotel (in Kastraki) and frankly I highly recommend that you take a look at the reviews because it really is a very good address with very good value for money. Our room had seen Meteora… If there are no more places, look for a hotel near this one!
This hotel is located in the small town of Kastraki. As you can see from this map, Kastraki is at the foot of Meteora. Kalambaka is also at the foot of Meteora, but Kastraki is more beautiful and you have to go through Kastraki to visit Meteora!
2) How long to stay in Meteora
- How long should I stay in Meteora?
I also asked myself the question, and finally in one day you can visit almost all of them but as I told you they are never open all at the same time. Some close on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, others on Thursdays or Saturdays ... so if you want to see them all, go to Meteora for 2 days or 1 day and a half and there you will have time to visit them all.
Either way, you must spend at least one night in Meteora. The roads are hilly in Greece and suddenly the distances are long to cover (a bit like in Corsica).
- Can you easily park your vehicle at the hotel?
There is no problem for that, and even if you do not find a place, do not hesitate to go to the hotel reception that will park your vehicle for you.
3) Well-located hotel addresses in Meteora
In this part I give you good hotel addresses, anyway, once again the Plakias hotel is really perfect, great location, the restaurant is to die for and the service is adorable.
And the Meteora view room it's really cool (of course there's always better):/! Please note that you cannot sleep in the Meteora monasteries. I tell you this because it can be done on Mount Athos. So no need to search.
I made you a personalized map to know where to stay in Meteora. So I advise you to look at the hotels that are in the purple zone (in the village of Kastraki) below or around the one I took, the Plakias hotel.
There you will be in an ideal location (and well placed to be able to go out at night to the restaurant). Also, this hotel also has a very good restaurant.
If you run out of places in Kastraki village (purple zone), look for Kalambaka in the orange zone.
- Anyway, here are some good addresses in the purple zone:
You have the Tsikeli Hotel, which is a very good address, read the reviews.
Meteoritis is also a very good address, my first choice was at this hotel!
A good low-budget address, the Spartacus Hotel, which also has a beautiful view:
One last for lovers, the Doupiani, look at the reviews and look at the photos
- More places in the area that I recommend, go to Kalambaka (the orange zone)
In this case, opt for the orange zone, in Kalambaka. You have the Odysseon hotel which offers rooms with a view of Meteora, read the reviews.
4) Actividades and Meteora
Your hotel will have all the necessary contacts if you need a driver, rent a vehicle, rent a scooter ... You can also book a guided tour with a driver, (it is not).
For information, I wrote an article "Athens car rental" if you need more information.
- Make the meteorites without a vehicle
If you do not have a vehicle, you must go through the tourist activity reservation sites. You will find excursions to visit Meteora from Athens or even Thessaloniki.
From Athens, it is the highway, suddenly the excursion will surely last more than 2 days. From Athens you have this excursion with a guide who is very good, I leave you to find out more and contact the French-speaking organizer if necessary!
From Thessaloniki you have one that is in the day, for more information:
5) Where to go out near your hotel in Meteora
If time permits, I advise you to go see the sunset over Meteora, you have an absolutely incredible point of view that is a stone's throw from the Roussanou Monastery. From Kastraki you don't even have a 15 minute drive, so it would be a shame to miss it, see instead:
If you don't have a vehicle, you can still reserve this activity here.
Feel free to ask reception to tell you what time the sun sets during a certain period. Otherwise, Google is your friend.
It won't even take you 15 minutes to get to this viewpoint and 20 minutes from Kalambaka.
Once the sunset is over, leave your vehicle at the hotel, it has very nice little restaurants in Kastraki or Kalambaka, that's not what is missing.
In Kalambaka, you have Panellilno restaurant, which is the oldest restaurant in Kalambaka, it is located in the main square,
Well, there you have all the information you need to know where to stay in Meteora !
- And you, what do you prefer to see in Meteora?
- Do you have an interesting address to share?
- Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page!
See you soon!
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