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I will be in Greece, staying mostly in the Athens area. There are some offshoot trips I want to do, and one of them is Meteora.

Is this truly doable in a day trip from Athens, or is it a good idea to spend a night or two in the area? I want to make sure I don't have loftier expectations than what is possible for seeing it...
 
I will be in Greece, staying mostly in the Athens area. There are some offshoot trips I want to do, and one of them is Meteora.

Is this truly doable in a day trip from Athens, or is it a good idea to spend a night or two in the area? I want to make sure I don't have loftier expectations than what is possible for seeing it...
I think that even though Meteora is doable as a day trip, it's a tough one and a long day. I would personally at least stay overnight!
 
I think that even though Meteora is doable as a day trip, it's a tough one and a long day. I would personally at least stay overnight!
Stay overnight in Kalambaka because: the long drive will be easier spread over two days, you’ll get to see more than one monastery, you’ll get to experience the unique rock formations in a variety of light, and it will be as close to Heaven as one can get when the tour buses leave.
 
Stay overnight in Kalambaka because: the long drive will be easier spread over two days, you’ll get to see more than one monastery, you’ll get to experience the unique rock formations in a variety of light, and it will be as close to Heaven as one can get when the tour buses leave.
This is an excellent idea - I can get more out of the trip.

You're both right, it does sound like a tough day trip!
 
I definitely would stay at least overnight or longer. There are some things on the way to see! I know that it could possibly be easier said than done - I tend to overpack, and it's hard sometimes to keep picking up and moving to a different place. I would have to know in advance and pack differently. So for me, I'd be more inclined to do it all in a day simply because of the way I pack.
 
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