Meteora Hiking Tour

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Period of operation :Throughout the year
Price :

25€/person for min 4 participants (for less or more participants please contact us)

Duration :4-5 hours (at least 3 hours of an enjoyable hike in the nature and one hour visit in one monastery, Great Meteoron or Varlaam)
Minimum attendance :1 participant
Level requirements :Basic Physical Condition

With their thriving cliff top monasteries are a sight to behold. One marvels at the audacity of the monks who first dared to perch simple shelters on the tiny summits. Nowadays the monasteries are much grander, but we take the privilege of reaching them via rocky paths among the rocky “chaos”. Take the chance to meet this extraordinary UNESCO Word Heritage Site by walking a trail known by the locals. Enjoy the unique views from the top of the rocks and learn by our professional mountain guides about the history and the geological significance of the area. Our hike starts from St. Nicolas Monastery in Kastraki village, following the same old paths the monks used to use, which wind their way amongst the tall rock-towers. We pass beneath the ruined monastery of Pantocrator on the north side of the rock of Dupiani and then the path takes us to the heart of the lush forest reaching the abandoned and restored Monastery of “Ypapanti” and the ruins of St.Dimitrios. Afterwards our trail turns uphill and after a short walk it takes us to the cliff top monasteries Varlaam and Great Meteoro where we will be visiting one of them. We then walk downhill to Kastraki through the rocks by the ancient path used by the monks passing next to the cave of St. George Mandila where every year climbers to hang their scarves.

  • Professional English Speaking Local Guide
  • Photographic material made from our guide during the activity (free of charge)

Not included:

  • Entrance fee 3€/person on the monastery of Great Meteoron.
  • Private tour inside monastery
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Light hiking shoes
  • Hut, sunglasses, sun cream
  • Water
  • Waterproof jacket during winter months

Meeting point:St Nicolas Monastery parking lot. Click here for our meeting point on the map.

Following the main road from Kalampaka to Meteora monasteries saint Nicolas is the first monastery you meet after you exit Kastraki Village.

Time: June - September: 09:00am / October - May: 09.30am

Accommodation

Local Info
Getting to Meteora, Monasteries Timetable
Guesthouse Sotiriou
right under the rocks