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Hiking in Meteora


4,5 hours


small group

start time


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Pickup from your location


The ideal activity to admire all the natural and historical beauty of Meteora. An easy but impressive route ideal for the whole family. The walk to Meteora starts from the square of Kastraki and after a while we enter the path that starts at the foot of the rocks. The paths of Meteora have a long tradition, as for centuries they were the only road used by the inhabitants for their movements. These paths connected settlements, monasteries and rural areas. In many places there were shaped cobblestones and retaining walls, works made with effort and passion. But the special feature of the paths of Meteora is the rock relief. In several places the paths pass over rock, which in some cases makes it difficult to pass. Here, the earlier users of the paths made elaborate interventions in the rock by carving it in the form of steps and traverses, while in other cases there were also wooden constructions with ladders, scaffolding, etc. We pass under the ruined Pantokratoros monastery, on the north side of the Doupiani rock. The route takes us to the heart of the green forest and reaches the abandoned and restored Ypapanti Monastery as well as the statue of the revolutionary fighter Papathymios Vlahavas. From there, the path leads us to the top of the rocks until we reach the impressive monasteries "Megalo Meteoro" and "Barlaam". Then we descend to Kastraki passing near the cave of Agios Georgios Mandilas where every year climbers climb to hang their scarves. The difficulty level is not particularly high and you should have the following with you:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.

  • Waterproof jacket (optional).

  • A second change in case you sweat.

  • Water bottle.

  • Hat or cap.

  • Camera (optional).

  • In case of rain:
    This tour is not affected by rain. It stops only in extreme weather conditions such as heavy snowfall and in this case our office gives you the option to either choose another tour that is not affected by the weather, or to carry out the specific activity on another day, or to be refunded the amount of the reservation back.
  • Last minute bookings:
    We recommend that you make the reservation for the tour you are interested in at least a week in advance so that you have a better chance of finding empty seats. Last minute bookings are possible but you should keep in mind that there may not be any seats available.
  • Which monasteries do we visit?
    Choosing this tour you will see all 6 monasteries while visiting the interior of three. Usually we visit the monastery of Megalo Meteoros, Varlaam and Saint Stefanos but this changes due to the opening hours of the monasteries.
  • Pickup services
    Our office undertakes to pick you up and return you to your place from anywhere in Kalambaka or Kastraki (from hotels only). In case you live outside the city, for example in Trikala, then you should come from our office at the scheduled time to participate in the tour you have chosen.
  • If I'm staying at an Airbnb, where can they pick me up?
    We can pick you up from the Airbnb you are staying at. In this case, please contact us or include your phone number in your details so we can contact you.
  • Can I bring my luggage in your mini bus?
    Of course you can!
  • Is there a dress code for entering a monastery?
    Entering the monasteries requires a certain dress code. For women, it is forbidden to wear skirts above the knee, trousers, shorts, as well as sleeveless tops. For men, sleeveless tops and shorts above the knee are prohibited.
  • How many stairs does each monastery have?
    The Holy Monastery of Agios Stefanos is connected by an accessible bridge, making it the most easily accessible monastery. The Holy Monastery of Rousanos, the Holy Monastery of Varlaam and the Holy Monastery of Agios Nikolaos of Anapaus have approximately 140 steps. Finally, the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Great Meteoron are the most difficult to reach monasteries, since their steps exceed 300.
  • How much is the entrance ticket to the monasteries?
    All monasteries have an entrance fee of €3, per person. Children up to 12 years old do not pay a ticket to the monasteries. The monasteries have no entrance.

The tour includes

  • Pickup from your hotel, Airbnb and train station also your return there.

  • Explore paths and places you can't see from the road.

  • Stop for photos at imposing spots of Meteora.

  • A professional mountain guide will accompany you and point out secret places and trails.

  • Our English speaking partner. Guided tours in other languages are available at an extra cost (France, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Russian)upon request.

  • Free bottle of water is provided free of charge during the tour.

  • Free wi-fi on the mini-bus.

  • Visit the interior of a monastery.

  • All taxes and services are included in the price.

  • Is not included:

  • Entrance to the monasteries costs €3

  • Certified guide for a guided tour inside the monasteries (provided at extra cost)

  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

  • Free cancellation when made at least 24 hours before the start of the tour.

  • Unused tickets are considered as generated.

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