Hiking through Meteora's Hermit caves

Hiking through Meteora's Hermit caves

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, French, Greek
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 8 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Visit Meteora Office at Kastraki

Activity description

The Meteora’s Caves hikes up the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit), which is located in the middle of the valley that extends from the village of Kastraki towards the vast rock complex of Meteora.

This 3 hours hike will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. On top, a chapel made inside a cave and dedicated to the Holy Spirit was erected by the very first hermit of Meteora. A hermit-monk named Varnavas who lived there in the 10th century. So, one could say that this rock became the birthplace of the monastic community of Meteora.

Walk in the footsteps of the first hermit-monks of Meteora; see the caves where those faithful people chose to live centuries ago. Learn all the stories and the legends through the narrative of our guides. The hike starts from the village of Kastraki, on the foothills of Aghio Pnevma rock, to lead you some 250 meters higher above the village. Filled with amazing views of the surrounding area. You will then reach the prison cave of the monks, located on the northern side of Aghio Pnevma. The hike will then pass below the cave of St. George and it will finish at the central square of the Kastraki village.

This tour requires a good fitness state.

Offer Description

All necessary equipment is provided by the guides. No previous experience required to participate as the guides will show the basics before going hiking, however, a good physical level is necessary to hike on the rock. 


Activity requirements

Two people minimum participation. 


You should respect the holiness of the spot, you are expected to keep it clean and seek the right balance between tourism and spiritual activities as there are monks who pray throughout the day. 

  • English-speaking guide
  • Water 0.5 L
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Pick up and Drop off service
Meeting point
Visit Meteora Office at Kastraki Get directions



Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Une expérience formidable ! Merci à notre excellent guide.
  • 5 / 5

Nous avons adoré cette randonnée grâce à notre excellent guide qui nous a beaucoup appris, tant sur la formation géologique des météores que sur les traditions locales ou l'histoire du site. Il nous a parfaitement guidés pour que nous soyons à l'aise tout le long du parcours.

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