Hiking Expedition in the Footsteps of the Monks in Meteora

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Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 3 days
Spoken languages: English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info

Activity description

Prepare for 3 days of pure enjoyment in nature and hike through Meteora's magnificent "rock forest," explore the greatest monasteries, and take in the most breathtaking views from the top. Stay at the foothills of the Meteora rocks, while experiencing this rare geological phenomenon in the best way possible, through the eyes of the Monks who lived here centuries ago. 

Allow us to take you on a journey back in time, through the footsteps of the first hermits and monks who originally arrived here more than 15 centuries ago, to stroll through hidden trails and undiscovered paths, the same ancient trails the monks used for centuries, learn all about the history of this magical place and discover all the hidden gems. 

Course of events

Day 1: You will join the morning hiking tour of Meteora, setting off from the foothills of Doupiani rock, right beneath the old ruins of Pantokrator monastery. From there you will walk among giant rocks, between the massive rock pillars of Meteora towards the northern side. You’ll have the chance to visit the monastery of Great Meteoron and you will learn all the stories behind each landmark.

The afternoon hike will take you on an adventurous exploration along Meteora's hermit caves, where the first anchorite of Meteora lived more than a thousand of years ago. You will climb the Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) rock pillar by following the ancient, winding trail above Kastraki, while soaking in some breathtaking views of Meteora's rock formations and the surrounding valleys!

Day 2: Prepare for the ultimate trekking adventure of Great Saint, an awe-inspiring tour that will surely boost your adrenaline! The hike will take you to the tallest rocks of Meteora, 400 meters above the town of Kalampaka, via an ancient path that winds around the rock of Great Saint. 

Activity requirements

- Reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants is required. 

- This tour is not subject to favorable weather conditions, and we advise you to dress according to weather requirements.

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

Special terms

2-night accommodation in a hotel and breakfast are included in this expedition.

  • 2-nights accommodation
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Hike Shoes
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Backpack with necessities
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Meeting point
Hotel Pickup (Kalambaka or Kastraki) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule