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From Kalampaka: 5-Hour Hiking Tour of Meteora

Product ID: 34413
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Take a guided morning hike in Meteora to see the best views of the area's 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries made of sandstone rock. On this 5-hour tour, enjoy fresh air and marvel at the jaw-dropping panoramic views from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a guided hike through the rocks and hills of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in the amazing panoramic views of the surrounding sandstone pillars
  • Visit 1 of the 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries located in the area
Full description
The ideal way to experience Meteora’s unique beauty and interesting rock formations is by walking, as it is the only way to really observe the impressive rock formations and strange patterns. On a half-day guided hike, you will be taken up close to these structures and led directly to the best vantage points in the area.

After being transported from Kalampaka, the hiking tour begins from Kastraki Square, continuing to Dupiani Hermitage. Pass below the ruined Pantokratoros Monastery on the north side of Dupiani's rock, arriving at the Ypapanti Monastery and the ruins of St. Dimitrios, a monastery destroyed by the Ottomans in 1808 during a local uprising.

From there, the trail leads all the way up to the impressive Great Meteoro and Varlaam monasteries, 2 of 6 total Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the area, all part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the grounds, and afterward, go down from Varlaam to St. George the Madilas to see the place where the local children climb with only a rope to dedicate offerings to St. George.
Includes
  • English-speaking local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees at the Great Meteoron or Varlaam monastery (€3 per person, per monastery)
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Suitable walking shoes are required, which means no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, or closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9 / 5
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    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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This was such a special tour. A very unique way to experience Meteora. The hike has some small climbs but doable for a wide range of hiking abilities. Most of the hike was in the shade so that was a plus. Our guide (Vangelis) did a fantastic job. He mixed information about history, nature, and geology. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Meteora away from the crowds and wanting to see a different side of this region.

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24 June 2019

Great scenery in the nature

Our guide Evan was a great guide, gave enough information to let us understand the history and story of what's in front of us, answered questions and made sure all the group members were enjoying. We enjoyed the hike seeing the caves, monastery and encountering some turtles in the nature. The tour was organized, they gave us water and snacks for hike, and enough time to explore inside the monastery. The pickup was on time. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

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19 June 2019

A must-do on your tour of Greece.

This is an activity which is not limited too the crowded tours of the monasteries themselves. It is an affordable and adventurous guided tour through the Greek countryside. With virtually no human contac with anyone other than your group one can truly feel as of one is in the wilderness. The guides are both informative and friendly and the entire experience is affordable, especially if you are a student.

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4 July 2014

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Product ID: 34413