1. Greece
  2. Thessaly
  3. Kalabaka
  4. Meteora

Meteora: Hiking Tour to the Monasteries

Product ID: 219651
Walk to the clifftop monasteries following a trail known only by the locals. Enjoy stunning views from the top of the cliffs and learn from professional mountain guides about the history and the geological significance of the area.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Your hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki. Your guide will meet you in the lobby 30 to 15 minutes before the activity starts.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the stories and myths from local guides
  • Take stunning photographs
  • Visit one of the greatest Eastern Orthodox monasteries
Full description
Start your 5-hour tour at the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa near Kastraki, or select the option including pickup and drop-off from Kalambaka or Kastraki. Follow the old winding paths used by monks and walk for 3 hours surrounded by the lush nature of Meteora. Stop at fantastic lookout points to take photos and enjoy the panoramic views. Pass beneath the ruined monastery of Pantocrator on the north side of the rock of Dupiani.

Then the path takes you to the heart of a lush forest before reaching the restored Monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. Afterwards, the trail turns uphill. A short walk leads you to the clifftop monasteries of Varlaam and Great Meteoro, one of which you will visit. Then walk downhill to Kastraki via the winding paths, passing the cave of St. George Mandila where climbers hang their scarves.
Includes
  • Half-day tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee at the monastery (€3 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Parking lot outside St. Nicholas Monastery. Your guide will be wearing a shirt with "Outdoors Greece" written on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• Please dress comfortably according to weather conditions.