Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

Beauty, peace, exhilaration – only a few of the many words that try to capture the atmosphere of Meteora!

Discover the hidden treasures of the area and prepare yourselves for the ultimate hiking adventure at Meteora! A magnificent World Heritage Site available for exploration with just one click!

Rates

  • Adult Price: 60€

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Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking mountain guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off from Kalampaka or Kastraki
  • Mineral water

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Max People: Small size, up to 3 people per guide
  • Starting Time: 8:30am
  • Distance: 3 km
  • Minimum Age: 8 years old
  • Difficulty level: Advanced hiking, scramble and via cordata, requires good fitness state

Highlights

  • Pure enjoyment in nature
  • Via cordatta
  • Breath-taking views
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Avoid the crowds

Tour Details

This Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint will take you up on the tallest of all Meteora rocks, some 400 meters above the town of Kalampaka, through an ancient winding path upon the rock of Great Saint, a huge rock complex which thousands of years ago was an integral part of the ancient fortifications of the town below.

Book now this ultimate hiking and scramble adventure of Great Saint, an awe-inspiring tour that will surely boost your adrenaline! During the middle ages, the same pathway served the monks who lived in the currently ruined small monastery of Twelve Apostles. Enjoy unparalleled breathtaking views that you will remember forever!

This tour requires a minimum number of 2 passengers. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In this case, you will be offered an alternative activity or a full refund. You are highly advised to call 48 hours prior to your departure date, in order to reconfirm (contact details provided on your confirmation voucher).

 

Why Book This Tour

  • You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.
  • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective.
  • You will be able to ask as many questions as you want.
  • You help support a local economy.
  • Daily departures depart any day you want, 365 days a year.
  • Excellent reviews on trip advisor.
  • You get to meet people from around the world.
  • Small size groups.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

I am staying at an AirBNB. Where can I get picked up from?

We cannot pick up clients from AirBNBs for our tours. If you are staying in Kalampaka then you can come by our offices here to start the tour. If you are staying in Kastraki then you can meet us at our offices there.

I am staying at Trikala. Do you offer pick up from there?

Trikala is a city about 21km away from Kalampaka. Because of that, we do not offer pick up from there. You can catch the local bus to Kalampaka, which runs regularly and come by our offices here to start the tour.

How late can I make a booking?

You can make a booking with us literally last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, in order to have the best chances of finding availability.

Which tours can I join on the same day?

We have split our tours tom morning and afternoon ones. Furthermore, all our tours visit different places at Meteora. This way, you can combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour you wish!

What happens if it rains?

In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled and you will get a full refund.

Tour Guide

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Vassilios Theodorou

Vassilios "Bill" Theodorou born in 1984 and raised here in Meteora, he is one of the finest representatives of Meteora’s younger generation of expert climbers and mountain guides. Apart everything else he is Visit Meteora's team specialist for extreme sports in Meteora. If you love the feeling of a good adrenaline rush then very probably he is the perfect guide for you! Bill has won twice the championship of sport climbing in Greece and a second place on a Balkan tournament. He is an accomplished Base Jumper, a snowboarder and a high liner. He is also a licenced paramedic and nurse. He speaks Greek and English

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Legin55 on May 15, 2019

Excellent two night trip to Meteora

Really pleased we booked this trip as an extension to our cycling holiday. It worked really well. Yes it does take a long time to get there but it was worth it. The arrangements were clear and everything worked to plan. We travelled up from...

Rating: by oksanagorelova on May 14, 2019

Amazing tour, big thanks to Jim and Costas!

It was one of the best tours we have ever done! Visiting stunning Meteoras, guided by Jim and Costas was super interesting and informative. We enjoyed the history of the monasteries, the town of Kalambaka, Kastraki village and one of the oldest Byzantine Church in...

Rating: by Safari61066565684 on May 13, 2019

Hiking in Meteora

Had a wonderful 4 hour hike, led by Chris, who was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had all and any questions we had about the area and history answered and had a lively group chat that flowed back and forth for hours. The scenery...

Rating: by 460lisannev on May 13, 2019

Perfect

We did the walking half-day tour, it was perfect. the guide was very kind and helpful and the scenery beautiful. we even did it with a small child (2,5 years) that we carried in a backpack most of the time. Our guide showed us an...

Rating: by Blair C on May 13, 2019

Well worth it!

This was our favorite part of entire trip to Greece. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the history as well as views were unbelievable. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour!

Rating: by Paradise00764029777 on May 12, 2019

Excellent

Excellent for their professionality and overall organization of the trip. Very much recommended for friends or any otrher sort of trip.

Rating: by Vicpsych on May 12, 2019

Fabulous Place - Not to be Missed

This was a very long day with train travel to and from Athens but it was definitely well worth it. This was the highlight of our 3 week trip to Greece and Italy. The monasteries are awe inspiring and hard to believe that they were...

Rating: by Vacationer738116 on May 12, 2019

Wonderful!

The natural beauty, history and friendly people would have been enough to make this portion of our trip the most memorable, but the tours we added made this very special. The food & wine tour was the best day of our trip & the hike...

Rating: by RitaK1014 on May 12, 2019

driver and guide review

the guide maria and driver were very friendly and helpful . they knew their subject very well and made the trip very interisting

Rating: by Coastal36961258434 on May 12, 2019

metoria monistary visit

wonderful value half day tour, great bus driver and our guide AYDA was a lovely host she has lived in the district her entire life and her knowledge of local customs and history was very impressive ,she was very patient towards latecomers ,very well presented,...

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