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 frosynib on December 6, 2019

Amazing experience - have to do it!

Hiking up to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron was a great way to experience the beauty of the area and nature as well as learning a lot about the history. Our guide Kostas was great, very friendly, knowledgeable and made the tour extra fun....

Rating: by margaritarias on December 3, 2019

Spectacular!

Meteora is one of those places you should go with a guide, its history is fascinating. Visit Meteora was the perfect choice for our group. Katerina our guide was professional and friendly and Dino our driver a very special person. Thank you!

Rating: by ZairaPR on November 30, 2019

Memorable experience!

We had a great visit at Meteora with our tourist guide Antonis. We did a full day private English tour on Nov 23rd. Antonis arrived at hotel early for the tour which we appreciated and stayed later than our scheduled time with him in order...

Rating: by Kate L on November 25, 2019

Best choice we could have made!

We used Facebook messenger to get in touch with them the night before we wanted a tour, and they were great about responding even after hours. I’m sure it helps that it was low season, but we booked a tour for the next day. Katerina...

Rating: by protokev2 on November 25, 2019

Beautiful

A must go when in Greece! It will take your breathe away. Tour was quick and painless. Maria was great and answered all of our questions

Rating: by Pliszek on November 23, 2019

Excellent day trip, and the local guide made all the experience even better

It was a little bit of a "last minute" decision, we initially thought of doing it in a little different manner, but it all turned out great. All the vouchers were immediately sent upon payment, with exact information "where to go, when to go", we...

Rating: by Travel115809 on November 22, 2019

Fascinating view of Meteora

Must visit if you are in Athens. The views are breathtaking and is worth the time and money spend. The guide Maria is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rating: by Aussiemum67 on November 19, 2019

Highlight of our holiday

We booked the package through Visit Meteora Travel as it was easier than organising it separately (i think it was actually a few dollars cheaper too). We arrived at the train station in Athens and the train was on time, we had second class tickets...

Rating: by DeepikaMehta713 on November 19, 2019

Just Fantastic!

I signed on at the last minute to take the Sunset tour, and so glad I did! Eva our guide was great—she’s a local and very knowledgable. Made it so fun with not only the history and geology, but stories about the area and the...

Rating: by jaynemelbourne2019 on November 18, 2019

VisitMeteora fantastic travel company

Our trip to Meteora was organised by VisitMeteora company. They were exemplary. All pickups were punctual, vehicles were safe and immaculate, drivers careful and courteous and the guide Vasilis was thoughtful, and provided relevant information in an interesting manner. In addition, on arrival in Meteora we...

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