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 200bethanym on July 16, 2019

Must Do!

This was one of my favorite experiences in Greece. There is so much to see and hear on this tour! The guides make it so entertaining and fascinating. If you’re going to experience Meteora, do it right and book this tour!

Rating: by Holidaying on July 16, 2019

Meteora sunset tour + Hiking tour of Meteora

Meteora is breathtaking! The guides were excellent and extremely knowledgeable! We particularly loved the hiking tour! A must when in Meteora!

Rating: by Megumi M on July 15, 2019

Great tour

We had a great time to join Meteora sunset tour. Thank you so much for excellent tour guide. Hope to go back again and join your Meteora tour.

Rating: by o_sivicka on July 15, 2019

Best choice to spend one day outside Athens

Meteora is breathtaking a must see and all your travel arrangements are in good hands with this company, which provides excellent service. The staff were outstanding, Catherina and Aris - my special thanks for for your help and warmth in very nonstandart situation.

Rating: by Rebecca S on July 15, 2019

A good day tour of the area

We got some great views and visited a few of the monasteries. The bus was cramped, and the group was larger than we typically choose, but this tour was the only one that worked for our busy travel schedule. The guide was fine, they are...

Rating: by Brian C on July 15, 2019

Excellent company

This company provides excellent service we took a package that included some tours, rail,accomodation ,transfers and meals at good restaurants. All excellent and highly professional. The staff were outstanding the drivers Satos and Yannis ensured our safe travels and both guides Catherina and Eva were...

Rating: by raindroplink on July 14, 2019

great tour

Meteora is amazing. We were picked up from hotel on time and our guide, a beautiful young lady, is very knowledgeable. The shuttle driver is also very nice and helped on taking photos for us. We rented a car to drive from Athens to Meteora....

Rating: by Nadoree on July 14, 2019

Go Hiking with Christos, and bring your camera!

Great hike with local Christos! Christos is super knowledgeable and the hike though this unique geographic marvel is absolutely beautiful. Being able to tour a working monastery was fascinating and really gives you an idea of what is up on this cliffs besides the redone...

Rating: by Sue K on July 13, 2019

Amazing Meteora

I have never seen a place like this before and doubt anything similar exists anywhere else in the world. Such incredible views and amazing stories from the guides. I'm only sorry that all the tourists, of which I am one, have forced the monks to...

Rating: by Burnsey77 on July 13, 2019

Great guide, great tour

Guide was very knowledgeable & a great guy, I definitely feel like I know about the area and history now. Tour was good due to alot fewer people being around and much better than the morning tour I took with another company today, I guess...

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