Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

Discover the hidden treasures of the area and prepare yourselves for the ultimate hiking adventure at Meteora!

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.

Beauty, peace, exhilaration – only a few of the many words that try to capture the atmosphere of Meteora! A magnificent World Heritage Site available for exploration with just one click! 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 good fitness state.

Distance: 3 km.

Difficulty level: Advanced hiking, scramble and via cordata!

This tour requires a minimum number of 2 passengers. There is a possibility that the tour may be cancelled 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).

There is a limit of 6 people on this small-group hiking tour. In case you are a bigger group we will have to split you into smaller groups with more guides ensuring you will receive personal attention.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Exclusions

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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children NO UNDER 8 years old.
  • Suitable walking shoes required – no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, closed-toe shoes with non-slippery soles.
  • 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).
Voucher info
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Distance: 3 km.
  • There is a limit of 6 people on this small-group hiking tour. In case you are a bigger group we will have to split you into smaller groups with more guides ensuring you will receive personal attention.
  • Respect the holiness of this site, keep it clean and seek the right balance between tourism and spiritual activities.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

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

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    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 at the 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! All all-time-classic combination is the Meteora Hiking Tour in the morning and the Meteora Sunset Tour in the afternoon.

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    Useful Information

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Max People: 6
    • Starting Time: 8:30am
    • Adult Price: 60€
    • Pick up : Pick up Service

    Reasons to Book

    • Pure enjoyment in nature
    • Via cordatta
    • The best view possible

    Contact Details

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    info@visitmeteora.travel

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