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€

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
  • Pick up: Pick up service from Kalampaka or Kastraki

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 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 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).

All participants must be over 8 years old.

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 learn about etiquette and behavior (especially important at religious sites).
  • 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 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.

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 Benedict B on January 16, 2019

Worry and hassle free tour. Breathtaking place.

I studied a few meteora sites but the Visit Meteora Travel website just gave me more options that would cater to my needs. I chose the train to train day trip from Athens since I only had one day to spare. It was a 5...

Rating: by Aliona R on January 11, 2019

Pleasant tour in one day with special overview of Meteora

Contact with agency was pleasant and comfortable; Nickolas and Fotinis meet us on the railway station and showed us secret places of Meteora and Kalambaka. We have visited 2 monasteries and have gotten advices for place where we can make beautiful photos with stops to...

Rating: by grecia2019 on January 11, 2019

Snowy and wonderful Meteora

As soon as we saw the weather conditions (snow) we contacted the agency and they rescheduled the tour twice to make it possible for us to see something at Meteora. Not only they did that, but also managed to make us join the Sunset tour,...

Rating: by Luminita S on January 10, 2019

Meteora...winter wanderland

I took a day trip by train to Meteora from Athens on 3rd January. In Kalambaka, the real journey starts by taking a comfortable coach and and good snack, before heading to Meteora. It was a foggy day but the snow accentuated its charm and...

Rating: by Kaleb Gage D on January 9, 2019

Heavy Snow Ruined the Trip

Caught the train to Kalampaka and got picked up at the Train station which was really good. There was no forewarning via email or text that the snow might impact the trip. Went to one church (that was pay-to-enter with no prior warning of this)....

Rating: by Phil T on January 6, 2019

Monthly visit to Greece

All I can say is WOW. Hellas never fails to amaze me. Beautiful people and beautiful Country. I was in Greece and had a empty couple of days and was recommended to go on this tour. Very well organised and friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. Would...

Rating: by RitaMukhina on January 4, 2019

Breathtaking views

I visited Meteora with my sister in November. Since it's not exactly a touristic period, it turned out that there were just 2 of us in the train2train tour, but they still organized it even for 2 people. There was a whole minivan. Our guide...

Rating: by Anthony L on January 3, 2019

Sunset and half day Sightseeing tour

must see if visiting Greece. visited from 29 Dec to 30 Dec 2018. there are 6 active monasteries, we visited 1 on sunset tour and another 3 on the sightseeing tour. skilful driver with a knowledgeable guide.

Rating: by Andreas S on January 3, 2019

Excellent guided tour

Joining a tour is the only way to get the most out of such a perfect place like Meteora. The organization was perfect and our guide Jim was excellent. You can take the tour and then revisit the monasteries the next day on your own...

Rating: by Vikram V on January 3, 2019

Beautiful and Informative

The trip was quite informative. Our guide and driver were very friendly. The guide provided information both in greek and english languages. We had a lovely time in this beautiful place with breathtaking landscapes, Quite different from other trips to museums, churches, beaches, etc. Must...

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