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 mandyf238 on March 17, 2019

Monasteries

I didn’t realize until I booked the trip that it was 5.5 hrs each way. I almost just said “heck with it” the day before and stayed in Athens, but I dragged my tired corpse out of bed and got on the train. So glad...

Rating: by KennethEast on March 15, 2019

Great introduction to Meteora

Our guide Jim—Greek, but named after American-born grandfather—was fabulous. My docent partner was in awe of his ability to be witty and informative for four hours. His tour of the 7c church was absolutely splendid. Loved visiting the hermit caves, too. We were on our...

Rating: by Φλώρα Π on March 14, 2019

Excellent Service!

A fully equipped and experienced team of professionals. An amazing experience if you find yourself at Trikala or Kalampaka. Seek out George, The Great Driver and Eva, The Beautiful Guide and you won't regret it.

Rating: by CRossi7 on March 11, 2019

Loved the hiking tour

Great hiking tour and sunset tour. Guide Vangelis was funny, helpful, informative and funny. I learned a lot while hiking this beautiful area.

Rating: by Kusum S on March 11, 2019

To be done once in a lifetime

The guide Katerina was very nice and friendly. The trip by train was very tiring though. Should definitely opt for a first class. But the tour itself was very enriching with breathtaking views.

Rating: by willdernessman on March 10, 2019

Watch out for ticket details

I booked this tour through GET YOUR GUIDE which I thought included the rail tickets from Athens. The company doing the tour was Visit Meteora which having a similar advertisment to about two others says Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora. This is misleading as it...

Rating: by hishiani on March 7, 2019

Hiking 1/2 day around meteora

Chris was our guide, a brand new bus picked us up at the hotel and brought us back. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. He loves the place and it shows in his work. This is a must do tour of how to see Meteora...

Rating: by jsheol99 on March 5, 2019

Excellent experience with GREAT experts.

Weather was so great when I visited Meteora. Guide and driver were so kind and professional. They were passionate and cheerful experts. They took me some great pictures too. I was really satisfied with this experience, and I strongly recommend this program!

Rating: by Venture392390 on March 4, 2019

Day tour in kalambaka

Really nice experience in kalambaka. They made a great introduce about meteora . The tour bus was also really comfortable. Highly recommended.

Rating: by Savytraveler296 on March 3, 2019

Amazing Meteora

I visited Meteora in Dec. 2018 and booked a Meteora train2train tour. Since it's not a touristic period, it turned out that there was only me in the train2train tour, but they still organized it even for only one person. There was a whole minivan...

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