Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.

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!

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  • Adult Price: 65€

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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

Our COVID-19 safety measures for tours and activities

  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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 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 samthetramp on March 1, 2020

A journey on rain pillar

I was lucky enough to meet this agency and Kostas, the well-prepared, friendly mountain guide who I had the honour to climb the route "rain pillar" with. Whether you are a solo climber searching for a experienced partner who knows the area very well or...

Rating: by B7343SAmichaels on February 24, 2020

Top Notch!

We did the 4 day, 3 night train tour from Athens to Meteora, the Sunset Tour, Mount Saint Scramble and 2 other hikes just this past week. We travel extensively and have to say that they were the best tour company we have every dealt...

Rating: by 886janiner on February 23, 2020

Incredible Experience

I had the privilege of of booking for the sunset tour with Jim who was incredibly interesting and knowledgeable of the area and his passion for his hometown radiated through the experience. I also went on a hike tour with Chris,from the get go he...

Rating: by mayanks43 on February 22, 2020

Very beautiful place, just be cautious in the trains

We took the 3 day by train tour to Meteora and Delphi. Unfortunately, my trip didn't have the best of starts as my wallet was stolen in Athens just as we entered the train to Kalambaka. I was in trauma for the first half of...

Rating: by L2259ILandrewc on February 20, 2020

Excellent and Enjoyable

Best ever tour group experience in Greece and its the leader that makes it. - in spite of delayed train services Knowledgeable and friendly, she gave aus an excellent time in learning about Meteora

Rating: by jamiehuss on February 19, 2020

Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides

Meteora Travel provided great service and the tours were flexible. I took two tours, and they were both fantastic. The tour guides were very good and really tried to accommodate all of the guests they best they could. They even took great pics for me....

Rating: by Mei199 on February 19, 2020

Meteora is absolutely stunning even in cold December!

We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and seats (there was no English announcements or signs confirming where the train was heading, and the cars numbers were not clearly marked), we got to...

Rating: by nogat2016 on February 17, 2020

Great

This tour was great-- everything was handled professionally and warmly. Maria was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, we packed as much as possible into the day and enjoyed amazing sights.

Rating: by Christiana N on February 16, 2020

Excellent day trip!

Amazing day! Breathtaking views! Great history! Great tour guide! Thank you for a day to remember! Absolutely worth it!

Rating: by Michelle R on February 16, 2020

Terrific & Majestic!

Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It was a small group of us given the tour running in the colder months, but it was perfect to see the monasteries and views without...

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