Hiking Meteora’s Hermit Caves

Explore the secret places of Meteora!

Join the hike to discover Meteora's caves and to climb the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit).

Rates

  • Adult Price: 35€
  • Child Price: 20€

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Water 0.5 L
  • Taxes and service fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pick up and Drop off service

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Min People: 2
  • Max People: 12
  • Starting Time: Varies, check the FAQ
  • Pick up: Visit Meteora Office at Kastraki
  • This tour requires a good fitness state.
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Highlights

  • See the prison where the monks were expelled
  • Unique views from the top of the Holy Spirit cliff
  • Visit the cave chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit
  • Find the hermitage of St. George of "Mandilaras"
  • An afternoon hike off the bitten tourists paths

Tour Details

Our Hiking Meteora’s Caves hikes up the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit), which is located in the middle of the valley that extends from the village of Kastraki towards the vast rock complex of Meteora.

This 3 hrs hike will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. On top, a chapel made inside a cave and dedicated to Holy Spirit was erected by the very first hermit of Meteora. A hermit-monk named Varnavas who lived there in the 10th century. So, one could say that this rock became the birthplace of the monastic community of Meteora. It’s the rock where all began more than a thousand years ago.

Walk in the footsteps of those first hermit-monks of Meteora; see the caves where those faithful people chose to live centuries ago. Learn all the stories and the legends through the narrative of our guides. The hike starts from the village of Kastraki, on the foothills of Aghio Pnevma rock, to lead you some 250 meters higher above the village. Filled with the most awesome views of the surrounding area you will then reach the prison cave of the monks, located on the northern side of Aghio Pnevma. The hike will then pass below the cave of St. George and it will finish at the central square of the Kastraki village.

The hike starts from the village of Kastraki, on the foothills of Aghio Pnevma rock, to lead you some 250 meters higher above the village. Filled with the most awesome views of the surrounding area you will then reach the prison cave of the monks, located on the northern side of Aghio Pnevma. The hike will then pass below the cave of St. George and it will finish at the central square of the Kastraki village.

This tour requires a good fitness state.

Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 day of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

What time does the Hiking Meteora's Caves Start?

  • From Feb 24 to March 25: 3:00pm
  • From March 26 to April 15: 3:30pm
  • From April 16 to April 30: 4:00pm
  • From May 1 to August 23: 4:30pm
  • From August 24 to September 11: 4:00pm
  • From September 12 to October 26: 3:00pm

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 to 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.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by chrisettecerze on January 20, 2020

Fascinating experience

We participated to this excursion on 19/01, and I must say it was one of the best experiences I've ever done. The place is enchanting and the history of it leaves you speechless. Fortunately we had an amazing tour guide that explained us not only...

Rating: by Hildi B on January 17, 2020

Amazing Two Days

My mother and I signed up for the tour as a way to see more of Greece in our short time there. What we got was so much more. Everyone on the tour with us were great people and so friendly. As for the tour...

Rating: by brucesA5167LM on January 16, 2020

Highly Recommended

My girlfriend and I had one full day to see Meteora and decided to do two tours with Visit Meteora. In the morning we did the hiking tour. Since it was the off season it was just us and the guide Kostas. We had a...

Rating: by alfredaladdison on January 14, 2020

Visit Meteora

What an amazing trip and experience! I was traveling on my own and I had no issues whatsoever. When getting off of the train, I was greeted by the tour guide who was so sweet and amazing. We got a small tour of the city,...

Rating: by agnesemisina on January 9, 2020

Great

Must see place. Great tour and fabulous guide! Rich history and perfect picture places to make fabulous selfies.

Rating: by chrisettecerze on January 20, 2020

Fascinating experience

We participated to this excursion on 19/01, and I must say it was one of the best experiences I've ever done. The place is enchanting and the history of it leaves you speechless. Fortunately we had an amazing tour guide that explained us not only...

Rating: by Hildi B on January 17, 2020

Amazing Two Days

My mother and I signed up for the tour as a way to see more of Greece in our short time there. What we got was so much more. Everyone on the tour with us were great people and so friendly. As for the tour...

Rating: by brucesA5167LM on January 16, 2020

Highly Recommended

My girlfriend and I had one full day to see Meteora and decided to do two tours with Visit Meteora. In the morning we did the hiking tour. Since it was the off season it was just us and the guide Kostas. We had a...

Rating: by alfredaladdison on January 14, 2020

Visit Meteora

What an amazing trip and experience! I was traveling on my own and I had no issues whatsoever. When getting off of the train, I was greeted by the tour guide who was so sweet and amazing. We got a small tour of the city,...

Rating: by agnesemisina on January 9, 2020

Great

Must see place. Great tour and fabulous guide! Rich history and perfect picture places to make fabulous selfies.

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