Hiking Meteora’s Caves

Join the only tour that takes you to the top of the Holy Spirit rock on a half-day hiking tour.

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.

Join the hike to discover Meteora’s caves and to climb the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit). This 3 hrs hike will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. The rock of Aghio Pevma is located in the middle of the valley that extends from the village towards the vast rock complex of Meteora. 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.

This tour requires a good fitness state.

Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • French and Italian-speaking guides upon availability
  • Visit the chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit
  • Sunset Hiking Tour

Exclusions

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

Additional Information

  • Minimum persons required for this activity: 2.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children NO UNDER 7 years old.
  • Suitable walking shoes required – no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, closed-toe shoes with non-slippery soles.
Voucher info
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Distance: 5 km.
  • 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.

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FAQ

What time does the Hiking Meteora's Caves Start?

  • From March 1 to March 31: 3:00pm
  • From April 1 to April 30: 4:00pm
  • From May 1 to August 15: 4:30pm
  • From August 16 to September 20: 4:00pm
  • From September 21 to October 31: 3:00pm

Our Latest Reviews

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Sallad-Days

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Half day tour of monasteries

Picked up from hotel, extremely informative guide about not only the history of the monasteries but also geological information about the rock formations. Visited 4 monasteries and dropped off right at the entrances, enjoyed the smaller bus seated only 12. So much more personal

Stefania F

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Meteora sunset tour

The tour was fantastic not only because the place is gourgeous and amazing but even because our guide, Vangelis, was incredibly addictive and professional in describing the place and all the stories around it. Perfect even the pick up service by the hotel and during...

BV_YYZ

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Hiking Tour

Highly recommend the hiking tour with Visit Meteora Travel! The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and relatively mild in terms of difficulty, it does get tiring if you’re not used to hiking but was paced well so all could do it. Overall about 3 hours...

catchthelight

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Amazing Tour with Visit Meteora

I am not sure that I can say much more than all of the previous reviews! We did the 2 day/1 night tour from Athens to Meteora. We had to plan our entire trip to Greece around this and sacrifice other things so that we...

jbrophy9

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Knowledgable guide. Incredible history and views. A+

Recommend especially the church and learning about its 25 century history. The views and the natural beauty were mesmerising

MFetcompagnie

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Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

Great hiking tour in french with an amazing guide!!! Flora and history. Greatly appreciated by the teens!!! They did not miss their electronic devices! ???? Thank you to our guide who made this experience unique!

Sallad-Days

Rating:

Half day tour of monasteries

Picked up from hotel, extremely informative guide about not only the history of the monasteries but also geological information about the rock formations. Visited 4 monasteries and dropped off right at the entrances, enjoyed the smaller bus seated only 12. So much more personal

Stefania F

Rating:

Meteora sunset tour

The tour was fantastic not only because the place is gourgeous and amazing but even because our guide, Vangelis, was incredibly addictive and professional in describing the place and all the stories around it. Perfect even the pick up service by the hotel and during...

BV_YYZ

Rating:

Hiking Tour

Highly recommend the hiking tour with Visit Meteora Travel! The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and relatively mild in terms of difficulty, it does get tiring if you’re not used to hiking but was paced well so all could do it. Overall about 3 hours...

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Min People: 2
  • Max People: 12
  • Starting Time: Varies, check the FAQ
  • Adult Price: 35€
  • Child Price: 20€
  • Pick up : Visit Meteora Office at Kastraki

Reasons to Book

  • See the prison where the monks were expelled
  • Unique views from the top
  • Visit the chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit

Contact Details

+24320 23820

info@visitmeteora.travel

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