Hiking Meteora’s 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€

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

Useful Information

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

Highlights

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

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. 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.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that your plans might change upon arrival at your destination, and that you may need to reschedule your tour or travel experience. That's OK! Once your VisitMeteora booking is confirmed, you'll print a voucher with complete reservation details, including the local telephone number. You can call us directly with any last-minute questions or date-change requests. We'll look after you, subject to availability of course! Don't forget to mention you hold a confirmed booking voucher.
  • Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
  • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and fully refund affected customers, although we will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.

FAQ

What time does the Hiking Meteora's Caves Start?

  • From Feb 24 to March 25: 3:00pm
  • From April 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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jeffhH7904AM

Rating: by jeffhH7904AM on November 24, 2018

Great Tour of Amazing Meteora

Awesome 24 hours - 5 hour comfortable train ride, two excellent tours of 4 monasteries plus other sites, cute hotel - great trip!

Chadi K

Rating: by Chadi K on November 25, 2018

Computer Engineer

It was a wonderful tour especially with the guide Mr. Vasilis he has a unique way of guiding us througout this tour

camide90

Rating: by camide90 on November 25, 2018

Meteora and the tour was amazing!

We went on the tour to Meteora from Athens by train.. The tour guides were so helpful and nice. They explained everything, were willing to take pictures! Loved it! Wouldn’t change anything!

siddarthar2017

Rating: by siddarthar2017 on November 25, 2018

Day trip to Meteora

The trip is a must for someone who would like to see something very different from ancient Greek archeological sites or the Greek islands and beaches. These monesi are situated on very stiff rocky cliffs and are one of it's kind and vary few places...

tessdes

Rating: by tessdes on November 29, 2018

Fabulous!

We loved this tour! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the best (crazy amounts of fog), but our guide Jim/Dmitri and our excellent driver altered the itinerary to make sure we got the best experience (and views) possible. They were both so knowledgeable and personable, it really...

I3271DGmw

Rating: by I3271DGmw on December 1, 2018

Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

I highly recommend this tour! It's a great way to see a beautiful, but more inaccessible corner of Meteora. It was just challenging enough to feel like an adventure (I would definitely not attempt it by myself without the guides and the equipment). The climbing...

NurulAyuniN

Rating: by NurulAyuniN on December 4, 2018

Amazing guide, amazing views!

My friends and I booked 2 tours with them, and both were amazing! Our guide for both trips, Jim, had so much knowledge and information to share with us and answered all our questions perfectly. The minibus was clean and perfectly air conditioned, with huge...

S J

Rating: by S J on December 5, 2018

Fantastic Hike with Beautiful Landscapes to Enjoy

We highly recommend this hike. It's an excellent way to see the monasteries and enjoy the amazing landscapes in the area. We initially drove up to a couple of monasteries to visit, which was nice but the hiking tour is much better as it gives...

JennyAdaya

Rating: by JennyAdaya on December 10, 2018

Amazing Experience

This tour was amazing. Although we spent more hours in the train (almost 12h round trip in just one day) and the price was a little bit expensive, the tour is actually worth it. We were lucky as together with my partner and brother, we...

Jeaniephelan

Rating: by Jeaniephelan on December 11, 2018

enjoyable journey and great place to explore with friendly people

our two day train trip to Meteora was faultlessly arranged. We took the train first class option and the sunset and morning Hike. Enjoyed every minute of it. Staff at the Guest house monastiri were welcoming and helpful. Its a beautifully decorated hotel with good...

jeffhH7904AM

Rating: by jeffhH7904AM on November 24, 2018

Great Tour of Amazing Meteora

Awesome 24 hours - 5 hour comfortable train ride, two excellent tours of 4 monasteries plus other sites, cute hotel - great trip!

Chadi K

Rating: by Chadi K on November 25, 2018

Computer Engineer

It was a wonderful tour especially with the guide Mr. Vasilis he has a unique way of guiding us througout this tour

camide90

Rating: by camide90 on November 25, 2018

Meteora and the tour was amazing!

We went on the tour to Meteora from Athens by train.. The tour guides were so helpful and nice. They explained everything, were willing to take pictures! Loved it! Wouldn’t change anything!

siddarthar2017

Rating: by siddarthar2017 on November 25, 2018

Day trip to Meteora

The trip is a must for someone who would like to see something very different from ancient Greek archeological sites or the Greek islands and beaches. These monesi are situated on very stiff rocky cliffs and are one of it's kind and vary few places...

tessdes

Rating: by tessdes on November 29, 2018

Fabulous!

We loved this tour! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the best (crazy amounts of fog), but our guide Jim/Dmitri and our excellent driver altered the itinerary to make sure we got the best experience (and views) possible. They were both so knowledgeable and personable, it really...

I3271DGmw

Rating: by I3271DGmw on December 1, 2018

Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

I highly recommend this tour! It's a great way to see a beautiful, but more inaccessible corner of Meteora. It was just challenging enough to feel like an adventure (I would definitely not attempt it by myself without the guides and the equipment). The climbing...

NurulAyuniN

Rating: by NurulAyuniN on December 4, 2018

Amazing guide, amazing views!

My friends and I booked 2 tours with them, and both were amazing! Our guide for both trips, Jim, had so much knowledge and information to share with us and answered all our questions perfectly. The minibus was clean and perfectly air conditioned, with huge...

S J

Rating: by S J on December 5, 2018

Fantastic Hike with Beautiful Landscapes to Enjoy

We highly recommend this hike. It's an excellent way to see the monasteries and enjoy the amazing landscapes in the area. We initially drove up to a couple of monasteries to visit, which was nice but the hiking tour is much better as it gives...

JennyAdaya

Rating: by JennyAdaya on December 10, 2018

Amazing Experience

This tour was amazing. Although we spent more hours in the train (almost 12h round trip in just one day) and the price was a little bit expensive, the tour is actually worth it. We were lucky as together with my partner and brother, we...

Jeaniephelan

Rating: by Jeaniephelan on December 11, 2018

enjoyable journey and great place to explore with friendly people

our two day train trip to Meteora was faultlessly arranged. We took the train first class option and the sunset and morning Hike. Enjoyed every minute of it. Staff at the Guest house monastiri were welcoming and helpful. Its a beautifully decorated hotel with good...

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