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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Nicole F

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Meteora

We did both the half day tour and the sunset tour. Both of our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Meteora history. We would highly recommend both tours if you’re planning a trip to Meteora.

jopyEdmonton_Canada

Rating:

Great Tour

We did a sunset tour and a private 4 hour morning tour. George was very informative and patient. Definitely worth your time to take a tour and learn about the history of the area and the monastery.

Aikcade

Rating:

Scrambling tour

My bf and I are both office workers and not exactly the fittest, so we were a little apprehensive about the scrambling tour which is stated as advanced. However the tour turns out to be alright and really fun! The first part of the route...

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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