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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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

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The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

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3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

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A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

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Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

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Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

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Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

Rating:

Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

Rating:

HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

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Great tour, very well organized

We did this two-day tour to Meteora and it was great! I was a little nervous beforehand because there's a lot of pieces, bus and train and taxis and hotel, but everything worked out fine. We received all the relevant tickets and logistical information by...

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Alison Moss

If there is one thing you need to do in Greece, it should be to visit Meteora. It was the highlight of my Greek holiday. This company provided an excellent professional service. The accommodation they booked was superb. I would recommend.

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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

Rating:

The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

Rating:

3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

Rating:

A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

Rating:

Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

Rating:

Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

Rating:

Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

Rating:

Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

Rating:

HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

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

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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