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.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions - please dress appropriately
  • Suitable walking shoes required – no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, closed-toe shoes with nonslippery 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.

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Katerinka K

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We were preparing for the trip for quite a lot of time and were doubting a lot about the excursion in Meteora. Finally we chose Meteora tour and it was outstanding. The minivan picked us from the hotel and drove to the most beautiful spots...

pianofication

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The tour guide was an authentic local expert - had climbed the rocks himself as a boy and could really speak to the culture of the area and the backstories behind the monks. Also taught the group a few new ways to use the panorama...

ChristopherMW

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We actually did two tours with VM, we arrived via train from Athens, walked from the station into the town, walked around a little bit then went to the offices and were offered juice while we waited for our tour that would be starting very...

Panos C

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Amazing crew of people who love their city, their job! They taught us a lot about Meteora. The sunset tour was amazing by their guidance!

ianpresnell

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I had never been rock climbing and am normally terrified of heights - it was fantastic. You need to have some physical capacity and be prepared to trust the rock but our guideBilly was great flexible not rushed and safe. Wow.

LI H

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The train was arriving late, driver called to inform that they'll pick us up at the train station instead of hotel. They were very professional in arranging the change in pickup, sharing the history and always helping to take instagram worthy photos for everyone! Super...

Spreelissa

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Absolutely breathtaking views! Jimmy, our guide, has been very professional in providing information and very helpful and attentive to each and everyone of us. Strongly recommended.

WhatisleftMadison

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Was hesitant to use because of lack of licensed guides but attention to detail, unmatched knowledge of the area and excellent customer service greatly make up for it. Had a great experience on a private six hour tour of the monasteries and area that ended...

P3826RJjamiew

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Efficient, informative and loads of fun. Recommend it for anyone. Thanks Jimmy for a wonderful tour.

Useful Information

  • Duration : 4 hours
  • Adult Price : 35€
  • Child Price : 20€
  • Couples Price : 60€
  • Family Price : 25€
  • Group 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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