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€

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • French and Italian-speaking guides upon availability
  • Water 0.5 L
  • Taxes and service fees

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
  • This tour requires a good fitness state.
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Highlights

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

This 3 hrs hike will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. 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.

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

  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 day of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

What time does the Hiking Meteora's Caves Start?

  • From Feb 24 to March 25: 3:00pm
  • From March 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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Rating: by Cathy492014 on February 18, 2019

Fabulous hike

We really enjoyed our hike with Vangelis (Evan for short). He identified all kinds of trees and plants for us. The crocuses were just beginning to appear on the mountain and it was very beautiful. There were only 4 people in our group so we...

Rating: by mimikosk on February 17, 2019

Excellent tour with excellent guide !

We visisted Meteora after Christmas and we had a tour in the Monasteries of Meteora me , my wife and my mother-in-low. The tour guide Dimitris he did the tour in english but also he gave many information to my mother-in-low who speaks only french...

Rating: by pslhk on February 16, 2019

Fantastic Hiking and Sunset tour

The landscape of the Meteora was amazing .The guides for both tours were informative and professional, and the tour was well organised at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

Rating: by 427monicab on February 16, 2019

Amazing!

My husband and I came to Kalambaka to see the Meteora Monasteries and booked through our hostel this tour. Our tour guide Eva was absolutely amazing and we had a very personal tour (we are here in the shoulder season). I recommend this place 100%

Rating: by Guy_Needham on February 14, 2019

Fantastic Guide

What made this tour was our guide, Vasilys. He took the time to explain in detail the history of Meteora from the first hermits to today, and answered all of our questions patiently. Even though we didn't see the sun on our sunset tour, we...

Rating: by 749zvig on February 12, 2019

Great morning tour with Jimmy

My friend and I had a wonderful time this morning with Jimmy on a tour of Meteora. His knowledge and enthusiasm are second to none. We will be back for the hiking tour in the near future. Thanks so much Jimmy! Ευχαριστούμε πάρα πολύ από...

Rating: by bleachedquasar on February 6, 2019

Wonderful experience

I picked the 2 day 1 night tour from Athens to Meteora. It's a 5 hour train ride to the train station where Visit Meteora will pick you up in a tour bus. On the first day, we had time to grab a coffee, then...

Rating: by Pauline G on February 4, 2019

great tour

It was really interresting. The guide explain a lot of stuff about the city, the monestary ... really great ! It was a cloudy day so no sunset but we saw a another stuff beacause we have time ^^ So do this tour !

Rating: by Danaispanaki on February 3, 2019

Brilliant introduction to the area!

We have booked the half day tour which lasts for 4 hours. We had the opportunity to enter 3 monasteries and take an abundance of picturesque photographs. It was us and another 10 people so the number was ideal (not too crowded like during the...

Rating: by Cesare G on January 28, 2019

Great mini tour!

Best tour for the least amount of cash [25 pp in winter]. We were able to visit 3 monastries that were open. Great guide, too! Tons of photo ops during the tour. If you like crowds, go in summer and join the 2 million [yes]...

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