The Footsteps of the Monks (3 days / 2 nights)

3 days / 2 nights

Let us take you on an unforgettable journey that will bring you back in time to walk on the footsteps of Meteora’s monks!

Rates

  • Adult Price: 250€
  • Couples Price: 430€
  • Group Price: 185€

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Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • 2-nights Accommodation: 3 star Hotel in Kalampaka
  • Join the Meteora Hiking Tour, the Hiking Meteora's Caves and the Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint
  • Pick-up and Drop-off service
  • Visit the old ruins of the Monasteries
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Add-on: Train tickets
  • Add-on: Meteora Sunset Tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
  • Pick up: Pick up Service

Highlights

  • 2 days of pure enjoyment in nature
  • Hike through magnificent trails to the top of the Meteora rocks
  • Enjoy the captivating and inspiring view from the top like the first Monks did 1.000 years ago
  • Stay at the foothills of the Meteora rocks enjoying the view from your balcony
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Tour Details

Book this 3-days/2-night tour and walk in the footsteps of the monks. Enjoy a great adventure in a unique place with unparalleled breathtaking views that you will remember forever.

Meteora is a place that combines a unique geological phenomenon and a monastic community. Six active monasteries exist today; all placed on top the immense rocks of Meteora. Let us take you on an unforgettable journey that will bring you back in time to walk in the footsteps of Meteora’s monks. We will guide you on the secret trails of Meteora, the same ancient trails the monks used for centuries.

The tour includes 3 outdoor activities: Hiking tour of Meteora, Meteora Caves hike, and Hiking and Scramble tour. The tour package it includes also 2-nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a fine 3-star hotel of Meteora. Optionally you may choose to add-on in your basket return train tickets to Meteora and the Meteora Sunset tour.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Arrival at Meteora and optional Sunset Tour

In the afternoon you will check-in at your hotel at Meteora. We provide accommodation at a 3-star hotel of Meteora with breakfast. Rest assured that the hotel will be among the finest 3-star hotels of Meteora! In the evening you have free time to explore on your own or optionally you may choose to join the Sunset tour of Meteora. You can include this tour if you accept to add it on in your basket when asked as you proceed with the booking of the tour. You may also optionally addon to your basket the train tickets for your trip to Meteora.
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Day 2,Full day of Hiking

Hiking Tour of Meteora (Morning)

The hiking tour of Meteora is one of the best ways to enjoy this unique geological phenomenon and to learn the rich history of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. By joining this morning hike you will walk through hidden trails that only locals know. Let us take you on a journey back in time following the footsteps of the first monks who arrived here more than 15 centuries ago. Experience nature at its best and enjoy great views other visitors will never see! Listen to the stories and the legends behind each place you pass along the trail and the thousand years of history will become alive through the exciting narrative of our local guides. Visit the monasteries of Ypapanti (Mondays to Fridays only), Great Meteoron or Varlaam (every Tuesday). This tour requires a reasonable physical and mental health.

Difficulty level: Easy Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.) Start time: 08:30, Pick-up from your Hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki

Hiking Meteora's Caves (Afternoon)

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. It's the rock where all began in terms of Meteora monasticism 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. 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.

Duration: 3 hours (approx.) Departure point: Start time 16:00, Pick-up from your Hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki

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Day 3,Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint (Aghia)

This is the highest of all the Meteora rocks, with a height of 630 m (1890 ft). A path leading up to the tower of Aghia (which means “Great Saint”) starts from the old quarters of the village Kastraki. This amazing hiking path is a challenge of great adventure that appeals mostly to active individuals with good fitness levels. Because of its high difficulty, it is not recommended without a guide, unless you are an experienced climber. On the way to the top one passes by the bizarre-looking rock of Adrachti, then proceeds to walk on the rock-carved steps and encounters the naturally-formed cisterns before reaching the spot in which a white cross has been placed. The view from the peak of this rock is exceptional! This tour requires a physical and mental health

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes (approx.) Start 08:30 pick-up from your Hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki Difficulty level: Intermediate

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets.
  • 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.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Annie W on October 18, 2019

Great day to Meteora

I’ve spent a great day at Meteora. It was very easy to book this trip. Quick answer to my concerns by mail. E-ticket available. Shuttle was waiting for us at the rail station in Kalambaka and we had time for quick lunch and spare time...

Rating: by gylsnc on October 17, 2019

Meteora is amazing!

My daughter and I did the 2 day train tour to Meteora with sunset tour followed by half-day hiking tour. The perfect combination! Beautiful vistas, amazing history, phenomenal views. Truly breathtaking!

Rating: by Bistro2400 on October 16, 2019

Jaw Dropping Good Time

This is a magical place that I highly recommend seeing with a guide. Actually, don't do this without one. Katarina was a true pro who showed us the monasteries in the most efficient way possible. This driving is precarious and our driver Santos was A+....

Rating: by enrique l on October 15, 2019

Probably no better way to enjoy Meteora

Vassili on the mic and Kostas on the wheel took us to a formidable four hour trip in and around Meteora, its history, its monasteries, its geography, its nature, its architecture and its religion. If the place itself is beyond words, visiting it with this...

Rating: by Laura C on October 14, 2019

Excellent guides

I was very pleased with the 3-day/2-night Meteora tour. The mini-buses are good quality, the drivers are good, pickups were always on time, water is provided, and the two guides were superlative. On the Sunset Tour, Dimitri (Jim) provided four hours of commentary about the...

Rating: by JapaneseBob on October 13, 2019

MUST Do!

Yeah, you got to get up early to catch the 7:20am train. And, yeah, you got to give up a day of Athens sightseeing. And, yeah, you wont get back to the Athens train station until 9:30pm.... BUT BUT, this is soooo worth it. It's...

Rating: by Debbie T on October 12, 2019

Day trip

I had a wonderful day in Meteora. Our guide Katarina was excellent, she had great knowledge and passion for this area and history of her country. Our driver was great also. Thankyou

Rating: by Travelincoach on October 12, 2019

Well worth your time and money

Well-organized tour with excellent guide and driver. My small group of about 12 people was led by Jim, who was born and raised here in Kalambaka. He took the time to show us not just the tourist attractions (the monasteries and the rocks, of course),...

Rating: by Jonathan S on October 12, 2019

Great way to see Meteora

We were completely happy with the half-day sightseeing tour from Visit Meteora. Our guide Vassily and driver Kostas were perfect hosts. We learned about the history, geology and culture of the area while driving between viewpoints and monasteries in a super comfortable van. At each...

Rating: by Hui B on October 11, 2019

Great tour. Don't miss it!

The tour guide Katerina was very knowledgeable, well presented, pleasant and supplied a comprehensive commentary. The driver Shostosh was the best driver.He worked above and beyond the call of duty. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and appreciated all their efforts.

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