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 pforner on August 24, 2019

Amazing Meteora

Awesome visit to Meteora. Our guide Eva was very friendly, very professional and charming. It was the second time we visited this incredible destination, and it has surprised us again. We also have the extra that the tour was in Spanish, which we liked a...

Rating: by Roopster1 on August 23, 2019

Beautiful Meteora !

We were given adequate instructions re.train and times. Were picked up promptly,by a very able guide and a great driver. The guide, she was very informative, and helpful. She went beyond the scope of the tour to show us the views,which we would have missed...

Rating: by amineelb2019 on August 23, 2019

A Must Do !

Lovely tour that ends with an amazing sunset for the first day and a really nice hiking tour the following day. The guides are really nice and everything is included in the package, from accomodation to transportation from and to the railway station. Highly recommended.

Rating: by kmchau2047 on August 23, 2019

Nice Trip

a 4-hour trip allow us to visit 3 out of the 6 available monasteries. The great meteora monastery is highly recommended.

Rating: by amymarie110 on August 22, 2019

Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

A MAJOR highlight of our two-week journey through Greece! Visit Meteora was kind enough to let us customize our two-day tour so we could do the sunset tour on our first night and the scramble hiking up Great Saint for the second day. The sunset...

Rating: by Silsil16 on August 20, 2019

4 days/ 3 nights rail tour from athens to meteora

Tour guides and drivers are friendly. Explain very detailed in good English about the history of the monasteries. Booked a really convenient guesthouse near train station. Guesthouse chosen was amazing and warm to stay. Overall had a pleasant trip when I went meteora

Rating: by pgk5572 on August 19, 2019

Perfect tour for a short stay in area

We had only a single day in the area and the half day tour was perfect. Saw 4 monasteries at a quick pace that did not felt rushed. Our guide Jim was amazing, very informative and funny. He and the driver helped us take a...

Rating: by AsemK24 on August 18, 2019

It was great experience

The team was very professional. The service was excellent (the guides offer water, taking a picture of you). We saw a lot of delightful view. Great sunset. I highly recommend to book a hiking activity cause you feel more close to the nature. BIG THANK...

Rating: by Sarah-Jane86 on August 18, 2019

Fantastic Sunset Tour

My husband and I booked the sunset tour and had Eva as our guide. Eva was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting, despite the heat we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The bus was comfortable and air-conditioned and the driver also helped talk photos...

Rating: by Adi E on August 17, 2019

Gorgeous

We drove in our private car all around the area, about 15 minutes. And we had stops in each monasteries (without getting in) the view is fabulous. Aftrr a few hours we went up again to see the sunset ???? and it was amazing!!

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