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 Nishant S on April 20, 2019

Train to Train Tour

Had an amazing experience with Visit Meteora- the guide, Katrina, was very knowledgeable and provided some splendid photo opportunities. If you only have a short time to cover meteora, signing up with Visit Meteora is a no-brainer!

Rating: by tamara_aus on April 18, 2019

Amazing tour

This tour was one of my highlights of the entire trip through Greece. The guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable but extremely passionate for his hometown and its history.

Rating: by Roam439772 on April 17, 2019

They were Amazing!!

From the reception at Kalabaka station to the lovely boutique hotel and all transfer - their timing was impeccable and the attitude super helpful. The tour guides were funny informative and considerate apart from being accommodating!! All in all a 5 star experience!!!

Rating: by SNDearden on April 14, 2019

3 Day Meteora and Delphi

Absolutely fantastic tour from start to finish! All the logistics were extremely organised and everything ran like clockwork. As part of my package I had the Sunset Tour and Half-day Tour and the the tour guide for both was so knowledgeable and engaging - I...

Rating: by Haru0202 on April 14, 2019

Amazing Visit to Meteora Thanks to Visit Meteora Tour Group

The tour was well put together with no hiccups along the way. The train tickets were issued well in advance and the 4-star hotel selected for us was very nice. The tours were very informative and a big thank you to our tour guide Vassilis...

Rating: by jsrdar on April 13, 2019

Great! Highly Recommended...simple and well done!

Booked the 3-day, 2-night trip to Meteora and Delphi. It was extremely well-done, totally taken care of, and great value for the money! We felt like the details were all thought of, the arrangements were all well thought out, and the guides AWESOME! This company...

Rating: by RatherBeInAlaska on April 13, 2019

Facinating Tour - Amazing Guide!

On the day we had scheduled the sunset tour it was very cloudy and threatening rain. As a result, we didn't get any kind of sunset views on the tour. However, by the time we drove to the overlook to view the (non-existent) sunset we...

Rating: by PKLS1 on April 13, 2019

Excellent half-day tour

Marvellous and magic place. The tour is very well organized with a very good pick-up service. The mini coach was new, clean and comfortable and it was driven by Costas - a very skilled and helpful driver. We were able to visit the inside of...

Rating: by TashaW204 on April 12, 2019

wonderful scenery, excellent guides

I had a lovely time as a solo traveler on this trip from Kalambaka. Katerina was a sweet and knowledgeable guide and our driver (Sotos? from memory i think?) was very friendly as well. Highly recommend this trip as a great way to see all...

Rating: by Sarah N on April 11, 2019

Great introduction to Meteora

We did the sunset tour with Jim. Thank you! It was a perfect preparation for our two day visit to the area and Jim was very knowledgeable on a whole range of subjects. The highlight was the fascinating tour of the Byzantine Church in town,...

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