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!

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  • 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 and amendments received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets.
  • Cancellations and amendments received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations and amendments 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 moutassemy on February 13, 2020

Amazing experience

It was amazing experience, we enjoyed every single second spent here in Meteora. The guide Eva and driver Sotos were so professional and friendly, the explanation was perfect... Worth of price and time We really recommend to visit at least once this breathtaking monasteries full...

Rating: by Cowwzy on February 13, 2020

Perfect

We had a wonderful time! We did the hiking tour and the rock scramble up the Great Saint. Our guides for both tours were fantastic. We learned so much about the area. Highly recommend these guys.

Rating: by S4427UKandrewf on February 1, 2020

Morning in Mountaintop Monasteries and Retreats

As a mid-winter tour this was small-group, unhurried, thoroughly informative and responsive to the group's interests and requests. History of the stunning mountain scenery and the hermit history leading to mountaintop monasteries was given in a relaxed and clear way appropriate to the size of...

Rating: by WindyPinesWife on January 31, 2020

Great trip!! Amazing scenery and excellent tour guide!!

The directions for getting the train from Athens were perfect. Lovely scenery along the way and then the tour guides were right there to pick us up when we arrived. The restroom on the train is a bit nasty. The guides took us to the...

Rating: by Asparafans on January 29, 2020

Divine and Natural Beauty

We booked for the 3-day Meteora /Delphi but due to the train problem (from Kalambaka station), we missed to see Delphi. However, the experience was compensated by getting to visit more monasteries. We enjoyed the visits after all. All of the Visit Meteora staff were...

Rating: by Michelle R on February 16, 2020

Terrific & Majestic!

Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It was a small group of us given the tour running in the colder months, but it was perfect to see the monasteries and views without...

Rating: by AdamPhilly on February 15, 2020

This tour was excellent!

This was a great experience. Their office was incredibly helpful while I booked this tour, giving me recommendations for the trains out of Athens. On day of tour, the van picked me up from the hotel on time. Eva was our guide and she was...

Rating: by moutassemy on February 13, 2020

Amazing experience

It was amazing experience, we enjoyed every single second spent here in Meteora. The guide Eva and driver Sotos were so professional and friendly, the explanation was perfect... Worth of price and time We really recommend to visit at least once this breathtaking monasteries full...

Rating: by Cowwzy on February 13, 2020

Perfect

We had a wonderful time! We did the hiking tour and the rock scramble up the Great Saint. Our guides for both tours were fantastic. We learned so much about the area. Highly recommend these guys.

Rating: by S4427UKandrewf on February 1, 2020

Morning in Mountaintop Monasteries and Retreats

As a mid-winter tour this was small-group, unhurried, thoroughly informative and responsive to the group's interests and requests. History of the stunning mountain scenery and the hermit history leading to mountaintop monasteries was given in a relaxed and clear way appropriate to the size of...

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