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Meteora: Hiking Tour to the Monasteries

Meteora: Hiking Tour to the Monasteries

Activity provider: Τrekking Hellas Meteora

From US$ 29.21 per person

Walk to the clifftop monasteries following a trail known only by the locals. Enjoy stunning views from the top of the cliffs and learn from professional mountain guides about the history and the geological significance of the area.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki. Your guide will meet you in the lobby 30 to 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the stories and myths from local guides
  • Take stunning photographs
  • Visit one of the greatest Eastern Orthodox monasteries
Full description
Start your 5-hour tour at the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa near Kastraki, or select the option including pickup and drop-off from Kalambaka or Kastraki. Follow the old winding paths used by monks and walk for 3 hours surrounded by the lush nature of Meteora. Stop at fantastic lookout points to take photos and enjoy the panoramic views. Pass beneath the ruined monastery of Pantocrator on the north side of the rock of Dupiani. Then the path takes you to the heart of a lush forest before reaching the restored Monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. Afterwards, the trail turns uphill. A short walk leads you to the clifftop monasteries of Varlaam and Great Meteoro, one of which you will visit. Then walk downhill to Kastraki via the winding paths, passing the cave of St. George Mandila where climbers hang their scarves.
Includes
  • Half-day tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Entrance fee at the monastery (€3 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Parking lot outside St. Nicholas Monastery. Your guide will be wearing a shirt with "Outdoors Greece" written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Sportswear

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  •  Please dress comfortably according to weather conditions.
Customer reviews

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Very successful walk, away from the crowds. Spicy, but not too heavy. Our guide George gave a lot of background info: historical, geological, current events, ...

August 13, 2021

Beautiful off road walk done to the largest monastery of Meteora with an excellent guide. Would recommend this walk to anyone.

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 219651