Hike through the majestic 'rock forest' of Meteora, see the best monasteries and experience the most captivating views on this morning tour. The Meteora Hiking Tour is one of the best ways to enjoy this unique geological phenomenon and learn the history of a 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. Join this amazing guided hiking tour and walk among the gigantic rock pillars of Meteora to enjoy truly breathtaking views.
The hike begins from the foothills of Doupiani rock, beneath the old ruins of the Pantokrator monastery. Then crosses through the immense rock formations to reach the northern side of Meteora. Over that side, you’ll discover the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. 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 mountain guides. You will enter the hidden monastery of Ypapanti (only Monday to Friday from April till October), which opened for hikers. Afterward, you will visit the monasteries of Great Meteoron or Varlaam (on the days Great Meteoron is closed) and then you’ll walk down the old footpath monks used for centuries before the construction of roads for the last part of this marvelous hike.
- Transportation by VIP Mercedes mini bus
- Expert mountain tour leader
- Hotel pick up/drop off service
- Bottle of water 0.5L
- Taxes and service fees
- Entrance fee to the monastery (3 Euro)
- Drinks, beverages, lunch
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
Pick up service: Complimentary pick up/drop off service from hotels that are located in Kalambaka & Kastraki.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 7 years old.