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Hiking Tour of Meteora
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4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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tour time:
08:30
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4.5 Hours
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Meteοra
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  • 4.5-hours hiking tour to the UNESCO-listed Meteora 
  • See the renovated monastery of Ypapanti, built at the side of the rock
  • Walk through the forest of Meteora, away from the crowds
  • Visit the majestic monasteries of Great Meteoron or Varlaam 
  • Discover places accessible only on foot and captured breathtaking photos
  • Enjoy personalized attention with a small group of max 12 participants 
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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.

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  • 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)
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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.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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The perfect tour for all who love outdoor activities, hiking and enjoying unique landscapes. The tour takes you to forests and small paths that you probably wouldn't do/find on your own. Our guide, Billy, was very relaxed and kept a nice walking pace. The only thing I missed in this trip was a bit more information on the area and history as we were walking. However, as the group was rather fit, the guide took us to the Dragon cave, which required a bit of climbing, but it was definitely the highlight of the tour, with some amazing views not everyone can get! When combined with the Meteora sunset tour, the whole Meteora experience turns to be just perfect!
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We did the half day hiking tour with George, very informative and a good way to see a little bit of the other side of Meteora. We also did the sunset tour which we recommend.
If you plan to visit Meteora you must spend at least three or four days to fully appreciate what an amazing place it is.
We spent a wonderfully relaxing week there hiking to the monasteries.
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The hiking tour of Meteora and the Great Meteoro monastery was absolutely brilliant. The walk was about 8km in length and it covered the various environments to be experienced in the area. The walk takes you "behind" the rocks away from Kastraki and allows glorious views over the upper Pinios R.Valley, through a very peaceful and beautiful young oak forest as well as views of other monasteries and ruins simply unavailable from the road. And going when we did also gave us the benefit of all the lovely autumn colours. There is a fair bit of up and down in the walk, and a couple of places are a little steep, but at 57 and 62 we are not exactly young yet we managed it quite easily. As others have stated, George is a wonderful guide. Spending about 5 hours in the company of someone who is so knowledgeable and passionate about the history, physical beauty and the spiritual aspects of the area is really wonderful. And having a guide is pretty indispensable because many of the trails are not marked and so it would be easy to get lost if you did it unaided. So if you have the time available, I would heartily recommend this way of seeing the area as you gain an experience unavailable by other means.
Sydney
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This is a very good way to visit Meteora. The hicking is not very difficult and our guide was kind and professional enough to make sure his pace could be sustained by all the group members. He was a local guy, very knowledgeable and experienced and we felt very safe with him. I am so very sorry we don't remember his name but we truly appreciated him.
CanadaMontreal
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Abbiamo partecipato al trekking proposto da visitmeteora.travel ed è stata una bellissima esperienza. Il giro raggiunge due dei monasteri principali, ma include posti che sono raggiungibili solo a piedi, di grande interesse e suggestione. La possibilità di rimanere qualche ora fuori dalla folla di turisti da pullman, camminando nei boschi, restituisce il senso "spirituale" di questa zona meravigliosa. La nostra guida Lambros ci è stata di grande aiuto per capire meglio la storia dei monasteri e della regione, e ci ha guidato con grande competenza (e in italiano!) lungo i sentieri che si arrampicano sulle meteore. Una esperienza da consigliare e per noi indimenticabile!
Roma
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The view was amazing, the tour perfect and our guide was very very professional!
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