Guided tour

From Kalampaka: 5-Hour Hiking Tour of Meteora

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

From Kalampaka: 5-Hour Hiking Tour of Meteora

From US$ 39.62 per person

Take a guided morning hike in Meteora to see the best views of the area's 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries made of sandstone rock. On this 5-hour tour, enjoy fresh air and marvel at the jaw-dropping panoramic views from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a guided hike through the rocks and hills of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in the amazing panoramic views of the surrounding sandstone pillars
  • Visit 1 of the 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries located in the area
Full description
The ideal way to experience Meteora’s unique beauty and interesting rock formations is by walking, as it is the only way to really observe the impressive rock formations and strange patterns. On a half-day guided hike, you will be taken up close to these structures and led directly to the best vantage points in the area. After being transported from Kalampaka, the hiking tour begins from Kastraki Square, continuing to Dupiani Hermitage. Pass below the ruined Pantokratoros Monastery on the north side of Dupiani's rock, arriving at the Ypapanti Monastery and the ruins of St. Dimitrios, a monastery destroyed by the Ottomans in 1808 during a local uprising. From there, the trail leads all the way up to the impressive Great Meteoro and Varlaam monasteries, 2 of 6 total Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the area, all part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the grounds, and afterward, go down from Varlaam to St. George the Madilas to see the place where the local children climb with only a rope to dedicate offerings to St. George.
Includes
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees at the Great Meteoron or Varlaam monastery (€3 per person, per monastery)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
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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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets

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  • Suitable walking shoes are required, which means no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, or closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Chris was extremely informative, relaxed and knowledgeable. We had an absolutely brilliant time and gained a much better understanding of the area and of Greece during the walk. As a bonus we stumbled across two turtles and a lizard which Chris pointed out. The walk was paced excellently and we could speed up or slow as we pleased. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to see the meteora area, a much more interesting experience than seeing it by car!

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August 28, 2020

This was such a special tour. A very unique way to experience Meteora. The hike has some small climbs but doable for a wide range of hiking abilities. Most of the hike was in the shade so that was a plus. Our guide (Vangelis) did a fantastic job. He mixed information about history, nature, and geology. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Meteora away from the crowds and wanting to see a different side of this region.

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June 24, 2019

Great scenery in the nature

Our guide Evan was a great guide, gave enough information to let us understand the history and story of what's in front of us, answered questions and made sure all the group members were enjoying. We enjoyed the hike seeing the caves, monastery and encountering some turtles in the nature. The tour was organized, they gave us water and snacks for hike, and enough time to explore inside the monastery. The pickup was on time. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

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June 19, 2019

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