Explore the historic Eastern Orthodox monasteries of Meteora, and the legendary home of Greek Gods, Mount Olympus, on this 8-day hiking and trekking tour. Bring along your backpack and a free spirit for adventure, and join our exciting expedition.
What to Expect
Come along for an exciting 8-day adventure through the historic monasteries of Meteora, the majestic Mount Olympus, and many charming towns tucked into the Greek countryside along the way.
Days 1-3: Arrival/Meteora–Kastraki
After arriving and meeting in the airport, we will board a bus to drive directly to our hotel in Kastraki village.
The nearby area of Meteora is considered to be a unique geological phenomenon, with a massive sandstone rock formation shaped into the valley millions of years ago.
During our stay in the area we will hike around the historic cliff-top monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back nearly a thousand years. Get a glimpse at the hermits’ life on these rocks, when rock climbing was considered a spiritual experience.
We will also visit some of the most interesting monasteries of 13th to 15th centuries, including the St. Nikolas Anapafsas, Varlaam and Great Meteoron Metamorfosis monasteries, each with its own marvelous frescoes and byzantine treasures.
Days 4-7: Meteora–Litochoro–Mt. Olympus
We will start with a transfer to Litochoro, a town at the foothills of Mt. Olympus. The hike to Enipeas Gorge is the first of a series of hikes in the Mt. Olympus area that are part of our ascent to the refuge of Spilios Agapitos.
By our last day, we will complete our impressive conquest of the most famous peak of the mountain of Gods, at a height of 9,500 feet (2,918 meters). We will then return to Litochoro, where we will spend our last night of the tour.
Day 8: Departure
Today the tour will end with a departure back home or to the next destination on your trip.
- All land transfers during the trip (according to the itinerary)
- All meals
- Six nights accomodation in comfortable hotels (double or twin rooms)
- One night accomodation at refuge (dormitory style)
- Guide services
What's Not Included
- Lunch on Day 1
- Dinner on Day 7
- Lunch and dinner on Day 8
- Entrance fees to monasteries and archeological sites
- Drinks during meals
- Personal items
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Go
The difficulty level for this tour is moderate.