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Karpenissi & Meteora Self-Drive Tour

Karpenissi & Meteora Self-Drive Tour

An exciting exploration of two spectacular regions. Trekking Hellas arranges all trip logistics so you can discover the natural wonders of those fascinating regions.

ACTIVE PERIOD
Throughout the year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
3
DURATION
5 days
Karpenissi & Meteora Self-Drive Tour
Price from €440
PRICE FROM € 440 - RESERVE NOW!

Overview

Karpenisi is often called ‘Switzerland of Greece’ because of its mountainous terrain and wild beauty. The fascinating capital of the mountainous prefecture of Evritania, lies in the well-wooded foothills of Mt. Velouchi. Also mentioned as Mt. Tymfristos it is surrounded by three impressive mountains rising up to almost 2.000 m.

Based in a charming family run guesthouse, enjoy a warm hospitality and taste homemade delicacies. Explore the regions highlights on a mix of off road and hiking tour among which, the Eternal Waterfalls and the Black cave. The next day, pump up your adrenaline with our canyoning in Chalikorema tour, before departing to Meteora.

The second part of our  Self-Drive Karpenisi & Meteora 5 days/ 4 nights Tour, takes you to one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece.
The dramatic rocky pinnacles of Meteora with the monasteries atop, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a site not-to-be-missed. Our guides will take you to scenic secret spots during our scramble tour from where you can admire unique views. You will have time on your own to visit the monasteries and relax in your beautiful guesthouse.

Day 1
Arrival in Karpenisi
Day 2
Jeeping Wild Evritania
Day 3
Family Canyoning Chalikorema and drive to Meteora
Day 4
Meteora Scramble Tour
Day 5
End of tour

Activities / Schedule

Arrival in Karpenisi

Arrive on your own to a hotel in Karpenisi, check in and enjoy the relaxing and peaceful  atmosphere of the area.

Overnight in Karpenisi

Jeeping Wild Evritania

In the morning, our drivers meet you at your hotel. We drive through the beautiful and dense forest of Kaliakouda mountain and after a wonderful and wild ride, we arrive at Krikellopotamos River. We will walk for about 45 minutes in the river to get to the lovely waterfalls “Always Raining” (Pantavrehei).

We then head to the gorge of the Black Cave, where we enjoy a short hike of one hour, admiring the impressive waterfalls and the Black Cave.

Time for some fun and adrenaline, with a thrilling rappel (25 meters high) from the bridge in Dipotama area. We end up to the beautiful village of “Megalo Chorio” to relax and enjoy local sweets and a nice coffee before we get back to our hotel late in the afternoon.

Total Driving Distance: 150Km

Activity duration: 8 hours

Overnight in Karpenisi

Family Canyoning Chalikorema and drive to Meteora

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Tornos village where Chalikorema gorge is located. The activity starts with an easy 30 minutes hike inside the forest. Then let the fun begin with rappels through four waterfalls from 2m -10 meters and swimming in the natural pools. A great day with lots of fun and action in amazing scenery.

Activity duration: 2,5 hours

Drive from Karpenisi to Meteora about 2,5 hours

Overnight in Meteora

Meteora Scramble Tour

Following the main road from Kalampaka to Meteora monasteries turn right when you reach Kastraki village following the road sign towards the center of the village. Then follow the signs towards “Archontiko Messochori” – after passing the guesthouse continue uphil for 0,3km until you reach the small church of St. Nicolas on the southern end of the village. Click here for our meeting point on the map.

We hike safely at the ancient path paved on the edge of the cliffs and enjoy the astonishing views between the rocks and Kalampaka. The path we follow was used in the middle ages by the monks who lived in the ruined small monastery of Twelve Apostles. The rock of Great Saint also used to be part of the ancient fortifications of the town below thousands of years ago.

Activity duration: 4 hours

Overnight in Meteora

End of tour

Important Info

In a glance

CURRENCY
euro (€)
TIMEZONE
UTC+02:00 (EET)

Highlights

Price

Price per person:

  • 440€ for 4-5 participants
  • 535€ for 2-3 participants

General Information

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change according to local and weather conditions, at the discretion of the tour leader.

Equipment

  • Small backpack 30lt
  • Trail running or hiking shoes
  • Hiking clothes suitable for the season (long & sort trousers, t-shirts, fleece etc)
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
  • Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock
  • Snacks (nuts / dried fruit / energy bar)
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Torch (head torch if you have one)
  • Washbag and simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, aspirin or similar, antiseptic)

Karpenissi & Meteora Self-Drive Tour

An exciting exploration of two spectacular regions. Trekking Hellas arranges all trip logistics so you can discover the natural wonders of those fascinating regions.

Price from €440

RESERVE NOW

FAQs

What should I bring with me?

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

What's the meeting point & time?

Meeting Point: Your hotel in Karpenisi

Time: TBA

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