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Tour overview

Experience Meteora is an in-depth tour in the area of Meteora, with your own private guide! 

A program designed to give you a full perspective around nature, the culture and the history that surrounds Meteora. A tour combining hiking, visiting monasteries, tasting traditional treats and meeting with a local Byzantine  artist.

Experience Meteora tour starts  with a hike from the square of Kastraki village. We shortly enter the path on the foot of the cliffs  passing  beneath the ruined monastery of Pantocrator on the rock Ntoupiani.

We then head to the heart of the lush forest and reach the abandoned and restored Monastery of the “Ipapanti”.  Here lies also the statue of the agonist of the Greek revolution Papathymios Vlahavas.

The trail leads us to the top of the cliffs until we reach the impressive monasteries “Great Meteoro” and “Varlaam” which we visit.

We continue downhill close to Kastraki to enjoy a picnic with local traditional delicacies. We will be passing next to the cave of St. George Mandila, where every year climbers ascend to hang their scarves.

Our tour ends at a byzantine Paint studio for a lecture from a local artist. He will inform us on the history and techniques of Byzantine art (hagiography) that adorn the walls of the monasteries.

Trekking Hellas offer numerous other exciting activities in Meteora for all types of travelers. Try our Meteora Hike if you are a nature hiking lover. Adrenaline seekers try our Rock Climbing or Meteora Scramble tour. Families are welcome to combine our hiking tour with a spider man style  rappel from the rocky pinnacles of Meteora.

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

6 hours

Period of Operation: All year round

Price:

  • 50€/pp for 4-6 participants
  • 60€/pp for  min 3 participants
  • 80€/pp for  min 2 participants

For less or more participants please contact us by completing our Enquiry Form

 


Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Entrance fee in two monasteries
  • Stops in spots with panoramic view for photo shooting and information about the local traditions, myths and history
  • Greek traditional picnic lunch
  • Visit and lecture about Byzantine art in English by local icon artist
  • Taxes

 

Optional Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off:

  • (From Kastraki, Kalabaka & Trikala): 5€ / person
Tour exclusions
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Guided Tour inside the monasteries

FAQ

Meeting Point: Kastraki Village Central Square. Click here for our meeting point on the map.

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.

Meeting Time: June – September: 09.00am / October – May: 09.30am

  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat or beanie sunglasses  sunblock
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Itinerary

We start our hike from the square of Kastraki village and after a while, we enter the path on the foot of the cliffs. We will pass beneath the ruined monastery of Pantocrator on the north side of the rock Ntoupiani.

We then head to the heart of the lush forest and reach the abandoned and restored Monastery of the “Ipapanti” and the statue of the agonist of the Greek revolution Papathymios Vlahavas.

Then, the trail leads us to the top of the cliffs until we reach the impressive monasteries “Great Meteoro” and “Varlaam” which we visit.

Afterward, we go downhill close to Kastraki to enjoy a picnic with local traditional delicacies and drink, passing next to the cave of St. George Mandila, where every year climbers ascend to hang their scarves.

We reach the byzantine Paint studio at Kastraki and have a lecture from a local artist regarding the history and the techniques of Byzantine art (hagiography) that adorn the walls of the monasteries.

 

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