Tour overview

Self-Drive Karpenisi & Meteora 5 days/ 4 nights Tour is an exciting exploration of two spectacular regions. Trekking Hellas arranges all trip logistics so you can discover the natural wonders of those fascinating regions.

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.

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

5 days

Period of operation: Throughout the year

Price per person:

  • 420€ for 4-5 participants
  • 510€ for 2-3 participants

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • 5 days/4 nights, accommodation in standard DBL or TRPL room in 3* hotels on BB basis
  • 3 activities with an English-speaking Trekking Hellas guide: jeeping wild Evritania tour, family canyoning Chalikorema  in Karpenisi & Meteora scramle tour
Tour exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Anything not mentioned in above program
  • Hotel stayover tax payable on the spot by participants (1,5€low budget or 3€ boutique)/room/day

Itinerary

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

Overnight in Karpenisi

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

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

 

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

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