3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka

3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka

Starts in: Kalampaka Available: Every day (March-October)
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3 days package
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3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka Highlights

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Enjoy 2 full days of hiking through the astonishing landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Meteora area

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Stay overnight on the slopes of Meteora Mountain and admire the view from your hotel

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Wonder on the same path the Monks of Meteora wandered 1,000 years ago

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Explore with your expert guide the traditions and history of this magical place

Why we chose this tour

This 3 day tour package offers you an insider's look at the holy men who built this legendary community, and the chance to tread the same paths that they did. This gorgeous valley with its peaks and dips offers an amazing array of hikes, from simple treks to technical scaling. Let our local expert lead you up to the most scenic lookout points, fill your ears with local legends, and help you experience Meteora in a totally new way.


Our 3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka let you step into the past, literally and figuratively, with our 3 day tour package that guides you along the same steps of the monks who built their spiritual community in the hidden rocks of Meteora. Your first afternoon begins with check-in to your hotel, and the chance to rest and refresh after arrival. You have the option to join a sunset tour in the evening; the views over the valley at sunset are truly wondrous and will leave you breathless with awe. Spend the night in Kalampaka or Kastraki and rest up for your 8:30 start time the next morning. Follow in the footsteps of the aescetics that arrived in Meteora over 15 centuries ago. As you wander the hidden paths, marvel at the local legends as your guide brings history to life. End your morning hike to one of the monasteries before heading to your hotel to rest before your 4:00 pm hike up to the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) and the hermitages, including Saint George’s cave.

Take at quick stop at the Hermit Cave chapel, the first chapel built by the founding monks. After admiring the pastoral landscape, return to the main square of Kastraki before resting up for another day of trekking! Day 3 will take you the Aghia(Great Saint) rock formation- the highest of all the formations in Meteora! You’ll begin this hike in Old Kastraki before winding your way up to Adrachti, one of the most jaw-dropping and bizarre formations in the park. Climb up the natural stairs in the side of the mountain, as you walk past cisterns formed by wind and time, before reaching The White Cross and taking in the panoramic views that sweet the mystical valley below.

Our 3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka is available every day. This tour has guaranteed departures.

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3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival
  • Your first day gives you time to check into your hotel and settle in.
  • There is an optional Meteora sunset tour to catch a glimpse of this magical valley at one of the most breathtaking times of day.
  • Overnight stay in Kalampaka or Kastraki Village.
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Day 2 -Hiking tour of Meteora
  • Your first full day begins at 8:30 in the morning with a 4-5 easy hike up to the rocks of Meteora.
  • Optional visits to the Ypapanti Monastery (Mondays to Fridays only), Great Meteoron, or Varlaam (every Tuesday) are offered.
  • Return to the hotel to rest and relax.
  • Your second hike begins at 3:00- 4:30 pm, heading up to Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit), Saint George's cave, and the hermitages with an intermediate 3 hour hike.
  • The hike ends in Kastraki's main plaza.
  • Overnight in a hotel in Kalmpaka or Kastraki Village (breakfast included).
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Day 3 - Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint (Aghia)
  • Day 3 begins at 8:30 with a hike from old Kastraki up to Aghia, the highest formation in Meteora.
  • You'll be given the unique opportunity to view Meteora with a panoramic view from high in the mountains. T
  • The 3-4 hour hike is intermediate.
  • After finishing your hikes, head back to Kastraki or Kalmpaka for departure.
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NB - all timings on 3 Days in the Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour from Kalampaka are approximate
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Includes
English speaking guide
Join the Meteora Hiking Tour, the Hiking Meteora's Caves and the Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint
Pick-up and drop-off service in Kalampaka
Visit the old ruins of the Monasteries
Free map and bottle of water provided on the tours
2-nights Accommodation: 3 star Hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki Village
Breakfast
Excludes
Lunches, dinner, and drinks
Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery
Optional Meteora Sunset Tour
Optional Train Tickets from/to Kalampaka starting from Athens or Thessaloniki
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Hat
Sunscreen
Water
Hiking shoes
Hiking clothes
Sunglasses
Essential Information
Dresscode: sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For women, skirts below the knee are required in order to enter the monasteries
This tour requires a good fitness state. Difficulty level: Intermediate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes 
Cancellations and amendments received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets (if added to the booking). Cancellations up to 14 days before departure will be charged 50% of the tour. Cancellations less then 14 days before departure will be fully charged
The minimum age to join the tour is 18 years old
The tour is only available from March until October
The 3 Day Footsteps of the Meteora Monks Package Tour is very weather sensitive. In case, that some parts can not be done due to the weather, we will offer you an alternative tour
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