Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour

Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour

Starts in: Kastraki Village Available: Every day (February to October)
Guided Tour
3 hour tour
$49per person
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Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour Highlights


Hike off the beaten path, literally, with this intermediate level trek


Let the unparalleled views from the top of the Holy Spirit cliff take your breath away


Discover the hidden hermitage of Saint George of Madilas, the same who slew the dragon


Pause for a moment in the cave chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit


Shiver in the prison for monks that were expelled from the order

Why we chose this tour

Our Meteora's Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour is perfect if you're looking to head into the rugged terrain, away from Greece's gentle coastline. This half day hiking tour to the Meteora hermit caves offers you a chance to travel to another time and place while venturing away from the bustling cities and beaches. Delve into the caves and their chapels, gaze out over craggy hills that surround this storied monastic community. Revel in the solitude and quiet of this holy site before heading back to civilization.

Our Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour is available every day February through October. Your journey begins in the scenic village of Kastraki before you make your way up the jagged paths to this isolated monastic community. Once you’ve reached the top, step into the wondrous cave chapel built by Varnavas, a hermit and monk that resided there in the 10th century and is said to be the founder of this fringe movement. Experience the wonder of this diamond in the rough as you tread the same paths as the ancient faithful did so many centuries ago.

After drinking in the sights, take some time to listen to the legends and stories your local guide has collected as they walk you all the way through the founding of this community to its present state. Experience the prison cells, where wayward monks were sent to think about what they’d done. Your tour will finish with a walk past the cave of Saint George, the venerated soldier saint and dragon-slayer.

This tour has guaranteed departures from Kastraki village.

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Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour Itinerary

15:00- 16:30 Meeting point in Kastraki Village.
  • The meeting point is a centralized location in Kastraki Village. The meeting time depends on the travel date.
Guided tour of the Hermit Cave
  • Enjoy a 3 hour hiking tour, lead by a local guide.
  • You will discover Meteora by foot. You will visit the birthplace of the monastic community, the first hermit cave, which was inhabited by a hermit-monk named Varnavas.
  • Wander in the footsteps of the hermit monks of Meteora and learn about their history.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views during the hike.
18:00-19:30 Drop off in Kastraki Village
  • The tour will finish at the central square of the Kastraki village.
NB - all timings on Meteora’s Hermit Cave Half Day Hiking Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Fully guided tour 
A bottle of water (0.5L)
Taxes and Fees
Meals and snacks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Good walking shoes
Essential Information
Dress code: 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 
The minimum age required is 6 years 
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