Meteora Hike With Transport From Kalambaka - Polichni

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Kalambaka or Kastraki hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Explore Meteora on a gentle-paced hike, and discover the little-known trails that many day-trippers to the UNESCO World Heritage site dont get to see. On a round-trip route from the Doupiani rock to the heady heights of Grand Meteora Monastery, pass some of the smaller rock monasteries such as Ypapanti and learn about Meteoras intriguing rock formations and history. You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.Visit the Great Meteoro Monastery and the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and avoid the crowds.You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a locals perspective.You will learn about etiquette and behavior (especially important at religious sites).Daily departures depart any day you want, 365 days a yearYou get to meet people fromaround the worldSmall size groups up to 12 pax.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Start your experience with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned minivan, and travel the short distance to Meteora, a UNESCO-listed area known for its cliff monasteries, caves and ethereal rocky landscape.

On arrival, hop out of your minivan, and follow your guide on a leisurely hike along the trails that only the locals know. While tracing the footsteps of the first hermits and monks who lived in Meteora many centuries ago, chat with your guide and hear little-known stories about the areas history, geology and sights.

Make your way along a gently climbing route from the Doupiani rock, just below the old ruins of the Pantokrator monastery. Amble around the imposing pillars of Meteora toward the northern side of the rocks and stumble upon the rarely visited monasteries of Ypapanti and St Dimitrios two hidden Meteora gems.

As you listen to tales of bygone battles between the Ottoman Turks and locals, gaze further up the hill to see the Grand Meteora and Moni Varlaam monasteries, clinging to the cliffs. Visit one of these impressive monasteries with your guide (own expense) before hiking back to your Meteora start point.

At the Doupiani rock, reboard your minivan and finish the experience with a drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English speaking mountain guide
  • Bottled water
  • local snacks
  • Visit the hidden monastery of Ypapanti

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (approx. 3 euros each)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Please bring comfortable and appropriate hiking shoes

This tour requires customers to be physically fit

The monasteries have a strict dress code: men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts, trousers and skirts will be provided.