Experience nature at its best and enjoy great views other visitors will never get to see!
Hike through the majestic ‘rock forest’ of Meteora, see the best monasteries and experience the most captivating views on this morning tour. The Meteora Hiking Tour is one of the best ways to enjoy this unique geological phenomenon and learn the history of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. By joining this morning hike you will walk through hidden trails that only locals know. Let us take you on a journey back in time, following the footsteps of the first monks who arrived here more than 15 centuries ago. Join this amazing guided hiking tour and walk among the gigantic rock pillars of Meteora to enjoy truly breathtaking views.
This tour is also offered on a private basis. Click here!
The hike begins from the foothills of Doupiani rock, beneath the old ruins of the Pantokrator monastery. Then crosses through the immense rock formations to reach the northern side of Meteora. Over that side, you’ll discover the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the ruins of St. Dimitrios. Listen to the stories and the legends behind each place you pass along the trail and the thousand years of history will become alive through the exciting narrative of our local mountain guides. You will enter the hidden monastery of Ypapanti (only Monday to Friday), which opened for hikers. Afterward, you will visit the monasteries of Great Meteoron or Varlaam and then you’ll walk down the old footpath monks used for centuries before the construction of roads for the last part of this marvelous hike.
This tour requires reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants!
Please wear hiking or sports shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
We cannot pick up clients from AirBNBs for our tours. If you are staying in Kalampaka then you can come by our offices here to start the tour. If you are staying in Kastraki then you can meet us at our offices there.
Trikala is a city about 21km away from Kalampaka. Because of that, we do not offer pick up from there. You can catch the local bus to Kalampaka, which runs regularly and come by our offices here to start the tour.
First of all, keep in mind that, since every monastery closes on some days of the week, we do not visit the same monasteries every day. The monasteries we usually visit though are the following: Meteora Half-day Tour: Great Meteoron, Varlamm and Rousssanou Sunset Sunset Tour: St. Stephen Meteora Hiking Tour: Great Meteoron, Ypapanti
All our bus tours run regardless of weather. If we are forced to cancel an activity because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change date or switch activity or cancel and receive a refund.
The pick-up time for all our tours is the same as the meeting time, indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight difference of 5-10 minutes between that time and the actual pick up time, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your trip in order to facilitate that.
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, in order to have the best chances of finding availability.
We have split our tours tom morning and afternoon ones. Furthermore, all our tours visit different places at Meteora. This way, you can combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour you wish! All all-time-classic combination is the Meteora Hiking Tour in the morning and the Meteora Sunset Tour in the afternoon.
Unforgettable! One of the best experiences I have ever had. I will never forget it.
We are a family of nine. Kids aged 5 to 16 and grandparents. The hike was suitable to everyone. Very steady climb, not steep but you end up on top of the world. Along the way you see so many wonderful sights and different perspectives.
Our guide was fabulous. Enthusiastic, kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable.
An amazing experience.
Enjoyable and safe - the best way to see Meteora in all its glory!
We did the hiking tour in the morning on our 2nd day in Meteora which followed the Visit Meteora sunset tour from the evening before. These were the perfect tours to get the most out of the area within a short space of time. I was worried the heat would be too much but going in the morning really made it a lot more enjoyable and comfortable as it wasn't too hot. The trail was not too challenging and there were lots of stops along the way to talk about the sites and their history. Our tour guide was excellent and made our experience thoroughly enjoyable and safe. Our highlight of the hiking tour was the view from the top of the rocks where the pirate monk's statue is (can't remember the name). The only thing I would say is that snacks weren't provided so I would take that off the advert if they are not going to be provided moving forwards. Everything else was fantastic!
Alex_r_2019_2020 San Francisco,
Best Way to Spend a day in Meteora
The hike was a beautiful experience that allowed us to see so much more than we would have on our own or with a standard taxi tour. We hiked through forests, valleys, over rocks and streams and the entire experience was very pleasant. The guide gave us a lot of information about the monasteries, the history of the area, and even extra knowledge about plants and climbing culture. Between this and the Sunset Tour offered by the same company, we saw all the highlights of Meteora.
We have traveled extensively and we believe this company is everything and more that a traveler could want.
Emma G.Just do it!
We had the early morning hiking tour & absolutely loved it. Jim is a legend, so so resourceful & interesting. I strongly believe it’s the most worthwhile thing you can do In Meteora as you will get the context of history, geology, culture and all you need to complement a stunning hike. Great experience, thanks Jimmy 🌻
Carrie LaiMost Memorable experience ever!
A Relaxing & fruitful experience, allow us to explore Meteora. Our Professional guide bring us back to the century during our hiking, thank you VISIT METEORA!
We enjoy in Meteora with the walking tour...about 4-5h nice and calm walk! Thank you for the nice walk arround the mountains...nice way to be in touch with nature and rocks!
This tour was run by George, who is one of the founders of Visit Meteora. Amazingly, though I was the only one that booked a hiking tour that day, they still ran it and I essentially got a private tour. They picked me up and dropped me off at my hostel which was really convenient. Given that I wasn't in Kalambaka for very long, George decided to customize my tour so that I also got to see the main views which I wouldn't have seen on the hiking tour. He so genuinely loves Meteora and is passionate about sharing this special place with travellers. He even shared his lunch with me when he saw that I hadn't packed anything to eat. The actual hike was wonderful and I'd recommend it to anyone. Honestly, I saw some of the best views I've ever seen in my life. Truly amazing!
The tour leads you to see places that cannot be reached by vehicle. The path is mostly covered by trees and it starts early enough in the morning so the heat is still bearable. Evan was very considerate and patient, he told us stories and history about the place.