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Explore the secret places of Meteora!
This 3-hours afternoon hiking tour will guide you to discover Meteora’s hermit caves. Follow the ancient winding trail above the village of Kastraki to climb the rock pillar of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit). Join this amazing hiking experience in the afternoon and enjoy breathtaking views and stories!
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Private Hiking Meteora's Hermit Caves
Departure: from Kalampaka or Kastraki
Price varies by group size
Why to book the Private Hiking Meteora's Hermit Caves with us
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Just a few of the beautiful sights you’ll see during your tour
The afternoon Hiking Tour of Meteora’s hermit Caves hikes up the rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit), which is located in the middle of the valley that extends from the village of Kastraki towards the vast rock complex of Meteora.
The 3 hrs hiking Meteora’s hermit caves will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. On top, a chapel made inside a cave and dedicated to Holy Spirit was erected by the very first hermit of Meteora. A hermit-monk named Varnavas lived there in the 10th century. So, one could say that this rock became the birthplace of the monastic community of Meteora. It’s the rock where all began more than a thousand years ago.
Walk in the footsteps of those first hermit monks of Meteora; see the caves where those faithful people chose to live centuries ago. Learn all the stories and the legends through the narrative of our guides. This afternoon hiking starts from the central square of Kastraki, on the foothills of Aghio Pnevma rock. It guides on top of the rock pillar of Agio Pnevma, and then you get the chance to visit the prison cave of the monks, located on the northern side of Aghio Pnevma. The hike will then pass below the cave of St. George and it will finish back at the central square of the Kastraki village.
This tour requires a good fitness state.
Difficulty level: Intermediate.
- 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour
- Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Tour
- From Feb 24 to March 25: 3:00pm
- From March 26 to April 15: 3:30pm
- From April 16 to April 30: 4:00pm
- From May 1 to August 23: 4:30pm
- From August 24 to September 11: 4:00pm
- From September 12 to October 26: 3:00pm
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
In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled and you will get a full 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.