Continuing the series of where to go this summer, this blog post will look at the adventures that Meteora has to offer.
Hiking tour of Meteora
The hiking tour of Meteora is one of the best ways to enjoy this unique geological phenomenon and to learn the history of an 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. Experience nature at its best and enjoy great views other visitors will never get to see!
Meteora Half-Day Tour from Kalampaka
Take this comprehensive half day morning Tour in Meteora and discover the astonishing Meteora through the eyes and the narrative of the locals.
Visit 3 main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This morning tour will take you back to the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and build the monasteries there. Learn everything, see everything. And then we will take you to the most beautiful spots for amazing views and photos.
Meteora sunset tour from Kalampaka
A ‘life-seeing’ experience rather than a sight-seeing experience
When all the masses of tourists are long gone, join an amazing sunset tour that undoubtedly will be the highlight of your entire Meteora visit.
This tour will take you on a late afternoon visit to discover the hidden gems of this place. Allow the locals to guide you through the winding narrow roads of Meteora to places away the beaten tourist paths. Sunset tour begins with a visit to one of the monasteries, Agios Stefanos or Roussanou on the rocks. Then we will guide you to the oldest standing monument of our place, the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary located at the town of Kalambaka. A church made in the early Christian period with ancient marbles embedded on its walls, telling the town’s long history of 27 centuries. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots.
And as the sun slowly begins to descent, getting ready to touch the mountain ridges we’ll bring you high up on the rocks of Meteora, on a magical spot to enjoy the most captivating sunset views. Up there, sitting on the edges of cliffs you will feel the cool evening breeze as it passes through this out of this world landscape. Let your heighten senses explore moment by moment the dimming of the daylight and the vividness of the sunset colors on the earth and the sky above. A perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora with an awe-inspiring tour to be remembered forever!
Guided Mountain-BikeTour of Metora
Discover Meteora hidden treasures on this guided bike tour, a perfect way to explore Meteora! With 3 different levels of difficulty, there are enough routes to suit all.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Meteora with your bike. Start from the centre of Kalampaka and within minutes you will find yourself in a beautiful trail enjoying unique sceneries of the most amazing nature. Discover the monastery of Ypapanti constructed inside a large cavity of a rock and it’s considered to be one of the hidden gems of Meteora. The statue the local hero Papathymios Vlahavas stands nearby, a monument to remind all the Greek war for independence and the long history of this place.
Whether you’re a first-time mountain biker or a skilled thrill-seeker, embarking on this biking adventure through Meteora’s trails, it’s more than certain that this tour will leave you with the most beautiful everlasting memories!
Biking in Meteora, in one of the most awe inspiring geological phenomenon on the planet, listed as an UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, truly is a one in a lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.
Hiking Meteors’s Caves
The rock of Aghio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) is located in the middle of the valley that extends from the village of Kastraki towards the vast rock complex of Meteora. On its top a plateau is formed, where a chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit was once erected. This tiny monastery was the oldest one in the region of Meteora, dating to the 10th century. The long-shaped caves on the side of the main road where scaffolding is still visible indicate the spot that served as a prison where the monks were expelled. The view from the top is absolutely breathtaking. Religious ceremonies are often held on the rock of Aghio Pnevma.
This tour requires a good fitness state.
Rafting at Meteora
In impressive surroundings of Meteora, under the shadow of the rocks, the river of Ionas flows (part of Penaeus). Join us to discover the activity of rafting within a unique natural landscape . Live the experience by sailing on a distance of about 8km side of the forest of plane trees overlooking the rocks of Meteora . Ideal river for all ages and for beginner rafters with passages of 1st and 2nd grade difficulty. You will find us at the brand new base of Trekking Hellas located 2km near Kalambaka.