Pillars of rock, sculpted by prehistoric rivers and crowned by otherworldly monasteries, monuments to the power of faith. Meteora means 'suspended in space'. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you gasping in disbelief. But it's not just the incredible geology that stretches your imagination. It's the monasteries balanced on these pinnacles. How did they get there? The monks who built them were the original rock climbers, lifting the materials up with pulleys, nets and their bare hands. Today, rock climbers from around the world come to Meteora to pit themselves against these gigantic rocks. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site. The Greek state calls it a sacred spot, inviolate and immutable. You will, without a doubt, come up with more adjectives to describe Meteora once you see this unique wonder of the world.
Meeting point: Thessaloniki, Katerini, Neoi Poroi, Leptokarya, Litochoro, Platamon (specific point determined upon request)
Highlights: Meteora - Unesco's World Heritage Site, visiting one or two monasteries as well as the valley of Tempi and Pineios river.
Best season: All year round
Route length: 7km/4.3mi
Starting point: 311m/1020ft
Highest point: 577m/1893ft
Elevation gain: 420m/1377ft
The excursion includes walking through a forest, if you have an allergy, we suggest carrying with you the medicines you need. If you come with a sports shoe, you need to be careful when you are on the move, so you do not slip. Remember that we are visitors in nature and we must respect the area, do not leave garbage, do not tease animals and nests. The trip is available for kids over 10 years old.
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothes for hiking
- Appropriate clothing depending on the season
- A cap and sunglasses
- An airtight bag for your mobile phone
This trip is completely customizable
The itinerary for this trip can be customized to suit your needs from your accomodations to what gear you need for the day.
This adventure is not instantly bookable at this time.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we recommend connecting directly to the operator via our messaging system, to create your ideal itinerary customized for your dates.