- Sport levelIntermediate
- Spoken languagesFrench, Greek, English
- Duration3 hrs
The Meteora’s 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.
This 3 hours hike will guide you on the trails near the village of Kastraki. On top, a chapel made inside a cave and dedicated to the Holy Spirit was erected by the very first hermit of Meteora. A hermit-monk named Varnavas who lived there in the 10th century. So, one could say that this rock became the birthplace of the monastic community of Meteora.
Walk in the footsteps of the 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. The hike starts from the village of Kastraki, on the foothills of Aghio Pnevma rock, to lead you some 250 meters higher above the village. Filled with amazing views of the surrounding area. You will then reach 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 at the central square of the Kastraki village.
This tour requires a good fitness state.
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
All necessary equipment is provided by the guides. No previous experience required to participate as the guides will show the basics before going hiking, however, a good physical level is necessary to hike on the rock.
Two people minimum participation.
You should respect the holiness of the spot, you are expected to keep it clean and seek the right balance between tourism and spiritual activities as there are monks who pray throughout the day.
- English-speaking guide
- Water 0.5 L
- Taxes and service fees
- Pick up and Drop off service