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Meteora Scramble Tour

Meteora Scramble Tour

Product Code : 11400

About The Place

The Meteora region, situated in central Greece, is a land of captivating mystique and awe-inspiring natural and cultural wonders. This unique destination is renowned for its otherworldly rock formations that host a series of ancient monasteries perched precariously atop their towering cliffs, creating a spiritual and visual spectacle that seems plucked from the realms of myth and fantasy.

The most striking feature of the Meteora region is undoubtedly the massive sandstone pillars that dominate the landscape. These imposing geological formations, which reach heights of up to 400 meters, were sculpted by the elements over millions of years. Their sheer vertical faces create an almost surreal sight, and it’s no wonder that the word “Meteora” translates to “suspended in the air” in Greek, a fitting name for these gravity-defying monoliths.

Perched atop these towering pinnacles are the Meteora monasteries, a collection of six active Eastern Orthodox monastic complexes that are as impressive for their spiritual significance as they are for their architectural marvel. Dating back to the 14th century, these monasteries served as a refuge for monks seeking solitude and safety during times of political unrest. Today, they offer a glimpse into the past, preserving priceless religious relics, intricate frescoes, and a profound connection to Greece’s spiritual heritage.

Exploring the Meteora region isn’t just a journey through history and religion; it’s also an immersion in breathtaking natural beauty. Hiking trails meander through the area, providing opportunities to witness the monasteries from different angles and to appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna that call this unique habitat home.

The Meteora region is more than just an attraction; it’s a testament to the melding of nature’s grandeur and human perseverance. It’s a place where the spiritual and the earthly meet in a harmonious union, where ancient traditions and timeless landscapes converge to create a destination that is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you’re standing in awe at the base of these towering rocks or ascending the steps to a monastery in the clouds, the Meteora region is an unforgettable journey into the heart of Greece’s cultural and natural heritage.

Highlights

  • Scramble to the talest rock of Meteora

  • Enjoy Breath Taking Views

  • Take Amazing Photos Back Home

Total Duration

  • 3 Hours

Full description

Experience the thrill of the Meteora Scramble Tour! Embark on a scrambling adventure, scaling one of the tallest rocks in Meteora!

Follow an ancient path, carefully paved on the edge of the majestic cliffs, and be mesmerized by the astonishing views amidst the towering rocks. This historic path was once traversed by the monks who inhabited the now-ruined Twelve Apostles Monastery during the Middle Ages. The Great Saint Rock itself has a fascinating history, having been a part of ancient fortifications thousands of years ago in the town below.

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure of scrambling and via ferrata climbing! Your Meteora Scramble Tour begins at the meeting point under the church of “Kimisis Theotokou.” Your expert guide will provide you with the necessary equipment and instructions on its proper usage. The journey commences with a short uphill hike through the rocks, leading to the renowned “needle rock,” where your guide will secure the ropes, initiating the exciting scramble experience. As you climb towards the top, you’ll encounter ferratas and paths carved into the rock, as well as thrilling chimney-like climbing segments. The final stop is the holy cross of Hagia, offering a spacious balcony to revel in panoramic views of the Thessalian plateau, the Pindus Mountains, and the magnificent pinnacles of Meteora!

Optional Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off:

(From Kastraki, Kalampaka & Trikala): 5€ / person

Tour Exclusions:

Food & Drinks

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section

Suitable Seasons: Throughout the year

What to Bring

  • Water

  • Athletic shoes and clothing according to weather conditions

  • Sun Cream

  • Snack (οptional)

Includes

  • Certified and Experienced Guides

  • All the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, climbing equipment)

  • Taxes

  • Photos

  • Liability insurance

Limitations

  • Minimum 2 Participants
  • 7 years or older
  • Mental and physical health
  • Basic physical condition
  • No previous experience required

Itinerary

  • Meeting time : 09.00
  • End time : 12.00
  • Distance : 2000m
  • Sun Exposure : 50%
  • Altitude : 539m
  • Ascend : 180m
  • Descend : 180m

Meeting point

Out of Cafe Qastiro Meteora at Katraki village

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

FAQ's

1. What's the meeting point?

Meeting Point: Old town of Kastraki Village (Mesochori), outside Qastiro Meteora Cafe and Sotiriou Petrino Guesthouse

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Sold By: Trekking Hellas Meteora & Lake Plastira

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