Meteora will take you so close to the sky that you will think you can touch it. Experience a different level of energy, in a direct contact with nature. In this trip:
Route 1: circular route
After arriving by train in Kalampaka, Kastraki is about 1 km from there and you go by taxi or bus. For the first day I suggest an afternoon circular route to unwind. It is a classic impressive walk. Shortly after the hotel you go out on the main road and you go straight through the school of Kastraki and you gradually reach a dirt road outside the village. This dirt road leads to the main road of the monasteries.
Exiting the main road you can go left and turn back passing by the first monastery of Ag. Nikolaos, or you can go across with the map in your hand and go up to Megalo Meteoro. Through a fairytale cobbled path you walk through the gorge and end up at Megalo Meteoro. It will most likely be closed but it doesn't matter as you will visit it on your second day. You go down the same road and walk back to Kastraki.
Total hiking distance: 7 km
We have chosen two different routes for you. You can choose the one that suits you best or even do both. Both start from Kastraki.
Breattaking walk in the quietest parts of Meteora. Shortly after leaving the village of Kastraki you go up through a forest path. You will admire the vertical rocks and the picturesque view. After a downhill route you reach the paved path from Kalambaka to the Monastery of Agia Triada. From there go up to the Monastery. Then walk down through unpaved tracks to return to Kastraki.
Total hiking distance: 9 km
Kastraki - Ypapanti - Megalo Meteora - Varlaam - Kastraki
A must-do, stunning walk along the unknown to most people Ypapanti Monastery and the most popular monasteries of Meteora. Go up to the first monastery from a concrete road which is parallel to the main road and then turn right on a unpaved road to reach the abandoned Monastery of Ypapanti. Then a beautiful path leads you to the Great Meteoro and through the asphalt road to Barlaam. Return to Kastraki through the same route.
Total hiking distance: 10 km
The taxi driver will take you to Kalampaka station to pick up the train at 17.15.
|Double room, breakfast||120.00|
|Train arrival : Athens-Kalambaka, direct||pp||35.00|
|Train arrival : Athens-Kalambaka, direct, students||pp||26.00|
|Train arrival : Thessaloniki-Kalambaka, via Paleofarsalos||pp||28.50|
|Train arrival : Thessaloniki-Kalambaka, via Paleofarsalos, students'||pp||21.00|
|Train return : Kalambaka-Athens, direct||pp||35.00|
|Train return : Kalambaka-Athens, direct, students'||pp||26.00|
|Train return : Kalambaka-Thessaloniki, via Paleofarsalos||pp||28.50|
|Train return : Kalambaka-Thessaloniki, via Paleofarsalos, students'||pp||21.00|
|Arrival transfer : From Kalambaka Rail Station to Kastraki||per piece||12.00|
|Departure transfer : From Kastraki to Kalambaka Rail Station||per piece||12.00|
In Kastraki, next to the famous Panagia of Dupiani, under the shadow of the imposing rocks of Meteora in a serene and tranquil environment dominates the Mansion "Doupiani House". Recently renovated with authentic wood and stone furniture, with respect to the traditional architecture of Meteora. It has the most panoramic view of the area and that is why they call it "the balcony of Meteora".
2 nights stay, possibility for additional overnights
Possibility to book your train tickets through TraveLocal
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Meteora can be reached by car but to reduce the ecological footprint we suggest travelling to Meteora by train. If you want, travel first class.
Do not forget that we can book the train tickets, for you.
This way you can relax and enjoy the route. On your arrival at the station, the taxi driver will wait for you to take you to Kastraki. We can aslo arrange for the taxi driver to drive you back to the train station on your departure date.