There are two main routes that one can follow to go to the Holy Meteora. The first is from Kastraki and the second one from the city as one comes from Trikala. One can easily find the auxiliary signs leading to the Holy Meteora. Apart from these two basic routes, there are several hiking paths for nature lovers and adventurers. You can check here more about the Meteora Hiking Paths.
The visiting hours are shown above and they include both winter and summer time-tables. The opening hours change from year to year, so beware of relying on information in guide books or general web sites. We will try to do our best to keep the timetable of visiting times and days of the monasteries up-to-date.
Especially in the summer months there are routes that serve the passage of visitors to the Holy Meteora with a route that passes through all the monasteries. There are three bus stops from which one can take the bus and which are shown on the map just below.
Most monasteries have a lot of stairs, so come prepared, right clothing and shoes, and a bottle of water in the summer months. The easiest monastery to enter is the Holy Monastery of St. Stephan, as there are no stairs. The most difficult monastery to enter is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity with around 140 stairs and a rather long path leading to the stairs.
As most of the Monasteries have a lot of stairs, it helps to be in a reasonable healthy state, but you don’t need to visit all the monasteries in one day as there is a lot of accomodation at Kalambaka and Kastraki. For people with difficult health conditions, St. Stephan’s Monastery is the choice. There is even a lift for disabled people.
No, there aren’t. That’s why you’d better have some snacks with you. However, Kalambaka and Kastraki, as well as the surrounding area, are known for the famous meat dishes and the traditional mezedes. Finally, if you are seeking to have some more fun in the evening , Kalambaka and Kastraki offer plenty of choices to entertain yourself.
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