Rock Climbing

The area is a rock-climbers' mecca, and people from around the world head here to tackle these extraordinary peaks and towers. Beginners, too, can have a go at some of the smaller rocks, such as Doupiani Rock. Visit Meteora offers some excellent opportunities with professional guides Lazaros Botelis and Kostas Liolios.

Walking

Keen walkers will be in their element exploring several days’ worth of monopatia (monk paths) that thread through the region (about 800 at last count).

Lovely walks head along the path above Alsos House to the monasteries of Agias Triados and Agiou Stefanou. Once at the top, from the side of Varlaam, you can head back into Kastraki on foot or with a returning bus.

To head further off piste to some 'secret' locations, Visit Meteora offers some fabulous half-day walks (from €25 per person), or an adrenalin-pumping hiking and scrambling tour.

Two good maps (by Anavasi and Gecko) on walking the Meteora are available from Petraikis News & Maps in Kalambaka.