Getting There & Away
For those without a car, a bus (one way/return €1.80/3.30, all-day Flex ticket €5.50, 20 minutes) travels to and from Kalambaka and Kastraki three to four times daily, depending on the season. Check with your accommodation for the current timetable. They give you enough time to explore the area, or at least three monasteries – Megalou Meteorou, Varlaam and Rousanou, for example. A popular option is to take the bus one way to the top and then work your way down and around on foot, finishing at either Moni Agiou Nikolaou on the Kastraki side, or at Moni Agios Triados on the Kalambaka side.
There are handy bus stops along the Kalambaka–Kastraki road for the route between Kalambaka, Kastraki and Meteora.