Meteora, literally “middle of the sky”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in Central Greece. It has to be mentioned that Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the wider region belongs to the Natura 2000 environmental network of protected areas.
Whether you are new to rock climbing or an experienced climber, this rock climbing adventure in Meteora, is an activity that you should not miss. The conglomerate towers, which overlook the village of Kastraki and the town of Kalabaka, feature nearly 750 single- and multi-pitch routes on towers, pinnacles and pillars. In contrast with ordinary sport climbing, the peculiar nature of the rock and the ending of each route on a summit, truly make climbing at Meteora a unique experience. The texture of Meteora rock results from its unique mix of pebbles, cobbles and larger stones, packed into a rock surface which feels like concrete, but is, in fact, a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate.
Rock Climbing requires specific equipment and techniques that must be adapted to the natural environment. That is why, we advise you to check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby qualified instructors, that will introduce you safely to this exciting activity. Although, rock climbing schools will provide you with all necessary technical equipment, we suggest that you visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to choose your technical apparel. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.