There are numerous paths to follow but a great place to start is Kastraki, a village just north of Kalambaka.
Pick up a path at St Nicholas, the monastery in the village, and head towards the cave of St George the Mandilas. Look out for the colourful headscarves pinned to the rockface by climbers
The path leads past the ruined monastery of Pantocrator and up through a lush forest to the restored monastery of Ypapanti and, finally, to the two largest monasteries, Great Meteoron and Varlaam.
Other walks take you to the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary or the Hermitages of Badova.
If you’re on a guided tour, ask what plants and herbs around you are edible.
For afternoon strolls, find a spot for a sunset view that will make your heart skip a beat.