We will drive to Meteora the morning of May, 28, tour and spend the night and then see anythng we missed the next day before driving to Delphi. We would be in no real hurry to leave on the 29th so can take a good portion of that day as well to visit the area.
Since we will have a car, is signing up for the tours offered by visitmeteora necessary? I see they do hiking tours and we are interested in hikes as well. I just wonder if there is a map of the trails that we could use to self-guide. I wouldn't mind joining a tour for the information and for the chance to see hidden spots, but I like to linger to take pictures and that usually isn't conducive to keeping up with a tour.
Also, is it cool that time of year? I'll have a light jacket, is something heavier needed?
*Edit* to clarify, while I would like to visit some of the monestaries, my question is geared toward accessing scenic trails and vistas with or without a tour.Edited: 23 April 2014, 20:06