While the hills between Kalambaka and the monasteries are a maze of goat trails, there are also a few good people trails. Take the uphill street beside the Hotel Divani and continue upwards to the edge of town. Where the road morphs into a trail, continue past the olive grove and into the wilds. This trail will take you to the Holy Trinity Monastery. There is also a branch you can take that comes out just below Saint Barbara’s Monastery.
Another good trail starts at the bottom of the stairs when you come out of the Great Meteora. Although the beginning is a bit rough, the trail improves as you follow it down. There is a branch that connects to Varlaam Monastery. When you get below Varlaam, stop to explore the caves that most recently have been used to shelter sheep. If you continue on to the bottom, you come out near St. Nicholas Monastery.