Impressive, breathtaking, spiritual, serene, mystical, extraordinary, immense, inspiring! These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe the Meteora phenomenon. Meteora means "suspended in space", and there couldn’t be a more fitting name for this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gigantic rocks of Meteora, tower above the town of Kalambaka, at a maximum height of 400 m (1200 ft), creating one of the gorgeous panoramas in Europe. In a breathtaking landscape, at the northwest corner of Thessaly that has been sculpted by wind and water over millions of years, in a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled and built these “houses in the clouds” from the 11th century onwards.
It took them years to carry the construction material to the top of the gigantic rocks, using ropes, folding ladders, nets, and baskets. Despite incredible difficulties, and with much determination, twenty-four monasteries were built. The frescoes adorning their walls marked a milestone in post-Byzantine painting. However, only 6 of them have made it through the centuries and in their museums are on display some of the best pieces of religious art and craft as well as a collection of precious 11th century manuscripts. A day trip to Meteora is a must-see while in Greece, as it offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history.
Transfers from/to Thessaloniki
Visit two monasteries.
A meal in a traditional Greek restaurant in the town of Kalambaka
Entrance fees to Monasteries
Professional - licensed guide
Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusions” section