What to see Once at the bottom of an ancient ocean the ‘rock Forrest’ of Meteora was weathered over the millennia into shear pinnacles that now reach up to 550 meters in height. In testament to the difficult times of the middle ages the rocks were colonized by an early monastic community & form a now remarkable and awe-inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance.
Of the some 25 original inaccessible monasteries constructed atop the pinnacles, six remain & we start our visits with two of the most outstanding, normally the Grand Meteora Monastery and Varlaam to learn about their long history and the hermits and monks that lived there.
Tips The sunset at Meteora is famous. Kalambaka, the city at the base of the rocks is not the most pretty in Greece but its many tavernas are excellent & the ‘Zaharoplastio’ (sweet shop) on the central street has many locally produced specialties & liqueurs.
Dont miss For its old world charm & ambiance as well as service we always favor the nearby Amalia Hotel.