All 10 Meteora Sightseeing
Here are all the Meteora sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Meteora, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Meteora
This nice stone bridge has one arch and connects the two banks of Portaikos river. Built in 1514, this bridge and the surrounding region provides a nice spot to relax.
The Museum of Natural History and Mushroom Museum of Meteora opened in November 2014. It is located in the centre of Kalambaka and presents a large collection of birds, mammals and mushrooms from the region of Meteora.
About an hour drive from Meteora, close to Karditsa, Lake Plastira is an artificial lake, created to collect water for the close farms. It gives many picturesque natural views and it is a truly romantic destination.
About 30 km from Meteora, the Ski Centre of Pertouli is located at an altitude of 1,350 m. It operates since 1985 and has three tracks of various level of difficulty. It is very popular in Greece and many beautiful villages can be visited nearby.
The largest of the monasteries on the highest spot of Meteora, the Monastery of Grand (or Megalo) Meteoron was founded around 1340 by monk Athanasios.
Constructed in the 15th century, this is the only female monastery that works in Meteora. During the Second World War, it was severely destroyed by German troops.
Built in the 15th century by two monks, it needs to climb up 195 steps to go to this monastery. This is the second largest monastery of Meteora.
The Monastery of Agia Triada dates from the 12th century by monks seeking refugee there from the Ottomans. In this monastery, scenes from the Hollywood movie James Bond: For your eyes only were shot.
Founded in the 16th century, the Monastery of Agia Varvara Roussanou is built on a rock lower than the other monasteries of Meteora. It was founded around 1545 by Maximos and Ioasaph of Ioannina.
Constructed in the 16th century with the initiative of the Abbot of Larisa, this monastery can be seen on the way to Grand Meteoron Monastery. The main church has nice frescoes made by the famous Cretan painter Theofanis o Kris.
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