METEORA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Meteora on our travel guide! Meteora is hands down one of the most impressive regions in Greece! Located on the northern side of Greece, Meteora is included in the World Heritage List. Dotted with towering rocks, it boasts a breathtaking landscape, creating otherworldly beautiful scenery! According to studies, these rocks were formed 60 million years ago, when weathering and earthquakes gave them their current shape.
On the top of the rocks sit the infamous Meteora monasteries, most of them constructed during the Byzantine times. They are the gems of Meteora! Although only 6 of the monasteries operate, they form the second biggest monastic community in Greece, after that of Mount Athos in Halkidiki.
Being one of the most-visited places in the country, Meteora Greece receives millions of visitors every year. Unsurprisingly, one of the best things to do in Meteora is hiking in nature and climbing the towering pinnacles.
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Meteora Greece is a beautiful region in the northern part of the country. What makes Meteora a special place to visit is the huge pinnacles on the top of which stand traditional monasteries. These monasteries were built on the top of the huge rocks thousands of years ago and remain untouched until today, attracting millions of visitors every year.
Religious tourism is very popular in Meteora. Thousands of travelers go to Meteora every year, to visit the 6 stunning monasteries sit on the top of the rocks. From the 25 in total monasteries constructed in the Byzantine times, only 6 are still operating and are open to the public. Nevertheless, traditional monasteries are not the only reason why tourists flock to Meteora. Many travelers also visit Meteora for hiking and climbing, two of the most popular things to do in Meteora. As for the landscape, it is, of course, perfect for nature exploration.
The biggest and most popular monastery in Meteora Greece is the Grand (Megalo) Monastery. The Grand Monastery has a unique architecture and boasts a breathtaking view of the valley. But, if you want to visit a more quiet monastery in Meteora, then you should opt for the Monastery of Agios Stefanos, which is a very interesting place to explore.
Right next to Meteora lies Kalambaka, a lovely town, which you can use as a base of your exploration. In Kalambaka, you’ll find many hotels, restaurants, shops, and facilities.
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The Monastery of Agios Stefanos is the only female monastery in Meteora. It was originally constructed in the 15th century and was largely destroyed in World War II.
The Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) was originally constructed in the 13th century. Scenes of the Hollywood movie James Bond: For your eyes only were shot there.
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.