tour meteora in greece

Meteora means ‘suspended in space”. Last week I went to one of my usual road trips and this time I took it up the north-western edge of Greece’s Plain of Thessaly. 347km away from Athens and 4hr drive to one of the worlds phenomenon places.

I went to Kalabaka village where it all sites, these giants and extremely high rocks no one has ever explained how they came to be. But, that’s not the only reason why UNESCO found Meteora rocks to be phenomenon and decided to include it in the worlds heritage list.

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. Home for the monks for many years. As early as the 11th century, monks occupied the caverns of Meteora. However, monasteries were not built until the 14th century.

The six (of an original twenty-four) monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. The remaining 6 monasteries are opened and accessible to tourist. If you want to visit meteora, its best to book a trip with a tour company. You can hire a car or take a train, but with the train, you will have to either take a taxi or a day tour bus to the location.

We managed to visit two of the monasteries. We went to The Monastery of St. Stephen and the Monastery of the Holy Trinity which is on top of the cliffs.

The Rousanou monastery Meteora.

Here is the list of the monasteries that you can visit.


1) The Monastery of Great Meteoron – This is the largest of the monasteries. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552.

2) The Monastery of Varlaam – The Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery in the Meteora complex, and in 2015 had the largest number of monks (seven) of the male monasteries. It was built in 1541 and embellished in 1548.

3) The Monastery of Rousanou/St. Barbara was founded in the middle of the 16th century and decorated in 1560.

4) The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas- Built in the 16th century, has a small church, decorated by the noted Cretan painter Theophanis Strelitzas, in 1527.

5) The Monastery of St. Stephen- It has a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. Its is now occupies by the nuns.

6) The Monastery of the Holy Trinity- Is on top of the cliffs. It was built in 1475.

I have a short video for you to watch and let me know which city would you love for me to visit and tell you about it.

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22 thoughts on “VISIT METEORA GREECE.

  1. Wow. Beautiful pictures and what a beautiful place. I appreciate all the research you did on the history of this beautiful place. Hopefully I will get to visit some day. My dream is to do more traveling and see the world

  2. wow those photos are stunning and breathtaking. I am definitely putting this on my travel list. I plan to do more travelling, the world is too beautiful not to explore.

  3. Those buildings hanging from a cliff are just incredible! I am actually heading over to Greece in a few days and I just can’t wait to start exploring! I just love the Mediterranean countries!

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