Meteora, Kastraki

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Meteora, roughly translated as "suspended in the air," serves as one of the largest and historically most significant Eastern Orthodox monastery complexes in Greece, inscribed on the World Heritage List. The complex consists of a group of monasteries reachable only by narrow staircases painstakingly cut into steep sandstone cliffs. Orthodox monks settled in this region in the 11th century, originally building 24 monasteries, six of which remain intact. Each monastery possesses an important collection of precious sacred manuscripts and medieval frescoes, representing some of the finest examples of post-Byzantine painting. Wear shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Also take note to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders when entering the monasteries. Plan your Meteora visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kalambaka using our Kalambaka day trip planner.
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  • This was an amazing trip. The monastery itself was well worth a visit and the views were just incredible. We visited Athens and went here and it was worth the trip. The history of the place was...  more »
  • Meteora is utterly amazing with its fascinating rock formations, with ancient monasteries perching on the tips of each rock cluster. I went on a 4 hour train journey from Athens to Kalambaka, the...  more »
  • The view is exceptional, hiking trails are well marked. You can visit the monastery by car and walk short distances or do a hiking tour that takes a day. Bring enough water in the hot summer months...  more »

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