Visit Meteora, one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, while enjoying its extraordinary hanging monasteries and local culture!
Private Tour in Meteora
Our driver picks you up from your hotel from Athens or the Corinthian region (Loutraki, Kinetta etc.)
Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and its hanging monasteries are one of the country's most unique attractions.
The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. They are built on top of rock towers and they provide fantastic views over the plain.
In the 11th century, the first hermits came upon the peaks of the imposing rocks and built the hermitage of Doupiani. In the 14th century, holy Athanasios Meteoritis formed the first organized monastic community on the rocks of Great Meteoro. The Meteora Monasteries had its peak period in the 16th century, but then were slowly abandoned. Of the 24 monasteries that were built between the 13th and 16th century only six are still inhabited: The Great Meteoro, Agia Triada, Agios Nikolaos and Varlaam, Agios Stephanos and Roussanou.
The Meteora Monasteries themselves, besides providing incredible views are full of religious treasures, wall paintings, icons and libraries rich in old manuscripts. Everyday, innumerable visitors gather here from all four corners of the world to meditate and pray. The fascinating landscape was used when filming the Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” (Holy Trinity Monastery).
You will be delighted in the play of light on the rocks and their changing moods. On sunny mornings the red roof tiles of the monasteries glisten in sharp contrast to the weather-stained grayness of the rocks while the late afternoon sun bathes the landscape with a golden glow.
At night time, the rocks are dramatically illuminated by spotlights while autumnal mists shroud them in an ethereal mysteriousness that must have appealed to the hermits and monks who sought refuge.
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