meteora greece

One hardly knows if they are actually rooted on this earth or suspended in the heavens. It is not a coincidence that these rocks are called Meteora, which in Greek means ‘suspended in the air’. They are vertical rocks, disconnected from each other, reaching a height of 400 metres; they look like an extraterrestrial phenomenon viewed in awe by visitors.

This same awe is also aroused by the monasteries, over 30 in number, that were built on the rocky substrate as early as the 11th century AD and have been declared World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO.

Six of them are still visitable and in operation today; they have been restored and most of their mural frescoes have been conserved.

For organized visits to Meteora, contact us.

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