There is a place where divinity meets the absolute miracle of nature, lets drive through a magical scenery to find all that out !
Humongous rocks, monasteries «hanging in the sky» and beautiful paths compose an enchanting scenery that everyone must see. This almost “unearthly state” with monasteries that clambered on the edge of impressive steep mountainous masses, challenge you to discover the majesty of nature. The earth meets the sky, the human intervention the divine element and the traveler finds the emotional serenity and spiritual well being which
arises eternally from the atmosphere. Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world visit Meteora in order to admire this unique phenomenon. Since 1988, Meteora is part of the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Please note :
We will actually enter two of the Holy Monasteries of Meteora !
We depart from Thessaloniki to Meteora with our bus of Ammon Express along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist
The distance is 230km and lasts approximately 3 hours. During our way, there is a 30’ stop for rest and coffee.
We reach Meteora at around 12:30p.m; this fascinating complex of huge steep rocks of pennant, arising close to the first elevations of the
longest sierra in Greece, Pindos (the “spine” of Greece). We visit two of the six operating Holy Monasteries depending on the schedule of each
Please note Mondays we visit the monasteries of Varlaam and Rousanou, every Wednesday and Sunday the monasteries of Saint Stefanos and Varlaam and every Friday the monasteries of Rousanou and Saint Stefanos.
The monasteries are built οn the peak of the huge rocks, and form the second most important complex of monasteries after Mt. Athos. In the past, there were twenty four monasteries but today only the six of them operate properly. In 1988, Meteora joined the list of the World Heritage sites
For your convenience, the bus stops in front of the entrance of the Holy Monasteries.
During our visits to the monasteries we make a short stop to admire the stunning panoramic view of the Holy Monasteries from up high and capture
the mystique of the landscape. The wild unapproachable area with the sand stones of more than 65 millions years old is majestic and at the
same time unearthly and divine as until today their origin cannot be explained.
Next, we enjoy our greek traditional lunch break in Kastraki, at Kalampaka area, against the view of the astonishing Meteora.
We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we have a last stop for 20΄ for coffee and rest. We are back at about 19:00p.m, making the same
stops where we started from. Not to be missed !
Our drive 230klm drive and lasts approximately 3 hours, we will take a 30 min break for rest and coffee. We reach Meteora at around 12:30p.m
What is better than enjoy our Greek traditional lunch break in Kastraki, at Kalampaka area, against the view of the astonishing Meteora !
We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we have a last stop for 20΄ for coffee and rest. We are back at about 19:00p.m, making the same stops where we started from.
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