Where the monks pray in the clouds!


At a distance of 137 kilometers, less than two hours, you are in Meteora, the imposing stone rocks that seem to hang from the sky!Meteora is, after Mount Athos, the largest and continuous presence since the establishment of the first monastic ascetics date set in Greece. From the historical evidence suggests that the monasteries of Meteora were thirty in total. But there are many smaller monasteries abandoned. Most of them were founded in the 14th century.

The formations of " tectonic horns " by geologists, were created between Koziakas and Antichasion mountains before about 30 million years when the sea covered the region began to subside, driveth away and stacking rocks on the seabed, which over the years have stabilized. 

The sight of the tall dark rocks awe visitors will we face for the first time. It is no coincidence that UNESCO has declared Meteora " Preserved and Protected Monument of Humanity ", and the Greek state " place sacred, unchanging and inviolable." They are a rare geological phenomenon whose creation experts formulate various theories.

 The nearby town of Kalambaka is a simultaneously organizing tourist attraction and is a World climbing destination. Within the urban sprawl is hiding traditional iconography and woodcarving workshops and the most picturesque part is Kastraki, which now joins the city.