Private Day Trip to Meteora, Monastery Evegelismos tis Panagias Mpounasia in Karpero and Kozani with Ehab and Suhair from Jordan!!! Thank you!!! First stop to Travel Stop the Top Hasia for coffee before Meteora, then to Monastery of Evagelismos Tis Panagias and finaly lunch to Μεζεδοπωλείο Oinopoion in Kozani city. Thank you Sakis for the perfect meal!!!
Pillars of rock, sculpted by prehistoric rivers and crowned by otherworldly monasteries, monuments to the power of faith. Meteora means “suspended in space”. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you gasping in disbelief.
But it’s not just the incredible geology that stretches your imagination. It’s the monasteries balanced on these pinnacles. How did they get there? The monks who built them were the original rock climbers, lifting the materials up with pulleys, nets and their bare hands. Today, fans of the sport come to Meteora from the world over, to pit themselves against these gigantic rocks. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site.
The Greek state calls it a sacred spot, inviolate and immutable. You’ll no doubt come up with other adjectives to describe Meteora, this wonder of the world.
Worth seeing in Meteora
Stone giants and humble hermits In Thessaly, a forest of mind-bending stone monoliths rises perpendicular to the flat valley north of Kalambaka, south of the Pindus Mountains. Monasticism here began in the 11th century with the first hermits arriving in Thessaly from Mount Athos to retreat to niches in these heavenly pillars. In the 14th century, the Blessed Athanasios of Meteora came to the area and founded the first monastic community in the monastery of the Great Meteoron. Other monks followed from other corners of Greece, creating a total of 20 monasteries.
Private Day Trip from Thessaloniki To Meteora