Project Description

Meteora is a formation of huge dark rocks that rise outside the city of Kalambaka. It is located in Central Greece, about 355 km away from the city of Athens, near the Pineios river and the plain of Thessaly. It hosts the second most imprortant complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, after Mount Athos. Thirty monasteries have historically existed there and were accessible only by frayed ropes. Now only six of them are operating. During your visit to some of them you can admire images, treasures and unique ecclesiastical heirlooms. The historic route of the area and the monasteries is really impressive. Its name etymologicaly is related to “meteor” and means “suspended in the air”. Meteora is one of the most impressive geological monuments in the world and since 1988 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.