"Heavenly breaths of nature" Top 5 Page for this destination Meteora by AndyRG

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Untouched history

Meteora is a large site of gigantic rock pinnacles with historical monasteries on their tops, being on the world heritage list since 1988 ("Meteora" means "suspended in air").
From around 9th century AD hermits lived in the caverns of the region. They slowly became organised and in the 14th century the first constructions started. There were 24 monasteries in the past, 6 still operate.

In the middle of Greece...

Meteora is about 350 km NW of Athens, 22 km NW far away from Trikala, the capital of the prefecture where the site belongs (in the northwest corner of Thessaly, to the east of Pindos mountain).
Most of the monasteries are open between 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-17.00, 6 days in a week (the exact day of being closed varies from monastery to monastery). Each one charges a small admission fee.
Be there with appropriate clothing, otherwise skirts and shawls will be given to you at the entrance.

Closer to your God...

Even if you are not interested in religious matters, the amazing views will be an experience not easily forgotten.
The breathtaking landscape that has been sculpted by wind and water over thousands of years faces God itself (it depends on the eyes of your soul if this becomes more or less real), it makes you do the same...

  • Last visit to Meteora: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2003
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  • dragontml's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 2:45 AM

    Yasu. Thanks for sharing....will b making a visit soon... Great photos!

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2005 at 5:23 AM

    As many times as I have been to Meteora, it's magnificence never ceases to amaze me. I could go every year and it wouldn't be enough!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 5:24 PM

    Andreas, What a fantastic presentation of Meteora. You have a poetic sense about your writing and a good camera "eye" which combines for perfection. Didn't know the James Bond connection! Thanks.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 3:37 PM

    What a great landscape and wonderful pics ! Meteora is on my list of travel-dreams !!

  • MITNIC's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 12:35 AM

    Excellent us allways!

  • marinas's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2003 at 4:11 PM

    This page is wonderful! I was visited Meteora in 1997. and I agree that is the amazing place!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2003 at 9:40 PM

    What a wonderful page about this amazing place! Wow, can't imagine how they could live here without those stairs. Meteora is high on my 'travel-wishlist"! I hope to see it some day for myself! :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2003 at 7:25 AM

    Great and famous place - a must see in Greece!

  • Lilasel's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2003 at 6:51 AM

    Seeing the world like a bird....

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2003 at 6:25 AM

    Wonderful page, Andrea! Thanks for taking me to a place, that I have not seen yet!

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