Meteora Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 82%History Buffs
- 67%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (20)
- MeteoraMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
If they filmed a movie there that I've seen, I'm all over it. Being the inveterate fan of 007, a.k.a, Bond, James Bond, I knew that I could never forgive myself if I traveled to Greece and didn't visit these stunning monasteries majestically and precariously perched high on the sandstone pillars that overlook the Plain of Thessaly. And for fans of Ian Fleming, the Bond movie filmed here was 1981's 'For Your Eyes Only.'Recommended for:
- MeteoraOct 23, 2013
Bizarrely, what I remember most about this village with clifftop monasteries is that it's a big honeymoon destination--our hotel was outfitted with heart-shaped everything, from rugs to pillows. But the monasteries themselves, perched on these pillars of stone, are really impressive, and the terrain in the area is very dramatic otherwise as well. I did some nice day hikes in the area.Recommended for:
- MeteoraMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 05, 2012
Rent a car in a suburb of Athens so you dont have to drive in athens.
Or take a train to Lamia and then rent a car so it will be easy for you,
If you need some rental reccomendations let me know.
- MeteoraNov 14, 2013
A cluster of monasteries that were built into and atop large rock formations. They are still inhabited by Greek Othodox monks and nuns and are several centuries old. A place that will fascinate for those interested in religion, history, architecture and design.
- MeteoraMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Jul 05, 2012
it's just amazing, to see where these monasteries are actually built. it's also a great place, to visit the orthodo priests of greece and get to know a little about there daily life if your lucky enough, to have one of them as a guide.
- MeteoraMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Meteora is located quite far north and inland. We traveled there from Lefkas a few years ago when the new roads and bridges were not in place - took day and a half to get there. The views both from the valley floor and from the mountain roads are excellent. This is a rare place and a wonderful for photography. You might get a better views by coming in from the east side of the town across "back" road and stopping where you can - that's what we did. Definitely worth to stop and try to get valley views even though some of the rocks to climb were a bit precarious. The opening valley towards west with the monasteries hunched into mountain tops and sides is quite a sight to see.
- MeteoraJul 03, 2012
It's a long trip from Athens, but next to Kalambaka is a string of monasteries that seem surreal. They are perched in impossible locations on massive granite columns. There are six monasteries: St. Nicolas of Anapavsa, Roussanou, Varlaam, Holy Trinity, Stefanos, and the grandest of all, Transformation (or Metamorphosis). It is Yosemite with monasteries. Next to Kalambaka is a string of monasteries that seem surreal. They are perched in impossible locations on massive granite columns. There are six monasteries: St. Nicolas of Anapavsa, Roussanou, Varlaam, Holy Trinity, Stefanos, and the grandest of all, Transformation (or Metamorphosis). It is Yosemite with monasteries.
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