Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki

Full-Day Trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki
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$64.71
Duration: 11 hours
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Description

There are few landscapes that excite the travelers as much as a visit to the enchanting Meteora.
The gigantic rocks with the breathtaking volume and height, as they sharply arise in the edge of a big flatland, interrupt the smooth landscape like they were unreal, form part of an impressive geological phenomenon that you can’t miss the chance to observe closely. Moreover, the human intervention in this eerie scenery is astonishing: Monasteries built in the highest point of the rocks, seem to hover between earth and sky, between human and divine element. In 1989, Meteora was added in the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO.

PLACES WE VISIT
• Two out of six Holy Monasteries of Meteora
• Kastraki (stop for rest and lunch in front of the magnificent view of Meteora)
EXCURSION DURATION
• 11 hours
DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCURSION
Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule.
Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high.
Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

There are few landscapes that excite the travelers as much as a visit to the enchanting Meteora.
The gigantic rocks with the breathtaking volume and height, as they sharply arise in the edge of a big flatland, interrupt the smooth landscape like they were unreal, form part of an impressive geological phenomenon that you can’t miss the chance to observe closely. Moreover, the human intervention in this eerie scenery is astonishing: Monasteries built in the highest point of the rocks, seem to hover between earth and sky, between human and divine element. In 1989, Meteora was added in the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO.