Meteora

Is the cross of Greek civilization and the orthodox through out the centuries. A strange region filled with outcrops of giant rocks in the form of towers and pinnacles, ranging in height from 100 to 150 metres, overlooking the town of Kalambaka.

 

Once a flourishing monastic community with 24 monasteries, Meteora now has only 5, built in the 14th C. by monks seeking isolation and spiritual salvation.

 

The most remarkable features of the monasteries are their doomed roofs, wooden galleries, and their upper stories which project precariously over the ladders and net hoists. Byzantine museums exhibit superb icons, old manuscripts and unique mosaics and frescoes.