Meteora is a group of rock formations in central Greece that houses several Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The word Meteora means 'suspended in the air' which perfectly describes the geographical nature of these rock formations.
How do I get to Meteora?
The easiest way to get to Meteora is to fly into Athens and take a train or bus to Kalabaka, the nearest town to the monasteries. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to the monasteries.
Are there any rules or restrictions when visiting the monasteries?
Yes, there are some rules you should be aware of when visiting the monasteries. You must wear modest clothing, including long pants and covered shoulders. You may be asked to remove your shoes before entering certain areas of the monasteries. Photography is often not allowed inside the monasteries or in some specific areas.
What is the best time of year to visit Meteora?
The best time to visit Meteora is during the spring (April to June) or fall (September to November). The weather is usually mild, the crowds are smaller, and the scenery is breathtaking.
How long should I plan to stay in Meteora?
It is recommended to stay at least two days in Meteora to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, explore the monasteries, and go on hikes in the surrounding areas.