The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos.Download the Travel Map of Greece
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The site of Meteora, as grandiose as it is, is located in an area that does not exceed 8 kilometers in diameter. Six monasteries can be visited and they are all located not far from each other. This proximity makes it easy to visit three or four monasteries in a day. We do not advise you to do more at the risk of getting bored (which would be a pity!). In one day, you can thus seize all the magic of this site. Nevertheless, we warmly recommend you to spend one or two night(s) there to admire this place at dawn and to walk in this forest of rocky peaks full of history and faith. At the foot of these giant cliffs, it takes time to take the measure of the exploits achieved by these hermit monks, isolated .... and yet capable of building architectural feats. If you can, take the time to go for a hike to visit Meteora. The natural site is grandiose. Of course, it climbs... but you will certainly keep a memorable souvenir. Some advice and practical information to visit the monasteries of Meteora: The steps of approach are often difficult because it is necessary to climb the rocky peaks. Stairs have been built but they are steep and sloping. Remember to take good shoes, sun protection and water. If you have difficulty moving around, we recommend the monastery of San Stefanos (no steps), or that of Roussano (less steep approach). Women must wear skirts and cover their shoulders to visit Meteora. Men must wear pants. If you don't have the proper attire, the monks always provide clothes to put on over your clothes. The entrance will not be refused, but be careful, sometimes the clothes will have to be paid for (especially at the great Varlaam). The entrance to each monastery costs 3 euros for tourists and it is free for Greeks. There are no organized visits inside the monasteries but the monks or nuns like to discuss with the tourists and explain the places to them. Many agencies in Kalambaka and Kastraki also offer organized tours to visit Meteora.
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