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Meteora

Monks of Meteora

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Meteora
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £128 per person (excluding flights)
Meteora is like nowhere else on earth, with impressive rock formations towering high above the ground, adorned with ancient monasteries that have stood the test of time for centuries. These remarkable structures are exclusive to this region and have been rightfully recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the day hiking these formations, tracing the paths that wind through the majestic rock formations of Meteora. Among the monasteries that dot the rocky landscape, the Agia Triada Monastery stands out as a true gem. We’ll arrange for you to sleep in traditional mount-view hotel that is bursting with character. Nestled amidst the natural beauty of Meteora, it offers a serene retreat where you can unwind and reflect on the wonders you have witnessed throughout the day.
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Day 1 – Arrival Kastraki, near Meteora

As you arrive in the charming village of Kastraki, you will immediately notice the majestic mountains that dominate the landscape. These immense rock formations, with their distinct and unique shapes, will captivate your imagination. Look even closer and you’ll discover a sight that seems straight out of a fairy-tale – monasteries perched precariously on the summits of these towering rocks. You’ve now entered a world that you may have only thought existed in movies. Just a short distance from the village you’ll find your accommodation – a characteristic hotel that perfectly complements the unique atmosphere of Meteora. With its wooden balconies, charming garden, and, of course, breath-taking views, this hotel offers a serene and idyllic retreat where you can truly immerse yourself in the magic of the surroundings.

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Day 2 – Hike & monastery visit

Today it is time to admire the monasteries up close by heading to the tops of these mysterious dark grey rocks. In the past, reaching these sacred havens required a daring pulley system, but today, you can ascend to their heights on foot, navigating the stone stairs that wind their way up the rocky slopes. These monasteries were home to isolated communities of monks, seeking solitude and spiritual contemplation amidst the rugged beauty of Meteora. Today, while some remain inhabited by devoted monks, they also warmly welcome visitors to discover their rich history and experience their serene atmosphere. From the monastery terraces, you can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views that extend far beyond the rocky landscape. At the end of the day, return to your comfortable accommodation, where you can relax and absorb the serenity of Meteora.

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Day 3 – Transit from Meteora

After exploring this magical land, it’s time to bid farewell and continue your journey to your next destination. Whether you spent a day or more in this awe-inspiring place, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever grow tired of gazing upon the towering rocks and monasteries. As you depart Meteora, take a moment to pause and savour one last look at these unique wonders.

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