The Meteora is the second, to Mount Athos, largest complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. All six monasteries are built on natural stone rock pillars located in central Greece, close to Pindus Mountains and Pineios River. The nearest town – Kalambaka – is full of hotels and restaurants. Meteora’s monasteries are accessible by stairs cut into rock formations, originally made for nuns and monks. Two monasteries are still inhabited by nuns (Monastery Roussanou and the Holy Monastery of St. Stephen).
The largest monastery, called “The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron”, was erected as the first monastery in 14th century. Other monasteries comprise: The Holy Monastery of Rousanou, The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas, The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen, The Holy Monastery of Varlaam, The Monastery of the Holy Trinity.
If you are based in Athens it is better to book a room for one night in Kalambaka. One day trip from Athens can be exhausting. There is a direct train, leaving daily in the morning from Athens and a one way trip takes about 5 hours. You can also take a bus which is two times more expensive and the trip is not much shorter, it takes about 4,5 hours. The most comfortable way to get to Meteora from Athens is for sure renting a car (the trip takes about 4 hours, of course depending on the traffic). If you want to rent a car we recommend smaller rent-a-car companies which are cheaper than the big ones such as Hertz, Budget, Avis or Sixt. For example cost of one day rental of an economy (class B) car in a small rental office was about 35 EUR per day (including full insurance).
Vancouver based photographer, writer, educator & speaker. Fujifilm Brand Ambassador.
Giving and Receiving Blessings
Activist. Writer. Explorer.
The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams
Eat. Drink. Explore.
Style Stories and Travel Tales!
by Laura Byrnes
Seeking the beauty in the midst of chaos
Foreign Lands, Fine Food, London Landmarks & Married Life
Life is just a story. And I've got a pen.
Learning and teaching the art of composition.
Travel Blog - Europe and the USA
young happy free
Traveling: leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.
European travels of a chocoholic London lover
"We make bitter better."
Stories told through Words, Photographs, Videos & Sounds
To See a World in a Grain of Sand...
Atlanta's Inspiration Station
#travel #photo #blog
By Lisa Smith Molinari
best hotel districts, restaurants & tips on the Metro, trams, buses, airports for tourists on a trip to visit Milan on a conference, convention or trade show, plus museums, cathedrals and other sights & attractions
The feisty, five foot two, forty-three-year-old perspective on reading, writing, running, moments, memories, mistakes, Paris, people, and purpose. And stuff.
Blog przygodowy. Asia i Kondi - mamy kota na punkcie podróży!
The UK based Lulu Bags is a distributor, wholesaler, retailer, importer, and manufacturer of fashion bags, evening bags, fashion accessories, and scarves.
I'm a woman in my 40's and finally feeling that I know who I am and why I am, I would like to share the shadows from my life. Having got here fairly intact and along the way found the ability to take a step back and see things more clearly it is my hope that perhaps by blogging I may help others through their own dark places.
A Generation of People Who Have Mistaken His Light for Darkness
Bringing you love through spirit!
Our choices define our Experience
My Eye's View
An American's travel stories from backpacking around the world
Can be just about anything
My Adventures with Photography, World Travel and Delectable Cuisine.
Percetakan, Foto Copy, Penjilidan, Pengetikan, Design Grafhis, Print dan Komputer
Ideas change people. People change the world.
A blog on life, universe and everything!
The Riparian Times is a boutique publication with musings about life, travel, fashion and art.
If you wear your heart on your sleeve, join the club.
Travel pictures, maps and information on my trips to Peru, Italy, Egypt, Portugal, Nicaragua, Greece, Spain, Costa Rica, Macedonia and more
pedaling towards a sustainable world
Scrapki. Piękne rzeczy. Wielkie przyjemności.
visual scouting of everyday life and interesting creations.
my travels near and far
Parchment, Photography, Sewing & The Stories Within