- Central Greece, Thessaly
- Central Greece, Meteora, mountains, Orthodox monasteries, World Heritage sites
Breathtaking, inspiring, serene, extraordinary, impressive, magical, spiritual, mystical, immense are only a handful of words people use in a feeble effort to describe the Meteora phenomenon when they first glance at this marvel. The remarkable rock formations of Meteora crowned by the numerous Byzantine monasteries are now collectively listed as a World Heritage site and one of the most visited attractions of Greece.
Meteora means “suspended in the air” and is a true testament to the nature of this wondrous geological formation. These enormous, solid rocks, split by earthquakes and weathered by water and wind of the course of millions of years are nature’s authentic masterpiece in the blank canvas that is earth. The rocks tower to an astounding height of 600 meters and are sure to leave you amazed by their sheer magnitude.
The genuine charm of Meteora however, stems from the sheer spectacle of the six remaining Byzantine monasteries, seemingly glued atop the slender stone pinnacles. The monasteries, during the Turkish occupation, acted as beacons for the Hellenic Culture attracting philosophers, poets, painters and deep thinkers keeping the Greek tradition and culture alive. The inspiration and spirituality felt when faced by the awe for man’s achievements to express his religious drive will send shivers down one’s spine, even if not deeply religious.
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