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Meteora

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The complex of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries built vertically on the rock towers of Meteora is one of the most awe inspiring in Greece. Hermits and mystics have been staying in rock caves here since the 9th century AD, although the first monastery wasnt established until around 1340. The steepest monastery Roussanou is inhabited by nuns who used to be winched up and down with ropes and nets as late as 1930.

tour_id: 10
departures: 8 a.m.
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This tour starts from your hotel in Athens. The approximate driving time to The Meteora is 4 hours.

duration: 14hours
arrival: 8 p.m.
14hours
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The Metéora known as the "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.

tour_story

The complex of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries built vertically on the rock towers of Meteora is one of the most awe inspiring in Greece. Hermits and mystics have been staying in rock caves here since the 9th century AD, although the first monastery wasnt established until around 1340. The steepest monastery Roussanou is inhabited by nuns who used to be winched up and down with ropes and nets as late as 1930.

14hours
tour_info

The Metéora known as the "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.

tour_id:
departures: 8 a.m.
duration: 14hours
arrival: 8 p.m.
additional_info:

This tour starts from your hotel in Athens. The approximate driving time to The Meteora is 4 hours.

The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron

This is the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was erected in the middle of 14th century.

The Holy Monastery of Varlaam

The second largest monastery in the Metéora complex. It was built in 1541 and embellished in 1548. A church, dedicated to All Saints, it was built in 1541/42 and decorated in 1548. The old refectory is used as a museum while north of the church is the parekklesion of the Three Bishops, built in 1627 and decorated in 1637.

The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas

Has a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. This monastery rests on the plain rather than on a cliff. It was shelled by the Nazis during World War II who believed it was harboring insurgents and was abandoned. Nuns took over and reconstructed it.

Monastery of the Holy Trinity

Is on top of the cliffs. It was built in 1475 and was remodeled in 1684, 1689, 1692, 1741.

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