Exploring the Mystical Beauty of Meteora, Greece
September 15-16 2019
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Join me as I journey to one of Greece’s most enchanting and awe-inspiring destinations: Meteora. Picture yourself standing amidst towering cliffs, crowned with centuries-old monasteries that seem to defy gravity.
This epic rock formation in central Greece is home to one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. I had an incredible day wandering around these breathtaking monasteries which are built on immense natural pillars of rock. Watching the sunset here was magical and I was lucky enough to stumble across a festival and parade on the way back to the hostel in Kalambaka.
Nestled in the heart of mainland Greece, Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will leave you speechless. The word “Meteora” translates to “suspended in the air,” and once you set foot in this magical place, you’ll understand why. The region is famous for its unique rock formations that soar dramatically from the ground, creating an otherworldly landscape that seems straight out of a fairy tale.
The main highlight of Meteora is its breathtaking monasteries. Built atop these towering rock pillars, the monasteries provide a sense of spiritual retreat and a glimpse into the past. Originally, there were around 24 monasteries, but only six remain today. These remarkable structures, dating back to the 14th century, are a testament to human determination and devotion.
To visit the monasteries, you’ll need to navigate narrow winding roads that lead up to the cliffs. Once you arrive, be prepared to climb steps carved into the rocks or take a thrilling ride in a suspended basket to reach the entrances. As you explore each monastery, you’ll be rewarded with stunning frescoes, religious artifacts, and panoramic views that will take your breath away.
Meteora is not just a place of awe-inspiring beauty; it’s also a spiritual sanctuary. Take a moment to meditate or simply sit in silence, absorbing the serene energy that permeates the air. The stillness and tranquility of this unique destination will provide you with a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The mystique, history, and natural grandeur of this Greek gem make it an unforgettable destination for any traveler. So, whenever you’re ready to embark on a real-life adventure, be sure to put Meteora at the top of your bucket list. Trust me; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!