The imposing rocks with the Meteora monasteries are located on mainland Greece, in Thessaly in the region of Trikala. Meteora is one of the most striking and impressive monuments of the world, protected by UNESCO and the most important in Thessaly. After the holy Mount Athos, this is the most important monastic center of Greece. Meteora definitely belongs to the Top 10 sights of Greece.

“The high Meteora rocks with the monasteries are impressive.”

In the 11th century, the first ascetics came to the untrodden peaks of the imposing rocks and built the “Skiti” of Doupiani. In the 14th century, Saint Athanasios Meteoritis formed the first organized monastic community on the rock of Megalo (great) Meteoro. Twenty-four monasteries have spread over the rocks since then in more than 600 years.

Today, only the monasteries of Megalo Meteoro, Varlaam, Agia Triada, Agios Stefanos, Rousanou and Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas still exist and are still in use. Every day, visitors from all over the world gather here to view the monasteries, meditate and pray. They get to know the life of the monks, admire the indescribable nature, the artistic architecture, and study the historical remains. The area is characterized by monasteries built on high rocky pillars.

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