Grand Meteora Hotel
Grand Meteora Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Kastraki. It also offers a sun deck, a 24-hour…SHOW ON MAP
Divani Meteora Hotel
Located in Kalambaka and presenting unique views of Meteora, Divani Meteora Hotel provides 4-star accommodation, as well…SHOW ON MAP
What to do in Meteora
Stone giants and humble hermits In Thessaly, a forest of mind-bending stone monoliths rises perpendicular to the…SHOW ON MAP
Visit Kastraki, a village nestled among the rocks
By far the prettiest village in the area, Kastraki fits snugly at the base of the giant…SHOW ON MAP
Meteora, Useful Information
Police 24320-76100 Fire Department 24320-79200 Ambulance 166 Health Center 2432-350000 Pharmacy 24320-22230, 22424, 23226, 23380, 23411, 24385,…SHOW ON MAP
PALAZZO, Cafe Bar Restaurant in Meteora
We picked the most beautiful location, with breathtaking views to create a pleasant and functional space for…SHOW ON MAP
Meteora is certainly not the place for extreme nightlife, as it is mostly a spiritual place. You…SHOW ON MAP
Meteora means ‘suspended in space’. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you gasping in disbelief. But it’s not just the incredible geology that stretches your imagination. It’s the monasteries balanced on these pinnacles. How did they get there? The monks who built them were the original rock climbers, lifting the materials up with pulleys, nets and their bare hands.
Today, fans of the sport come to Meteora from the world over, to pit themselves against these gigantic rocks. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site. The Greek state calls it a sacred spot, inviolate and immutable. You’ll no doubt come up with other adjectives to describe Meteora, this wonder of the world.
Hidden gems of Meteora
The multi-arched bridge of Sarakina
Heading from Kalambaka towards Trikala, you’ll come to the historic hamlet of Sarakina 8km outside town. It’s worth the trip to see the largest stone bridge in Trikala prefecture, a famous six-arched edifice, which went up in the 16th century. It is one of the most interesting attractions in the area.
The Theopetra Cave
Just 4km outside Kalambaka, another surprising sight awaits you in the shape of an enormous cave, whose main chamber measures about 500 sq. m. Scientists calculate that the formation of the limestone Theopetra (or god-rock) Cave occurred during the late Cretaceous period, 137 million to 60 million years ago. It was inhabited as early as 50,000 years ago.
Hiking and mountain biking in Meteora
Hiking in Meteora is relaxing and exciting at the same time. You can join a group through one of the many adventure tourism agencies in the area. Mountain biking is another enticing option.