Greece is one of the most beautiful countries you will ever visit, with a rich landscape and culture. There are hundreds of places you can visit in this country, from the famous islands and beaches to small picturesque villages and mountains. One of the most famous destinations in Greece is Meteora.
Many excursions in Greece include a visit to Meteora. Meteora is located 20 km from Trikala, one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, and is close to Kalambaka. Meteora is a meteoric landscape with rocks up to 400 metres high. Apart from the strangeness and beauty of Meteora, it is the most important monastic community in the Greek Orthodox area. This makes it one of the most magnificent and unique geological monuments not only in Greece but in the whole world. The unique phenomenon of Meteora is the result of geological changes and turbulence on the earth's surface that have lasted for millions of years.
Meteora has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.
Why should you visit Meteora?
Another reason to choose Meteora for one of your trips in Greece, apart from the magnificent huge rocks that make you feel like you are on top of the world, is Kastraki. This is a traditional listed settlement very close to Meteora. In Kastraki you can enjoy traditional cuisine, relax with a Greek coffee or try sweet creations that will surprise your palate. There is also a museum of natural history and mushrooms where you can learn more about the hidden treasures of the area. The Theopetra Cave, on the other hand, is similarly fascinating. This massive rock contains human footprints that are 130 000 years old.
There is also the option of seeing Meteora in 3D or 2D at the planetarium.
What other famous destinations are there in Greece?
Some other famous destinations in Greece are Kavala, Zakynthos, Ikaria, Pelion, Kalamata, Corfu and of course the famous islands of Santorini and Mykonos.