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A cultural tour in Greece is never complete without visiting the Meteora: an astonishing geological phenomenon combined with some of the most impressive byzantine art and architecture in the country! In the heart of region Thessaly, just above the small town of Kalambaka rise the Meteora rocks. On top of these rocky pillars, created some 15 million years ago, medieval hermits built their monasteries, to reach as close to God as possible. As the monasteries grew more important, rich imperial funding and donations arrived. Some of the most important byzantine masters decorated the monasteries with stunning works of art. This way, natural beauty meets with human art, creating one of the most famous landscapes of Greece.
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The Meteora are among the highlights of Greece: here you will enjoy both a unique natural landscape, made of rock formations and one of the most astonishing aspects of byzantine art and architecture in the monasteries. You will discover interesting aspects about the geology of central Greece and the history of Middle Ages in Greece. What is interesting about the Meteora tour is that it combines both a cultural and a nature-related tour, that can leave strong memories and your camera full of gorgeous photos!
The monasteries of the Meteora lie on top of the rocks, where you have to walk. It’s not a difficult walk, though it could be a problem for people with walking difficulties. During the warm season, you should carry with you a hat, sunscreen and water. Comfortable walking shoes are advised.
08:00 Departure from Thessaloniki.
11:00 Arrival at Kalambaka and visit to the first monastery.
12:00 Photo stop along the way to the second monastery.
12:30 Visit to the second monastery.
13:30 Stop in Kalambaka for rest and lunch (not included).
15:00 Departure to Thessaloniki
18:00 Return to Thessaloniki.