Full-day Tour from Corfu to Meteora, Greece
On this guided tour you will visit two monasteries, Kalambaka town and a traditional Epirotic restaurant, where you can try many local specialties. Meteora means "Suspended in the air" in Greek. The sandstone rocks look like they have been dropped from the sky. Rising 400 m above the Peneas Valley, the monks thought that the position of the rocks was God’s work, so they could be closer to him. As early as the 11th century monks inhabited the mountains and began to build their monasteries. Working under impossible conditions, all construction materials were winched up in baskets. By the 15th century 24 monasteries had been built. Today there are only six left, with four, Agios Stephanos, Aghia Trias, Varlaam and Great Meteoron, housing religious orders. Here, the Orthodox Religion has continued, uninterrupted, for over 600 years. The monasteries represent a unique architectural and artistic achievement and are the 2nd largest monastic pilgrimage after Mount Athos. Whether you are a believer, a spiritual seeker or a cultural traveler this is an unforgettable journey to a truly emotive place.
Highlights: Meteora, monasteries, Agios Stephanos, Agia Trias, Varlaam, Great Meteoron.
Departure: daily. Includes: a professional tour guide, hotel pick-up and drop-off, ferry boat tickets, 2 monasteries visit. Optional: food and drinks. Minimum 1 person.