Meteora in the heavens above Today You are here Home Tours Meteora in the heavens above Meteora EVERY WEDNESDAY: EXCURSION TO METEORA (ONE DAY TRIP TO FAMOUS MONASTERIES OF METEORA WITH A VISIT OF 2 MONASTERIES (GRAN METEORA AND VARLAAM) AND ALSO VISIT THE METSOVO! (PRICE INCLUDES LUNCH (With orders, Salad and main plate) and Includes also a Guide in the Bus and a PROFESSIONAL GUIDING inside the Monasteries Price does NOT Include the Entrance to Meteora monasteries In this full day tour we are going to visit one of the most extraordinary scenery in Greece. Metéora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece and all over Europe. The six monasteries, which consist Meteora, are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The exact date of the establishment of the monasteries is unknown. In 1344, Athanasios Koinovitis from Mount Athos brought a group of followers to Metéora. From 1356 to 1372, he founded the great Meteoron monastery on Broad Rock, which was perfect for the monks. The only means of reaching it was by climbing a long ladder, which was drawn up whenever the monks felt threatened. More than 20 monasteries were built, beginning in the 14th century. Six remain today. Access to the monasteries was originally (and deliberately) difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. Six of the monasteries remain today. Of these six, four were inhabited by men, and two by women. Each monastery has fewer than 10 inhabitants. The monasteries are now tourist attractions. On the way back to Parga you will stop in the famous mountain village of Metsovo for refreshment.. This famous village is well known for smoked cheese ‘Metsovone’, wood art and fantastic wine. Tweet Address: Kalabaka, Greece No offers available Your reservation Personal details Name * Surname * Phone * Email (*) Required Message Send reservation Your reservation has been successfully sent Please fill out all required personal details Related Check other great ToursGlyki Acheron RiverIonian Islands tourAlbania Land of EaglesCorfu Cosmopolitan and uniquePaxoi Everyday tours from Parga Customer reviews Your Name Description Send rating Please fill out all fields! Your rating has been successfully sent Price Location Staff Services Food Close Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.