The famous monasteries of Meteora are built at the tops of the rocks, and they constitute the largest monastic state of Greece, after Mount Athos. Since 1988 Meteora is included in the list of Unesco as a World Heritage Site. The first hermits arrived at the rocks of Meteora around 1100a.C. and until 1500a.C. there were founded 24 monasteries. Today, only six of themstill host monks and the rest 15 are uninhabitated and deserted.
The monasteries of Meteora are located 20 kilometers from the city of Trikala. You can access Meteora following the National Road Trikala-Ioannina. Distance from Athens 364km and 255km from Thessaloniki.
Accommodation option includes hotels, guesthouses and campings near Meteora, at village Kastraki and Kalampaka with a wonderful view to the rocks of Meteora.