The unusual story of the Meteora Monasteries

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

There are many different kinds of amazing monuments in Greece. Towns, ancient buildings, special monuments and many more! The one we are going to talk about today is pretty unusual but has a spectacular story! But before we dive in right into our chapter, I have something very special made for you!

Trivia Time!

Did you know that the rocks of Meteora are composed of a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate.

Meteora became a World Heritage Site in 1988.

The Meteora Monasteries is a famous rock-climbing destination, with people coming from all over the world to reach the top.


The History

About 60 million years ago, a series of earth movements pushed the seabed upwards creating a high plateau, causing several vertical lines in the dense layer of sandstone which later became the Meteora Monasteries.

The speciality of Meteora Monasteries

Arising from the Plain of Thessaly in Greece, Metéora is a beautiful group of vertical rocks, with an average height of 300 metres, which time has twisted into beautiful rock formations. And sits atop these rocks are the beautiful monasteries of Metéora, which appear to hang in the air above the rocks, and are some of the most magical attractions in all of Greece! Constructed from 1356 onwards, there were once 24 monasteries, but that number has decreased over the centuries, and today there are just six monasteries that are still intact.

Reaching the Monasteries

"How to reach the Monasteries?" is a big question. Luckily, we have all the travel info you need! To reach the Athens in Greece from India, You need to take the flight from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India to The Athens International Airport in Greece. You can book a flight which will take you to the place via Bengaluru and Frankfurt Airport. Then you can take a tour at the Meteora Monasteries by taking the bus going to Trikala and then taking the bus to Kalampaka. From there you need to book a guided tour to the Monasteries.

A nice farewell

So, I hope that you loved the tour to the Meteora Monasteries and by saying this, I shall bid my farewell with a little quote for inspiration. But Until next time, Adios!

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

Also check out my other posts about the beauty of Greece...

1. Exploring the beauty of Rhodes Town.

2. The eye-dazzling beauty of Zakynthos.

3. The beauty of Corfu Town.

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