One day excursion to Meteora
The imposing Meteora are located in the heart of continental Greece, in the Trikala district, about 2,5 hours from Thessaloniki (225 km). You can either participate in one of the organized one day excursions (for more information contact Zorpidis Travel Services, tel. 2310 244400, www.zorpidis.gr) or visit this place on your own so that you can experience the awe when you see this truly breathtaking and unique geological spectacle.
On the top of the gigantic rocks of Meteora you will see the 6 still standing of the 30 monasteries that have been built here. You will learn more about the history of monasticism, which starts in the beginning of the 11th century. The remaining monasteries are Metamorphosis of Sotiros -also known as Megalo Meteoro-Varlaam, Agios Stephanos, Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas, Rousanos and Agia Triada. Most of them date back to the 14th century, and they have been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Monuments since 1989.