Private local tour of Meteora

Meteora is one of the most amazing places in Greece. Meaning "suspended in air" the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net that was hitched over a hook and hoisted up by rope and a hand cranked windlass to winch towers overhanging the chasm. Monks descended in the nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below to grow grapes, corn and potatoes. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage.

There are six monasteries that can be visited: Grand Meteoron, Varlaam, Roussanou, St. Stephen, Holy Trinity and St. Nikolaos, that can be visited only specific days and times.

For the local guided tour with a licensed tour guide of each monastery you will need approximately 1 hour. Usually during each local guided tour you will visit two of the monasteries, depending on the day and time of your visit.

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