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Can’t live without travels! Wherever she goes she always looks for alternative spots or street art. A huge fan of Central Europe and off the beaten path places and a living proof that you can balance full time job and extensive travel!

Meteora, Greece in photos

Even if I’ve never been really interested in visiting Greece there were couple of places that I really wanted to see in this Mediterranean country. From the moment I saw Meteora photos I knew I need to see them, a complex of six monasteries located in the breathtaking scenery. The name of the place, Meteora, literally means “suspended in the air” and this term couldn’t be any more accurate. The monasteries – the oldest one dating back to 15th century – are built on high rock pillars that make the whole place look kind of abstract and surreal. Not to mention incredible beautiful!

Arriving to Meteora, Greece

It was late afternoon when I arrived to Meteora and from the moment I steped out of the train the scenery amazed me. Sleepy town was in shadow of breathtaking rocks that dominated the landscape. Fortunately my accomodation was not in the town of Kalabaka but in the village even closer to the monasteries. It was perfectly calm and quiet, the sun was shining, it was the beginning of spring time and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to relax after the hustle and bustle of Athens. I walked around a little bit, not meeting many people on my way and falling for the place more and more.

Self guided tour around monasteries in Meteora

The next morning I set off to see the monasteries. I heard many terrible stories about the twisting road leading to them but the hike up there was pretty fine, much easier than I expected. After each turn the scenery was getting better and better and I almost felt like pinching myself, it was hard to believe this place is real. When I saw the first monastery, of St. Nicholas Anapausas, I was standing in awe with my mouth open – it was a truly breathtaking sight and the building was literally suspended in the air. But the best was still to come – each monastery I’ve seen was better than the previous one and looking at the left me speachless!


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Unfortunately I didn’t visit any of them. I know, it’s a big mistake and I didn’t have a full experience as I’ve seen on Meteora photos. But the monasteries were either closed for the day / for renovations or full of school groups running around and screaming. I didn’t want the kids to ruin my perception of the place as I found it really spiritual, with an elevated vibe. Instead I spent quite much time just siting at the nearby rocks and staring at the incredible landscape and beautiful monasteries. It was just the beginning of spring, the day was warm and sunny and together with the scenery the day couldn’t be any more perfect…

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19 Paź '14

There are 8 Comments.

  1. IJ
    01:06 08/03/2015

    Thanks for the wonderful post. This is breathtaking! I am planning to visit Greece next month and I am definitely going here :)

    • kami
      22:41 08/03/2015

      don’t miss Meteora!! Pictures don’t fully show how amazing the place is! I bet you will enjoy it big time!

  2. Nas jakos meteory nie zachwycily, za duzo turystow cos ;). Ioaninna i Zagorohoria, o to to!

  3. no tam kiedyś się pojawię;-)

  4. I agree. The sights are simply surreal in Meteora!
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  5. Oh man, this popped up on my google searches at just the right time! I’m Headed to Greece next month and have 3 days in Kalambaka to see Meteora! Its so stunning! Thanks for your insights, they’ll help forsure!
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    • kami
      19:59 21/08/2017

      Have a great time there! Meteora and Kalambaka are so insanely beautiful!!!

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