The mountaintop monasteries at Meteora (it means `suspended in the air`) are a marvel of human creativity. Located in the middle of the mountains in the heart of the Greece, these iconic buildings perched up on a rocky cliff have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and are among the most fascinating monasteries in the world. Whether you’re here to embrace your spiritual aura, take breathtaking picture, or to just soak up the amazing views, the Meteora is one destination that should not be skipped. Meteora is an exquisite complex that consists of huge dark stone pillars rising outside Trikala, near the mountains of Pindos. The monasteries that sit on top of these rocks make up the second most important monastic community in Greece, after Mount Athos in Halkidiki.
Ancient Mainland Greece!. Explore Greece`s capital city, Athens (the cradle of civilization and home of democracy; topped with ancient Acropolis and its colonnaded Parthenon Temple). Continue to Kalambaka (a unique area in Greece, full of impressive, massive rock formations and with one of the most important religious complexes in Greece: -Meteora- with its byzantine monasteries perched on top of steep rocks). Finally, have a wonderful stay in Thessaloniki (renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece`s cultural capital). On the way, traveling in private transfers, you will stop for a visit to these Greek historic sites: Delphi (home to the world-famous oracle) and Veria(important city of the Byzantine Empire). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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