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Meteora monasteries (15 hours)

Code Tour-7
Category Religion
Duration 15 hours approximately
Tour details.

This excursion gives us the opportunity, to visit the famous geological phenomenon of Meteora rocks and the monasteries, which are buildt on top of the rocks in the 10th century.

The Metéora, "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII.

Departure from Corfu early in the morning by ferry and drive to the city of Kalambaka, located close to Meteora. After lunch we will drive between the rocks up to the top of the rocks and visit the famous monastery of Varlaam and the Monastery of Roussanou, the only monastery in Meteora with female inhabitants, nuns. Please bear in mind that these are holy places and dress accordingly.

In the afternoon return to Igoumenitsa and by ferry back to Corfu.

 

All our bus tours, including complimentary :

  •     Drinking water
  •     Ginger beer ( local beer with ginger )
  •     Refreshments tissues
  •     Expenses of personal consumption
  •     Ferry tickets ( 12.00 euro per person return )
  •     Entrances to the monasteries
  •     Proffesional guide ( 250.00 euro for full day)
  •     Proffesional photographer
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