Meteora has always been one of my favorite destinations. Why? It’s a magical place located in the middle of Greece and a beautiful UNESCO world heritage that offers a very good photography spot for landscape photographers. This is the main reason of my travel to Meteora: photography and landscapes. In the meantime, I also wanted to visit the monasteries situated on the top of the hills. Here’s a post dedicated to Visit Meteora Travel. I’m sure it can convince you to add Meteora to your bucket list.
Visit Meteora Travel – Where it is?
Meteora is located in the center of Greece. You can reach it easily by the bus from 2 cities, Thessalonikki or Volos. Although it’s probably faster from Volos, I went from Thessalonikki as I wanted to visit this city first.
Anyway these two cities have airports. From the airports, you can easily reach the bus station and take a bus to Kalambaka (around 2 hrs), which is the main village of the area located at the feet of Meteora (this is the name of the touristic spot and monasteries).
Visit Meteora Travel – Best time to go?
I came to Kalambaka in August during summer because I made this trip together with other Greek places. But the heat made the climbs rather difficult, so it’s preferable to visit during May or June.
Visit Meteora Travel – What to see?
Kalambaka is a small village. In order to fully appreciate its beauty, I recommend around 3/4 days, considering that not all of monasteries have the same closing time. In Kalambaka, you can find many tourist shops, good restaurants and information. I recommend you to visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary in Kalambak and take photos at the top of the monasteries during sunset.
There are a total 7 monasteries at the top of the hills in Meteora, they are:
Visit Meteora Travel – Travel tips
To visit the monasteries, you can take the bus that depart from Kalambaka to Meteora by the main street that circumnavigates the whole area. Another way to reach Meteora is by foot. There’s a hiking path that links directly to the feet of the monastery of Agios Triados. During my stay in Kalambaka, I tried this option and it’s an experience that I’ll never forget.
It needs around 2 hrs to reach the bottom of Agios Triados, then another 1000 steps to get to the top. If you don’t have much time or if you are not physically fit, you can opt for the bus option instead.
Visit Meteora Travel – Where to eat?
Kalambaka has many restaurants and their variety is very wide. There are restaurants for all kinds of food at good prices. There are also some pubs and other places where you can hang out after dinner.
Traveling to Meteora is a unique experience. It’s a fusion of Greek history, relaxing pace and beautiful landscape. If you want to explore the beauty of Greece, the tasty food and the hospitality of the locals, there’s no better place than Meteora.
About Giuseppe Sapori
Giuseppe Sapori is a professional landscape photographer and travel blogger. He was born and lives in Rome, a fascinating place of culture and art. However he calls himself a lover of travel and adventures, over the years he has developed a keen interest in the discovery of new places especially for city art or places of natural beauty.
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