Post Tagged with: "Meteora"

  • Visiting Meteora and the Monasteries

    Adventure, Religious Tourism March 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm 2 comments

    Meteora is a complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries built the into natural sandstone pillars on the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly. It is believed that the original monasteries built in the 11th and 12th centuries were used by hermit monks seeking isolation. During the Turkish occupation of Greece […]

     
  • Where to go for island-hopping

    Travel Greece September 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

    Diapontia islands Corfu is becoming a gateway for exploring the surrounding small islands, as well as mainland Greece. Ask around the ports of Agios Stefanos, Roda/Sidari or Corfu town and you can usually find a boat to take you north-west to the lovely Diapontia islands of Othoni (the biggest island, […]

     
  • Climbing in Meteora

    Adventure, Climbing August 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

    The Metéora 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 […]