The monasteries of Meteora

Meteora consists on a group of antique monasteries situated in the region of central Greece, next to the Pindus Mountains. This destination was added to the World Heritage list and is ideal to all those tourists who are fond of disciplines such as architecture, history, anthropology, and design among many others. This spot is often described as one of the most impressive sights a tourist could meet at any place in the world.

The Monasteries of Meteora were built during the 15th century with the main purpose of being a refuge in case of wars or any other major problematic situation. This way, these monasteries didn’t count with an easy access and actually reaching them and being able to enter to them would be very difficult. Actually, when they were just built, they could only be accessed through a rope and a net.

Towards the year 1920, these constructions went through a few changes and remodeling works which allowed them to be more easily accessed. Since these remodeling works, Meteora´s monasteries count with steps that lead to their entrances and which allow visitor to reach them without needing to go through the difficulties that existed before.

Nowadays, some of the monasteries have disappeared from the landscape of Meteora, although there still are a few of them left in which nuns and monks live and maintain them almost the same way they were many centuries ago. Besides being home of these nuns and monks, these monasteries are also converted into museums, allowing this way visitors to meet them and explore them while they can meet interesting objects and learn some facts about the history of the region.

Besides its monasteries, Meteora also offers some other unique and appealing attractions. Among these other attractions, there are the amazing sights visitors can have from them over the surroundings as well as over the impressive rock formations on which the antique buildings are built. These rocks are not only ideal for being observed but also for climbing, and it is not difficult to often see tourists who are fond of climbing practicing the sport during their visit or even approaching to this place with that purpose.