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The history of the Meteora rocks

METEORA, an “art of Nature”, is a rocky forest, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In 1995 the Hellenic government declared it a “sacred area”, belonging to all and protected from any change or interference. The huge rocks were formed millions of years ago, from a mixture of sand, stones, pebbles and hard gravel, when the three rivers that came to the lake, brought all kinds of raw materials. The petrified pillars of METEORA are extraordinary, with horizontal stripes and strange shapes, reaching 600 m tall. What makes them even more remarkable are the exquisite monasteries, built by hermits during the 9th c. AD, at the pinnacles of the rocks. For centuries these towers of sandstone provided cliff-top retreat for the monks.

Sit at the edge of one of these massive rocks, and let your mind travel millions of years back, when the big lake covered the whole valley. As a result of a very strong earthquake, the water went into the Aegean Sea, and the lake dried out, recovering all this natural beauty that you see in front of you today. This is the most probable explanation of how all these rocks were formed. You will confront a geological phenomenon which is universally unique, where words like, “admire, unexplainable, impressive” describe its size, only to a point.

GUIDED TOURS IN SHARED BUSES

 

Duration in days
Guided or Private
Highlights, Places visited
Guided tour in shared bus
Delphi, Thermopylae, Meteora
Guided Tour in shared bus
1 night Delphi, 1 night Meteora
Guided tour in shared bus
2 nights in Kalambaka
Guided tour in shared bus, o/night in Nafplion
Argolis, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora
Guided tour in shared bus
Argolis, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora
Guided tour in shared bus
Argolis, Olympia, Delphi & 2 nights Meteora
Guided in shared bus – o/night in Nafplion
Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & 1 night in Kalambaka
Guided in shared bus
Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & 2n in Kalambaka
Local Meteora SUNSET Tour in Kalambaka
Organized with tour leader, 25.00€
Visit one monastery and take beautiful photos
Local Meteora morning 4 hrs tour
Organized with tour leader, 25.00 €
Organized with tour leader, 25.00 €
 

 

INDEPENDENT TRIPS TO METEORA BY TRAIN

 

Duration 1n days

Guided or Private

Highlights

Independent train trip and taxi tour
Train trip Athens-Kalambaka-Athens & private taxi tour
1 day Meteora, train & shared bus
Independent train trip
Train & tour of Meteora in shared bus
Independent train trip
Train ticket & hotel
Independent train trip
Train ticket, hotel, Sunset & morning tour
3 days/2 nights Meteora and Delphi trip on your own for 138.00 €
Well organized independent trip
Train, taxi and intercity bus