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We are locals, we love Meteora as we grew up here and we have a lot of insides to share with you about this magical place. Skim through our blog and discover food recipes from our grandmas, secret Meteora hiking trails and history and myths of Kalampaka. You can also read our special tips on how to come here as well as our recommendations on food, activities and many more!

12

Jan

The monastery of Varlaam to remain closed until February 20 2017

We would like to inform you that the monastery of Varlaam will remain closed until February 20 2017.

30

Jun

Cave of Theopetra Closed

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra will remain closed indefinitely, for safety inspections.

27

Apr

Changes in the bus schedules during Easter

We would like to inform you of the updated bus schedules during Easter 2016.

26

Apr

Train Strike during Easter

We would like to inform you that there is going to be a train strike, starting on Saturday, April 30 at 6:00PM and ending at Monday, May 2 at 10:00AM.

14

Apr

Visit Meteora DMC Honored with Gold Tourism Award for its Destination Management

Greek destination management company Visit Meteora received a Gold Award at the Tourism Awards 2016 held on Wednesday, April 6, at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall.

 

15

Mar

Cave of Theopetra Closed until April 7th

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra will remain closed until April 7th.

Greek Salad

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09

Mar

Greek Salad

Greek salad, or horiatiki salata, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, and crumbly feta chees.

02

Mar

Conquering The Great Saint Via Ferrata In Meteora

Scrambling and climbing our way to the top of the Great Saint, on the epic via ferrata in Meteora. By our guest blogger Lesh.

01

Feb

The monastery of Great Meteoron closed on February 2016

We would like to inform you the the monastery of Great Meteoron will remain closed for the entire February of 2016.

16

Dec

Recipe of the Week: Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes are special Greek Christmas cookies made with butter and almonds and dusted with powdered sugar, kourabiedes are melomakarona's best friends!

11

Dec

Recipe of the Week: Melomakarona (Honey Cookies with Walnuts)

The de-facto traditional Christmas Greek cookie, flavored with orange and brandy that are bathed in a sweet honey syrup and topped with chopped walnuts.

27

Nov

Recipe of the Week: Meatball Soup (Giouvarlakia)

A fantastic recipe for a cold winter's day.

17

Nov

Few tips on how to better organize an itinerary for your Meteora visit

Making plans to visit Meteora and you are not sure which is the best itinerary for your travel plans? You are on the right place! Below we have prepared some tips and suggestions on how to better organize an itinerary for your Meteora visit.

06

Oct

Video: What to See and Do in Meteora

Situated in Thessaly, Meteora lies in the heart of Greece. Meteora literally translates into 'suspended in the air’. Here David shows and tells us what to see and do in Meteora, Greece.

22

Sep

Exciting Trip for Talented Travel Bloggers and Writers Exploring 3 Major Tourist Attractions in Greece

Greece is a very special travel destination. To celebrate these rare qualities the country possesses, Visit Meteora travel board recently announced they are having an exciting educational trip for talented travel writers, to three of Greece's major tourist attractions, Athens, Meteora and Olympus mountain from Oct. 20th – Oct. 28th, 2015.  Excitement surrounding the trip is very high.

25

Jun

How to travel from Meteora to Delphi

Traveling from Meteora to Delphi is a question we encounter alot and we know it can be quite confusing at times. This blog post is meant to end that confusion.

08

Jun

Cave of Theopetra closed between June 9 and June 19

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra will remain closed between June 9 and June 19.

15

May

How to book train tickets in Greece online: An illustrated guide

We know that, when it comes to booking your train tickets online in Greece, the company's website can be a bit frustrating. Let us guide you through it!

01

May

Cave of Theopetra closed on May 5 and 6

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra will remain closed on May 5 and 6.

29

Apr

Meteora on May Day 2015

We would like to inform you that on May Day 2015, there will be no trains from Athens or Thessaloniki to Meteora and the public buses to Meteora will opperate under Sunday's schedule.

08

Apr

Cave of Theopetra opening times for Easter 2015

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra's opening days will be different for the Easter weekend.

27

Mar

5 προτάσεις που θα μετατρέψουν την επίσκεψή σας στα Μετέωρα αυτό το Πάσχα σε μια αξέχαστη εμπειρία

Αφουγκραστείτε τον ήχο και ανυψώστε τις αισθήσεις σας μέσα από 5 προτάσεις που ετοιμάσαμε για σας και μετατρέψτε την πασχαλινή σας επίσκεψη στα Μετέωρα σε μια μοναδική εμπειρία.

19

Mar

Μετέωρα: Μεγαλώνοντας μεταξύ ουρανού και γης

Ανεβαίνοντας ψηλά πάνω στις κορυφές των Μετεωρίτικων βράχων νιώθεις την ανάσα σου να κόβεται και το βλέμμα να χάνεται μέσα στην επιβλητική ομορφιά αυτού του μοναδικού τοπίου.

Yes, I Do

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02

Feb

Yes, I Do

Meteora marks the beginning of a new life for two visitors!

22

Jan

Getting to Meteora from Athens

Are you searching to find the most convenient way to visit Meteora from Athens? This blog post was written with a sole purpose to help choose the best possible way on how to arrive at Meteora from Athens.

20

Jan

Great Meteoron Monastery Closed

We would like to inform you that the Great Meteoron Monastery will remain closed from February 2nd to February 14th 2015.

08

Jan

The unknown Minyans: The hidden history behind the legends and myths (Part 2)

In this second part we will find out the connection of the Minyans to our place and the possibility of more such incredible engineering feats to lurk hidden under our noses.

15

Dec

The unknown Minyans: The hidden history behind the legends and myths (Part 1)

An out of this world place like Meteora it would be rather strange if it didn’t have the kind of legends and mysteries that spark the imagination of people. Faint memories of our prehistory preserved inside of our myths and the stories we tell to our children.

19

Nov

Η κλιματική αλλαγή τα τελευταία 2000 χρόνια και τα Μετέωρα

Οι επιστήμονες που ασχολούνται με την κλιματική αλλαγή τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες μέσα από επισταμένες μελέτες και αναλύσεις στοιχείων που έχουν συλλέξει από πολλές διαφορετικές πηγές όπως δείγματα από αρχαίους πάγους της Ανταρκτικής ή από κορμούς υπεραιωνόβιων δέντρων έχουν καταφέρει να ανασυνθέσουν με αρκετή ακρίβεια τις παγκόσμιες κλιματολογικές συνθήκες που επικρατούσαν κατά το παρελθόν.

18

Nov

Cave of Theopetra closed

We would like to inform you that the Cave of Theopetra will remain closed until December 5th 2014.

After that date, the cave will be open from 9am to 3pm every day except Monday.

Visit Meteora Team

29

Oct

A Breathtaking Day of Hiking

The clouds hung high over our heads and enhanced the appearance of the Meteora Monasteries in an almost sinister fashion. Skies were dark and the air chilled, but the gloriousness of the Meteora Monasteries shone bright as if the sun was beaming down like a spot light.

11

Sep

Προσφορές Ξενοδοχείων για το City Trail Meteora

Το City TRAIL Meteora φρόντισε για όλους εσάς που θα θέλατε να περάσετε ενα όμορφο διήμερο στην Καλαμπάκα κατά την διεξαγωγή του αγώνα στις 25-26 του Οκτώβρη!

05

Aug

The legend of the Dragon's Cave

There is a story told to all children in the area about the old times when a Dragon used to leave inside a huge cave underneath Varlaam monastery.

07

May

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Soup

The wine and the tsipouro, a necessary aperitif of the local foods, have great effect over the last years even outside the borders of the country.

06

May

The Hermits of Meteora

The holy Meteora, one of the most admirable and awe inspiring sceneries in the world, with their gigantic rocks reaching heights of more than 600 meters, so many centuries ago it was formed here one of the most important monastic communities of Greece.

29

Apr

Recipe of the Week: Traditional Leek Pie with home-made phyllo

The gastronomy of the region is part of its tradition. The locals’ way of life, work and their habits are all reflected on their trade mark.

28

Apr

A few tips and ideas to make a memorable visit at Meteora

The majority of our 3 million visitors tend to organize very hasty trips to Meteora of just 1 day or even less of only few hours! Visiting the area and all the monasteries in only 1 day let alone in few hours is next to impossible.

24

Apr

Recipe of the Week: Zigouri Lamb in Clay Casserole

At the taverns of the region one can enjoy the local cuisine. Namely, the pies with the uncountable thin layers of pastry which women uniquely spread, to milkcheese and tsalafouti and the tasteful food cooked in casserole from clay over the fire.

23

Apr

St George the Mandilas, the origins of a 300 years old Meteora tradition

Saint George was a Greek who became an officer in the Roman army. His father was the Greek Gerondios from Cappadocia Asia Minor and his mother was the Greek Polychronia from the city Lyda. Lyda was a Greek city from the times of the conquest of Alexander the Great (333 BC), now in Israel. He became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian. He is venerated as a Christian martyr.

15

Apr

Recipe of the Week: Lentil Soup

Women’s cooperatives with their preserve sweets and their liqueur are making sure that the traditional practices are established while every visitor must make a mandatory stop have to taste the most popular sweet the thick soap-like Halvas from Farsala.

15

Apr

Train Strike on 19, 20 and 21 of April

We would like to inform you that there will be a train strike from Saturday the 19th to Monday 21st. Due to that, there will be no trains to and from Meteora on these days.

14

Apr

The Great Meteoron monastery

Definitely the biggest and one of the most impressive monasteries in Meteora is the Holy Monastery of Transfiguration of Jesus, best known as Great Meteoron.

08

Apr

Recipe of the Week: Spetzofai with Sausage from Pelion

The wine and the tsipouro, a necessary aperitif of the local foods, have great effect over the last years even outside the borders of the country.

04

Apr

5 Reasons why you should Visit Meteora in 2014

We've got the top five reasons you should Visit Meteora in 2014 gathered up in a nice infographic.

01

Apr

Recipe of the Week: Bobota Pie

The gastronomy of the region is part of its tradition. The locals’ way of life, work and their habits are all reflected on their trade mark.

26

Mar

Δύο φανταστικές ταξιδιωτικές ιστορίες από ένα όχι και τόσο μακρινό μέλλον

Δύο φανταστικές ιστορίες τουρισμού των Μετεώρων από ένα όχι και τόσο μακρινό μέλλον.

18

Mar

Recipe of the Week: Milk Pie

Women’s cooperatives with their preserve sweets and their liqueur are making sure that the traditional practices are established while every visitor must make a mandatory stop have to taste the most popular sweet the thick soap-like Halvas from Farsala.

17

Mar

The return of the Neophrons

Most of the locals remember the times when large birds of prey flew graciously among the high tops of the rocks here in Meteora. Eagles, vultures, hawks and other majestic birds of prey dwelled in large numbers the steep slopes and the high rocks of Meteora.

12

Mar

Recipe of the Week: Cabbage Dolmades

 The wine and the tsipouro, a necessary aperitif of the local foods, have great effect over the last years even outside the borders of the country.

11

Mar

The 3rd Macedonian war and the fall of Aiginion (168 BC)

For those who do not know Aiginion was the name of Kalambaka town during the ancient period. The town of Kalambaka being thousands of years old had its own fair share in the long history of Greece.  In the following article we will try to tell the story behind the sacking of Aiginion by the Roman legions of Aemilius Paullus in the 2nd century BC.

04

Mar

Recipe of the Week: Bean Soup

The gastronomy of the region is part of its tradition. The locals’ way of life, work and their habits are all reflected on their trade mark.

27

Feb

Recipe of the Week: Beetroot Salad with Katiki Cheese from Domokos

At the taverns of the region one can enjoy the local cuisine. Namely, the pies with the uncountable thin layers of pastry which women uniquely spread, to milkcheese and tsalafouti and the tasteful food cooked in casserole from clay over the fire.

18

Feb

Recipe of the week: Grilled Trout

The gastronomy of the region is part of its tradition. The locals’ way of life, work and their habits are all reflected on their trade mark.

17

Feb

5 things to do in Meteora you never thought of!

Being fully committed on this blog to lift all the veils of ignorance for those who wish to visit Meteora, we have prepared below a small list giving away few tips of things to do while visiting Meteora you would never thought of.

13

Feb

Pelasgia, Aeolia, Thessaly, different names same place in prehistory and history

Peneus River running on the outskirts of Kalampaka town, has been throughout the centuries the main basis and a driving force behind our history, civilization, economy and the development of our way of life in general. This is the reason why the earliest remains of human presence here have been discovered near the banks of this river. Peneus river god was the child of Oceanus and Tethys. In the Greek mythology the plain of Thessaly became known as one of the main battle grounds in the war between the Gods and the Titans.

07

Feb

Meteora and its people

Since the early beginning of the touristic development of Meteora, most of its visitors who come here to admire the famous monasteries and the impressive rock landscape, one thing tend to ignore the most and that is its local people. It is people who largely influence the surroundings and people at the end of the day are the ones who write the history of each place they reside.

20

Jan

Saint Nicholas of Anapafsas monastery

The Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Anapafsas is the first Monastery that we encounter on our way to the Holy Meteora. The monastery is only a short walk from Kastraki village just 1km away.  For the name "Anapafsas" there are numerous interpretations two of which are the most popular.

15

Jan

Theopetra Cave inhabited by humans 130,000 years ago

The Cave of Theopetra, just 4 km away from Meteora is indeed a very unique archeological site, mainly because it has revealed many of our early history secrets, like the finding of the oldest known man-made structure on earth. This unique cave with its great location, its superb access to fresh clean water and its vantage point, it served like a magnet for those early inhabitants who could recognize from miles away such key advantages. So those early human settlers used it continuously for more than 130.000 years.

13

Jan

Great Meteoron and Roussanou monasteries closed

We would like to inform you that Great Meteoron and Roussanou Monasteries are to remain closed until the end of February 2014.

09

Jan

Meteora beauty: Meditating on the awe of creation and life.

15 to 16 years have passed since I asked my first questions as a kid regarding those very first hermits and monks that came here to Meteora so long ago.

-Why did they choose this place?

-What made them to climb up there and build all these monasteries?