THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES
Located in Thessaly, this unique and breathtaking attraction commands your presence. The spectacular Meteora complex showcases ancient pillars towering 400m into the sky, and rock formations that are connected to Heaven and Earth via a collection of 1000-year old Eastern Orthodox monasteries. For Orthodox Christians all over the world, Meteora is a sacred place of pilgrimage. Its organic geological construction features huge rock formations that look as if they were molded and pushed together by the giant hands of God. Aesthetically, Meteora is a monumental natural work of art that harmoniously blends organic forms and elemental textures to create a spiritual paradise. Ancient monasteries occupy many of the suspended rocky terraces. Of the original monasteries, six remain open to the public, and collectively they make up a designated World Heritage site.
An Iconic Game of Thrones Site
If you’re an avid TV viewer or movie buff you’ll want to see the real-life locations that have featured on the small and big screen. The Monastery of the Holy Trinity starred as a digitally mastered backdrop in the recent hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones.
The same monastic complex also made an appearance in the James Bond classic For Your Eyes Only.