10Meteora Monasteries

Deemed as the miracle of Greece, Meteora Monasteries are perched on top of huge rock columns overlooking the Plain of Thessaly. Located near the northwest of the town of Kalabaka, Meteora has mind-blowing rock formations which were worshipped by ancient people, and monasteries were established here between the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Orthodox Christian hermit monks used the cliffs of Meteora for spiritual reasons initially. Once upon a time, Meteora beheld 24 monasteries, although six are operating currently. To have this incredible experience, visitors need to hike stone steps and narrow paths with the picturesque village of Kastraki around.