The thing that makes Meteora so special is the monasteries on the top of the rock towers. The monasteries, the amound of peaks to climb and the paths for hiking brings in Meteora the whole year many tourists. Magnificent monasteries are perched atop 1,300 feet high sandstone pinnacles. There is a 2 euro fee to enter each of the monasteries and proper attire is required. Women must wear skirts below the knees though in some monasteries these are provided for women in shorts or slacks. Men’s arms must be covered and they must wear long pants. Monasteries are closed between one and three every day. The two closest towns to Meteora are Kalambaka and Kastraki.
credit: Elisa Triolo