<Great Meteoron in Meteora>
Meteora is located near the town of Kalampaka and consists of rock pinnacles topped with 24 monasteries in total.
And 6 of monasteries are open to public, we visited three monasteries this time, Great Meteoron, Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) and St. Stephen.
<Kalampaka town near Meteora>
The first hermit arrived this area to seek spiritual isolation and inhabited rocky caves
At that time, accessible way was with sole aid of rope and ladder.
<Rocky caves and monasteries>
Hermits' drive of faith guiding them towards the unbeatable monasteries with highest architectural and artistic value.
Then Meteora natural rocks became a shelter of human civilization.
(Last visit) May/2018
(Access) From Athens visitor can take either a train or a bus to Meteora. The trains leave from Larissa station in Athens, while the buses leave from Terminal B, at Liossion Street.
Both transportation takes about 4.5 to 5 hours one way.