Two days Excursion in Meteora Greece
Meteora is a unique natural monument of distinctive beauty. The rocks that extend in the valley give the impression of enormous dark stalagmites. The monasteries which were built along with the rocks during the 12th and 13th century by the monks are of the exceptional architectural significance and produce a mystical atmosphere. This excursion features a trip to two of the monasteries in addition to the regional union of Byzantine icons and a passage through the valley of Tempi.
It is really an accumulation of seven operating monasteries, congenital on the surface of hardly attainable aciculate needle-like rocks.
Whimsical rocks were already on the basal of enormous baptize basin. Shaped by the water and the wind, today they’re absorbing bedrock conglomerates. They acceleration 400m in the air over the lowlands of Thessaly, central Greece, and 70 km west of Larissa. From the 7 monasteries alone 6 are available for visitors. In Greek the name Meteora agency “between the acreage and sky” due to the actuality that the monasteries adhere on the addled abyss.
A picturesque Private Greece tour to central Greece Amphisa, Lamia, Trikala, Thermopylae, Kalambaka, Meteora, byzantine monasteries of Meteora.
Two days Meteora Tour
Day 1: Itinerary of Meteora tours; two days Meteora and Thermopylae private tour in Greece: Athens – Amphisa – Lamia – Trikala – Kalambaka – Kastraki – Meteora
Our Athens taxi tours driver will collect you and drive you thru the fertile plain of Beotia, passing through THERMOPYLAE, about 220 km from Athens, the place in which a famous ancient battle place during the Persian Wars, in which the Spartan King Leonidas along with 300 Spartan warriors fell defending the pass against an overwhelmingly larger force. There’s a modern memorial to King Leonidas on one side of the highway that shows the Spartan King on the surface of a memorial wall with the words “Molon Labe” written under the statue. The phrase means “Come and get it” this really is the phrase that Leonidas believed to the Persian king Xerxes as he told Leonidasto give his weapons.
The phrase has Leonidas statu at Thermopylae, Greece be a slogan of defiance throughout the world. Soon after the battle the ancient memorial was placed just across the highway from the modern memorial. It’s a small carved stone plaque saying, “Stranger, tell the Spartans that people lay here obedient for their laws”. We’ll visit this ancient memorial situated on the small hill across the national road opposite to the modern memorial, and KAMENA VOURLA.
Continuing our Athens taxi private tour we’ll be crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, to achieve KALAMBAKA late in the afternoon following a long drive (about 4-1/2 hours). We will visit a number of the monasteries in Meteora and overnight in Kastraki.
Day 2: Itinerary of Meteora tours; two days Meteora and Thermopylae private tour in Greece: Meteora, Trikala,Kalambaka, Kastraki, Amphisa, Lamia, Athens
Breakfast in the hotel and Athens taxi tours will drive you to definitely the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the surface of high rocks standing between earth wind and sky.
Meteora is the biggest and most significant number of monasteries in Greece second simply to those in Mount Athos. The rock monasteries happen to be seen as a UNESCO like a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they constitute one of the most significant landmarks on the cultural map of Greece. They fit in with a Great Meteor in Meteora, Greece region of just about inaccessible sandstone peaks. On these ‘columns of the sky’ monks have settled from the 1200’s onwards where twenty-four of those monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the duration of the great revival of the eremitic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a vital stage in the growth and development of post-Byzantine painting.
The most significant monasteries of Meteora are:
The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. It’s the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
The Holy Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery after the Great Meteoro.
The Holy Monastery of Rousanou. It’s focused on ‘The Transfiguration’ but consecratedto Saint Barbara.
The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It’s the first we’ll run into on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
Theopetra cave, central Greece
The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. It’s one of the most readily available, as one doesn’t have to climb innumerable steps to achieve it.
The Monastery of the Holy Trinity is extremely hard to reach. The visitor needs to cross the valley and continue up high through the rock before we arrive outside the entrance.After lunch Athens taxi tours will begin the drive to ATHENS.
You are able to customize this private tour anytime, either on the way along with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.