Meteora


Vaarlam, Meteora

Vaarlam, Meteora

The town of Kalambaka on the foreground

The town of Kalambaka on the foreground

Taxi ride up and walk all the way down for 2 hours with stunning views of the valley!

Taxi ride up and walk all the way down for 2 hours with stunning views of the valley!

The old kitchen

The old kitchen

Easter Orthodox frescos

Easter Orthodox frescos

View from the Grand Meteora.

View from the Grand Meteora.

The skulls of monks at an Orthodox monastery in Meteora.

The skulls of monks at an Orthodox monastery in Meteora.

Beautiful footpath with wild flowers all over.

Beautiful footpath with wild flowers all over.

And I thought places like these only exists in video games and fairy tales. Meteora, (means “middle of the sky” or “in the heavens above”) is a lush valley 5 hours away from Athens. The massive rocks are just as impressive as the orthodox monasteries, impossibly it would seem, perched on top of them.