Located in the northwest corner of Thessaly, just above the Town of Kalambaka, Meteora, which literally translates as ‘’suspended in air’’, consists of extraordinary giant rock formations, hosting the second largest complex of monasteries of Greece after the Mount of Athos in Halkidiki.
It is estimated that the impressive Meteora rock formations were originally created approximately 60 million years ago, with their current shape being formed by weathering and earthquakes. At their peak in the sixteenth century there were 24 monasteries, while today only 6 monasteries still operate and can be visited by the public (the Great Meteoron Monastery, the Varlaam Monastery, the Holy Trinity Monastery, the Monastery of Saint Nicholas Anapausas, the Roussanou Monastery and the monastery of Saint Stephen’s).
During our Corfu to Meteora day tour, your breath will be taken away by the unforgettable views and the magnificent sight of the monasteries atop the cliffs – a witness to the great faith of those who founded them over 600 years ago. Gaze at the artistic details of some of the best examples of Greek Byzantine art and discover highly-valuable religious icons.
Following this memorable experience of both natural wonders and the faith of those monks and hermits many centuries ago, we return to Kalambaka to relax with a traditional Greek lunch, before setting off back to Igoumenitsa for the return ferry to Corfu to end our tour.
We are very happy to organise for our customers a day trip from Corfu to Meteora, either as a part of a multi-day group tour or incentive trip or even as a private tour while spending your holiday in Corfu.