A truly unique opportunity to visit these clifftop monasteries in Meteora – which means ‘suspended in air’.
Setting off early from Corfu, we take the ferry boat to Igoumenitsa, relaxing on board and enjoying the sea air. On arrival our air-conditioned coach then takes us along the recently-constructed Egnatia Road – a beautiful, smooth motorway – to Kalambaka.
Your breath will be taken away by the magnificent sight of the monasteries atop the cliffs – a witness to the great faith of those who founded them over 600 years ago. They truly seem to be suspended in air! We visit the Megalo (Great) Monastery, which is the biggest and oldest and then Rousano Monastery, named after the first hermit who probably settled on the rock . Gaze at the artistic details of some of the best examples of Greek Byzantine art and discover highly-valuable religious icons in the museum.
Return to Kalambaka to relax with a traditional Greek lunch, before setting off back to Igoumenitsa for the return ferry to Corfu.