Don’t miss the opportunity during your stay at PELION HOMES to visit the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries on a day trip. The area rests on the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. By car or by bus (there are several daily routes from Volos to Trikala and from Trikala to Kalampaka) the distance between Pelion and Meteora is approximately 140km.
Meteora is an extraordinary place, a monument dedicated to the power of faith where huge pillars of rock, sculpted by prehistoric rivers are crowned by six monasteries, which are built on natural sandstone rock pillars rising up.
Agios Nikolaos Anapafsa, Metamorphosis tou Sotiros or Megalou Meteorou, Varlaam, Roussanos, Agia Triada and Agios Stephanos are the active and restored monasteries and convents since the others, whether restored or abandoned, are empty. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site. Hiking and mountain biking in Meteora are unique and enticing options.