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We started from town and hiked up a very civilized path to get here. It was a constant uphill but mostly shaded. All ladies must wear skirts but they provide wrap around ones if you arrive in hiking clothes. Also accessible from the road by...More
The wonderful marriage of nature and culture, Meteora, has become mass tourism. If you want to avoid the crowds, choose Agia Triada, which is the hardest to reach. But very doable, unless you select the James Bond slope.
Agia Triada is probably the least visited of the monasteries in Meteora. It is the Monastery featured, I believe as St. Cyril's, in the Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
As of this post, they are doing a significant amount of renovation on the site...More
This is a beautiful Monastery to visit - gorgeous views and great workout getting there with all the walking.
Although, be careful with the locals who are watching the “parking area” for items being left in vehicles. Had our bags stolen from the car and...More
This was our second favorite among the monasteries and not just because it reminded us of the James Bond movie!! The views were spectacular! From the top you can see the whole region as well as the other monasteries - so it is fun to...More
Built over 600 years ago by Byzantine monks, this remote monastery is built into and on top of an almost inaccessible limestone rock 'tower' that rises almost 900 feet (275 meters) above the surrounding landscape. Monks living here keep the rich traditions of the community...More
Agia Triada is the most dramatically placed of all the monasteries. It sits on top of a 400m tall slender sandstone pillar and is reached by climbing 140 steep rock-hewn steps. The monastery was also featured in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes...More