When you visit Greece there is one place you shouldn’t miss, the monasteries of Meteora. Situated in the prefecture of Thessaly in Central Greece, Meteora is a place of unique beauty. It is also one of the most important religious complexes in Greece. As you approach the town of Kalambaka, the nearest big town near Meteora you will see a complex of giant sandstone rock pillars that climb up into the sky. On top of them you will spot the famous monasteries.
Let me tell you a few historical facts about the monasteries. At the 9th century AD a group of monks moved into the area and lived in caves on top of the rock pillars. They were after complete solitude. During the 11th and 12th century AD a monastic state has been created in the area. By the 14th century there were over 20 monasteries at Meteora. Now only 6 have survived and are all open to the public.