Kalambaka, Greece

Meteora, Greece

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About Kalambaka

About Kalambaka

Discover Kalambaka, Greece

Featuring a maze of narrow streets, squares, lovely little buildings, and a backdrop of imposing mountains, Kalambaka is a must-visit on any Greece tour. The charming town, located in the plain of Thessaly, provides picturesque sceneries and numerous leisurely activities for you to enjoy. In addition to that, it boasts Meteora, the one-of-a-kind complex of monasteries, elevated high on spectacular rock formations.

The jewel of the region, Meteora, is without a doubt a "must" during Kalambaka travel. The awe-inspiring site consists of six monasteries perched high up on stately pinnacles, overlooking the surroundings. Built by monks back in the 11th century, it is the perfect blend of man-made wonders and splendid nature, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

There are several ways to reach the monasteries, such as riding a cable car or climbing the steps carved by monks, however, visitors to Kalambaka should definitely consider adding a hike to Meteora to their Kalambaka itinerary too. Offering postcard-like views of the scenic landscapes, hiking is one of the most popular open-air activities in the area, along with rock climbing, and even rafting in the Aspropotamos River nearby.

In addition to the fun pursuits outdoors, make sure to also visit the magnificent Church of the Virgin Mary. Dating back to the 11th century, the church features an intricately decorated interior and remarkable Byzantine frescoes.

Another site worth visiting while on a Kalambaka tour is the Theopetra Cave located within a short ride from the town. The archeological site provides information on significant cultural transitions and the early history of mankind. Another fun source of information in Kalambaka is the Natural History Museum of Meteora and the Mushroom Museum, portraying the wildlife and ecosystems in the region.

What awaits on a Kalambaka tour

  • Marveling at the exceptional Meteora Monasteries
  • Hiking in the beautiful surroundings
  • Exploring the Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Getting acquainted with history in the Theopetra Cave

Kalambaka is the ultimate destination, featuring exceptional landmarks, breathtaking sceneries and plenty of activities for your perfect Greek getaway.

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