The monasteries of Metéora are some of the most important Greek Orthodox sites in all of Greece. It’s ridiculously dramatic mountains and pinnacles are situated within the valley about 15km (11 miles) north of Trikala and next to the Pineios river.
This has been an important site for many religious people, dating as far back as 1,000 years – and even longer if you consider the neo-lithic period! There’s been evidence that people have lived in this region and on the pinnacles for many thousands of years. Nowadays, the site is still one of the most significant in Europe but one that most visitors to this marvellous country don’t even know is there!