Come join us for adventure travel as we visit Meteora, Greece. Not many travel destinations truly deserve to be called stunning but Meteora, Greece is the exception. Come find out why in our guide where we taking you on a hiking experience to visit Holy Spirit Rock where we visit caves and view Greek monasteries far off in the distance. Whether you're exploring caves, hiking or just admiring the views Meteora, Greece is not to be missed!
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Meteora's monasteries may get all the attention, but if you look a bit closer at the landscape you'll notice that it is dotted with caves - caves where men once dwelled! This is something that piqued our curiosity, so we devoted a whole morning to cave-hopping around the area.
So we have another fun day planned in Meteora. Today we're going around and visiting caves. And now there is a lot of different caves. Earlier in the morning we visited some that were used kind of like to keep farm animals, sheep and goats because they were very accessible and at a lower level. And right now we're visiting caves that were used by hermits and that means monks who wanted to be secluded and just live a very quiet simple life on their own.
So these monks in Meteora were extreme adventurers in my opinion. They wanted the caves that were really high up and could not be reached by others so that they could be in isolation on their own. So in order to reach these caves they would have literally had to scale using their hands the first time. And then use ropes and ladders to reach them later on.
Next up we're going to be climbing the Holy Spirit Rock which is right behind us. This isn't going to be rock climbing. Apparently there is a trail around the other side so let's go follow our guide because he is already leaving without us.
In the afternoon we set our sights on the Holy Ghost Tower which sits in the middle of the valley. It was a good challenge and we were rewarded with some pretty breathtaking views from the top, but my favourite part was walking down the other side and coming face to face with a cave that once acted as a jail for monks!
We've been climbing up The Holy ghost tower and right now we've reached a little chapel inside a cave. This is our reward for climbing Holy Spirit Tower.
Well hello from Greece! Sam and I are currently visiting Meteora which means suspended in the sky. This is a place that is really well known for its monasteries built atop these rocks. And the landscape is usually out of this world but as you can see we are dealing with a bit of fog and rain today. So it is going to be a bit tricky. Um, we were planning to do a bit of hiking actually but I think that is not going to work out so we're going to settle for some monasteries and caves instead. So let's get ready and go.
The hike was a really easy one and perfect for most fitness levels. Our guide lead us down dirt trails and we learned that there is a network of over 35 kilometers of foot paths in this area. Along the way he pointed out strange rock formations, various mushrooms growing in the forest, and the best part was hearing the tales behind each of the ruins we visited.
Okay, so it is still raining but we are going to go visit the biggest monastery here in Meteora. It's called the Grand Meteoron. Low and behold. It's just over there. We've got our umbrellas. Let's go visit it.
Any tips on visiting here? Yes! I actually do have a tip. So prior to coming to Meteora I would have thought okay let's hop on a bus, we'll reach the monastery. Visit the monastery and that will be it. But if you do it that way you're missing out on so much more because the landscapes here are incredible. So I would recommend doing a hike. Kind of like what we did this morning because then you really get to admire the monastery, see them from a distance. You get to visit caves and also visit the abandoned ruins of former monasteries that are kind of hidden and you wouldn't normally be able to spot if you were on the main road. So something to consider. You can get a bit of exercise and really enjoy the landscapes.
It wasn't until our final morning in Meteora that the rain clouds finally cleared and we had blue skies over the valley. Though I have to say, we still loved it even in the rain, and that's the sign of a good visit!
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