Situated over the town of Kalampaka in Central Greece, Meteora is one of the most imposing sights in Greece and a must-see for everyone visiting the country. Sandstone rocks, 400 meters high, formed about 60 million years ago, compose this rare natural phenomenon and landscape.
Besides being a natural miracle, what makes Meteora even more striking are the spectacularly perched atop the rocky cliffs monasteries. Their name, which means “suspended in the air”, describes perfectly these six remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries. In 1988 Meteora was announced a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest monastic and pilgrimage areas in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. You can see for yourself how the tradition of Greek Orthodoxy is preserved uninterrupted for over 600 years in this place where timelessness and serenity prevail. Here you can feel the quietness and tranquility of the monastic life, the traditional way of living, admire the unique architecture of the monasteries and the amazing natural setting.
Helicopter flights to Meteora
Can you think of a better way to explore the “stone forest” of Meteora than from a helicopter? Fly over the steep rocks and enjoy unique, breathtaking views of the monasteries and the surrounding landscape from above! Wherever you are in Greece, you can use our helicopters based in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete and enjoy a memorable flight over Meteora. Keep your cameras on hand, as every picture will remind you of a card postal!
You can find more info about the Greek AirTaxi Network’s helicopter fleet here.
Things to do in Meteora – for nature & adventure lovers
Meteora is also ideal for nature lovers, who should not miss the chance to hike through winding stone paths, following the monks’ trails and stare at this unique geological phenomenon. There are numerous hiking trails to follow, depending on your fitness level and preferences. For the adventure lovers, the 400m steep rocks are perfect for rock climbing!
If you wish to explore Meteora beyond the beaten path, you can contact our operational partner, Trails Beyond, for more info, suggested activities and prices.